Pirates are cool. Scurvy dogs of the sea, they took no nonsense from anyone, did what they wanted, and fought for glory. If you’d like to be as cool as they were, consider decking your home out with awesome pirate decor. Here are just a few of the gnarliest nautical home decorations you can get to make your castle as cool as the captain’s cabin.
One of the most obvious pieces of pirate decor you should get is a pirate flag, but what’s not as obvious is which one. Though many people believe that pirates sailed under the Jolly Roger — the standard skull above two crossed bones — many pirates had their own black flags. While such devilish rogues as “Black Sam” Bellamy, Edward England, and John Taylor each flew the Jolly Roger, Blackbeard, Long Ben, Black Bart, Calico Jack, and the Gentleman Pirate each had their own unique flags. Instead of getting the flag most people would, why not get one of those more unique ones as a piece of pirate decor to set your theme apart.
Pirates used several different types of swords, all of which would look pretty cool hanging above your mantel, sofa, or fireplace as pirate decor. Some of the most common swords they used were the rapier, broadsword, dagger and dirk, and — most importantly — the cutlass. This last sword is the one most pirates are pictured with, featuring its large curved blade and covered handle.
Pirates were all about the booty, sow what better piece of nautical decor could there be than a treasure chest? Adding one of these to the corner of your room, or even as an ottoman, would be an excellent idea. Best of all, you can even store things in them, too, making these pieces of pirate decor a functional part of your interior design.
These are just a few of the different nautical decorations you can get to make your house as cool as a pirate’s ship. If you know of any other cool pieces of pirate decor that would look great as part of a nautical theme, feel free to suggest them in the comments.