Beach reminds you of glistening waves gently lapping against shimmering white sand, a soft breeze, glorious sunshine beaming down from pristine blue skies, and the sound of the sea. It is a perfect break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relaxing in the lap of nature. Watching the waves forming and hitting the shores, looking for seashells, and playing in the sand makes you feel calm and relaxed.
If you don’t stay in a beachside cottage, these things last only till the time you are having a vacation at the beach and once you are back the city life starts taking its toll. You long for that good time that rejuvenated you while you were at the beach. So, why not add coastal inspiration to your home décor. You cannot, of course, replicate all the things, but incorporating few things will at least make you feel happy and will help in retaining good mood for a long time.
Let us see some of the beach-inspired home décor ideas.
- You can easily get the natural decorations from the sea or buy it along the sea shore. These include sea stars, shells, ropes, corals, driftwood etc. These are all fantastic decorations to give your home an ocean environment. You can add coastal artwork over the fireplace flanks shelving that is filled to the brim with shell frames and boxes. A beautiful array of sea stars, seashells, and sand dollars is enough to add organic accent to the space and that too instantly and inexpensively.
- Adding accessories in shades of the ocean like blue, greenish blue, white and light grey also helps in creating a stunning beach feel. You can have seashell printed cushions or pillows or rugs mimicking the ocean’s dazzling blues over it. You can place a glass vase filled with all those treasures you picked from the sea shore and make it the focal point of the room.
- You can choose a sunny palette for your room. Crisp white, when combined with punches of bright shades especially in orange or red hues, immediately transports you to the sunset time at the beach.
- For your bathroom, you can have a floor in beige shade that gives the feel of the pristine sand. The tiles used in the bathroom can be a bit coarse in texture so that one doesn’t slip and that gives the perfect feel of walking on sand. You can have seashell-trimmed accessories and aquamarine tiles bordering the tub to add more coastal feel.
- If you are blessed to have a backyard, you can convert it into your own beach cabana. That way, you can always slip into that magical world of being at the beach at your will. Keep the colour scheme blue and white; have canvas curtains with probably the replicas of waves on it and porthole-style window. Canvas curtains add softness and additional protection. Have lounge chairs and whenever you want to slip to your beach gateway grab a book and some refreshing beverages and move away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This small tailor-made serene gateway right at your backyard will transport you to the heavenly coast in no time.
- You can also add a coastal character to your home exterior. For this, you will need to have beach house style architecture and use some vibrant colours. If that is not possible, you can just add a louvered doorway, which adds that flair and gives the feel of a beach house. The louvered doors are perfect to add that nostalgic look of old beach cottages. If opened fully, they invite the outdoors in or you can shut when needed for protection from the elements.
- When on the beach, you can see nature in its best colours. The ocean water reflects so many shades all through the day. The sunrise and sunset time is nature at its best with bright and vibrant shades against the foamy waves and glistening sand. So, beach dwellers are never fearful of adding colours to their décor. If you want to have that decor in your house, be bold and add those colours on your porch, which you would never consider otherwise. Place some Adirondack chairs that are readily available in colours of the spectrum to get that feel of being at beachside.
If you love to be at the beach and can’t find time to visit one often, then there’s no need to get disheartened. These tips will help you replicate the feel of being at the beach right at your home. Right from colour to accessories, add some of these coastal twists to your home for a seaside feel. A little effort and you can enjoy the benefits whenever you want.