Category Archives: Accessories

:: 3 Tips For Getting The Entryway Ready For Fall & Winter ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal fall entryway mudroomNow that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready? Getting your entryway ready for the wet seasons is necessary when your layers deep trudging into your home. Make it so when you get home on a wet day that you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. It’s ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes or rain boots fast. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your wet season easier. They will help, check them out!

1. Grab A Seat.

Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.

2. Toss The Coat.

Get a couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.

3. Lay Down A Rug.

You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.

These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!

Cute boho chic entry way ready for fall and winter Simple entryway with space to strip off the layers and take off the wet boots Festive rustic entryway

:: Go With A Little Bronze On The Side ::

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A bronze side table with coastal detailsAre you looking to add a little extra oomph to your living room? Try decorating with a bronze side table. These are great pieces to add to a coastal living room because they bring a nice mix of of style and texture to the space.

With a vintage, or even antique, look a bronze side tables bring another layer of design to the decor. It’s soft, metal hue is easy to work into most color palettes too. You can have an older, more oxidized style one to work well in a rustic style home or even have a clean and polished one to match the look of a modern coastal home. There are many opportunities to bring bronze into any space!

Check out what these designers have done in coastal living rooms with bronze side tables. Get inspired and see what a bronze side table could do in your home!Coastal living rom with blue and white decor, host chair and bronze side table Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa and bronze side table Coastal living room with bronze side table Coastal living room with eclectic decor and a bronze side table

:: Open Storage In The Bathroom ::

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A coastal bathroom with a clean look and open storageA great way to simplify and free up space in the bathroom is to open up the storage space. This way you can prevent yourself from stuffing the drawers and creating clutter in the bathroom. With storage out in the open, it’s easy to see what should stay and what should go. Open storage underneath the sink provides a look and feel of openness in the small space.

We gathered a few images to give you an idea of how a bathroom with open storage can look. Scroll down to get inspired to simplify your bathroom and create a clean, minimal look!
Coastal bathroom with clean, open storage under the sinks Coastal bathroom with open shelves for storing bathroom goods Coastal bathroom with open storage on the wall Coastal bathroom with open storage underneath the his and hers sinks

:: Decorate With Nautical Flags ::

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Nautical flags strewn about a kids coastal bedroomThe nautical flag is no stranger to our blog or coastal decor. So it should not be a surprise that you see them on the blog today. These flags have been used in coastal homes as decor for ages.

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! All of their colors and fun patterns bring any space to life with ease.

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

:: Do You Even Bamboo? ::

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Bamboo furniture in a tropical inspired homeBamboo decor is a staple in coastal style and coastal homes. It can be found in almost every beach cottage because of it’s practicality and tropical nature. It’s no surprise to see designers using bamboo in a space and getting in touch with their coastal roots.

Bamboo brings a beachy vibe to any space and definitely lets that person know exactly what kind of home they’re in. Plus it can come in any color or size. Painted bamboo has really opened up the design options and lets us go wild! We love the look of bamboo and it will always be a coastal home classic.

What are your thoughts on bamboo? Do you use it in your home? Or have you guys moved onto to something new? Let us know! And don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful spaces these designers have put together using bamboo!
Coastal dining room with white bamboo chairsCoastal furniture in an outdoor spaceCoastal lounge chair made of bamboo in the living roomColorful bamboo trolley bar cart

:: Classic Coastal Decor – The Anchor ::

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Nautical kids bedroom with fun anchor themed art and decorAnchors are a classic piece in coastal and nautical decor. The anchor is a universal symbol for a ship and the ocean. It’s no mystery why this is used so often in our favorite design style.

You can decorate with them anywhere in the home. They are common design piece that come in many different styles, in many shape, and a wide variety of sizes. Will little hunting, the perfect anchor on a piece of artwork or even a light fixture can be found. If you have a design vision that calls for an anchor you will find it.

We’ve picked a few photos that show anchors being used in a couple different rooms and in different ways. Take notes from these designers and get inspired by this classic nautical piece. If you’re looking to add some anchor decor to your home you can shop our online store here.
Nuatical nook with fun, ocean themed decor and art Simple anchor wall art in a coastal home Simple coastal kitchen accented with lush, green plants and a lit anchorNautical entryway with anchor hooks and coastal decor

:: Don’t Forget The Floor Pillow ::

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Coastal living room with lots of natural light and a set of floor pillows for extra seatingIt’s time to get comfortable! A fun and easy way to do that is by adding a couple floor pillows and getting cozy! They add a new dynamic to the space which is easily removable when you store the pillows away.

Floor pillows are also an easy way to add extra sitting space. They’re perfect for you are entertaining friends and family when they come over. Give everyone their own seat without sitting on top of each other and when they go you can quickly put them away. Ideal for easy clean up and extra seats!

Change it up and bring some extra comfort to the home! Perfect for the living room, bedroom and even outside in the backyard or patio! Floor pillow in a beac house style home Open living room with lots of natural lights and floor pillow poufs

:: Tuva-Luvs – Franny ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week out Tuva-Luv comes from Franny! One of her store favorites is the painted wood ladder! This painted ladder is a quick and creative way to add a focal point and dimension to any room. Let is stand alone, or use it to hang your favorite blankets on. Perfect for those beach cottage vibes. Shop the painted wood ladder now!

Do you want more of our Tuvalu Home store favorites? Then head on over to the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Coastal Staircase Decoration ::

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coastal living coastal staircase home built in storage stairsThe staircase, like the bathroom, can often be overlooked and forgotten. Don’t waste that space! It can be a tricky space because it’s not the easiest to decorate. You mostly have walls, maybe a small shelf space of sorts and a little floor space at the bottom to work with, but that’s okay!

We have found that a lot can be done in small spaces! There’s no need to limit yourself. Plus we can’t forget about the stairs themselves. We can use stair runners, wood or even tiles to decorate them giving us even more options.

Check out some of these staircases to find out what other people/designers are doing and to get some inspiration! Apply what you like to your home. Put up that gallery wall and use that space!Modern coastal staircase Nautical style staircase in a coastal homeCoastal beach house with a reclaimed wood staircase

:: Tuva-Luvs – Catherine ::

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tuva-luv-catherine-sunrise-on-esther-island-mermaid-artThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Catherine! One of her store favorites is the “sunrise on esther island” mermaid wall art piece! This piece shows scenes of mermaids in everyday life! Wonderful paintings of whimsically charming and demure mermaids in lovely seaside settings. They are numbered and signed in a black distressed wood frame with a glass front. The artist has a unique style and flair with her paintings that is reminiscent of her favorite place the island of Nantucket, located 30 miles out to sea off the coast of Cape Cod. Shop out the “sunrise on esther island” mermaid art piece now!

Find more of our store favorites on the Tuva-Luvs Page!