12 January, 2017

Beach House Vibes






Here are 12 easy ways to make you feel like you live right by the ocean 
(sans the sweet sound of the waves)!


Shiplap

Planning a reno in any of your rooms? Consider incorporating a wall or feature of white painted shiplap
~ like this gorgeous island - it has beach house written all over it.




Comfy Seating

Beach living is all about being comfortable. Think plush seating, indoors and out. 
Bonus points if you find a space for a hammock or hanging chair!





Don't Forget the Floors

 Again, it's all about subtlety. Layer in jute rugs and runners for an extra touch of casual.




Art 

Carry your beach theme throughout the home into each room—including the littlies!
 How fun is this rattan fish wall art! Neutral and happy.




Texture Love

Layer different textures to create an intesting and varied mix of materials and finishes
I'm loving this funky bamboo bar cart.




Tropical Greenery

You'd be amazed at how one leafy little tree can transform a room.
My plant of choice is the fiddle leaf fig for that tropical vibe.




Paint It White

When in doubt, paint it white! 
When I think beach house, I think textures and small pops of color against an all white backdrop. Dreamy!




Feature Lighting

Add texture and interest with feature pendants made of shell, timber, bamboo or rattan.




Outdoor Spaces

If you've got a patio or a veranda, bring the indoors out
with comfortable lounge seating, a firepit, an outdoor kitchen, sunloungers and a sun umbrella.





Outdoor Showers

Install or build an outdoor shower like this one. 
Not only do they keep sandy feet out of the house but they cool you down on those hot summer days.




Say it with Stripes

The right balance of stripes can feel beachy or full on nautical.
 As with any prints in the home, my general principle is keep it simple and subtle.





Treasures

My favorite thing to do as a kid at the beach was collecting shells.
Gather some of your favorite treasures from beach trips in one spot.
I love the use of this stair wall for a console collection of coastal gems and decor.





Get that beachy feeling

I hope you found these tips handy!

Melissah xox


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