Decorating your home for summer is easy with some simple tips for getting the coastal look.
Seashells, new, old, found or purchased give you an instant coastal look. Try arranging them in a shallow dish, tray or trough so that you can really see the ones that you have and appreciate their God given uniqueness. Larger shells look great gathered in a bowl. Feature your most special shells under a glass cloche.
For boys rooms I love the red white and blue nautical theme. Gather decorative accents on wall shelves to allow for a place to put your knick knacks and to add dimension instead of just another painting.
Sailboats, a bottle in a glass an antique picnic basket, shells, arrowheads and pennants all make cute decorative accents for the nautical look.
My favorite colors for the beach are bright cheerful colors which mimic summer’s nature hues. Blue, spring green and beach grass beige.
White vintage ironstone and plates from Homegoods are bright contrasts to the spring green painted hutch. The shells are real but the starfish are from Christmas Tree Shops.
A lantern with shells surrounding the cancel would add instant summer feel for your coffee table or summer porch.
T his chandelier used to be a 1980s colonial “heirloom” but it wasn’t needed anymore so it takes first place in it’s new digs – Annie Sloan paint with pale green accents.
This coastal bedroom has a headboard which had been wicker colored and is now painted. More pictures and info in my post on before and after painted furniture.