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How to Bring Beach Style Into Your Home

Story Highlights

  • Inspiration from the source
  • Colours from the sea and shore
  • Beach combing
  • Bringing the coastal style inland

Summer is already saying its last goodbyes and drawing to a close, so it is completely understandable that you want to catch some of the last rays that the sun is throwing your way.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end…or do they?

What if we told you, you can have the beach and the summer around you throughout the year?

It’s easy!

All you have to do is channel those sun-kissed days, warm sands, and cool ocean breezes to turn your home into a regular beach belle.

Here’s how you can go about it:

Inspiration from the source

Decorating your home in a beach theme is the perfect excuse to hit the beach or go on holiday down the coast if you live inland (like anyone needs an excuse to do that!).

You will definitely find your best inspiration from the source itself.

It will be very difficult for you to recreate what you see in an interior design magazine or even online. Not to mention your home will end up looking exactly like someone else’s.

Actually visiting the beach will give you a great visual vantage point and you can channel your own creativity.

Experts have noted that homes that reflect the ocean and the beach are actually very far from the shores, so don’t think that you have to live in a harbor city in order to have a beach look.

If you are landlocked, you can use one of your favourite memories or favourite photo to redecorate. If you do live close to the sea, however, take a drive down there and spend time walking along the ocean.

Absorb the colours around you and see how you can recreate them in your own space.

Colours from the sea and shore

When picking the colours for your home, start by creating your own palette. You can begin with a neutral palette that is inspired by the beach and the shore, and one that allows you to try different concepts.

For a very modern design, choose tones that exist naturally by the sea. These can include things like the pearl-white found in oysters, the tan colour of driftwood, or the beige of the sand.

Once you have established the neutral foundation of your palette, you can gradually add different colours and textiles from things that seafarers brought to the shore on their journeys.

Beach combing

Decorating your beach space doesn’t have to expensive. You can turn your home to a seaside haven without facing challenges.

Luckily, the seaside goes hand in hand with rustic nuances which is currently all the rage.

You won’t find it difficult to shop for decorative pieces. Remember: money doesn’t buy style or class.

Items that you have found on the beach can help to create beautiful spaces and it lends authenticity to the room. Use driftwood shelving along an open wall or create your very own wind chime out of seashells.

Bringing the coastal style inland

You don’t have to live in a large, expensive mansion on the beachfront in order to recreate the feeling.

Experts have noted that their favorite trends appeared very far from the coast and was present in inland homes.

Homeowners who live away from the sea tend to channel the coastal energy better than those living near the coast mainly because they don’t see it every day.

For them, the recreation has to be as peaceful and realistic as possible.

Coastal themes immediately invite you inside and create a tranquil atmosphere. As long as the theme reflects your own personal style, you can do it anywhere and anytime.

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