:: Messy, Muddy Love ::

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Bright and colorful mudroom with fun, coastal accessoriesGet the mudroom ready because the weather is coming! It’s going to get wet, muddy and dirty! And you should be prepared! We’re loving all these coastal mudrooms and think they’re great sources of inspirations. These designers show us a few great ways to maximize the mudroom with colors and accessories. The mudroom is a space where function trumps style, but who’s to say you can’t do both? Make sure you invest in weather worthy materials that can last the upcoming seasons. So take notes and check out these great mudrooms we have for you guys!

Coastal mudroom decorated with stunning turqoise Coastal mudroom waiting to taking on the weather Cute mudroom with great coastal vibes and decor Simple, coastal mudroom in a blue and white color palette

:: Coastal Textures On Tuvalu Home ::

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You will usually find a coastal home playing host to a wide, varying range of textures. Many of these textures come from the natural style furniture and accessories that are used in the design style. They directly reflect the ocean and coastal life, so naturally, they are incorporated into the home. We’ve combed through our online web store to put together a fun little coastal texture guide. It’s an easy way to get your toes wet before jumping right into online shopping! If you like what you see feel free to browse more Tuvalu Home here. And if you see something specific you like in our coastal texture guide all of the products are listed below with direct links! Feel free to click away!

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beachcomber driftwood heart
ro sham beaux small malibu up chandelier
rattan chair natural
eat sleep beach hook pillow
sea green lamp with shade
dash & albert braided natural pouf
jute rope photo frame
glass & jute float
natural wicker whitewash whale
beijing coffee table

:: Coastal Cottage Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal details bringing the space a full lookCoastal cottage homes are the best! They’re cozy and inviting which makes you never want to leave. So this week’s weekend pins post is dedicated to the cottage details. Each picture has cottage worthy details from accessories to furniture. We love to dream about our perfect spaces just like you probably do and since we can’t have it all, we’ll have to settle for pinning it to our boards. Get that pin button ready and start pinning on those boards! Enjoy the weekend and happy Friday!

Want more pins from Tuvalu Home? Then follow us on Pinterest and take a look at our boards here!
Blue and white striped stool chairs in a coastsal kitchen Coastal living room details. Love the use of a few simple shells Fun colors, patterns and textures in the living room White cottage style kitchen with great textures

:: Coastal Workspace Love ::

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Coastal workspace with great colors and textures throughou the spaceHaving a designated workspace in the home is essential for every home. Whether you work from home or just need a place to write the latest blog post, your home should have a spot for that. In this post we’re looking at some of our favorite workspaces we’ve found on the web. They inspire us to make our spaces better and, in a weird way, to get work done. Weird, right!? Take a look at these coastal workspaces and pull inspiration from them to start or finish yours!
Light, airy and open coastal workspace Modern Coastal workspace decorated in white and blue Perfect space for designing! Clean, open and ready to let the imagination run wild with design Sceneic workspace that over looks the ocean. Talk about a beautiful distraction!

:: 3 Different Ways To Decorate Your Pumpkin! ::

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Decorate your fireplace with fire carved pumpkins!Pumpkins are one of the greatest parts of Halloween! They’re so much fun to decorate, carve and let’s not get started on all the yummy pumpkins seed you can eat! We are big fans of the traditional pumpkin carving, it’s kind of a Halloween must, but sometimes you want to try a new approach and there’s nothing wrong with that. Mixing it up a little bit makes life fun! In this post we’re looking at 3 different ways to decorate your pumpkin this Halloween and we’re pretty excited to see what everyone comes up with season! So scroll down and get the creative juices flowing!
Carving pumpkins without fully carving pumpkins this Halloween season1. Carve without carving.

Carve without carving? Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about carving into the surface and taking a little bit of it off the top. Pick out a fun design and go at it!
Halloween pumpkins covered and decorated with stickers2. Slap some stickers!

Not looking to make a mess this Halloween season? What about using stickers? Put your favorite Halloween expressions or poems on your pumpkins! Maybe even channel your inner Edgar Allen Poe this season. The darker the better!
Painted pumpkins covered with lace for a unique look for this Halloween3. Lace up

Looking to get fancy this Halloween? Then cover those pumpkins in lace! Cover them in fun, lacy patterns to give them a fantastic and festive look! Want to ramp it up? Try painting the pumpkins first, like pictured above!

:: 10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them) ::

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diy trends collageHouse Beautiful put together an amazing list of 10 DIY projects you should probably pass on. Most of these are regulars on Pinterest and you’ve more than likely done one or two of them. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas and DIY tutorials, but sometimes you just need to not do it. As fun as trends are, they start to get overdone. And a big part of trends is knowing what not to do or what isn’t trendy any more. Luckily for us, this list not only touches on the bad, but offers ways to update and improve!

Check out the list over on House Beautiful’s website here and keep up with the latest decor trends.

:: 3 Quick Tips On How To Decorate For The Fall ::

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Fall entryway ready to greet the guests with perfect decorThere’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here come the tips!

1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.

Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). So let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the decor. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason to not let the fall foliage and the changing of colors do the heavy lifting for you.

2. Design With Warmth In Mind.

Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or cranking the fire place – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.

It hasn’t started snowing yet! And if it has, we’re sorry and we wish it hadn’t. Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, your warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! It also gives you a few more chances to use the fire pit and really turn up the heat! So think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet! Coastal dining room with festive, fall foliage as decor Fall entryway with beautiful fall foliage Perfect fall patio set up! Ready to enjoy the leaves changing colors! Cute fall decorations mixed into the sidebaord

:: Pumpkin Weekend Pins ::

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Beautifully painted pumpkins featuring fall foliageFall is in full swing during the month of October. We really start to see the leaves change and we get to have fun celebrating a very festive holiday – Halloween. It’s almost here! Just a  couple more weeks. To get in the spirit of Halloween, we’ve gathered a few fun and festive pumpkins for you guys to pin up on your boards! So get those pin buttons ready ladies and gentlemen because we’re getting your boards Halloween ready! Hopefully these pumpkins inspire you to go out and get yours started if you haven’t already! Happy Friday!
Coastal pumpkins painted as beach balls for this upcoming Halloween Cute painted pumpkins with fun and colorful patterns Decorated staricase lined with cute, painted pumpkins spelling out Halloween Halloween pumpkins painted as a fun craft for the family and kids

:: Nautical Flag Decor ::

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Nautical flags strewn about a kids coastal bedroomThe nautical flag is no stranger to our blog or to coastal decor. So it should be no surprise that you see them on the blog today. These guys have been showing up left and right in coastal homes lately. Flip through this month’s Coastal Living and you’ll spot your fair share of nautical/signal flags. Nautical flags are great in any coastal home because they bring in bright colors and make covering the walls a breeze. Have you ever seen a boring space with nautical flags? No way! They’re too much fun to be boring!

Check out how these designers have decorated with nautical flags in each space. They infuse the bright and bold flags into the decor with ease. Take notes ladies and gentlemen because this how you design a space with nautical flags.
Coastal bedroom decorated with nautical flags Nautical flag art hanging in a coastal bedroom Nautical flags framed in the living room Coastal Living 2014 showhouse with nautical flags hanging in the kitchenNautical flags hang above the dining area in a coastal home