What screams summer like sun, beach and ocean?!! To decorate your home with soothing hues and seaside accessories will definitely get you in the summer spirit. The coastal/nautical design delicately brings together traditional and contemporary styles, creating an environment where everyday living evokes feelings of a tranquil seaside vacation. Now, who wouldn’t want that!
It often uses a combination of chic, natural, and minimalist elements to create a warm and inviting setting. Usually, a sea-inspired color scheme is used for this type of design. Keeping the colors in the light blue/green family can give you that light airy feeling we all love at the beach or at your summer beach home. Also, designing around a coastal theme can be affordable too! I know, I know, affordable is usually not something you can find in all those home dÃ©cor magazines with celebrity styles. But here is how I was able to do it. By creating simple DIY projects using sand, shells, ropes, old paddles can really make a difference at an affordable price.
Usually I like to check out my local flea market or yard sale. That saying is most definitely true, â€œone wo-mans trash is another wo-mans treasureâ€ that is for sure! You would be surprised what people are practically giving away. Just recently at a yard sale, I bought a set of paddles that were pretty beat up from being used quite frequently. To the owner, it was old beat up paddles, but to me it was coastal dÃ©cor heaven. So what I did was take those beat up paddles, touched them up a little to keep that rustic, worn look. I added some hooks on the paddle side and hung them in my entrance to hang coats and such! My $15 purchase changed my entrance completely!
Some other fab finds would be buoys, anchors, captains wheel, rope netting, baskets and lanterns. All of these items can be transformed into coastal/nautical projects to really change the look and add to your theme.