Category Archives: Art

:: 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

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:: 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

:: Tuva-Luvs – Catherine ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

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!

:: Using Maps As Wall Art ::

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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

:: Tuva-Luvs – Wendy ::

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Wendy Tuva-Luv – Carved Wood MermaidThis week out Tuva-Luv comes from Wendy! One of her store favorites is the carved wood mermaid! This life size mermaid is a hand-carved of wood, covered in a painted gesso coating. It’s one of our best-selling mermaid pieces because they are so unique because they can vary greatly in color and wear. All mermaids are made by hand, creating a charming characteristic about each and every one of them. Shop the carved wood mermaid now!

Find more our store favorites on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Decorate Those Walls With Art & Photos ::

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Black and white framed photos on a modern coastal wallReady 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.
Coastal art hanging on a wall in a beach home Coastal blues in a cozy living room Coastal dining space featuring a bright and color wall of art

:: Tuva-Luvs – Laurie ::

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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!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Cindy ::

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This Thursday our Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy! The piece she has chosen as her favorite is the hello sunshine art print! The beautiful hello sunshine art print is carefully reproduced on natural hardwood and sports a stunning recycled wood frame. Boasting lovely, sentimental word art that is sure to inspire you to live every day to the fullest, this art print makes the perfect addition to any room in your home. Add the hello sunshine art print to your home today!

Find more of our store favorite on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: You Need More Than Photos In Your Gallery Wall ::

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Coastal gallery wall with a large basket and pictures surrounding itA gallery wall is an easy way to fill empty wall space. Slap up a couple pictures in frames and you’re done, or are you? There’s no doubt that using framed images with give you a great looking gallery wall. Using fun, unique and interesting frames of different sizes with give you an even better looking and more interesting gallery wall. But why stop there?

One thing you can incorporate is art. That doesn’t mean you just have to limit yourself to only framed art though and it doesn’t just have to be art. It can be an antique sign or piece you found hunting in the flea markets. These pieces can be worked into the gallery to make the wall look even more dynamic. Adding more than the just frame images brings a new depth and eye catching element to the wall.

Check out how these designers have used more than just images in their gallery  walls. Get inspired and start to think what you could add to your walls to make them that much better!
Coastal home gallery wall with coral art Rustic farmhouse inspired gallery wall Unique gallery wall with pictures and art resting on shelves

:: New Year, New Bookcase ::

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Coastal bookshelf with a minimal deisgn approachGet ready for a new year, a new you, a new project, a new makeover and everything else new! If you want to start will something small your bookcase is a great place to start! We have a couple little tips to help liven it up and get your new year under way. We’re talking fast and easy things that anyone can do. You don’t need to be a professional interior designer (it doesn’t hurt if you are) or need to spend tons of money to create a beautiful bookcase. All you need are a few of these quick tips incorporated into your bookcase and you’re on your way. So here we go:

  • Start with color – A little color in your bookcase never hurts. This means painting the backs of your bookcase or only painting a square, or rectangle, to make it stand out. Another option is wallpaper. You can bring in patterns or textures if wanted.
  • Display art – Your bookcase doesn’t need to only showcase books or small accessories. Use it to show off some art too! Incorporating art into your bookcase will give it some life and grab the attention of the eye.
  • Add those accessories – Like the art, accessories give you the ability to have fun decorating the bookcase. They can be scattered around to give the bookcase a fresh look. These pieces will give the eye more to look at while scanning over the books on display.
  • Don’t forget the books – Your bookcase obviously needs books, but what it doesn’t need is a uniform, linear placement of them. Your books don’t have to boring! You can have fun with your books and display them in multiple ways. Laying them down, or leaning a book, will bring new space to the bookcase that also allows you to decorate with your art or accessories.

We’ve got a few examples of some great looking bookcases for you to use for inspiration to welcome in the new year. Remember to play around with your bookcase until you find what looks best. Good luck decorating!

Coastal bookshelf decorated with blu ehues and sea life inspired decor Colorful coastal bookshelf with lots of fun and unique decor Monochromatic white bookshelf