I have a little obsession with anchors. If it is made out of an anchor, shaped like an anchor, or has an anchor image on it, I am about one thousand times more likely to love it. I’m slightly ashamed to tell you that I currently have at least twenty anchors in my backyard. They are all authentic, functioning anchors that I just so happen to use as decoration. My husband just showed up one day after work with a truck bed full of anchors, so who am I to say no? They’ve all found their homes somewhere in the garden, leaning up against a fence, or lining our garage exterior wall. (I’ll share some pictures once I get out there and take a few.)
Like with any object or animal obsession, it can be hard to find a classy and sophisticated way to incorporate your collection into home decor. It is all about moderation. There are ways to include themed pieces in your home without becoming the “Anchor Home.” You can have a nod to your theme in each room, but you don’t want to overload it. A good rule of thumb is now more than three locations in one room. A “location” can be an entire bookshelf, or it could be an individual pillow. I prefer to stick to two locations if possible, and place them a good distance from each other to balance the space.
Another great way to incorporate a theme into your home is through creative inspirational pieces that represent that theme. For instance, inside our home I only have decor pieces that are anchor-inspired, not actual anchors. This concept can be applied to almost any theme. If you love mason jars, you may include mason jar glasses, pitchers, and pendant lights. If you love turtles, you could decorate with a turtle throw blanket, door stopper, and wall art. You get the picture – there are countless, creative ways to add a collection theme to your home.
For some nautical home decor inspiration this week, enjoy this group of Anchor Home Decor!