June Series: Bringing the Beach to You (Part 2)

 

beachWith summer already in full swing, many people will be packing up and heading to the beach. However, for those of you who can’t make it to the sand and surf or simply want to feel like you’re at the beach all year long, here are some tips to give your home a beachy feel.

For the Seasiders and Southern Belles

Most people from the southern region of the United States are familiar with the community of Seaside in Florida and it creates an image of breezy comfort and relaxed charm. For this type of beach look, choose materials like linen and select color that are soft and muted.

room

Photo: http://beckiowens.com/a-southern-beach-house-beauty/

To achieve this look, here are some pieces from ModelDeco to get you started:

While jute and sisal rugs are good for this design as well, something soft with a short pile is also a good option. By selecting a light colored rug, it will create a tranquil contrast to wood floors.

rug

Chairs with soft linen colors are a good option for this design. This piece would go well with either a modern or traditional space.

chair

Sculptures such as this coral one help to bring the coast home to you. Not only does it add interest to the space, but it also compliments the soft colors used in the space.

coral

Wood helps to add warmth to a space. By selecting tables and other pieces in rustic woods it helps add character and warmth.

coffee table

 

Referencing back to last week’s blogpost, we had mentioned the use of mirrors in the space. The same concept can be incorporated into this design as well. By placing mirrors in spaces such as the living room, incoming light can bounce off of the reflective surface. This will not only create more light, but mirrors can also make a space feel larger.

mirror

A more traditional chair compliments this laid back style. A classic piece like this could be used at either your dining room table or as additional seating in the sitting area.side chair

Natural linens are a staple for this style. Pairing this material with lighter distressed woods will help to tie the various materials together.

bench

Light fixtures are important to any space, but it is important to choose pieces that are simple as to not detract from the rest of the space. However, if you wish to use a fixture as a focal piece, then try using a chandelier type lighting to draw attention.

Inspiration for the latter can be seen in next week’s post!

pendant

Wicker type furniture is also a great way to give any space that beachy feel. Wicker furniture can be used on anything from chairs to tables. Try selecting a piece that could serve as multipurpose as a way to maximize functionality and create a cohesive look.

stool

Check out more pieces at Modeldeco.com

Have a style you want to learn more about? Let us know in the comments!

 

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