In this article we will look at some hints and ideas on how to decor a beach house, also considering the needs of those who want to limit their budget.
The beach house, like any environment where we spend vacation time, should be aesthetically pleasing and convey a sense of relaxation. At the same time when we go to furnish it, we must not forget that it must also be practical, as well as functional for daily activities and moments dedicated to rest.
Unlike the city house, the beach house we live in for decidedly short periods, so we can afford a greater expressive range of our creativity, experimenting with solutions that go beyond the trends of the moment.
Here are some tips and ideas for creating a perfect holiday-style ambience.
Let’s take a quick look at what is best to avoid in a beach house.
How NOT to decor a beach house
Taste is taste, however, we are here to give advice and not to align ourselves with kitschy platitudes. So in order not to easily tire of our surroundings in our rooms of a beach house, it is certainly best to avoid the seaside style.
We can certainly do without decorations with anchors, ropes and rudders here and there. Maybe let’s also avoid blue and white stripes, which get tired in the long run, and, above all, let’s be careful not to put them in the walls, since more than boat they immediately make auto bodywork.
Let’s remember to avoid shapes that are too square, while trying to focus on softer, more welcoming profiles.
So let’s see below how we can customize the interior of a beach house and make it practical, functional and cozy.
The colors for a beach house
To simplify the path ofsetting up a beach house, let’s start with the choice of colors, which should be fresh, relaxing and recall the environmental context, namely the sea and vegetation.
Hence, room for shades ranging from teal to teal, from blue to turquoise to light blue, that is, shades that convey calm and tranquility. To complete the ensemble, we combine these colors with white, ivory and light yellow, which convey freshness, light and order.
For the interior walls and floors of beach houses, it is best to go for very light shades, so that we can have more creative leeway when choosing furnishings and decorations. In addition, let us remember that the beach house should convey a feeling of freshness, while brightness positively affects the mood and promotes holiday relaxation.
Furniture for the beach house
As we said earlier, furniture with soft, simple and basic lines should be preferred.
Natural wood is always good, however, lacquered furniture elements in pastel hues can also help make the room cozy and in keeping with the holiday style.
Wicker and other natural fiber components are also highly recommended.
Also, remember that a beach house is to be lived in for short periods, so there is no point in filling it with bulky furniture such as 4-season closets or sideboards overly capacious.
Better to leave room for common areas: large, soft sofas and a dining area that can accommodate larger company for carefree evenings of convivial fun.
Fabrics for the beach house
For fabrics involving pillows, curtains, sofas and beds, we focus on natural fibers, such as linen and cotton. Perhaps, for convenience, we prefer easily washable solutions, such as zippered pillow covers.
For colors, we try to choose neutral hues with shades close to sand color, perhaps combined with colors reminiscent of the sea: emerald green, ocean green, turquoise blue, etc.
Beach house decorations
Earlier we indicated as a decorative style to be avoided all those references to seafaring “shipboard life” (anchors, life preservers, fishing nets, etc.). Let’s see below what items we can include in our beach house to make it hospitable, functional and comfortable, as well as create a harmonious environment in form and color.
If we want to maintain a rustic-coastal style, we can chooseitems made of natural fibers or that recall marine flora and fauna (corals, starfish, seaweed, etc.). There are very high quality reproductions, so there is no need to affect the ecosystem to display trophies of dubious taste.
On the walls we can place paintings always in the marine landscape theme, perhaps made with watercolors and therefore very evocative.
While, for lamps we opt for glass objects, on the shades of light blue and emerald (the transparency and color are reminiscent of sea water).
We have focused on how to decor a beach house, however, no one prevents us from using the same style ideas for our city house as well. In fact, by following the examples seen above, we can achieve harmonious and cozy environments that can be perfectly integrated into any context.
Moreover, upon closer inspection, to achieve a functional and tasteful environment it is not necessary to commit large sums of money, in fact in the examples given it is evident how it is possible to furnish a beach house while spending little.