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Enjoying that Florida feeling in your home every day is what Florida living is all about. Splashy color and coastal-chic style can make your home warm and inviting. Here are some Florida decorating ideas to help you create a home that is light and airy and can showcase your personal style.
Don't be afraid of adding a little color to your space. Take the plunge with a bright coral on a round ottoman and echo it in a pattern on the sofa. Woven rattan panels and fresh white paint on the walls keep the room light and breezy. With the Twin Palms Seagate Sofa from Tommy Bahama, you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort, you get both. Snuggle into comfortable pillows and put your feet up on the leather ottoman.
A bright, sunny colorway will make your home feel like a beach-side retreat. Use pops of bright yellow or orange that bring to mind bright, sunny days. If you really want to go bolder, add some of the brighter colors of Key West or South Beach, such as turquoise, fuschia, or lime green.
Decorate with shells or pieces of coral here and there, and a wooden plaque or two with beachy sayings such as "Seas the Day," and "If you're not barefoot then you're overdressed." Other touches could include glass bowls filled with shells or sea glass, botanical prints, and lamps with brass bases.
While bright coral colors can make an impact in the family room, subtler shades are better for the bedroom. A soft color on the walls creates a soothing feeling in the room. The Bali Hai King Island Breeze Rattan Bed from Tommy Bahama is an elegant and exotic look that makes the room feel like a tropical getaway. The coral pattern on the bed linens brings in the coral from the living room, but tones it down to create a relaxing feel in the room. Bedroom basics such as a bedside table and nightstand provide plenty of storage and keep clutter out of sight.
Another bedroom idea is adding some framed tropical art. It doesn't have to be the traditional ocean landscape in a dark wood frame. A gold frame can add a little glam to your room. Instead of choosing a traditional landscape, opt for an isolated image of a piece of coral, an exotic leaf, or a lone palm tree. By using a more simplistic piece of art, the room will feel bigger and the art will be a statement piece.
Adding painted, vertical shiplap will give any space a Gulf coast feel without going full farmhouse. Windows can take the place of wall decor and give rooms an airy, open feel. Light sheers or even no window treatments are best for bedrooms and family rooms. French doors also let the light in, and add some architectural appeal.
Florida design can be modern, traditional, even a little bohemian. Most of all, it can reflect your style and your lifestyle. That's what makes it truly unique.