Friday, April 8, 2022 / by Dianne Anderson
Dreaming about how you would decorate your new beachfront property? Or maybe you want to work on livening your space up with some fresh beachy vibes. Whether you are currently on the hunt for your dream home or still dreaming about it, take a look at these ideas for an ocean-inspired space. Whether you make simple changes or go all in, the coastal design aesthetic can bring lots of light, greenery, and color to your home.
Light and Bright
Bring on the sunshine! No matter what type of sun exposure your home has, aim to let as much light in as possible to create a brilliant, airy space. Opt for sheer curtains for the windows in the bedrooms and porch areas. This will allow for some privacy while still letting the light pour in!
Greenery is Key
Beach homes are all about blending the indoor and outdoor living areas. Make sure to add some greenery to establish that continuum and boost the mood of the space overall. Palm fronds, banana leaves, and orchids are all great options to capture that soothing island vibe.
A Splash of Bold
When you think of a tropical paradise, the signature turquoise, coral, and palm green colors come to mind. You can pick a statement area (like the front door) to add a splash of bold color to the area. Or you can choose a color or two to use as accent pieces around the entire home!
Play with Patterns
You can also get creative and try out different patterns. The best way to go about this is to keep the patterns in the same color family. The most popular color for a nautical themed home is blue. Add in a variety of patterns - from floral to geometric and everything in between!
Attempt to bring the natural sea, sky and grassy hues into your living space. Opt for blues and greens to pair with each other for a calming and optimistic atmosphere. Try starting with a pattern incorporating the two colors and then extend to solids elsewhere, such as furniture or an accent wall.
Throw in Natural Fibers
Seeing a theme here? Au natural is the way to go when creating your seaside retreat. Try adding some natural woven fibers into your space. Materials from plant fibers like jute, hemp, bamboo, sisal, or wood help to bring a relaxed feeling to your home. Natural fiber rugs are very durable and versatile to spruce up almost any area.
We hope these tips come in handy as you transform your home into a little slice of paradise!