Category Archives: Inspiration

:: Pendant Lights In the Kitchen ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with a pendant rope lightPendant lights are a great way to bring light and style into your kitchen. They work offer even more when you have a nice island space to display them over. They’re perfect for task lighting and can add the right touch of coastal feel to any kitchen. Pendant lights also provide a fuller look in the kitchen since they hang from the ceiling. It give the eyes something extra to enjoy.

You can get pendant lights in a variety of sizes as well! You can grab a large pendant and make a bold statement or grab a few smaller ones to highlight the space. You can find the right one the that works for the space available to you. So if you want to change things up in your kitchen and you aren’t looking to break the bank, it’s time you look into pendant lighting in your kitchen.

Not sure where to start? Get inspired by these beautiful coastal kitchens and then start shopping our online store for pendant lights here! Nautical inspired pendant lights in a coastal kitchen Pendant lights made out of bambooPendant lights hanging in the kitchen

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:: Have You Ever Considered Designing With A Round Mirror? ::

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Tuesday Tips

Round mirror hanging in a coastal vignette with modern piecesA mirror is a great piece to add to your entryway or a vignette. They can help bring light to the space and add a different look than the usual wall art. To take it up a design notch, try incorporating a round mirror. They offer a unique look and style that the typical mirror cannot.

People often ask, what are the rules to hanging mirrors or artwork? What are the measurements? Let us sum it up quickly and easily for you guys:

1. The mirror or artwork should be two-thirds (2/3) or three-fourths (3/4) as wide as the side console. Get out those rulers and start measuring!

2. If you are hanging a mirror or artwork above a side console or furniture you typically hang it 3-8 inches above the furniture. This is a general height that can be adjusted to your liking and will depend on how large or small the piece you are hanging is.

3. If you are hanging a mirror or piece of artwork on a wall on its own, depending on the size of the piece being hung, you typically hang it 55-65 inches above the floor. The general measurement depends on how high the wall is and what is to be hung.

These measurements are of course general guidelines that will get you started on your designing you space. At the end of the day, it’s your mirror or artwork being hung so do what you think looks best. If you want your art to bigger than your side console than be our guest. It is your home after all.

I know we got lost in the measurements, but a round mirror is a fun piece to add to you home. Check out these round mirrors to get inspired by the look and play with the idea of one hanging in your home.
Round mirror hanging in a vignette filled with natural textures Round mirrors in a coastal bathroom Simple coastal vignette with a round mirror hanging above Stylish round mirror in a costal entryway

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 118 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with bunk beds and fun fushy patterned pillowsIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready ladies and gentlemen, because we have five fresh pins ready for those coastal design Pinterest boards. This week we have a fun mix of coastal cottage styles that inspire us. We hope you have a great week and a very happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal inspiration of your home? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal details in a coastal living room Coastal details in blue, green and white hues in a bookshelf Coastal living room space with lots of blue hues Cute cottage syle in a coastal bedroom

:: Stripes + Coastal Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal home with nautical inspired decor and fun unique stripesStripes come in every size and shape imaginable. Okay, maybe not shape since stripes are just straight lines, but you get the idea. That’s why when you stumble across unique ways that designers have incorporated stripes into coastal home decor, you pay attention.

We love finding new and interesting ways that make us think about design. Maybe it’s as simple as layering stripes to add a new dynamic or adding stripes to place you normally wouldn’t think to try. It’s always fun to try and pair stripes with new and different patterns and textures. It’s also nice surprise when you find an unexpected match in patterns.

Take a look at what these designers have done with stripes and get inspired to broaden your way of thinking when it comes to stripes and designing.
Coastal dining space with layers of stripes to create a unique lookMixing stripes to create a unique dynamic in the coastal decor

:: 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

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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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What’s Trending Wednesday

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

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 113 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom decor detailsHappy Monday everyone! We hope your week has started off in the right direction! Get those pin buttons ready because we have five coastal home decor pins ready for those design boards! Get inspired by these wonderful spaces that these coastal home designers have beautifully created. Pin them to your boards and have a great week!

Looking for even more coastal home decor? Then look no further than the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal living room with a coffee table displaying beach inspired accessories Coastal cottage living room with a dinnerware collection on the wall Coastal living room with a clean lines and simple modern decor Coastal living room with lots og natural light and space for entertaining

:: Hello Indigo! ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Blue and indigo hues in a coastal cottage living roomIndigo is a classic coastal home color. The rich, dark blue is the perfect compliment to the white palettes often used in coastal decor. It’s a bold and striking color that just feels so good to look at. The color is also very versatile. We often see indigo dyed pillows and accessories used in coastal design. These offer another treat to the eyes as they are interesting to look at and can show the range of indigo hues.

The color can also be used a solid color without the dye effect. It still offers that rich color that fills a space with ease. This staple color in coastal design is a great hue to add to your home’s palette if you’re wanting a classic coastal look.

Get inspired by these uses of indigo! From the wall art to the lovely dyed pillows, the design possibilities are endless and that what makes this color so interesting in coastal home decor.
Coastal bedroom with an indigo and white color palette Indigo pillows in a little nook with seating Indigo sea life inspired wall art

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with a cozy seating area by the windowIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready because we have five, fresh coastal pins ready for those boards. Get inspired by the natural light and open feeling that each of these spaces offer. We love the way these designers decorated these rooms and wanted to share with you all! We hope you have a great week and a very happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal home decor? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal dining space with open shelves by the dining table Cozy coastal living room with lots of playful patterns Monochromatic coastal nedroom with touches of tropical decor Open living room with lots of natural light and neutral colors