Every summer, families pile into cars, planes, buses and trains with visions of crashing waves upon sun-soaked sand dancing in their minds. We spend hours contorting ourselves into pretzel-like shapes around piles of luggage, refereeing backseat sibling spats and gazing forlornly out the window.
Then, comes the moment when you catch your first glimpse of the sparkling water. In the distance are tiny boats bouncing atop the waves, a shoreline dotted with fellow travelers and, somewhere among it all, a chaise lounge and a cold drink is calling your name on the deck of your very own beach home. In that moment, all of your cares suddenly melt away.
If you’re lucky enough to own a little piece of vacation heaven, then you likely work hard to ensure it’s the most tranquil, relaxing and inviting atmosphere possible. A beach home is a place of solace and solitude – an escape from the stressors of daily life and a magical space in which family fun awaits behind ever corner. In order to create this ambiance, keep reading for a few quick beach house décor tips…
Firstly, remember that part of the reason the beach is such a mesmerizing place is because it’s filled with simple, natural beauty. Replicate this feeling inside your beach home by choosing marine-like hues such as sandstone browns, taupe, light aqua and dark blue. Tiny touches of coral pink and plenty of stark sun-washed white will help round out the palette while pieces like our seashell wall hooks will keep the theme consistent.
Secondly, keep it cozy and relaxed. A beach home is no place for pretention and should exude comfort from every nook and cranny. This means plush sofas, soft pillows, crisp sheets and simple-but-meaningful accents, like our beautiful mermaidshelf sitters.
Finally, remember that one of the most important aspects of your beach house is, well, the beach. Unless you arrive amidst hurricane season, you’ll probably be spending a great deal of time outside, and you need a party ready patio just for these occasions. Enjoy the salty evening breeze and a tasty tropical cocktail while seated on an ornate metal patio set surrounded by tiki torches and nautical lanterns.
However, remember you don’t have to live on the coast to enjoy this tranquil home décor. Even landlocked living spaces can benefit from an oceanic touch. If you’re looking to give your home that peaceful seaside feel, check out our Beach House Pinterest board for extra inspiration.
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