Nautical Inspiration: Porthole Mirrors
Coastal Home Blog
The porthole was originally used on the hull of ships to admit light and fresh air to enter the dark and damp below-deck quarters. It allows for the crew to have a glimpse into the outside world which was a much needed aspect of ship life.
Our Boat House loves everything nautical and/or ship salvaged. We truly can feel the history and stories behind our authentic . They remind us of life on the sea, they reflect a simpler time and have a nautical vibe that's subtle and classic, perfect for a coastal home.
Here we used our porthole mirrors to frame a piece of art for symmetry and added nautical accents. They flow great with this setting and something would most definitely be missing if they weren't a part of this room. The aluminum finish stands out amongst the white and blues for a classic coastal living room.
Pictured above, two aluminum porthole mirrors are placed in a guest bedroom upon a dark navy wall creating contrast and depth. Tied together with a and striped they've created the ultimate coastal guest bedroom.
We love seeing portholes used in different ways, as wall decor, as a window, or even as a decorative doorway pictured above. This doorway makes you feel like you're on a ship. The brass placed against the dark wood is a great contrast.
Mirrors have become one the most popular accent pieces, especially circular ones. Mix and match them with different sizes and finsihes, as a part of a gallery wall, for your kids bedroom or as a statement piece in the powder room. Shown above we've used the porthole mirror as a unique centerpiece for a dinner party on the beach. Filled with candles and seashells, the mirror captured everyone's attention and added interest to the table. They are so incredibly versatile and will never go out of style.
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