Nautical Novelties

Pull off that summertime beachy feel without looking like a souvenir shop gone awry.
  1. Creature Comfort

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    Playful pillows are a quick way to update your living room as the weather changes. This wool pillow will soften a wood bench or Adirondack chair so you can sit in style.

    Blue Octopus luxury wool hooked pillow, $49* (originally $58), CaronsBeachHouse.com

    *Enter "THENEST" at checkout to get 15 percent off!

  2. Under Toe

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    Toss a fun rug like this one by your back door and swap out a different pattern each season. Small area rugs are an affordable way to update your home with something new.

    By-the-Sea printed cotton rug, from $30, GarnetHill.com

  3. Light House

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    Set the table with a pair of these great candleholders. The oversize shell shape has a clean silhouette that hints at nautical without overdoing it.

    Ceramic seashell candleholder, from $10, Pier1.com

  4. Shell Style

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    Loose shells are a classic beach decor staple, but they become a knockout conversation piece when formed into a sphere. Place a couple in a bowl or on a bookshelf for a subtle nod to the shore.

    Vertagus shell sphere, $13, ZGallerie.com

  5. Sea Food

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    Punchy colors brighten up snack time. These versatile bowls can be used for party peanuts, or pack them with individual servings for a picnic lunch.

    Small snack bowls in red, yellow and blue, $2 each, Target.com

  6. Salty Dreams

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    Quickly update your bedroom by changing the linens. Dream of that seaside vacation while resting on these nautical-inspired sheets.

    Tommy Hilfiger bedding, $60 for full-size sheet set, Macys.com

  7. Mirror of the Sea

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    A sophisticated porthole for your bedroom, this round mirror looks great above a tall bureau.

    Nautical rope mirror, $50, LLBean.com

  8. Get Topless!

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    Add a touch of rustic iron to your barware for some old-world charm. Pop the cap off a cold brew with this sexy tool.

    Mermaid bottle opener, $6, PotteryBarn.com