How to decorate your beach house

How to decorate your beach house

If you're a very lucky New Yorker, you have the luxury of resorting to your Hamptons or New Jersey beach house this summer. As Memorial Day – summer's unofficial launch – quickly approaches, it's time to think about decorating your coastal property. You'll want this space to be aesthetically pleasing as you'll probably invite guests over to your property throughout the course of the season.

If you're looking for interesting ways to spruce up your beach house space, be sure to take a look at some of our suggestions below:

  • Bright colors: "Beach dwellers are never fearful of a little color, so don't be afraid to try more vibrant hues in order to achieve a coastal feel in your home," suggests a blogger for Southern Living. A porch is a perfect place to try out some colors you normally would never consider. If painting your woodwork feels like too much, then just incorporate color with your furniture.
  • Nautical themes: A nautical motif is perfect for a beach house. This preppy theme is both classy and carefree. A great way to get the look is to incorporate blue and white striped throw pillows into your design scheme. Or, you can even use an actual life saver as a cute artistic display. Accentuate the look by using blue curtains and drapes throughout your living room. This will definitely make your theme pop!
  • Seashells: Nothing says the beach quite like a lovely array of shells. If you're feeling extra creative, you can take a walk along the beach and choose your own selection of shells, or you can purchase them at a craft store. Shells are a great addition to DIY projects. For instance, try attaching a variety of chic shells to a mirror with hot-glue. Or, you can always place shells into a glass bowl or vase for a thematic centerpiece. The opportunities are endless!
  • Plenty of greenery: The summer and greenery go hand in hand. Liven up your beach house with an array of bright blooms. These flowers will look ideal in every room in your home, from the kitchen and bathroom to the living room. In addition to looking lovely, flowers can add a sweet fragrance to your beach house.

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