Summer by the Sea - 10 Nautical Dining Ideas

Summer by the Sea - 10 Nautical Dining Ideas

Posted by Denise on Jun 14, 2024

Summer is the perfect season to add fun nautical motif ideas to your dining table! Explore these 10 cool, dark navy blue and crisp white maritime style tablescapes that just say "Summer by the Sea". 

1. Add some stars and stripes! And maybe a few little boat shaped dishes too. (found at Stone Gable Blog)

2.  Borrowed from a Nautical Wedding table setting, we simply adore decorating with knotted jute rope balls and  a rustic-like lantern to create a charming maritime feel. Note that they used a driftwood piece inside of the lantern instead of a candle, but you could definitely add candles or battery candles to cast a pretty glow on your table. (Found at

3.  Isn't this fun? A nautical old world table setting using rope details! Can only imagine how cool this might look with vintage style nautical charts too.... (found at Celebrate and Decorate)

4. Lots of blues, white rope and anchors on this sea inspired table!  (Found Here)

5.  Don't you adore the sailboat, wicker basket and pretty hydrangeas? Creative, easy ideas to make the table setting truly fun! I also love her use of layered plates and round natural placemats(found at Corner of Plaid and Paisley)

6.  A nautical dinner party with creative use of white fish net and rope wrapping! These ideas look fab and easy to pull off without getting too crazy with expensive accents. Just get out your plain colored dinnerware and layer it on top of the fish net, then add some adorable rope and nautical accents. (found at Craft and Sparkle)

7.  Make a statement with a large sailboat as the focus of your table on wide navy and white stripes. Just borrow it from your living room for the occasion! (sorry not sure about the original source)

8. Maybe try neutral hues of grey and sand, but still keep the nautical look with stripes and rope knotted balls?  So pretty! Although, I am not too sure about the sand on the table, dinner parties at our house can get a little crazy and that might be a disaster waiting to happen.  Love all of the other pieces!  (sorry - not sure of original source)

9. Nothing says summer like an Anchor Motif on an outdoor dining table!  The signal flag garland is pretty cool too. (source Tuvalu Home)

10. Try our Adventure at Sea Table Linens! Traditional nautical symbols mixed with fun sea life images.  

So easy to create a fun nautical style that reflects your home without breaking the bank: add rope details, vintage style lanterns, glass floats, bleached white shells, blue and white striped table linens, fish netting and more! Summer is the perfect season to make it casual and fun too. We hope that we've inspired you to create something unique and fun for your summer beach home friends and family!

Come aboard and check out our curated collection of Summer Nautical Dining Accents for your home that are guaranteed to add charm and delight to your dining table.  

Anchors, stripes, compass rose designs in table linens, glassware, serving pieces and more that will help you set sail into wonderful summer entertaining at your beach or lake home.