Category Archives: Inspiration

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #16 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright and pattern filled coastal home living roomIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for coastal home decor pins! This week we have five more coastal pins for your Pinterest boards. So get ready to pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! Most importantly, don’t forget to have a good week! Happy Monday!
Clean lines in a modern coastal kitchen Coastal style bedroom with simple decor Eclectic coastal dining area Simple coastal home entryway

:: Because Sometimes You Just Need Color ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright and colorful coastal living roomColor is a fun and easy way to bring personal style to any space. Unlike creating a mood with tones, color allows you to break up a space to make bright and bold statements. You can decorate with a pre-designed color palette, choose colors based on your favorite pattern, use color to accent or even just use color for the sake of using color. Basically, you can do anything and everything design-wise with color.

People will say that there is a way to design with color and there is a way not to. They might say that you should use color vertically and start with darker colors and hues on the floor and slowly transition to lighter color and hues the closer you get to the ceiling. They might say start with the front door and entryway s0 that you can color your way through the house to keep the color palette cohesive and consistent. They might tell you to stay away from this color with that color or that color with this color.

Want to know the cold hard truth about designing with color? Do whatever you want.

Pick whatever color(s) you want and start designing. Make as much or as little visual noise as you want! Picture your home as a coloring book, just add the color and complete the picture. Seriously, it’s really not that hard and no color is wrong. The best part about using color is you can always take some of it away. Trying to pair bright orange pillows on a dark blue sofa? Maybe opt out for white or light yellows to compliment. It’s all about playing and experimenting to figure what you like and want.

You might not get it right the first time and that’s okay. It really is part of the fun. The mixing and matching is all part of the game we love to call design. It will help you grow and understand yourself as well as design. And if you absolutely can’t get it right that’s what we have the pros like the Tuvalu Home Design Team for. Give ’em a call if you want a beautifully designed space, we promise you want be disappointed!
Colorful coastal bedroom with bright decor Colorful coastal details Colorful coastal living room decorated in green Eclectic collection of bright coastal style and decor

:: Decorate With Natural Tones ::

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Tuesday Tips

Dining room decorated with warm, natural tonesHave you enter a space and instantly felt comfortable? Felt at home? Do you ever wonder how a designer does that? Well, to be honest, there’s not just one single way to accomplish that feeling. There are actually many different ways. But let’s narrow down and focus in on one way you can accomplish this feeling in your home. If you haven’t guessed by the title of this post, “Decorate With Natural Tones”, then boy do we have surprise for you!

That’s right! Use natural tones to create a feeling of warm and cozy comfort. Warm tones create a sense of peace and familiarity. They welcome you with open arms and bring joy. Think about golden hour and how the sunset creates a tone of magical light. On the other side, blue tones are regarded as cold and sometimes lifeless. Think sterile, crime show morgue and you can feel how cold and empty the space is. These quick examples show how powerful tones can be in design. They can hit you subconsciously and transform your mood without you even realizing.

Once you realize that the tones throughout your home play a very powerful role, you can use them to decorate. Natural and neutral tones can help create a relaxed feeling and look in the home. It puts you at ease and is easy on the eyes, unlike a bright and colorful home that can bombard your visual sense (no offense to overly colorful homes, we applaud your bold decor). That’s not to say that colors don’t play a role because they can certain play a part in the show. Just apply subtly throughout and use the idea of less is more.

If you want a quick and easy visual reference to what we are talking about, look no further. We’ve grabbed a couple beautifully designed spaces that use natural and neutral tones that evoke the warm sense of welcome. Take a look, catch a feel and let it help transform your design abilities.
Natural tone decorated on a cozy day bed Natural tones in the bathroom

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #15 ::

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Monday Pins

Books stacked under the coffee table in a coastal home living roomThis week we have five coastal home decor pins ready for your Pinterest boards! That’s right! It’s time for your Monday Pins! Get ready to pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! Hit that pin button and get lost in coastal home decor!

Find more coastal home decor and inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal cottage style living room Coastal inspired kitchen with painted cabinets Plenty of colors and accessories to decorate the built in book shelf Stripes in the kitchen

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #14 ::

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Monday Pins

Beautiful coastal cottage living room drench in natural light and neutral tonesIt’s time for your Monday Coastal Home pins! We’ve got five fresh pins ready for your coastal Pinterest boards. We’re talking cottage looks and beach house feels. Pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! And don’t forget to have a good week!

