Maybe I should paint our handrail! Hand-blown glass lamps and jars in sea glass shades, a nautical map, and a few seashells look collected and personal, not themed. The seafoam green painted stair railing is another subtle seaside touch.
We have beautiful wood windows and doors in the home we are renovating. We love the wood and didn't want to paint them, so left all the windows and doors wood and painted the trim white. It looks amazing, timeless and fresh at the same time.