Inspired summer decor for your beach home
Now that summer is officially here, it's time to get into the swing of the season with a well-deserved family adventure to the ocean. If you're lucky enough to own a vacation home near the beach, now is the perfect time to round up the kids, pack plenty of sunscreen and head off for a long weekend of fun in the sun. However, a common problem with beach houses that are used infrequently throughout the year is that their decor can often be in desperate need of an update. If you're looking to bring your summer abode's decor into the 21st century, keep these beach-inspired interior design tips in mind.
When it comes to creating an appropriate theme to scatter throughout a vacation home, you can't go wrong with natural decor found on the beach. A great place to start is to head out on the sand and collect an assortment of beautiful and visually striking seashells to put on display. You may also want to consider incorporating vintage wood benches made from driftwood or seagrass woven transitional area rugs to reinforce the design.
Beyond collectables found on the beach, introducing nautical elements into your beach home's decor can transform the space to look like a seaworthy vessel. Relying heavily on wood for flooring, cabinets and tables will help create an authentic feel. You can round out this style with decorative accents such as lobster traps, oars, fishing nets, ocean artwork and antique navigational instruments.
Bright and flowery
If you're interested in bringing more color indoors for a brighter aesthetic, you may want to take your decor in a floral direction. Of course, placing cut flower arrangements in decorative vases around your home will produce an intriguing visual appeal and aroma. You can complement this natural decor with patterned fabrics and artwork scattered about the space.
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