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Oars in Nautical Decor

I know oars and paddles are probably considered by some to be rather ubiquitous in nautical decor, but you know what? I DON”T CARE!  I think they’re fantastic! Every time I come across an image where a designer or home owner has included one in there beach house decor I stop and ogle a little.

Here are a few images of oars and paddles in nautical decor I’ve rounded up for your viewing pleasure:

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The two most frequently used applications for these accessories are are hung on the wall (like this one from Pottery Barn) or simply leaned against a wall in a corner.

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At first glance this room coordinates nicely, but upon further inspection the only items in this room that hint at nautical style are the oar and the rope. (By the way, if you’re looking to replicate this room, the rug is from Ikea.)

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I’d love to see the rest of this house. It has a very Scandinavian style to it.

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Sarah at A Beach Cottage scored a great find with these vintage oars.

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An oar as a hanger in an entry! Very creative!

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Another example of oars hung as coastal wall art. I like the simplicity of this room.

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Remember when I posted about the unique handrail for these stairs? Here’s another great handrail! Quirky and unique, these oars add definite style to this staircase.

1. Pottery Barn 2. Redmodelista 3. Lonny 4. A Beach Cottage 5. Design Sponge 6. Paul Wicheloe for Coastal Living / Skimbaco 7. Sunset