Monthly Archives: March 2018

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #67 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage kitchen with nautical detailsIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for you coastal home decor pins! Get those boards ready because we have five pins ready for you guys! This week we’re focused on the kitchen and for good reason, that’s where all the magic happens. Find yourself lost in these kitchens and get inspired for the week! We hope you have a happy Monday!

If you want more coastal home decor head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal cottage kitchen with wonderful textures throughout the space Coastal kitchens with blue pendant lights Open coastal kitchen with gold aceent lights Patterned backsplash and bright pops of turquoise in a coastal kicthen

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:: 3 Reasons You Should Have Striped Rugs In Your Coastal Home ::

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Tuesday Tips

Bright coastal living room with a striped rug anchoring the spaceA striped rug in coastal home decor is like the sand to the beach. It’s a coastal home decor piece that will always be found in coastal homes, just like sand will always be found at the beach. No one will ever argue the fact that stripes are a part of coastal home decor. It’s a great design piece that’s versatility and flare has cemented it’s place in the coastal design style. Here are 3 reasons why we believe that:

1. Size Options

When it comes to rugs, size matters. Literally. You need to know the measurements of the space you plan on laying your rug down. An area rug is not going to fit in your hallway. An extreme example, but you get it. You need to know the length and size of the space for potential rug options. Is this a given for all rugs and not just striped rugs for coastal homes? Yes, we won’t argue that, but it’s a reason we had to touch on.

2. Pattern Play

The striped pattern is a classic pattern. Home decor is not the only place you will find stripes. It’s because the pattern invokes a sense of fun while having an affect on the eyes. Long lines can trick the eye into making it seem like a space is longer or wider. Use thin stripes to lead the eye throughout the space or lay down a striped rug with thicker, larger stripes to bring a full feel to the space. This is where the stripe pattern shines. It offers much more than just a quirky, playful pattern.

3. Color Choices

A blue and white striped rug is a coastal home essential. The strong blues paired with the creamy whites leaves an impression in homes. Blue and white hues are not the only colors that have an affect on a space. The striped rug helps colors make a lasting, striking statement in a coastal home. On the other end, striped rugs with subtle colors can achieve the exact opposite affect. They can compliment and blend into a space to add the finishing touches.

If you want visual proof we got that too. Check out some of these coastal homes that use striped rugs to their full potential in the space. If you’re in the market for a striped rug or two for your home, you can find a few in the Tuvalu Home Store.Striped rug in a coastal living roomStriped rug layered on top of the hute style rug in a the living roomStripes in a bright style coastal kids bedroom

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #66 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage dinign space with blue huesMonday, Monday, Monday! That means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready because we have five fresh coastal inspired pins ready for your Pinterest boards! Pull inspiration from these amazing photos and use it to help with the decor in your home!

We hope these pins help you start your week off right! Pin them and share them and have yourself a happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor and inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal living room with with a large sail boat model on the mantel Cozy coastal cottage living room Open living room space with coastal colors Nautical inspired round mirrors coastal bathroom

:: Decorate With Garden Stools ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal outdoor space with garden stools as coffee tablesGarden stools are no longer limited to the outdoors. Can they still be used outdoors? Of course! But why limit yourself to just outside? They can be used inside or outside and they work great!

A garden stool can be used as a side table or even group them together creating a larger table look. It’s a fun and unique way to change up the design in your home! They come in multiple colors and styles giving everyone the ability to match any decor in any home.

Check out how these designers have used garden stools in indoor and outdoor spaces. Get inspired and try one out in your home or garden this spring!

Coastal work space with a fun mix of materials and a garden stool as a side table Garden stools under the console table in a coastal living room

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #65 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright coastal kitchen with sleek lines leading in a rustic beach style dining spaceIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for another round of Coastal Home Decor Pins! Get those pin buttons ready because it is time to start pinning! We had a wet weekend at the start and then the sun decided it wanted to come out and play! Hopefully we don’t get anymore rain, but it looks like we might. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that we don’t! To fight the weather we’ve decided to give you guys a couple gorgeous pins to add to your coastal home boards! So pin ’em and share ’em to help us send out those good weather vibes! We hope you have a good week!

Are you in need of more coastal home design and decor? Then head on over the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal details in the entryway Coastal details on the coffee table in beachy living room Coastal kitchen with a pair of high chairs at the bar Coastal living room with a relaxed beach theme

:: Tuva-Luvs – Laurie ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Laurie! One of her store favorites is the John Lennon Sign Art! This brand new art print looks like a page from a vintage book. Quote by John Lennon reads: He said, “Love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep on watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” Add this lovely quote to your home! Get a closer look at the John Lennon Sign Art!

If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs!

:: Highlight Those Blue Hues ::

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Beach coastal mixing blues and natural woodsWe all know blue and white compliment each other extremely well. There’s no questioning that color combination when it comes to decor. However, one other color, more of a material, accents blue hues just as well and that’s wood.

Wood is a great material to pair with the color blue. You can decorate with light or dark wood and find a blue hue that matches flawlessly. Pair a strong navy blue with a deep walnut to bring out the rich hues of each color. If you’re decorating with a lighter palette you can compliment a light blue with an ash or white oak.

Mix and match hues to find the perfect color combination for your home! Check out how these designers have paired blue with different types and hues of wood!
Beach cottage dining area with beauitful blue hues and wood accents Coastal decor mixing natural materials with blue hues and white decor Mixing blue with dark woods in a traditional style coastal home Strong nautical vignetter with model boats, dark woods and a striking blue

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #64 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal outdoor dining space with a modern lookGet ready for your Monday Coastal Home Decor Pins! This week we have five coastal decor inspired photos ready or those boards! Feel inspired by these spaces decorated with plenty of natural inspired colors and materials. Make note of how the natural wood colors and textures pop on the lighter colors they are paired with. Get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because it is time to start pinning! We hope you have a good week and a very happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor and inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Outdoor hanging twin chair perfect for a coastal backyard or patio Simple coastal bedroom decorated with natural looking colors and materials White coastal bathrooom White coastal cottage bedroom with a beauitful ocean view