Monthly Archives: May 2019

:: Swing Into Summer ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal home with a lovely swingSet yourself up to enjoy being outside this summer and grab yourself a swing! Don’t miss out on swinging those summer days and nights away!

Swings are a great way to just relax and enjoy being outside. Since they typically need to be mounted to a sturdy, overhead structure, you will have the much needed shade to help maximize those enjoyable summer days.

When it comes to swing options you have many choices. Go for a classic swinging bench with comfy pillow tops, a cozy day bed style would offer endless napping opportunities and you can even opt for individual chair swings which are perfect for limited spaces. Get inspired by these swings and look into setting yourself up this summer!
Coastal patio with a day bed swing perfect for summer relaxing Patio swings ready to be enjoyed Rope swing on a coastal home patio

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:: Cool Off This Summer With A Nice Drink ::

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coastal bar area setup on a side table ready to entertain

Cool off this summer with a chilled, refreshing drink. Whether it be an ice cold lemonade or your favorite summer cocktail, there’s always time to relax and take a load off. One way to make sure you can do just that is to have your home bar set up and ready to serve. It’s the perfect thing for those summer get togethers.

Set it up outside in the backyard and let the party begin! Check out some of these beautiful home bars and see what you should be doing this summer!

Looking to set up a little bar in your home? Then check out what we’ve got on our online store here!
Cute bistro set up with drinks for the party in a coastal home Outdoor bistro setup on a coastal patio

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 116 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal living room accessories with nice color popsHappy Monday everyone! Are you ready for this week’s coastal home decor pins? We think it’s safe to assume yes or you probably wouldn’t be here. We have five pins ready for those coastal decor Pinterest boards. Pin ’em, share ’em and have yourself a great week!

Get coastal home decor inspiration and more when you head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal side console with lots of blue hues Cozy nook under the stairs in a coastal home Love the light fixtures in this home Simple coastal decor in the living room

:: Using Maps As Wall Art ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Maps are a great way to use art in a coastal home. They allow us to escape to another part of the world without leaving the room. Inspiring ideas of travels and adventure, hanging up a map provides great nautical decor and it doubles as a great art piece. Use them to pay tribute to your favorite places around the world or frame a couple maps of places you wish to go. Visual your travel goals!

Check out how these great spaces incorporate maps into them. Use them to fall in love with the world and transform you to past travels. Coastal living room. Great natural decor offering a range of textures. Map art and cute masons jars for the perfect touch! Rustic, coastal space that gives off a tone of comfort

:: 3 Coastal Outdoor Dining Tips ::

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Coastal outdoor dining spaceThe sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most out of your outdoor dining experience!

1. Dinnerware

There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

2. Comfy Seats

Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.

3. Enjoy The View

This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!

Outdoor dining space with fun chairs Simple outdoor dining space Coastal outdoor space for dining

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 115 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal outdoor space with a white paletteMonday, Monday, Monday! It’s the start of a new week and we have your coastal home decor pins ready to go! This week we’re all about the outdoor spaces and we have the pins to back it up! So get those pin buttons ready because here’s five more coastal photos for those boards! We hope you have a great week and can get out to enjoy the weather!

Find more coastal home inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Cozy outdoor space with an inviting hammock over looking the ocean Cute outdoor patio space perfect for entertaining Garden stools being used as tables outside on the patio Perfect cozy spot to sit in the morning with coffee or in the evening with tea

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 114 ::

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Monday Pins

Jute rug runner in a coastal hallway that leads into the living roomIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! We have a couple fresh pins for those coastal decor boards and this week we’re featuring coastal hallways. The hallway can be much more than just a place to get to the bedroom! Check out some of these wonderful coastal hallways! Happy Monday and have a great week!

Do you want coastal home decor and pins? Head to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
A look down a hallway with a coastal home Coastal home with a striped rug running the length of the hallway Bright natural light in a coastal hallway Stripes in a coastal home hallway

:: Open Kitchen Design ::

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Coastal kitchen with boho chic style and open shelvesWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf and open storage kitchens lately that we love! It’s another fun way to bring style and character to your coastal kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show it off!

Let people see all of your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Coastal kitchen with open shelves Bright coastal kitchen space filled with open shelves Open shelf displaying dinnerware in the kitchen

:: 3 Ways To Give Your Coastal Bathroom An Update ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal bathrooom with a great diftwood mirrorMake your bathroom your happy place. There’s no reason to be unhappy in or with your bathroom. Seriously, it’s the place where so many good things can and will happen. Mainly we’re talking bath tub love, but that’s a given. It’s easy to forget about the rest of the bathroom and only focus on the tub. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve got 3 easy ways to update your bathroom that won’t break the bank or require your to hire a contractor or an interior designer. Read on!

1. Open it up.

Don’t hide anything everything in the bathroom by using traditional cabinets and storage in the bathroom. Leave everything out in the open! It makes it easier for you to grab things when you need them and it helps fight the mess. Stop hiding the mess and take action to prevent it!

2. Don’t forget the towels.

Towels are an easy way to decorate the bathroom and give it a quick punch of style. They can introduce colors and patterns without much work or effort. It’s a great way to try experimental colors or patterns as well. Not everyone is going to be in your bathroom, plus it’s pretty easy and inexpensive.

3. Cover the floor.

Rugs are essential! They give us something soft and warm to plant our toes on while providing another decor element. Use the rug to bring some texture into the space and mix up the feel in the bathroom.
Details in a coastal bathroom Simple coastal bathroom with two rope hanging mirrors