Find more coastal home decor and inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Classic East Hampton Summer In The Kitchen Coastal living room with beach cottage style and decor Open coastal living room space with pops of blue and turquoise Simple and clean design in a coastal home

:: Tuva-Luvs – Liz ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luv Liz True Love Story SignThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Liz! One of her store favorites is the true love story sign. The true love story sign is printed on distressed metal and set with a recycled wood frame. This is the perfect piece to add to any coastal home with a bold, turquoise color and a cute message. Start shopping the true love story sign online now!

Want more Tuva-Luvs? Find all of the store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Tuva-Luvs – Mia ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-LuvsTuva-Luvs Mia Homart Sandusky Ceramic JugThis week our Tuva-Luv comes from Mia! One of her store favorites is the HomArt Sandusky Ceramic Jug! The HomArt Sandusky Jug features ceramic with a hand-speckled glaze for a modern take on charming old stoneware pieces. These distinctive home decoration accessories will add just the right highlight to many settings and themes as stand-alone accents or utilitarian containers. Get a closer look at the HomArt Sandusky Ceramic Jug online!

Looking for more of the Tuvalu Home’s store favorites? Then check out the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Pull Up A Stool, A Bar Stool ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with bistro style chair bar stoolsBecause a bar just isn’t complete without a bar stool. It’s like the classic PB&J. It doesn’t happen without the J. We can’t live in a world without complete and happy endings – it just isn’t right. Basically that’s why bar stools were invented. Okay, we can’t confirm that, but it’s the story we’re going with and we’re sticking to it.

Bar stools offer a lot to the look of a well designed kitchen and they actually serve a purpose. They give you place to plant your butt while you use that bar you had to have built into your kitchen island.

Another great advantage of the good ol’ bar stool is its ability to easily change the style or look of the kitchen. No remodeling or expensive projects involved, simply pick out your new stools and take out the old ones. Done and done.

Get inspired to bring new ideas into your kitchen with these lovely pictures featuring some beautifully designed and decorated kitchens complete with bar stools as well as plenty of envious design details.
Matching blue and white decor in a coastal kitchen Modern coastal kitchen with hints of cottage decor to break up the clean, cold feeling Pendant lights hanging in a coatsal kitchen White coastal kitchen space with stools, carrara marble counter tops and lots of natural light

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #12 ::

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Monday Pins

Beach house painted with a fun stripe patternIt’s another start to a another beautiful week! Well, we’re hoping it turns into a beautiful week. We wouldn’t mind having that rain clear up because we’ve had enough of it here in Southern California. For that reason, we’ve gathered bright and sunny photos for this week’s Monday Pin’s post to get us in the mood for warmer, dryer days. And in case we’re still stuck inside, then you can at least pins these photos while we dream of warmer, dryer days. Here’s to hoping the sun comes out and we can enjoy being outside again! Pin ’em and share ’em ladies and gentlemen! Have a good week! Stay safe!

Looking for more coastal home decor pins? Come get inspired on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal home books stacked on side tables Coastal, boho inspired entryway Cozy coastal cottage living room Rustic beach inspired decor

:: 3 Easy Ways To Decorate The Living Room With Bamboo! ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal living room with white bamboo chairsA little bamboo goes a long way in a coastal home. It’s always fitting and, let’s face it, it just works. Bamboo brings great texture to the space as well as color, whether it be the natural, neutral color of bamboo or a fun, bold color that pops. The versatility is great!

Today we’re sharing 3 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Living Room With Bamboo! As much as we’d like to suggest putting that bamboo floor in, that’s a spend venture. Try these 3 tips instead!

1. Bamboo Chairs

Chairs are probably the easiest easy way to bring bamboo into the home. It’s as simple as picking them up and setting them down. Done. They also offer a ton of variety. There are so many styles, shapes and colors to choose from you can’t go wrong! They’re also extremely easy to remove when it’s time to mix things up and try new pieces.

2. Bamboo Coffee/Side Tables

Coffee tables and side tables can be used in multiple ways throughout the home. The coffee table can be the focus and building point for the entire living room and set the tone or feel of the space. It can also be an accent piece that plays the simple role of, you guessed it, the coffee table. The side table(s) can add a little touch of bamboo that perfectly compliments the space with it’s color or texture. There’s a lot you can with your bamboo table options!

3. Bamboo Shades.

Bamboo shades can be the piece that ties the space together. It extends the decor to the windows/walls and accents your coastal home decor perfectly. Not only will they help with those bright days, it shows that you’ve got an eye for details and no space in the room is left untouched. Plus, they totally belong in any beach house and drive that coastal style home (pun intended).
Coastal living room with a bamboo coffee table Eclectic coastal space with a bamboo chair Coastal living room with bamboo shades Beach house inspired living room Modern coastal space with eclectic decor Coastal living room with bamboo made coffee table