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Light, bright, and breezy are hallmarks of Florida living and of Florida-inspired style. Trends may come and go, but there are a few mainstays that will always be in style. These are the ones that give that cool, casual chic you want when designing a home that has tons of style and is as relaxing as an island vacation.
Whether bold and bright or soft and subtle, tropical inspired patterns and furniture will always be a win in Florida decor. The elegantly curled fern wood accents and traditional turned legs give your living room the air of an island oasis with the Bali Hai Shoreline Sofa from Tommy Bahama. The tropical accents create a casual appeal characteristic of Florida style.
Neutral palettes are always in style in one form or another, because they are so versatile. Whether in a bedroom or living room, a neutral palette brings a vibe of cool sophistication. Want a little more color? Add some accent pillows, a throw, and an area rug, and you have a new color scheme with very little effort. The neutral palette gives you endless interior design possibilities.
The creamy white finish on birch veneers in the Seabrooke Queen Bed by Broyhill creates a refreshing new sense of coastal living. It easily livens up the space with colorful bed linens and just as easily uses all white for classic style.
This timeless favorite was championed by Laura Ashley in the '50s and has remained a staple ever since. However, less is definitely more when it comes to florals, so use them on cushions and lamp shades to bring a touch of whimsy into your home decor without going over the top.
Who doesn't love a little bit of glitter, glow, and shine? A little goes a long way, but it can also elevate your style and make your decor memorable. One or two statement pieces, such as the Miramont Dining Buffet by Bernhardt, is all you need. The silver sand finish combined with cherry veneers finished in dark sable offers a unique and contrasting appeal.
Geometric patterns have a youthful, carefree air about them. Although they can be traced back to the Aztecs, their popularity in home decor really took off in the '60s, and they've been in style ever since. Use them on area rugs, upholstery for occasion chairs, or wallpaper to make a statement.
The demise of accent walls has been grossly exaggerated. An accent inspired by the pastel homes and whitewashed roofs of Bermuda makes the perfect backdrop for the Ivory Key Pritchards Bay Panel Bed by Tommy Bahama. Traditional elements blend naturally with natural materials such as woven raffia and leather wrapped bamboo to create quintessential Florida style.
Using mirrors to open up the space, make it seem bigger, and bring it light is a design trend that will never go out of style. A fresh take on the mirrored wall of the '60s is to lean a large, floor-length mirror against a wall. You get the same illusion of more space without the dated look. They are also great for Florida homes with lovely garden views.
If you are looking for more Florida-inspired decor, visit the Baer's Furniture store near you.
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