Have you ever longed to bring the magic of the ocean home with you? Whether you are blessed to live at the coast or not, the easy breezy simplicity of beach living can be yours everyday! Create your very own beach house inspired design by following these fun and fuss-free suggestions. Inspired by a recent renovation, we show you how to enjoy a coastal aesthetic year round:
Incorporate subtle nods to your favourite beach locale. If you are lucky enough to call a beach front location home year round, aim to bring the outside in. Washes of whites, blues, greys and shimmering metallics can be included liberally throughout. Add shine and translucence, weathered woods, moody marbles and “sea sand”-inspired finishes to complete the aesthetic.
Consider durable and easy to maintain fabrics that don’t compromise on visual or textural interest. A general rule of thumb when selecting what to include in your room makeover is to follow a theme – as an example, a similar colour palette unifies the design plan but different textures and tones offer interest!
Furnishings & Accessories
Be obvious and deliberate with your accessory choices while still being subtle. Does that statement sound like an oxymoron? How can I possibly be saying that you should be obvious and subtle with your selections at the same time? The secret is to be focused in your selections. Simply include pieces that are inspired by beach living without being too literal. The goal is to incorporate hints of coastal living, nuggets of the ocean and all that we love about the carefree lifestyle its shores offer without filling your home with shells and sand.
Bring the outdoors in with little niceties like fresh flowers, orchids, succulent and cacti arrangements, driftwood selections, and feather and shell art. Try including candles and finds of crystal, glass, faux coral, wood and lucite.
After all, life’s a beach and you’re invited…now go catch your wave!