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Let’s go down the shore... That’s Jersey speak for heading to the beach and there’s nothing better on a hot summer day. Since we’re not all lucky enough to have a water view, we can do the next best thing and bring the beach chic look inside and as a part of our home decor.
1) WaterNothing screams beach more than cool shades of blues and greens. Whether you commit to turquoise walls or a cobalt sofa, or instead opt to scatter a few green glass fishing buoys on a coffee table, these hues work well.
2) SandBring in the feeling of sand underfoot with a nubby sisal rug, wide plank floors, exposed ceiling beams or bamboo window shades.
3) TextureA weathered wood dining table, chippy paint on an old trunk, and a wicker chair brought inside are all fun ways to add dimension and texture.
Forget formality and go for a laid back, prop your feet up feel with a huge ottoman, baskets piled high with beach reads, or a collection of faded quilts for a chilly night. Paint floors white, bring in mismatched chairs around the dining table, add a stylish coastal chandelier and invite friends over for a casual clam bake.
1. A weathered clock in the shape of a porthole equals instant art.2. The simplicity of this whale line drawing is simple and chic.3. I love the sculptural quality of the coral table lamp (actual lamp in round up currently unavailable).4. Jute underfoot as a stylish rug is the color of sand.5. This weathered wood coffee table mimics the look of driftwood.6. A few sea life pillows liven up a sofa and I love the pop of red.7. This shell-framed mirror would look equally amazing in a powder room, bedroom or mudroom.8. Add a wicker chair to a living room for a relaxed, casual feel.9. Baskets add texture and flip flop storage.10. Prop up your feet in nautical style on a fun pouf. Here’s to surf, sand and sun … Indoors!
Image credits: Country Living, Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Lamps Plus
I love a beachy look in my home - amazing what a few simple accessories can do for a room!
Seeing all this made me home sick for San Diego again. We lived inland most of time but were at beach a great deal while we lived there.
Love the soft colors of rooms you showed. The room with high white ceiling and aqua walls is making me think the light aqua is what I want to paint my walls. Have light grayish blue curtains up with bamboo shades. Curtains have white design, makes our living room look so much bigger and brighter. Wonder if I could paint the ceiling fan the light gray we're painting couple of end tables, know hubs would balk at that one. What I really want is one of those fans with the fans on it but in white. Our living room isn't big at all and has 3 doorways on it, no entry. If we're going to be stuck here want to liven it up, brighten it up. Used to be when hubs was gone on road I'd do things I was pretty sure he might not like but he's home all the time now. Not that I mind him being home but it's hard to sneak things in, lol. Right now he's out on deck painting an old end table for l/r. He doesn't have the vision so rebels quite strongly to things I want to do.
Most of our furniture is dark and I want it to be lightened up. Whatever happened to blonde furniture? Gag, don't think so. Some of tables will be put in shed and hubs will make couple to replace for when I get tired of light furniture I guess. We have a single wide 16x80 manufactured home so one wall runs from l/r to kitchen into mud room.
I'm going to pin all those rooms so I can have a reference. Happy days.
Wonderful inspiration photos! The beach has always been my happy place and blue has always been my favorite color so this look is right up my alley.
This the look i love , even if we don't live at the beach i can pretend , i love the ocean, beach , all of it year round that would be my dream home ! the only color i might add would be lavender , i love the dusty pastels of the sea , Thank you , God bless you