Refresh and Renew: Beach House Spirit


In case you didn’t know, it is possible to achieve a beach house spirit even if you don’t actually own a beach house! If you are wondering how, stay with us. Here are five useful tips on how to refresh and renew your home in order to give it a unique coastal vibe.


How to incorporate coastal décor into your home?

First of all, you’ll have to follow a particular colour palette typical of coastal areas – nothing says ‘beach’ more than a backdrop in white or other neutral tones. It provides a perfect background that can be upgraded with beautiful beachy details later on. Vanilla and milky whites may be your go-to choice if all-white is not your cup of tea – these are more delicate and pleasant to the eye. Apart from that, such a background will allow other colours, such as turquoise, navy, and green, to pop very subtly. 


Coastal décor is more than just shells

Even though shells of different shapes and sizes are probably the first thing that comes to mind when someone says ‘beach’, the truth is that coastal décor is much more than just shells. Of course, you can incorporate them in order to achieve that beach spirit, but they shouldn’t be your centre pieces. Instead, introduce raw, unfinished wood elements such as chair frames and tables, as well as washed-back picture frames and steel items. These will provide a casual yet very classy seaside vibe you want to achieve. Introducing some colour and texture can be done with rugs –ones made of natural fibres will look more than beautiful in such a setting.


Coastal furniture on point

Similarly to everything else, furniture in your beach house should follow a particular colour scheme – neutral-toned pieces are everything when it comes to this style! Large lounges should be your go-to choice when it comes to coastal décor – just make sure that you have removable covers, since these can get very dirty due to their delicate hue. Of course, you can always add a touch of colour by introducing decorative cushions in navy, green, or grey – these will complement the white backdrop in the best possible way.

Let the light in

Open up all your windows and let the natural light in – this is the best way of achieving the coastal vibe and getting a true impression of a real beach house. Get rid of your heavy, opaque curtains and replace them with lightweight ones that are made of natural fabrics. Make sure that these are sheer enough, so that they can move with breeze and let the light in. When it comes to indoor lighting, you can always pick rope light fixtures for the ultimate coastal feel. If you are not quite sure how and where to get appropriate pieces, check out high-quality lighting online. You’ll surely find something appropriate for your beach house. 


Plants to complement an overall beach vibe

Oversized indoor plants with large glossy leaves are highly required when talking about an exotic vibe, so make sure that you have at least one of those. One thing is certain – it will perfectly match the overall colour palette in your beach house. Apart from that, you can always pick some beautiful tropical flowers in big pots – these will add a necessary touch of colour to your interior, providing an ultimate coastal feel.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can transform your home and give it that beach house spirit that will always remind you of summer. All you have to do is follow a particular colour palette typical of the beach, as well as carefully choose furniture and other decorative items. Besides that, natural light is an absolute must, so make sure your windows are wide open! Once that is done, your beach house will be ready to rock!


*Article written by Arron Hiddleston from HighStyleLife




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Disclosure: This article is a guest post and is written by Arron Hiddleston. All thoughts are not mine. Though I wasn't compensated nor sponsored to publish this, this article is intended to share general knowledge and tips on Beach House and Interior Design.

RaeAbigael

Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.

2 comments:

  1. Great post sweetheart...thx for sharing!

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  2. I love beach houses, so cosy and chic!

    Meme xx

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