How To Bring the Beach into Your Home
Have you always dreamed of living by the beach? Whether you live in a beachfront shack or an inner-city apartment, you can create seaside vibes of your own with some well chosen decor and homewares.
Many homes built along the coast use light, airy colors to complement their surroundings. To recreate a beachy atmosphere, try filling your home with white, blues, greys, greens and cream. Popular materials for decorating the home and furnishing beach houses include raw wood, canvas, linen, glass
wicker and rope.
- Play with lighting
Any interior designer will tell you that lighting plays a crucial role in the ambience of a space. Instead of standard fairy lights, choose copper lights for a bit of rustic charm. Candles are another great way to relax into a beachfront mood and would make a stunning feature inside an antique-style lantern, or on top of a striking rope candle holder. If your home isn’t suited to candles, you can recreate the quaint atmosphere of a beachside shack with electric candles and table lamps in shades of aqua and white.
- Choose wooden furniture
A lot of beach-themed furniture features whitewashed, lime-washed, or distressed wood as it recreates the idea of driftwood found on the coast. Whether it’s a wooden cabinet or a oak dining room table, incorporating distressed wooden furniture will make a fun conversation starter as well as enhancing your home’s overall theme.
- Invest in some key beach pieces and DIY the rest
Decorating to a theme doesn’t have to mean buying lots of unnecessary accessories. As coastal homes favour a rustic and worn aesthetic, feel free to repaint small homewares such as stools, bookshelves or side tables with a coat of pastel paint and embracing the uneven paint job. Painting Your New Home is one of the fastest and affordable ways to totally change a new home’s atmosphere. Use seashells to decorate picture frames, to create DIY wind chimes or as fridge magnets.
For the rest, choose one or two key pieces of beach-inspired furniture that will really bring the sea into your home. If have a deck or patio, a swing chair hammock will score points for both aesthetics and functionality, while the bedroom can feature flowy white canopy bed frames.
Furnishing your home should be a fun and rewarding experience
With a little research, creativity, and perhaps a few risks, bringing the beach into your home is a breeze!