Tips for Decorating a Beach House

27How 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.

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Nautical Decorations for a Home

27I remember walking into this expansive apartment which looked like an old English woman stayed there. It had floral prints and contrasting paint colors that were subdued yet not keeping up with the times. Everything in it from the furniture to the showpieces, went against the entire home’s set up. The one thing that did stand out quite boldly and might I add, in my face – was a center table with a smooth finished solid (possibly marble) that had three dolphins bathed in seaform color, standing back-to-back while the table’s flat top balanced on their snouts. It was hideous to say the least. They probably should have gone with something more subtle like woodwork and engraved dolphins, and not something out of Alice in Wonderland.

You don’t want to choke your home with everything nautical-esque since that would take away its homey essence and be more like a tavern going with a maritime theme. You want it to be noticeable but not too noticeable, where these should take up enough room for one to stand back and admire, and not have digest so much at a time.

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Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

26To make a house a home, you need to decorate it tastefully. Interior decoration is an art and it is more challenging to decorate a small space. Whether you live in a small apartment or a studio, there are many ways in which you can decorate a small space. By using the right interior paint colors and choosing the right furniture and storage solutions, you can make your small space a visually interesting one. There are many ideas for decorating small spaces and all you need is a good eye for design to make any small room appear larger and spacious.

The first thing that you have to do before you start decorating your home is to look at the basics. If you have dark-colored walls, then it is best to go for a fresh painting job by coloring in light pastel hues. Dark wall colors will only make the room appear dingy and small. Bright colors like sea green, light yellow and mint green will give the illusion of airy open spaces which is just what we are aiming for. Once the matter of wall colors are solved, you need to think of ways in which you can decorate each room to make it appear spacious and warm.

Living Room

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Best House Plants

25House plants have a celestial aura that transmit positive energy to every nook and cranny of the house. Green leafy foliage adds dimension to the house and gives the space a meaning of its own. They also add an air of pure sophistication and class. However, it is very important for you, as a plant lover, to comprehend the type of plant that would prove suitable for the ‘home’ environment. Coming up, is a comprehensive list of the best house plants that you could lay your hands on and soften a room with immeasurable character.

Have you ever visited an acquaintance, looked around at her abode and found green’s thriving simultaneously? Have you been bitten by a thought bug of you being unable to possess the same green glory? It seems as though these people have a knack of keeping plants alive and kicking green. Their plants look luscious and enviably glossy. Your heart dries up when you see your own plants struggling to breathe, let alone grow. It is probable that there may be plenty of south-facing windows that embrace the morning sunlight but sometimes this may not be the case. The house may consist of a number of dark and shady corners that invite little or no potential natural light.

So which house plants are low on maintenance, high on appearance and can survive in such shady indoor situations, you ask? The solution is here. You may resort to plants that require no special environment to grow, can withstand erratic weather fluctuations and irregular watering timetables. All in all, they are easy-to-look-after plants.

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Safari Theme Decorating Ideas

23It’s always a great weekend when you visit the nearby forest sanctuary and roast marshmallows over the campfire. The various calls of wild animals may sound music to your ears or give the thrill of your life. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you are close to nature. How would you like to have nature right in your living room? Yes, you can use various ideas to decorate your house or a room based on the safari theme. Your children will love these decorations in their bedroom.
Safari Theme Ideas for Decorating Homes
Safari themes include textures, patterns, colors that are harmonious with nature. You can think of Africa and its unique natural look when planning such a theme. Home design with safari in mind includes a blend of African cultural influence along with the Old World European style. This creates a contemporary natural look with a sophisticated feel.

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