Everything’s Better Under the Sea

Whether you’re a landlocked ocean soul stuck in the city, or if you’re one of those lucky peeps living somewhere by the beach, having an ocean-themed space is the easiest way to feel like you’re chillin’ at a seaside escape all the time.

Here are some tips to bring your space from airlocked to under the sea!

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Shower curtains

All Around the World” by Buko | “Goldfish” by Andy Gonsalves |”Know Your Submarines” by Lucas Knisley | “There’s Plenty of Fish…” by Otto Raila

Nautical-izing your shower curtain is pretty much a given when you’re going for an ocean theme. After all, there’s no time you feel more underwater than when you’re soaking in the tub or taking a shower, and a nautical shower curtain can only enhance that vibe.

Shop all shower curtains here!

P.S: suggested playlist for feeling like you’re in an underwater world when you’re zonin’ out in the shower:

  • “10,000 Emerald Pools” – BØRNS
  • “It Pulls Me Under” – Butterfly Boucher
  • “Breathing Underwater” – Metric
  • “Chrysalis” – S. Carey
  • “Boris” – Lo-Fang
  • “Keep Your Head Up” – Ben Howard

Jellyfish planters

Courtesy of twotreebotanicals

If you haven’t been able to tell from the previous décor posts, a liiiittle obsessed with cute plants over here. These little jellyfish planters are adorable, simple, you can get a whole little army of them, and they let you greenify your space with the easiest plants to take care of ever – airplants (buy the above product here!)

Courtesy of jellyfishkisses

Hang these little guys from anything near a window and you’ll feel like you’re snorkeling in the Bahamas indoors (buy the above product here!)

Wall art gallery

Shark Attack” by Philip Skundric | “I’m Out of Your Leagues” by Katie Campbell | “The Sailor and the Sea Serpent” by Jason Urban | “That Sinking Feeling” by David Olenick | “Take Me Somewhere Else” by Gregoire Poget | “Ned Plimpton” by Jake Dalton | “Water Balloons” by Alice X. Zhang & Melanie Herring | “Shark Movies” by Graja | “Tea at 2,000 Feet” by Eric Fan |”Fightin’ Pirates” by Mitch Loidolt | “Octo-Print” by R-evolution GFX | “The Squid vs. The Whale” by Brandon Ancone | “ROAD TRIP” by Alfie Bocabel | “Don’t be a Dick” by Michael Buxton | “The Baltic Sea” by David Fleck | “Of the Sea” by Brent Schoepf

Creating an ocean-themed space is one of the times where a gallery wall (or should we say galley wall…ship jokes) is absolutely essential. There is endless nautical art out there. Plus, making a gallery wall lets you rep every aspect of the sea.

Shop all wall art here!

Twig candle holders 

Courtesy of goodideasforyou

Maybe a little more rustic than oceany, but these candle holders add a touch of a driftwood detail to your space, giving it a beachy vibe.

Jellyfish wall hangings

Courtesy of lazymuze

More jellyfish! If the jellyfish planters weren’t your thang, try these fun crocheted jellyfish ornaments. Hang them to give the illusion that your space is an undersea aquarium to complete your very own saltwater room (buy the above product here!).

Seaglass jars

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Courtesy of The Artisan Life

This is a super simple DIY project that puts a twist on the classic fill-a-mason-jar-with-seaglass decoration by making the jar look like sea glass. Then fill it up with whatever you like! Maybe some pieces of driftwood for a beachy touch, a pile of those old seashells you got from vacations and don’t know what to do with, or maybe…with more succulents. Because why not? (Learn how to make them here!)

Oceany duvet covers

Zissou of Fish” by Moysche |”Moonlight Companions” by Rick Crane | “High Seas” by sebastian | “Let’s Go Surfing” by dandingeroz

If you want to surround yourself in ocean-themed designs, the bed cannot be overlooked. Deck your bed out with ocean-themed sheets to be carried off to the sea of your dreams. And hey, while you’re at it, cover that bed in pillows \with more nautical designs.

Shop all duvet covers here! And shop pillows riiight here!

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.