You can never have enough art in your home. Art can be as abstract and crazy as you want or it can flat out say exactly what you want it to. Why beat around the bush?
Use art to say what’s on your mind! We tend to see signs and art in coastal homes that say something about the beach or the beautiful beach city they are located in (Shout out to Laguna Beach!) and we love that. We love it because that’s something you don’t see in other home decor styles. You might find a Victorian style home with a sign that says, “God Save The Queen,” but that’s probably it. Chances are you won’t find a sign that says, “Hello Gorgeous.”
Have fun with the art and signs you place around your home. Take a look at how these spaces are saying something with the art. If you want to bring more art into your home, check out what we call ‘the written word’ section on the Tuvalu Home online store here!
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When it comes to coastal design the best place to pull inspiration from is the beach and the coast itself. The design elements of the home can take direct cues from coastal environment surroundings. From the earthy tones to the natural textures, there are plenty of coastal accessories that can not only be pluck right from the beach, but also inspired by elements of the coast.
Get inspired by the natural materials that can be used in home decor. Wood materials and stone are a great way to use textures in the home. Their neutral colors effortlessly blend with many hues. You can pair these natural materials with natural fabrics and fibers such as jute, linen and cotton to finish off the complete coastal style.
Take a look at how these designers use natural materials and fabrics throughout the home to bring in the coast.
This week out Tuva-Luv comes from Laurie! One of her store favorites it the heirloom leather photo album with “for the ones I love” pressed into the leather. This leather photo album features 50 pages of thoughtfully collected quotes with a photo pocket on each page for cherished photos of family, friends, and loved ones. This heirloom leather photo album would make a beautiful gift for that special upcoming wedding or anniversary. Shop the heirloom leather photo album now!
Find more of our store favorites on the Tuva-Luvs Page!
A good table lamp is a game changer. It is a detail that can have a big impact on design, style and mood. They turn can turn dark spaces into lively and vibrant ones that offer a cozy place to entertain or relax. With such a range and variety of lamps out there, you can find the perfect table lamp for any space. This week we share with you three table lamps for any coastal home. There are endless options out there, but we’ll start with these three.
1. Jamie Young Verona Table Lamp
Add an extra pop of color to any space in your home with this gorgeous ceramic table lamp. Traditional colors of blue and brown in a medallion pattern create a stunning, yet classic timeless look. The pairing with a more natural burlap shade gives an organic twist, broadening the array of many style decors this lamp will work.
2. Jamie Young Bandeau Table Lamp
This table lamp features a warm, wood base with natural grain details and a warm metal detail in the center. The white linen shade has a beautiful burlap trim to balance the wood base. 3. Jamie Young Extra Large Plum Jar Table Lamp
Elegant blue glass adds sophistication and character to any space. This perfect blue color can accent nautical and glamorous decor alike!
Find more table lamps on the Tuvalu Home website!
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Ready to get the most out of your walls? Good! Because it’s time to them with art and photos!
We can’t just hang any old art though, no-no. No one wants to be that person that just puts something in their home because they saw it once in a magazine. We must take steps to be better than that. Take some time to sit down and have an honest, open conversation with yourself about art. Really put some thought into it because it’s something you are going to be looking at it everyday and every guest that enters your home with see.
This is why we must choose something fun! We must choose something meaningful! Maybe add some colorful? Maybe something silly? At least make it something cherished and loved!
A good part of the fun is the hunt. Heading out on the Wild West that is the internet and searching for your new art. The search for art is a great way to get to know yourself. You find your likes, dislikes and what really calls to you. Art is truly a great way to express yourself and to further imprint onto your home.
As always we won’t leave you baby birds without proper art inspiration. This, of course, is just a mere taste of what’s out in the wonderful world waiting to be added to your home. Go out into the world and find a piece that begs to be on your walls! Or realistically log on to Pinterest and type in ‘coastal art’ or something niche like that.
Decorating your home with beautiful sea glass is a sure way to give your home the perfect coastal feel. You can’t go wrong with the coastal blues and greens that sea glass naturally has.
The cool, coastal blues that are complimented by the greens set the perfect tone throughout any coastal home. You can utilize these colors in multiple ways with all the natural hues that you get from sea glass. You can use pastel blues and greens or even use bold ones. If you want to get extra wild you can always mix the two together.
Check out what some of these designers have done and used sea glass colors in these spaces and get inspired by sea glass!
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Patterns are a staple in coastal home decor. With many of the common patterns used in coastal homes, a new one has been showing up. The geometric pattern has been spotted offering a fun and unique way to add some character and style to a space.
Geometric patterns effortlessly make their way into coastal homes because of their playful style. They’re also a quick step away from the classic stripe patterns that often show up in nautical home and beach cottages. The two patterns can be used to play off of each other, but the geometric pattern can quickly steal the show.
With the eye catching style of geometric patterns, a little accent piece is all you need. It’s easy to add a fun pillow, throw or rug to add a pop of style to the space. With the sharp lines and repeating patterns our eyes are naturally drawn to the patterns. This creates a fun accent piece that can help carry the eyes through the room.
Get inspired by this fun and energetic pattern! The geometric lines and shapes will be a fun addition to the home and add a great focal point!