Category Archives: Color

:: Use The Walls To Display Your Collection ::

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Tuesday Tips

Vintage swimsuits displayed on the wall of a coastal homePeople are naturally collectors. Sometimes it’s intentional and other times, well, life gets in the way and we forget to throw things away. When we decide on something to collector it seems like that’s all we want. We’re officially on the hunt! After a healthy amount of rummaging through flea markets, antique stores and garage sale, you finally amass a  collection worthy of showing. How are you going to display the collection you worked so hard to find?

We have a suggestion, head to the walls! Walls are a great way to display your collections! They give us plenty of space to show off our finds. Plus they provide extra room for you to add to your collection because let’s be honest, it never stops growing.

Get fancy with the collection and frame it! Frames are a great way to display the collection on the wall and let people know you’re proud of your hard work. Unfortunately, not all of our collections are framable, and that’s fine. Another way is to invest in wall shelves and prop your collection up for all to see. It lets you open up the space for other decor and design elements.

Using the walls helps you make the most of the space in your home and prevents the over cluttering of side consoles or tables. So head to the walls and start displaying your collection today!
Collection of wheels displayed in frames on the wall Model sail boats displayed on the wall Nautical collection of sail boat pictures and modelsNautical floats in all shapes and colors hanging from the wall

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:: Floor Pillows, Cushions & Poufs ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal living room with a cottage feelHave you thought about bringing a little pouf into your life? More importantly, into your home? These floor pillows are the perfect accessory for any family room or living room. They add a fun design element and double as a little extra seating. Who wouldn’t mind that? They’re especially great for all those entertainers out there!

In design, it’s the little things that count and a pouf can be used as a great accent in any space. They can add texture, color, or even act as a little extra filler in a large room. Tight on space or budget? No problem! These little guys are what you’re looking for! And when they’ve served their purpose or are no longer needed, you just pick up and move them out. Take a look at the poufs used these photos! They look great right??

Start shopping for poufs now online at Tuvalu Home!

Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa, an accent chair and a cozy pouf Poufs in a cozy coastal cottage living room Poufs designed as extra seating in a coastal living room Nautical inspired cottage with a pouf

:: Get Creative With Wallpaper ::

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Coastal decorated bookcase with a marble inlufenced wallpaper inlayWallpaper’s not limited to the walls anymore. We love a good wallpaper and love it even more when it’s done right (as you’ll see below), but lately designers and creatives are pushing the potential for wallpaper. They’re using it creatively on the walls and putting in places that we should have been using it a long time ago, but for some reason we haven’t. Thanks to the internet – let’s be honest, Pinterest – people are sharing their creative ideas and uses of wallpaper which gets the wheels turning for everyone else. Finding new and exciting places to slap that wallpaper is pushing decor, design and style to another level and we love it.

Check out some of these creative wallpaper ideas we’ve put in this post. Our favorite has to be the the picture right below this text. Look at the fireplace, that’s Ralph Lauren’s black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chimney breast. We absolutely love that idea and placement. It definitely gets some ideas going in our heads.

What do you guys think? Are you a fan? Also, what are some creative wallpaper ideas you’ve seen? Don’t behind afraid to drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you guys!
Beauitful living room with Ralph Lauren's black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chimineyCoastal kids room with cute wallpaper and decorWallpaper on the stairs to get them a weather, rustic lookTropical room with wallpaper on the walls and on the door

:: Go With Gingham In Your Home! ::

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Coastal kitchen with gingham topped stoolsAre you getting enough summer? Are the sun filled beach days and warm nights enough? If not, you should try decorating with gingham! This pattern is the perfect summer pattern! When you see gingham you can help but think of a picnics and the great outdoors. This is why it should be in your home for summer! Get those instant outdoor picnic feels and enjoy your summer inside and outside your home!

Not sure what you should replace with your new found gingham print? Well the secret with gingham print/gingham check, and it’s bigger sibling parttern buffalo checks, is a little goes a long way. It’s easy to go overboard with gingham. So like some things, less is more. Keep that in mind and have fun decorating your way through summer!
Gingham print in a coastal dining room

:: Lay Down Those Stripes ::

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Striped chair in a coastal living roomStripes are a classic design element and pattern in coastal decor. These lovely lines are exactly what we like during the playful summer season. We’re talking striped rugs, striped pillows, striped blankets, striped curtains, striped towels, striped accessories and whatever else we can fit these colored lines on! They bring a fun look to any space and that’s why they are always welcomed into any home except maybe a Victorian Gothic style home.

