The temperature is sizzling and what better time to bring the cool beach breeze into your home décor. If you love the beach but can’t get there as often as you like, then bring the beach to your own home.
What color do you think of when you think of the beach? If you said blue, you are right. Blue is the color of the deep ocean, blue is the color of the perfect sky and blue is a color that will make you feel cool regardless of the temperature. Consider painting this beachy color on your living room, bedroom or bathroom walls. Colors that will work well are, Ebb tide, Open Seas and Vast Sky, by Sherwin Williams, the names alone will tell you what inspires them.
Cool down your home this summer with shades and textures that create a vista of calm. Feel as though you are on vacation all year long. You don’t have to pack your bags and drive several hundred miles to reach your vacation spot, simply create it in your own home with simple, easy and affordable quick changes. You will be surprised what you can accomplish in a weekend. Changing out your fabrics will evoke a day at the beach. Consider slip covering your sofa and chairs in a sandy beige. Toss in some throw pillows in a fabric with a shell motif.
Nothing looks fresher in the summer than a light fabric at the windows. Choose a white or sandy beige fabric. Tab top panels also work well, many will have a button at the tab, consider gluing a shell on top of the button. The result is quite fresh and very easy to do. Shells can be found at most craft stores or simply stroll down the beach if you are lucky enough to live by the sea. Strands of small shells can also be used to create a valance effect on a simple panel. The result is the unexpected.
Switch out your art for oceanscapes or fish motif prints. Create your own wall décor with large star fish, ceramic fish and large shells. Create an inexpensive coffee table. Purchase two large garden urns, fill with sand, place shells in the sand and top with a piece of glass. This is a very fast and affordable answer for a very unique look. Going on vacation to the beach is a very relaxing getaway, but vacations come to an end, so why not create that vacation feeling everyday in your own home. Our homes are the place where we should be able to find peace and solace. I invite you to create that place in your own home.