:: Creative Wallpaper Ideas ::

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Coastal decorated bookcase with a marble inlufenced wallpaper inlayWallpaper’s not just for the walls anymore. Designers and creatives are pushing the potential for wallpaper. They’re putting in places that we should have been using it a long time ago, but for some reason we haven’t. Thanks to the internet – let’s be honest, Pinterest – people are sharing their creative ideas and uses of wallpaper which gets the wheels turning for everyone else. Finding new and exciting places to slap that wallpaper is pushing decor, design and style to another level. And we love it.

Check out some of these creative wallpaper ideas we’ve put in this post. Our favorite has to be the the picture right below this text. Look at the fireplace, that’s Ralph Lauren’s black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chimney breast. We absolutely love that idea and placement. It definitely gets some ideas going in our heads.

What do you guys think? Are you a fan? Also, what are some creative wallpaper ideas you’ve seen? Don’t behind afraid to drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you guys!
Beauitful living room with Ralph Lauren's black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chiminey Cute kids room with wallpaper laid in the cabinet Kitchen cabinets with wallpapered cupboards Tropical room with wallpaper on the walls and on the door

:: 3 Quick Tips For A Kid Friendly Living Room ::

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coastal living room ready to take on the family

Kids are a huge factor when it comes to home design. Designing for the kids is completely different than designing for an empty nest, especially when it comes to younger kids. The way you shop for furniture and accessories is completely different. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for a kid friendly living room. We want to get you started on the right foot. Get you thinking about a few key things when it comes to designing with kids in mind.

1. Upholstery that can take a beating.

The sofa and the chairs are going into battle. It’s furniture versus children and the kids have the upper hand. The upholstery will be jumped on, spilled on and dirtied up. Invest in materials that can stand the abuse and can be easily cleaned. One choice to consider is leather. Leather can stand up to the abuse and can be cleaned fairly easy. Leather isn’t your style? Start looking into slipcovers – now. They will become your best friends when the messes come. Just pull them off and wash them, life can be that easy.

2. Pick out a strong coffee table.

This is a must. You NEED a coffee table that will last. This is going to be a crucial piece in the living room. The kids will use it for many things and you’ll be extremely thankful you picked out a good coffee table. It will be used as a place to eat, a place to play, a place for crafts and many other activities. Do it right the first time and get a solid, reliable coffee table.

3. Choose a wipe worthy paint.

Not all paint is created equal. You find this out when you have kids. Some how, some way, it ends up on the walls. Researchers still have no idea how this happens. It’s truly inevitable which means you need to cover the walls with paint that can stand a deep cleaning. Look into paint that can hold up with a thorough wipe down and won’t fade after the first clean. It also doesn’t hurt to keep a little extra touch up paint handy, but let’s hope it never gets to that point.

coastal living room inviting you to come in and relax coastal living room ready to entertain and provide comfort coastal living room with a great view! coastal living room with texture enhancing details

:: Enjoy The Weekend Pins ::

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Modern coastal mix done up in whiteThe weekend is in full swing and here’s a few more cherries to top off that weekend sundae. Get those boards ready ladies and gentlemen because we’ve gathered some great coastal inspired pins for this week’s Weekend Pins post. Each pinable picture shows a different coastal scene that we love and wanted to share with you guys. Pad the boards and tuck these away for great coastal inspiration when you’re doing your next project!
Coastal bedroom Open, airy coastal space that effortlessly invites guests in Rustic, coastal space with a neutral tones Tropical inspired patio space with plenty of natural decor

:: Coastal Picnics ::

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Coastal picnic on the beachSummer’s the perfect season for a picnic. The beach is the perfect place to hang out during the summer. So when we combine these two greats, we have an amazing time ahead of us. Beach picnics are a great way to wind down the summer. They’re relaxing and mellow. Grab a big blanket, make some tasty food, gather up friends and family and head to the beach. Time it right and catch the sunset. Who’s going to say no to that? We definitely aren’t! Plan a picnic this week or even get started on plans for one this weekend. See you on the beach!
Coastal picnic on the beach! So cute! French picnic on the beach Nautical picnic on the beach Picnic on the baech with great coastal decor

:: 3 Tips To Dorm Room Decorating ::

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boho chich dorm roomWith school starting right around the corner, we want our students to make the most out of their year. They’re going to spending at least a year in the dorms, so why not make it the best space it can be? This post is for you future and current dorm room dwellers. We’ve got 3 tips to dorm room decorating to help students get the best out of their dorm rooms and to make sure they’re on their way to educational success in a well designed space.

1. Bring Only The Essentials

As we all know, dorm rooms aren’t lavish, spacious suites. They are limited spaces that give you enough room to sleep and, if you’re lucky, space to study. Keep this in mind when preparing to go to a dorm room. Some of them come furnished which typically means a twin bed frame, twin bed mattress and a poor excuse for a desk. And some of them don’t come furnished at all. Find out what your dorm comes with and go from there. Sorry kids, the Cal king is going to have to stay at home. That means bedding, clothing, wall decor and possibly some extra storage pieces. Plus, you’re going to acquire more and more stuff throughout the year. We promise, it’s inevitable.

2. Think Vertical. 

In a small space it pays to think vertically. Take advantage of the open space above your head by lofting your bed and sliding your desk or maybe a dresser underneath. This compacts the large furniture items and give you more space for designing and activities.