They also bring effortless style points to anything they’re on. Don’t believe us? Here’s a simple test anyone can do and it only requires a little imagination. Imagine you have two tea towels, one is white and the other is white with three red stripes. Which one are you going to pick? Most of us will probably choose the red striped tea towel and we don’t blame you because we did too.

Embrace the steps and enjoy the stripes! We’ve gathered a couple great photos that feature stripes, so don’t forget to take notes and see how these designers are using their stripes! Striped chair in a coastal homeCoastal bedroom with a blue and white stripe rugCoastal bathroom with a stripe rug Cute kitchen with a stripe rug

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #28 ::

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Coastal cottage living room with patriotic decorThis week our Monday pins post goes American in honor of the Fourth of July. We have five American, coastal decor inspired pins for your Pinterest boards! We want to get you excited as we gear up for a 4th of July weekend! That means red, white and blue all over with a healthy dose of American flags hung throughout the spaces. So get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time to hit the boards! Have a good week and enjoy your Fourth of July Weekend!

Head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest page for more coastal home decor and inspiration!
Coastal dining area with an American flag hanging as wall art Red white and blue backdrop for coastal coral decor Rustic cottage hallway with an American flag on the wall and cow skin rugCostal kids room with a large American flagon the wall

:: Designers Adding Color ::

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All white coastal living room with pops of blue and turquoiseWe love when a designer goes all white. It’s fresh, clean and looks beautiful. We also love pops of color in a space to give our eyes little treats to enjoy. So what happens when you take your blank white canvas and paint it with colorful accessories? Pure magic.

The best way to show off your color choices is to cut out all the competition. When they don’t have to compete with other colors in the surrounding space they can really stand out. All white rooms, or rooms that are very neutral color based, give your colors a space to do what they do best – pop. So check out some of these spaces and see how these designers painted their canvases with colored accessories.
Neutral nautical inspired living room with small pops of colorWhite coastal living room with bring color accentsModern coastal living room with bright patterned pillows

:: Get Coastal in Red, White & Blue ::

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Coastal entryway decorated with the stripes of the Amrican FlagCome this 4th of July, decorate your home with style! There’s no need to go to the party supply store to grab anything and everything red, white or blue and plastered with little American Flags, because this year you are going to accessorize your home with the perfect touch of independence.

We’re talking about decorating with red, white and blue accessories and flowers throughout the home. These little pops of color will act like fireworks on the Fourth of July! Plus you can use them again next year or even throughout the year instead of throwing everything out and buying everything over again next year. And don’t forget the pièce de résistance, that good ‘ol star spangled banner – the American Flag. This is one piece that can fly year-round and will always look good. Don’t be afraid to love your country and be patriotic!

Enjoy yourself this 4th of July! Stay cool, use plenty of sun screen and enjoy the fireworks! Happy 4th of July! Rustic 4th of July Home DecorCoastal outdoor area with red stripes and blue cushionsCoastal cottage with a cozy, vintage feel

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:: Summer Colors ::

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Coastal home decor with bright greens and bluesIt’s officially time to bring out those summer colors! Summer is all about color and you can easily bring color into your home! When we think of summer we think of the beach, being outside and of course the sun. How do we bring these colors into our homes? It’s easy!

Decorate with plenty of blues, greens and yellows! That’s not to say that you can’t use other colors if you want though, we all imagine summer in different colors.Want to throw some pinks or purples in the mix? Go for it!

Check out these beautiful spaces and use them as inspiration to get your home looking like summer!

Bright coastal colors in a nautical style homeCoastal home decorated with blues and greensCoastal home with bright blues and white decorSummer blues and yellows in a coastal living room

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:: Refreshingly Blue ::

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Refreshing blues coastal entry home decor We’re love spaces that are designed with blue hues! Not sure if spring has completely sprung and we’re rapidly jumping into summer mode or if it’s the permanent coastal love affair between the style and the color, but we’re really into it!

Blue is a color that is refreshingly simple that welcomes you with open arms and says, “Come in and relax. You are home.” Can you think of a better way to start or end the day in? Imagine every time you come home and you’re transported away in tranquility. Okay, we know we’re a little carried away, but can you blame us?? No way!

As we all know, we can talk about beautiful homes and spaces all day, but sometimes, you have to leave the heavy hitting to the pictures. So kick back and enjoy these wonderful spaces, because we definitely are!
Coastal home living room with rope hanging light fixtures Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa

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