Canʼt get away to the beach this winter? Why not bring the beach to you? It’s easy to give your home that tranquil coastal look with the right colours, texture, and decor. Beach house style is comfortable and relaxed and its clean lines and minimalist look, if done right, rewards you with a calm and peaceful place to enjoy every single day. Bring the ocean’s natural serenity and beauty into your home by creating a coastal haven with these beach house decorating ideas.
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Paint your walls in colours that make you feel like you’re standing on the beach, breathing in the sea air. Use blues that remind you of the sky or the ocean, and beige like the sand. If you have trouble picking the right colours, you can always go with white. Pure white looks great with this palette, for a nice clean, airy feel. Plus, it is so easy to swap out to another style if you get bored and want to change the look of your home You just exchange out the decor and voila! A whole new look without much fuss.
If youʼre bold, you can even opt for wallpaper with texture or a fun nautical theme like these:
Use wallpaper for an accent wall or go full coastal by doing the whole room. Just remember that less is always more. If you go whole hog with coastal on the walls, use less decor and wall art so that you don’t overwhelm the space and thus lose the peaceful atmosphere you were looking for. You want your rooms to feel open, airy and light.
For furniture styles that really bring out that beach style, you can combine light-coloured wood, white, glass and rattan. You don’t need a lot of pieces either. The key is to leave lots of visual floor space. Don’t overcrowd your pieces and don’t block the flow from room to room.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Images are one of the best ways to bring those beach vibes into clear focus. If you have pictures you love from your own beach trips, you can frame and display them for a personal touch. Or hang a few beach-themed prints or signs like these:
You can have a lot of fun accenting your home with beach house decor. The options are endless! You can incorporate anchors, rope, brass, and coral into everything from wall hooks to mirrors to tabletop decor to lighting. And why not pull out all of those shells and souvenirs collected from your beach holidays? Don’t let those memories collect dust! Use jars to hold your collections or hang them with hooks or in frames.
Here are some ideas to inspire your imagination:
Soft lines are my favourite way to bring the beach home! Soft lines include bedding, towels, throw rugs, pillows, and lampshades. Decorating with soft lines is fantastic because it’s so easy to change things up whenever you want. You can mix and match in your colour palette and let your personal beach style shine through with pretty soft line items like these:
Decorating in beach house style is a fun way to always feel like you’re on vacation. And it’s easy to put together – all you need are the right colours and decor items. Just remember that less is more, and be careful not to go, well, overboard! You donʼt want your home to look more like a tourist shop than a home. Be mindful not to overfill your walls or cover every piece of furniture with an excessive amount of throw pillows. Add only the decor items that speak to your heart, and make you feel like your toes are in the sand!