Whether you rent your beach house out for a fair portion of the year, or you and your family are the primary occupants, spring is a great time to consider sprucing up your decor. The decor and design process can be as simple and involved as you want it to be. This year, here are some new things to consider:
Sometimes, simple subtractions can make your space feel brand new. Do you have an old rug that you don’t know what to do with? What if you just gave it away? Removing an old mainstay in a room and either embracing the negative space or replacing it with a different piece makes a significant difference in how you experience your home. Spring cleaning is often an important design endeavor in and of itself. Clearing out old design pieces is an opportunity to make space for more inspiration.
If you’ve invested time in making your beach home cozy, you probably have plenty of material to work with. Especially if you are on a budget or you don’t have the time to go shopping for new decorations, get creative and work with what you have. By simply rearranging your space, you are forced to work within certain parameters, which can help remedy feeling overwhelmed. So when in doubt, slide some cardboard under your heavier furniture, invite a friend over, and see what you can come up with.
We’ve all seen our fair share of beach decor in coastal vacation homes. While the urge to collect seashells is one that shouldn’t be resisted, it is possible to go overboard with the nautical-beach-pirate chic theme. When decorating, if you are inspired by certain aesthetics keep them in mind, but understand that you aren’t limited to the most literal interpretation of the theme. Your theme, no matter what it is, can be a helpful guiding force as you choose colors, textures, and furniture to transform your beach house.
Each space is unique, so when deciding on how to decorate and design your beach house, take stock of the strengths and weaknesses of your place. You may have a great deck that overlooks the water. If this is the case, make sure that the space leading up to it showcases it. If your space has a smaller kitchen, then consider adding some trendy storage methods in an adjacent room so that you have the extra space that you need to prepare a meal comfortably. If you have taller ceilings in your kitchen, ceiling-mounted pot racks are both beautiful and highly functional as far as kitchen storage methods go. Understanding what is already working well and what can work better is crucial in improving the look and feel of your home.