DIY Outdoor Nautical Decor for Your Beach Backyard Getaway

Stencils and Stripes Nautical Decorations on Deck

Ahoy, mateys! If you’ve always loved the snappy look of a shipshape living space, we have good news! You can recreate that setting in your very own Nautical Beach Backyard Getaway. Proof indeed are these fabulous nautical-inspired outdoor decks, patios and porches we found – plus creative DIY decor projects to set sail with. Welcome aboard!

Two other beach backyard getaway posts that would be perfect this summer: a surf-themed backyard bar and a backyard tiki bar hut.

Nautical-themed Outdoor Decor Inspiration + Ideas

It’s amazing how a nautical nook takes shape with stylish use of striped patterns, sisal rope, weathered wood, anchors, buoys, lanterns, lifesavers – all in a breezy color palette of navy to sky blue with splashes of red! How to pull this off? Read on below!

Using Wood and Rope

Wood and Rope Nautical Outdoor Decorations

Recycle wood pieces into a clever buoy decor wreath (1) to welcome all to your ship-themed refuge. And convert a wooden pallet into a DIY anchor sign (2) to hang on your patio wall.

Sisal rope can be woven into an all-weather DIY rope rug (3) or knotted into “monkey fist” rope balls (4) – both charming decor ideas for your sea-worthy spot.

Using Stencils and Stripes


Create a striking base for your nautical getaway with stencil-striped deck flooring (5) in blue and white, or a stencilled faux outdoor “rug” (6) with a woven rope design. Then, add coordinated outdoor furniture, a patio umbrella, and assorted throw pillows for a truly inviting setting!

Stencils, too, work their makeover magic on nautical-themed furniture pieces (7) that you can add to your outdoor space. Note the wall-mounted lifesavers and a bright colored beach towel as accents, too.

Entertaining + Lounging Ideas

Entertaining and Lounging Ideas for Nautical Patio Entertaining

Of course, you’ll be wanting to lounge around with snacks and drinks on hand, as well as have family and friends over for a cookout or cocktails. So assemble a table for casual, outdoor dining laid with DIY striped canvas covers and comfy pillows (8).

Alongside, have a beverage station (9) with a retro cooler stocked with ice-cold drinks, and a DIY console (11) for enjoying an outdoor buffet. For serving, use a DIY nautical tray (10) that you’ve crafted for all of $5!

How’s that for sailing the high seas in the comfort of your own backyard getaway?

Inspiration via: 1 – Just a Girl and Her Blog / 2 – The Happy Housie / 3 – Sailing Chance / 4 – Sustain My Craft / 5 – Nesting with Grace / 6 – Cutting Edge Stencils / 7- Petticoat Junktion / 8 – Martha Stewart / 9 – Between Naps on the Porch / 10 – Mommy Makes Things / 11 – H2O Bungalow /

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