Nautical themed interior designs are very popular right now, especially for anyone with a love of the water. Even if you choose to stay on dry land, you can still have a nautical touch in your home and use antique ship pieces, lighthouses and seashells that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean. Lighting is, of course, one of the most important elements of interior design, so it would stand to reason that nautical lamps of all shapes and sizes should be incorporated in yours.
Lighthouses are a very recognizable symbol, and represent many things for many people. For anyone who loves to travel, each lighthouse can represent a place they’ve visited or hope to someday. More metaphorically, lighthouses symbolize a warning of danger ahead, as well as a beacon over the horizon guiding you home. Nautical lamps in the shapes and colors of familiar lighthouses will make you smile every time you turn them on. They don’t necessarily have to be an exact replica. Even having some of the same colors and an overall style can accent a nautical theme.
Antique ship pieces can be made into spectacular nautical lamps to go along with your theme. Lanterns traditionally used on old fashioned fishing boats can be reconditioned and used as lighting in your home or office. It may take a little legwork, as they are not often easy to come by, but scouring antique dealers is the best way to track down these pieces. If you live on or around the east coast, or you are planning a visit sometime soon, keep an eye on antique shops and other stores that may have nautical themed lamps and other lighting.