Category Archives: Inspiration

:: Decorate With The Sea In Mind ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Cute, nautical decor in a wonderfully decorated nookThe sea is calling and it’s trying to talk to you about nautical decor. Not a fan of the idiom? You can let it go to voicemail. For those of you who want to answer (we’re done, we promise), let’s talk about nautical decor! Nautical decor is a wonderful way to bring aspects of the sea, marine life and coastal influence into your home. It makes decorating fun by using unique pieces that used to adorn a part of a ship or a piece that is inspired from travelers that sailed the seas!

Take a look to see what these designers are doing with the style. Use the images to get ideas and inspiration on ways to bring the effortlessly nautical style into your home!

Not sure where to start with your nautical style search? Check out our online store here and get an idea for your home’s nautical decor!

Minimal nautical decor in the living room Model sail boats serving as some beauitful nautical decor Nauitcal decor in the bedroom with fun accessories and details Nautical decor on the patio

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:: Spring Sofa Slip ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal living room with spring colorsWant a quick and easy way to bring a little more spring into the home? Then we’ve got just the tip for you!

Go out and find yourself a nice spring colored slip for the sofa! It’s a large piece of furniture that easily stands out when you put some color on it. Look for bright and fun spring colors or maybe playful pattern! The choice is yours! And when spring is over, just pull the slip off. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

If you want more pastel ideas and inspirations for this spring, be sure to check out our Perfectly Pastel Post Here!
Pinks in a coastal living room Pastel colors in a cottage style living room

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #22 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright, naturally lit coastal living room spaceIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for another round of coastal home decor pins! We’ve got five pins ready for your coastal home decor boards. So what are you guys waiting for? Pin ’em and share ’em! Don’t forget to have a good week and a happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal decor inspired pins? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest! Coastal details in the living room Cozy coastal cottage details in the kitchen Light colored details in a coastal living Rustic coastal dining space

:: Open & Airy ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal living room with natural light and natural inspired decorWe think it’s time you open up the doors and windows to create a laid back, open feeling in your home. Spring starts to bring us weather that we want to joy outside, so why not create a space that brings in the fresh air and opens up the home to the world to do that?

Creating this feeling isn’t just for the blessed that have beach front property and the luxury of an open floor plans paired with high ceilings. We aren’t going to lie to you guys, that definitely helps – like it really helps. But what about those who aren’t that fortunate? How do you create this in your home? There a couple ways to achieve this feeling in a not so open floor plan home. It’s actually a lot more achievable than you’d think!

First, let as much light in as possible by opening the windows. This will help get fresh air in the space and create a brighter space. It seems so easy and cliche, but really it helps.

Second, keep your decor simple – think essentials only. This cuts the clutter and makes more space which creates room and empty space to help open up the home. Less equals more! Simple!

Third, decorate with lighter colors. This is a must. Darker colors will make a space feel smaller. This isn’t always the case, but for this style it is (if you must use dark colors think of colors in weights and go heavy to light). Neutral colors and lighter colors are your friends and will help make the space feel open and fresh.

As always, we won’t leave you guys empty handed without any visuals. These beautiful spaces are what we’re talking about. Check out the work of these designers and use them as inspiration to create the home you want!
Open coastal living room Coastal cottage living room with a light airy feelLarge, open kitchen with plenty of ceiling space

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #20 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal home decor detailsMonday means it’s time for a couple coastal home decor pins and we are here to deliver! That’s right, we have fresh pins that are hot and ready for those coastal home Pinterest boards. And this week, we have a healthy mix of coastal styles so that you can show people you pin more than just beach cottages. So get ready to pin, ladies and gentlemen! Have a good week, share a couple great photos and happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal decor pins? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest now! Coastal living room with a laid look and feel Coastal patio space with water front access Modern coastal living with clean lines and coastal decor New England style living room with nautical decor

:: Tuva-Luvs – Catherine ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Catherine! One of her store favorites is the 365 gathered thoughts box! This quote box has 365 days worth of inspired words from the wise throughout history regarding love, life, and happiness. The box of quotes makes a perfect coffee table adornment or the perfect gift for someone you love! It instantly creates interest and keeps them coming back with thoughtful words and quotes for all. Get the 365 gathered thoughts box for your home today!

