14 November, 2012

Decorating Secrets

Here are a few little style tips for decorating your beach house.

Pile On the Cushions

A couple of cushions always looks skimpy. Use a pile of scatter cushions in contrasting patterns, colors and textures to add interest and colour to your sofa or bed. And don't forget in add in a throw for good measure!

White Works

You'll never get tired of a white room. 
It's always look fresh and crisp particularly in a beach house.

Large Collections Need Order

Display like minded objects together to form an interesting and creative collection that reflects your personality. Keep the theme simple and the collection neat and ordered. Colour block objects for maximum impact.

Mix Styles

Mix your styles to create a beach house that is unique and unpredictable - something that truly represents you and your passions. Don't be afraid to mix vintage with new, modern with antiques, Scandinavian style with Shabby Chic and Hamptons classics.

Layer Your Lighting

Use a mix of lighting  - you need ambient light for mood, direct light for reading and task lighting for working and cooking in the kitchen. Put downlights on dimmers and have pendant lights to add character and interest. Don't forget occasional lighting such as floor, table and bedside lamps.

Kick Your Traditional Coffee Table to the Curb

The most versatile coffee table you'll ever own is an ottoman topped with a tray.
When you have a few extra guests pop in - it doubles up as extra seating!

Leather Lasts

The most indestructible fabric for sofas and dining chairs is leather or vinyl.
Leather is a great option for a carefree beach house 
- especially if you had your heart set on white furniture!

Switch Up Your Seating

Mix up the seating at your dining table to create added interest.
You wouldn't have eight identical chairs in your living area!

Refinish Vintage Finds



Don't be afraid to paint a vintage piece or an antique find. A coat of paint with a distressed finish can give it a whole new lease of life perfectly suite to relaxed beachside living!

Melissah xox

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Anonymous said...

What great tips, thanks for sharing. xT

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous photos and great tips. Thanks for sharing. G.x

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