Monthly Archives: May 2018

:: Nautical Decor In A Coastal Home ::

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Blue nautical decor in a coastal bedroomThe Nautical Design Style is more than a staple in coastal decor. It is almost, no pun intended, the flagship of the design styles. It embodies the coastal lifestyle with it’s origins and decorations. It doesn’t get any more coastal than using things off of boats as decoration in the home. Well, maybe using sand? But who really wants to clean up that mess? We’re not going to!

The style originates back to the East Coast along the Atlantic coastal line. It also has a few different names; some of the more recognizable names are New England Coastal Style and American Coastal Style. Both are fitting considering the region in which the style started and the color palette used in most nautical style homes.

In Nautical Coastal Design you will see lots of reds, whites and blues which gives way to the name American Coastal Style. It’s also very common for American flags to be part of the decoration as well. The colors are bright and bold which let the style really pop! Along with the colors comes the main patterns – stripes. They will always show up in the Nautical Style. In some shape or form they will be in the room: it can be printed fabric on the sofa, painted on the walls or laid on the ground in the rug’s design . Stripes are a big design staple in the decor and will always be used in it.

Other accesorries that are used as decoration in the Nautical Style are boat flags, life raft rings, fishing buoys, boat paddles and model sail boats. That’s just a few of the pieces used in the design though. There are plenty more, but these are used more often. Basically, if it comes off of a boat it’s perfect for the Nautical Style. But really, if it has to do with boats, sailing to the ocean in anyway, you’re on the right path for the Nautical Style. Nautical inspired coastal living roomNautical white and blue bedroomNautical living room with nautical flags as wall artNautical workspace in a beach houseNautical kids room Nautical stripes and deco pin the living room Nautical bedroom with an American style

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #75 ::

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Coastal details featuring indigo dyed piecesIt’s Monday and that means it is time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pins button because we have five more pins for your boards!

Find yourself transported to these spaces and take notes on how these designers have brought the best in each space! We hope you have a good week and a very happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal details with beads around the lamp in the living room Coastal dining space with unique seating Coastal living room with cottage vibes Fun patterned pillows and wall art in a coastal living room

:: Fibers Are Our Friends ::

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Coastal living room with lots of natural fibers and texturesNatural fibers are a must have in a coastal home. It’s the texture most associated with a beach house and the style. It’s very common to feel a jute rug under your feet or see wicker fibered furniture in the living room. These textures will always have place and they look great too!

The best part of using natural textures and fibers in your home is it brings the outdoor feeling inside. It connects the home to it’s beachy roots and lets those coastal feels flow throughout each space. This materials seamlessly blend in the home and feel as though they belong.

You most likely have natural textures and fibers in you home already, but if you don’t it’s time to get a feel for fibers! Take a look and see how these designers have used natural textures and fibers in these spaces.
Jute rug in a eclectic coastal living roomCoastal living room with natural furniture Natural fibers in a boho chic style coastal living room Natural textures in a coastal style kitchen

:: Coastal Coffee Table Trays ::

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Bright coastal living room with a coffee table tray on an ottoman style coffee tableLooking for a simple addition to your coastal coffee table? Then add a coffee table tray! These are the perfect pieces for the coffee table. They build on the style in the living room by adding another layer to the space. It’s also a great way to keep those accessories or magazines in one place!

A coffee table tray can add style, purpose and texture. It’s the triple threat! It can add a clean style line in a modern coastal living room or serve as a place to put those stunning coffee table books and it can even add texture to the space if you choose a wood style tray.
Coastal coffee table tray acessories Modern coastal living room with minimal decor and a coffee table tray with accessories

:: Less Is Always More In Life & Design ::

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Coastal living room with a large sofa and patterned area rugWe all know the phrase “Less is more”. It’s a very common phrase and concept when it comes to life and design. In design it creates a simple guideline which translates to less stuff creates more of an impact. It sounds easy, but it can often be one of the our biggest design challenges.

There is another element to the less is more concept and it is explained by adding one word to the phrase. Less is more time. It’s a simple, yet powerful addition to the phrase. Less is more time to relax, to clean, to spend with your family or to go out and live. Less is more means less stuff to clean or worry about it.

If you can adopt the less is more phrase into your home you can reclaim time you waste and discover time you didn’t have before. That means no more time wasted on cleaning and dusting in between all the trinkets and useless accessories you thought you needed in your home. No more time spent moving furniture around so you can vacuum properly. Keep your design simple to save your most valuable asset – time. Modern coastal living room with minimal chairs Simple coastal dining space with an area jute rug and wicker pendant lights

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #74 ::

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Coastal details in the living roomMonday, Monday, Monday! It’s time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because we have five more coastal inspired pins for you!

This week we’re all about the white coastal spaces that let the simple decor and little pops of color really stand out. Get inspired by these spaces and don’t forget to pin them to your Pinterest boards!

Are you in need of more coastal home decor? Then we’ve got your fix on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Great little space with a beautifully placed bench home to a palm and a cactus with a big, round mirror hanging above Large mirror accompanied by plenty of plants Rustic coastal living room with plenty of natural texturesLove the side console in the bathroom insted of the traditional sink

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #73 ::

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Coastal dining space with a large hanging pendant lightTime for your Monday Pins! That’s right, we have five coastal home decor pins ready for those Pinterest boards! This week we take a look at a few spaces that use an uncommon color in coastal design – black. We like the way these designers have used black in these spaces to really stand out and try something unique! Take a look and pin them to your boards!

Want more coastal home decor? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Light wood nightstand and lamp offset with a dark wall in a coastal bedroom Modern coastal dining room Modern coastal dining space with boho patterns Outdoor coastal space complete with a puppy

:: Create A Beach Ready Entryway ::

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Cute summer inspired coastal entrywayWhen summer is in full swing we have one destination in mind, the beach! The beach is the ultimate summer spot, so why not make your entry way beach ready? You can do this with a couple key accessories and pieces! You need a minimum of three essential pieces in the entry way. You can use more, but we all know less is more so keep it simple!

The first thing you need is a place to sit. This can be a chair, a small bench or even a stool. You just need something where you can kick off those sandals and dust off the sand covered toes. No more tracking sand throughout the house. If your seat is something light and easy to move you can easily reach in a grab it and clean outside the front door.

The second thing you will need is a place to set your stuff down. A side table or even a wide ottoman can get the job done. Create a place you can easy unload after a beach day. This way you can drop it and forget it for the time being. Another option is to use a wicker style basket so you can place your beach towels or blankets in it so it can easily be transported to the laundry room.

The third and final piece to the beach ready entryway is a place to hang stuff. We’re talking an entry way shelf, a coast rack or at the very least a couple mounted hooks. This is a great place to hang the towels, your sun hat or your beach tote. Basically it’s another place to quickly unload form the beach.

Those are the three essential pieces that make the perfect summer entryway! It’s all about creating a space that helps you quickly and easily unload after a glorious day at the beach. Hopefully this helps you this summer and lets you enjoy those beach days more!
Details in a coastal home entryway Summer ready entryway in a coatsal home

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #72 ::

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Coastal home with a boho chic styleMonday means it’s time for coastal home decor pins! Here are five more coastal decor inspired pins ready to hit those boards! This week we gathered a few pins with a minimal and simple style. Designing with these two elements typically leads to modern coastal decor that leaves the space feeling open and large. Check out these photos and don’t forget to add them to your Pinterest boards! Happy Monday everyone!

Get more coastal home decor on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal living room with a simple modern look Minimal decor in a coastal bedroom Outdoor coastal space with clean, modern lines Simple outdoor backyard coastal space