Is the theme or decor of your living room getting a bit stale? Maybe you’re ready for a small change or perhaps a complete transformation. There are endless ways to change up the appeal and atmosphere of a room, but if you are looking for a more relaxed feel, try decorating your place in an island theme.
This is a dramatic change that offers a relaxed atmosphere, making you feel as if you are on a tropical vacation even though you never left home. What better way to bring together your home’s beach decor than with a coastal or tropical theme area rug? Often overlooked, floor coverings are a unique and fun way to accentuate your beach house style.
No matter what you have accomplished in changing the decor of a room, it is never complete without adding a splash of color on the walls. If a rustic beach appearance appeals to you, consider a stucco finish. For colorful inspiration look to the beach for shades of sea blue, green, sun yellow, and sand tones. Need a focal point for your room? Consider painting a fish or ocean scene on a large portion of one wall – you’re sure to garner the attention of everyone who enters.
Lamps created of natural materials and embellished with stones or pebbles are a perfect accompaniment to the island-themed style of decorating! Lamps that create an ambient glow add to the cozy, relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of nights spent on the beach by the glow of moonlight. Leaf designs are also a perfect addition to the room; look for fabrics with a tropical tone. Throw pillows and accent rugs should provide vibrant jolts of color, and can be solid or patterned with leaves, coconuts, and other items that bring the word “tropical” to mind.