If you love spending time at the beach, you can turn every day into a holiday by decorating your home to suit a seaside theme. If you’re need of a little creative inspiration, simply continue reading to discover 7 handy tips and tricks which will transform your apartment or house into your dream beach house.
1. Classic blue and white color scheme
If you’re looking to give your home a beachy vibe, you may want to opt for a blue and white color scheme. For a classy beach house look, keep your walls and furniture white and decorate your home with carefully chosen blue accents. As an example, you may want to dress up a white sofa with a few blue or blue and white striped cushions.
2. Hang up an oar or a paddle as a piece of art
Instead of forking out a small fortune for a pricey piece of art, why not hang up an inexpensive oar or paddle as a focal point for your lounge, hallway or kitchen? If you’re not afraid of a little DIY, you may want to try your hand at painting an oar, with a vintage pattern. For inspiration, simply look up painted oars and paddles online. Alternatively, you may want to hang photo frames from your chosen oar or paddle.
3. Wicker furniture
You may want to consider placing a single wicker chair next to a sunny window or replacing the chairs in your dining room with stylish wicker chairs.
4. Brass telescope
If you can only afford to splurge on a single item, it’s well worth purchasing a brass telescope. Which will fit in well with your nautical, beach theme. If your home boasts a beach view, make sure to place your brass telescope next to a large window.
5. Fill a glass vase with your favorite beach themed treasures
If your budget won’t stretch to accommodate a brass telescope, don’t worry, simply fill up a lase glass vase or a large glass container with an assortment of your favorite seashells. If you’re looking to decorate the top of a dresser or bookshelf you may want to line up several glass vases, which are filled with different types of shells or pebbles.
6. Decorative lanterns
Why not use a decorative white lantern as a decorative candle holder? Better yet, why not decorative the base of your lantern with seashells and starfish? You can even tie a piece of rope around the base of your lantern.
7. A collection of your favorite beach themed photographs
Consider placing four framed photographs of your favorite beaches together, so that they form a square. Instead of opting for generic photographs of beaches, make an effort to take the photographs, which you display yourself. You’re only limited by your imagination, if you’re a keen surfer why not display photographs of yourself catching waves around the world?
So if you have heart set on living in a beach house, simply utilize some of the tips listed above in order to transform your house into your dream beach house!