How wonderful would it be to wake up every morning to the soothing rhythm of the waves splashing on the shore! A picturesque house, complemented well with lush greenery and surrounded by a white picket fence, built on the warm sands facing the serene ocean is really a thing of beauty. A beach house on the backdrop of the ocean, looking like an oil painting is a feast to the eyes. Owning a beach house is a dream come true for many (count me too). The beauty of a beach house is reflected in the way it is adorned outside as well as interior decor. You need not burn a hole in your pocket for modeling the house as there are various ways to decorate a beach house on a budget. Before getting to the task of furnishing your dream beach house, you must remember to stick to creating the ambiance of serenity and relaxation. Let us have a brief overview on the different ways to transform a plain beach house into a stunning one, in the following paragraphs.
Creative Ideas for Decorating a Beach House
There are many innovative and attractive ways to furnish a beach house. The main motive behind decorating a beach house is that it should look spacious and uncluttered at the same time. Try different kinds of beach house furniture ideas to give your house a more classy and cozy appearance, the way a beach house should look. Beach cottages are mostly constructed of wood, so if you keep it natural, it would look quite attractive. Or you can also paint the exterior walls of the house in white or any other pale shade, with the roof having a bright color like brick red or brown. The interiors of the house can be customized according to your taste. There is a wide color palette for the rooms of the house. Here are a few color suggestions that can be used for painting the walls of the house – spa blue, teal green, ocean blue, shell pink, coral, sand, etc. Other settings in the room can be a contrast color for visual appeal. The emphasis of color should be such that it is light and bright at the same time. The floor of the beach house can be hard wood, wide plank boards that reflect simplicity and stunning features at the same time. You can deck up every room in the way you want using different accessories derived from nature, to give the room a coastal styled look.
The focal point of every house is its living room, so in order to make this more attractive you can try mixing and matching various elements. The living room usually has a large window offering a panoramic view of the ocean. You can have window treatments to match the ambiance of the room. Hanging valences or drapes in white or colors like soft blue, sheer pink etc., can improve the look of the room and make it more relaxing. For the furniture, you can have slipcovered furniture. Couches and chairs made of pine is an excellent idea. Paint the furniture in white for a calming effect. An ottoman is also a good option when it comes to seating. If you have a mantel, you can decorate it with seashells, coral reef and other memorabilia from the ocean.
Let us now concentrate towards the dining room. Wood furniture will help keep the style casual and beautiful. Wicker furniture can also be considered for an option. A glass topped table surrounded by chairs to match will have an appealing look. The placement of this furniture can be made according to your preference, whether you want them to be placed in the center or in any corner of the room. For the lighting you can have glass fixtures on the walls, for an illuminating look. Having a beach themed centerpiece will also help add to the look of the dining room.
The master bedroom is also another important room in a house. To get a timeless appeal in this room, plan out the furnishings well so that the room exudes a soothing environ. For the walls, stick to calm colors, which can be combined with a warmer shade. The rug for the bedroom can consist of geometric patterns. Get an upholstered bed and use beddings which have a soothing fabric and cool shades. Match the bedding according to the wall colors and other accessories present in the room. You can also use beach theme for bedrooms to create a breezy, oceanic room.
While decorating guest rooms, make sure you keep the wall colors and other decor neutral. You can use sea blue color combined with white or teal, seaweed green or coral. For an airy and fresh appearance of the room, use proper color combinations. Either paint the room in a single color or contrast a cool color with a warm shade. The bed and other accessories in the room should complement the wall colors. You can also hang drapes on the window.
The walls of the bathroom should be painted in soothing colors. If you have embedded tiles on the walls, you can choose tiles having oceanic motifs like seashells, sea animals, sailboats etc. The bathroom fittings can be of creamy marble or French vanilla for a clean, sandy look. The wall cabinets should be well contrasted. For this, you can choose walnut, or hard oak wood.
The porch is a place of private retreat where you can spend quality time after a long, tiring day. The mood of this place should emanate relaxation, so it is advisable to stick to white. The furniture of the porch can also be painted white. You can place Adirondack furniture in the outdoors where you can just sit back and relax in the mesmerizing view of the ocean. Hanging a hammock in the porch is also another good option. For the effect of a coast, you can add shrubbery and plants in your porch, along with wicker lounge chairs for that beach experience. From here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the rising and setting sun, getting enchanted in its aura.
Implement these suggestions and see your dream unfold before your eyes. Along with the above mentioned tips for decorating a beach house, you can also pool in your ideas to get that stunning coastal getaway situated on the beach, facing the azure waters of the ocean. So, get ready to enjoy the cornucopia of pleasure in terms of warm sunshine, fresh breeze and the music of the waves!