For those lucky enough to be able to enjoy an oceanfront view any time they wish decorating a much-coveted beach house may be a priority. Whether you simply want to bring the feel of the beach indoors or show off your decorating style to all your beach-going friends, there are a few basic tips that can make your beach house phenomenal.
What is beach house style?
When most think of beach décor the colors of blue and white quickly come to mind. Whether you prefer the bright tropical shades of blue or a deep turquoise accent, these traditional colors never seem to go out of style. If you choose to carry the same theme throughout your home then start with a pop of color at the front entrance. Create a colorful welcome for each guest with a brightly colored front door that makes all feel welcome, perhaps an aqua hued paint. A coordinating welcome mat with matching blue stripes paired with potted plants in colorful hues can create a homey feel.
How do you decorate a coastal house?
Perhaps straying from the traditional is a bit more in line with what is wanted. Try citrus or tropical colors and prints to bring big bold colors to your entire beach home. Take cues from local flora and fauna to find shades that bring the outdoors indoors. The reason people visit the beach is for the view, right? Take your cues from what you see with blues, greens, tans, bright oranges, and pinks. Keep things light with lightweight furniture, perhaps wicker, and brightly colored accessories.
Color combinations can flow throughout your beach home in ways that may be overlooked. Try painting floors with light hues that mimic the water. Choose artwork that has a nautical or sea-based theme to remind everyone of what is right outside the window. Simple accessories can make a bold statement while continuing the ‘beachy’ theme. Consider a vase covered in nautical rope or a bowl filled with potpourri and small seashells. Perhaps a driftwood sculpture would fit into the décor chosen to keep a beachy theme.
The key to decorating a beach house is to stay true to what you like without going overboard. Pops of color and tasteful accents can go a long way to making each and every guest feel welcome or simply make the home away from home just what is needed.