My idea of “by the sea” is more about color rather than the decor. There is a lot of color inspiration to pull from the beaches around the world. From the radiant aquamarine tones of Caribbean waters to the deep indigo colors of the Pacific, coastal inspired shades of blue are versatile, calming and elegant. If you’re afraid of going full-on blue, adding jolts of color using accessories will delicately infuse your home with colorful flair.
This picture from Traditional Home is done in soft blues.
Gentle blues are warmed by natural light in a room and pale blue hues can create very relaxing moods, especially when white acts as an anchor. But let’s not forget that blues and greens aren’t the only colors you see at the beach. The warm tones of the sand, the washed out color of drift wood or the calm neutrals of sea shells are all “colors of the sea” and pair perfectly with the blues and greens we’re used to associating with the ocean.
Gardner Mohr Architects via Home & Design Magazine
The decor in this picture is minimal, simplicity is the way to go when you have a view like this.
Summer Tour of Homes via City Farmhouse
This shows the washed out tones and weathered woods with a little pop of blue.
Rattan chairs, a staple of any beach home! A perfect way to refresh them is to paint them white and pair them with a plank table.
Perfect view paired with the casual relaxing outdoor spot. When decorating “by the sea” it’s important not to forget about those outdoor spaces. The summer time is the best time to entertain, so it’s safe to say since you’ll be spending a lot of time out there it needs a refresh also!
The next time you are walking along or relaxing on the beach, take it all in and bring it home to inspire your next decorating project.
& as always if you need any professional advice or help feel free to email me at Whughes04@optonline.net
Don’t miss our past Room for Style Decorating Posts – The World of Color, Spring Awakening, Colorful Doors & make sure to follow our Room for Style Pinterest Board for all our “Inspired by” Looks ((both Decorating & Fashion))
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