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Four Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Whether you are beach-bound all year round, or taking a road trip to the coast, this time of year calls for seaside-inspired additions to your home decor. From shells to coral accents, it is simple and easy to capture the essence of the sea right in your home.  Use these tips as inspiration for creating your very own oasis by the sea.

#1. Use Crisp Whites with Colorful and Neutral Accents

One way to instantly brighten up your home is to decorate with white. White walls, sheets and blinds help to bring out the natural beauty of your home. For some contrast, incorporate accent pillows or area rugs with bold colors to add some fun to your space. Neutrals such as wood accents help to add balance and visual contrast.

#2. Embrace Seafoam Green Decor

A coastal-inspired color palette is a great way to capture the sea indoors. Seafoam green is a delicate color that translates perfectly into any beach house. You don’t need to repaint the walls to incorporate seafoam green in your home - use colored pendants in the kitchen to add a gorgeous splash of color.  A mint or sea foam green table lamp can add a calming essence to your bedroom, living room or hallway.

#3. Add Elements of the Sea

You can decorate with beach-themed details without going overboard with nautical pieces. Use subtle hints like rope and coral on table lamps, mirrors and other accessories.  Textured baskets are great for storing beach towels, books and magazines. Other materials, like bamboo, bring a relaxed vibe into the space. Try a ceiling fan with bamboo or leaf-inspired blades indoors or outdoors to create an instant island feel.

#4. Illuminate Your Summer Nights

Highlight the architecture of your home with beach style outdoor lighting. Fixtures made from solid brass and aluminum are both stylish and functional in any environment.  Brighten up your patio for outdoor dining and entertaining with outdoor lanterns. Use a portable outdoor table or floor lamp like the Contardi Muse lantern. The Pablo Designs Uma portable sound lantern is the perfect summer accessory that you can take outdoors - even to the beach or pool.  Be sure to also align your walkway with path lights to safely illuminate your entrance for guests.

At the end of the day, it is important to let go of any rigid “design rules” and design a home that works for you. You want to make sure your space is comfortable, livable and enjoyable.  

Our Design team is here to help. Contact us with any decorating or lighting questions at 888.602.7011 or smile@lamps.com.

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