Summer is near, and pictures of the sea paint an ideal place for serenity, making us wish to have the shores just a few minutes walk away from our front door.
If traveling to a beach paradise isn’t on your plans in the near future, you can always bring it to your home! On this decorating guide, we’ll share the basics of creating a beach-style home right where you are!
What is Beach Style?
From the word itself, it is simply bringing in the elements of the ocean or the sea right into your interior space. The idea is to make beautiful and wide-open spaces that look natural without being too contrived.
How to Choose Colors
Close your eyes and picture that the last vacation you had by the sea. What can you see? Visualize the ripples of water washing to the shore, or that golden sand beneath your feet. See the contrast between the water and the sky.
Here is a list of colors of the Beach Style palette that you can choose and combine:
Tints of Blue
Beach style decor focuses on the colors of the sea on a fine day, and this means choosing lots of blue shades, of course!
White & creams
Choose white and creams on walls and accents to help you get that “airy” look. If you are going to buy a can of paint, choose flat colors or those without gloss to bring out that rustic seaside feel.
Sandy colors on accents and furniture are a must for a perfect beach style decor. Throwing in a few sandy poufs, rugs, and baskets will add a dreamy pop of color without distracting away from the blue shades you’ve picked.
How to Choose Furniture
Wicker furniture is ideal, and it can even be over-sized. Stay away from dark wood since it gives a formal feel, which is not in line with the theme.
Hanging egg chairs and round straw poufs are amazing and affordable beach style furniture!
How to Choose Accents
This is the fun part of decorating your home like a beach house.
Everything is focused on being light – from fabrics, accessories, and even the floor. Sheer is the way to go when using curtains. Adding bamboo and palm motifs will make for that tropical appeal.
Don’t forget lots of baskets! Natural materials like jute, wicker, and raffia in nude are the perfect way to accent that summer house look.
A never-failing way to bring in that beach look into your home is, of course, to sprinkle ocean motifs all over the place. Think starfish, seashells, seahorses, and boats!
Another fun accent for a beach house are plants, especially if you want to get that tropical Bali beach look or inspire your decor on your latest trip to Baja California in Mexico.
The coolest part about plants is that there are no rules, as no beach is the same and the flora around beaches varies from place to place. Cacti and monstera plants are always a good idea!
Remember to keep it simple, wispy, and light. You may not have that perfect tropical paradise at your doorstep, but you can bring as much of it as you can into your space!