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Just because you live in Florida doesn’t mean you have to fill your home with kitschy
seashells and anchors, although you certainly can if that’s your thing. If you want that
Florida feeling of sun, sand, and sea, without going overboard, add some coastal-chic
style to your home with these simple tweaks.
Crisp whites and sea-inspired colors immediately bring the coast to mind. In this room,
soothing colors create a gentle and relaxing atmosphere. The colors on the bed linens
mimic the sea’s blues, while Ivory Key King Bedroom Group from Tommy Bahama with
traditional natural materials such as woven raffia and leather-wrapped bamboo offers
a spirited take on beach house style. Silver lamps, specimen starfish, and a woven jute
rug complete the look.
Keep it light and bright by making your windows a design element. Naked windows are
okay when it comes to beach house style. Light sheers with simple window shades
work if you need a little privacy. Plenty of sunlight, white furniture, and warm wood
floors highlighted by a bright green area rug make the space light and airy. The
Summer Hill 5-Piece Dining Room Set by Universal features a plank-look tabletop and a
Beach style doesn’t shy away from a little color, so don’t be afraid to add some vibrant
hues to get that coastal feel in your home. Blue is an obvious choice, so add bright blue
throw pillows to your bed. In addition to bright blue and soothing gray pillows, the Los
Altos Ivory Coast Queen Size Bed from Tommy Bahama enhances your island style with
its braided and woven banana leaf dècor. If you decide you’d like a little more bold
color in your bedroom, consider adding it on a statement wall.
If tons of color isn’t for you, go the opposite direction and keep all your surfaces, from
ceiling to floor a crisp, fresh white. Elements such as beaded-board paneling or shiplap
and painted wood floors add casual beach house appeal. Warm wood accents, navy
pillows and throws, and stainless steel or brass accessories will keep the room from
Wicker furniture surrounded by lush plants and Florida shrubbery transport you to the
beach without you having to leave your sanctuary. The Island Estate Lanai Outdoor
Scatterback Sofa from Tommy Bahama gives any space, inside or outside, a laid-back
feel. The all-weather synthetic wicker features a warm umber finish and box seat
cushions that invite you to plop down and relax.
Lazy Sundays demand an extra-deep porch swing or comfortable lounge chair. Curl up
and relax with a book in a pile of pillows and enjoy the view. Or stretch out for a quick
Add coastal and nautical touches such as botanical prints, sea-inspired art, and seashell
or starfish print pillows. Coastal artwork such as ships at sea or the ocean at sunset
creates a beach vibe in the space. Jars of sea glass or a collection of shells are also nice
If you want to add a just a touch of coastal style to your home, a palm-patterned rug is
all you need to reference the style in the subtlest of ways.
A beautiful array of seashells, sand dollars, and starfish instantly adds an organic,
beachy accent to any room. Found ocean treasures can also be displayed in oversized
glass vases as part of a coffee tables display in a family room or dining room.
Highlight one of your larger finds from your beach scavenger hunting days. A specimen
coral and large conch shell create interest on a desk or coffee table.
If you are looking for more Florida-inspired decor, visit the Baer's Furniture store near you.