3. Get Creative With Storage.

One tricky thing you’re going to have to solve is storage. You will need it, but the problem you face is the lack of space. This is where shoe holders that hang on closet doors and night stand side tables doubling as extra storage come in handy. Don’t forget about shelving options. They offer a place to decorate and much needed storage space. Every space is different and you’ll adapt your storage needs accordingly.

cute chic dorm room dorm room details in aqua dorm room with fun textures and colors Dorm room with great patterns and colors

:: Meet Our New Friend Beau! ::

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We’d like to introduce everyone to our new friend Beau! This stud is a ten month old rescue dog from the Los Angeles Shepard Rescue and we’re so happy he gets a chance to enjoy life to the fullest! He stumbled upon a great piece we have in the store and we’re not gonna argue with him! Thanks for stopping by and we’re so glad we got to meet you Beau! We know we’ll see you soon!

:: Coastal Accessory Weekend Pins ::

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A fresh, coastal living room with bright and fun acccessories Who doesn’t like accessories? They are the one of the best things about interior design and let’s face it, we can’t do what we do in a space without them. Try to fill your weekend with accessories and no, we’re not talking about literal accessories. We’re talking about adding fun and exciting things or plans to your weekend to fill it with joy and happiness! This week’s Weekend Pins post features coastal spaces full of great accessories! They are designed and decorated with a range of colors, textures and styles which we have fallen in love with! Take a look and get inspired for this upcoming weekend! Happy Friday!

Looking for more pins and ideas? Check out our boards by searching for us @tuvaluhome or by clicking here!

A relaxed beach cottage with wonderful coastal accessories! Bright and bold coastal yellows and blues in the bedroom Coastal wall accessories framed in glass display cases in a neutral colored space. Great mix of textures using accessories in this coastal space

:: Get Lost In Maps ::

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Coastal living room. Great natural decor offering a range of textures. Map art and cute masons jars for the perfect touch!Maps are great piece to use in a coastal home. They allow us to escape to another part of the world without leaving the room. A map is a tool turned into decor. Inspiring ideas of travels and adventure, hanging up a map provides great nautical decor and it doubles as a great art piece. Check out how these great spaces use maps and fall in love with the world all over again. Map art hung in a coastal living room and a great low sitting coffee table Nautical inspired map hanging over a well designed coastal space Rustic, coastal space that gives off a tone of comfortCute coastal vignette with vintage and eclectic accesories complete with a framed map

:: Stairway To A Coastal Haven ::

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Coastal stairs taking advantage of the wall space with some coastal wall artAre you ready for stairs that you can excited about? How about stairs that won’t be over looked? What about a set of stairs that will get you excited to take those steps up to your comfy bedroom?

The stairway can easily be over looked and forgotten, but with a little love and attention it can become an eye catching space. It’s a canvas ready for you to pick up the design brush and paint the space with your personal style. The stairs offer a lot more design space and many more options than meet the eye. The space gives you the walls that the stairs follow up, the space before the stairs, the banisters and the stairs to create a stairway that you can be excited about.

When people come into your home for the first time they won’t only be greeted by your beautiful entryway, but they’ll also give your stairway some much deserved attention as well. Hit the walls with coastal wall art and create a beautiful gallery wall to fill what would otherwise be empty space. The art fills the blank walls and utilizes what most would see as unable space. Try adding a mirror to open up the stairs. It allows more light and gives the person looking into the mirror a sense of open space.

Looking to add a little more nautical flare? How about ditching those traditional banisters and swapping them out for a rope banister? Is that nautical enough for you? Rope banisters are the ultimate coastal addition and instantly invoke the feeling of being aboard a boat. Don’t forget about the stairs themselves. They too can be used to as a design detail in the space. The stairs can be painted or covered with a stair runner. Stair runners offer a great range of color and texture options for your stairway. It allows you to mix up the materials that can be on your stairs as well.

Lastly, you cannot forget about the space before the stairs. It sets up the stairway and acts almost as an appetizer to the main course that will be the stairs. You can help it set the design tone and style for the rest of the stairway. It can compliment the art or the frames while still offering a great look as well. So what are you waiting for? Your stairs are ready to become a standout part of your home! Take a look at these great stairway pictures we’ve gathered and don’t forget to get out there to see what other designers are doing!

Coastal stairs with rope bainsters that give it extra flare! Coastal stairway with a fun hanging light and great shell wall art! Coastal stairway wall gallery Rope banister giving off great coastal and nautical vibes!

:: White Coastal Decor Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal bedroom done in all white wither beautiful natural textures and beauitful natural light.What is it about all white that just makes you fall in love? Is it the simplicity? The clean, pure look? Whatever it is, we love it and we’re huge fans. That’s why this week’s Weekend Pins post features spaces done in all white. So many of these spaces make us want to jump straight into them and never look back. While we sit here and continue to swoon, you can get your boards ready for these great images. Add these pins and start collecting more white spaces! Don’t forget to share them with us though! Happy Friday!

Want more pins form Tuvalu Home? Then follows on Pinterest by searching for us @tuvaluhome or by clicking over to our profile here!
Great coastal, rustic patio vibes! Open kitchen done in all white with a great coastal, rustic look. Very Scandinavian influenced. Modern coastal decor with an amazing spotlight Stunning coastal vignette done in all white.