Find all the Tuva-Luvs and more when you check out the Tuva-Luv Page!

:: Perfectly Pastel ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal living room decorated with pastel colorsIt’s time to start thinking about spring colors! There are plenty of options in the yellow and blue realm of hues, but why not expand into something different this spring? Try decorating with pastel colors to mix it up!

Pastels are a classic spring look! Plus they look like, well, spring time! Pastel colors are a great way to step away from the bright or bold colors of spring and give you a chance to take it easy on the eyes. The muted pastel colors are easy to mix into your existing decor too. Most of them will just replace anything bright or simply be added to the existing decor.

For example, if you’re lucky enough to have a neutral color palette, you can add a few pastel colored accessories and you’ve got your spring decorating started. What’s that? You don’t have the ridiculously convenient and easy to style example we just mentioned to further our blog post agenda in your home? Well that’s okay! Because we do have these images of pastel decorated and designed spaces for you to look at. We love what these designers have done and hopefully you do too! Get inspired for spring! Pastel colors in the kitchen Muted, pastel colors in a cottage style living room pastel blue painted coastal front door Pastel colors in a coastal living room

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #19 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal outdoor backyard space It’s Monday and that means it’s time for pins! We’ve got five, pin-worthy photos ready for your coastal home Pinterest boards. So what are you waiting for? Get to pinning, ladies and gentlemen! Have a good week and happy Monday to all!

Find more coastal home inspired decor, ideas and pins on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Eclectic lighting option in a coastal home with a modern flare Entrance to a coastal cottage Ocean inspired table lamp filled with sea shells Turquoise inspired Coastal beach cottage

:: 3 Quick Tips To Spring Your Patio Back To Life ::

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Tuesday Tips

Kick back with the pup on this cozy coastal patioSpring is right around the corner and it’s been heating up here in Southern California! The last couple of days have been nice and hopefully it’s been the same for your area as well. Looks like a quick day of rain, but then we’re  back to the good weather!

Not sure about you, but we’re all ready to be outside in the sun. When the time comes, we want to maximize our patio with as much comfort and style as we can. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for your spring patio! Get your patio ready for the weather and sun with these tips!

1. Use Colors.

Don’t be afraid to use a little color outside! Sure the spring flowers show bring lots of color, but do the flowers match your interior’s color palette? Or do you want the outside to start a fresh, new palette for your patio space! There’s no need to shy away from colors! Let the hues jump out and shine like they’re meant to in spring!

2. Use Different Types of Materials.

The tip’s title pretty much says it all. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of material on your patio. There are a ton of natural materials that work great outdoors and even plenty of ‘indoor’ materials that work well outside in the weather. They just might need to be pulled in from time to time.

3. Use Plants & Flowers.

This one is a no brainer! Bring some lush, green plants onto the patio space and really feel surrounded by the outdoors. Like we mentioned above, the flowers are strangers to color so use them to brighten up your patio! Make them the standout decor in your patio space!

Beautiful, coastal patio set up with lots of fun patterns and textures Coastal patio dining space perfect for dinner in the backyard Coastal patio with furniture inspired by natural textures White bamboo furniture set out on the patio

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #18 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with a cottage feelIt’s Monday, let’s cut to the chase.

We’ve got five, pin-worthy photos ready for your coastal home Pinterest boards. Yes, that’s right! Not one, not two, but five coastal inspired pins! So what are you waiting for? Pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! Have a happy monday and a pleasant week!

Find more coastal home decor and design ideas on the Tuvalu Pinterest!
Coastal bunk beds in a the beach house Cottage coastal bedroom with a cozy look and feelSimple coastal bedroom decorSwings in a nautical themed room