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:: Design Your Coastal Home With Materials That Last ::

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Tuesday Tips

reclaimed-wood-metal-stools-coastal-backyard-home-decor-tuvaluLiving on the coast can really do a number on your home. That means it’s a must that you invest in the right materials that can take on the coastal weather. If you don’t, things will fall apart and end of costing you a lot more in the long run. Invest in materials that are built to last. What materials might those be? Scroll down and take a look!

1. Metals.

Metals will take on any weather and be left standing, ready for more. Metals, especially steel, will out last every other material you have in or around your house. It will probably still be there after we’re gone too. It’s built tough and built to last. Toss it up on you the roof and let it take the constant coastal weather beating or grab some metal furniture and accessories for the outdoors. Metal goods even work indoors as well and can give the space a nice rustic feel too!

2. Reclaimed Wood.

Reclaimed wood has already seen it’s fair share of weather. It’s proven that it can last so when you use this material in your home you can rest assured that it’s not going to be changing too much. Since it is reclaimed it’s going to be a bit on the pricier side, but the extra money is worth the look and the reassurance of knowing you have a lasting material.

3. Natural Stone Tile.

Tile was created to make our lives easier, give our homes a fantastic look and to last forever. The only way you’re getting rid of your tile is if you tear it out with your own hands. Tile can take a beating from us humans and from any weather Mother Nature can throw at it. If it gets a little wet no problem! A quick mop up or a sunny day and the water’s gone. Plus tile keeps the house cool and we love that during the summer which is okay with us!
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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 122 ::

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Monday Pins

Beautiful coastal living room with lots of natural lightMonday, Monday, Monday! It’s time to get ready for you coastal home decor pins! We have five more pins that are perfect for your coastal decor Pinterest boards. This week features a variety of spaces that you can get inspired by to try out in your home. We hope you start your week off in the right direction and you have yourself a wonderful Monday!

Looking for more coastal home inspiration? Then look no further! Head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal living room with a large striped area rug and a white painted coffee table Coastal decor in a the hallway with lots of texturesSimple coastal entryway Outdoor coastal space that opens up from the bedroom

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 121 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage dining areaIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! Get those pin buttons ready because we have five coastal inspired pins ready for those boards. This week our pins feature a mix of coastal styles and spaces. Each coastal style speaks to everyone differently and it’s a good idea to get a good feel for what all is out there. This way you can take what you like and leave the rest! We hope you get inspired and have a great week!

Do you want more coastal home decor? Then head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal dining space with clean lines and minimal style Coastal home decor bookshelf Coastal kitchen with a simple style Open kitchen with lots of space and a cute cottage style

:: Get That Guest Room Ready ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

coastal guest room bedroom ready to take on the summer seasonIt’s that time of the year when everyone is eager to travel. The weather is good and the kids are out of school. It also happens that if you live by the beach, it seems like everyone’s vacation destination is your guest room.

We say bring ’em on! We love hosting and sharing Laguna and Southern California with everyone. We hope you feel the same about your town! It’s always so much fun sharing your favorite spots to eat, hang and soak up some of that California sun with people you care about.

Why not make sure the guest room is ready for them? Today we’re looking at a few guest rooms that we love and are more than ready to host guests. Take a look at what these designers have done and make these guest rooms perfect for anyone visitors!
coastal guest room bedroom with an eclectic, rustic feel coastal guest room decorated in classic coastal decorcoastal bedroom ready for comfort coastal guest bedroom with fun aqua crab lamps and cute linens

:: Stress-Free Coastal Living Room Design ::

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Coastal living room witha beauitful view!Decorating a living room can be a stressful project to take on. You start the project with high hopes and a dream of new beginning in your living room. Well, once you get started you find out quick that this is never the case. So why not give yourself a head start and plan it right? We’ve got 3 stress-free tips on how to decorate your living room. This will help you on your decorating journey and make the process go a lot smoother. Let’s start decorating!

1. Work It or Toss It.

First thing you need to do is find out what’s staying and what’s going. Are you completely redoing the whole living room or are you keeping certain pieces? Take a look at what you want to keep in the space and how you’re going to use it. Does it need to be a repainted? Reupholstered? Moved? Find out what you want to keep and what will work with your new decor idea. If you it’s old, broken, no longer needed or doesn’t fit in the new decor style then get rid of it.

2. Decide On Your Colors.

Next it’s all about the colors. Deciding what color palette you want to use is a huge part of the decorating battle. Once you’ve picked your colors it’s all downhill from that point on. Actually picking your colors can be a difficult process if you have no idea what you want. Try looking at other spaces to find color palette inspiration or head down to your local hardware store and grab some swatches to play around with. Just be certain on what colors you want because no one wants to repaint a freshly painted wall right after you change your mind.

3. Add Your Style.

This is the most important part of the process. Don’t forget to add your personal style to the space. Try not to get caught up in what other designers or friends are doing. Don’t get us wrong, definitely use other’s design ideas for inspiration, but do it in your own way. The best part of adding your style is that it is constantly and always evolving and changing. There’s no time limit on your design process so it’s okay to take your time and really figure out what you want to add to the space. Maybe you want to go minimal and modern coastal or nautical with your living room. Find out what you want and then let the decorating begin!
Coastal living room with coasatal art on the wall Simple coastal cottage living room Tropical coastal living room with an amazing vewCoastal living room decorated with stripes and fun patterns

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins 120 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal kitchen with beach cottage styleIt’s Monday and that means we have new coastal home decor pins for you! This week we have been inspired by coastal cottages and all of the cozy vibes they bring. There’s something that is so special about a coastal cottage and the way it instantly makes you feel at home. Maybe it’s the natural textures or the easy on the eye style, but one thing we do know is that we love it! Hopefully these pins and cozy beach cottages start your week off in the right direction. Happy Monday everyone!

Are you looking for more coastal cottage decor? We have that and many other coastal styles on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal living room with lots of natural light Details in a coastal cottage hallway Nautical inspired decor in the bedroom Simple coastal style bedroom

:: Pedestal Dining Tables ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Cute an beachy dining spacePedestal tables offer a lot more than meets the eye. They offer more space, both in actual table top space and seating options, and give everyone a seat at the table. That means everyone gets enough room and there isn’t an awkward person trying to lean in to be a part of the conversation.

A pedestal table is nice change of pace from traditional dining table options. They help out in those tight spots by creating extra space and give you a little wiggle room in the corners.

These tables typically come in two sizes: large and small. A large pedestal table is great way to entertain more than two to three people. They offer the space you need and give everyone the opportunity to comfortably interact with one another at the table. For those of you with small nook or kitchen space, you’d be more interested in a small pedestal table. They seat two to three comfortably and create a person and intimate experience while filling the small amount of space provided.

Take a look at these great pedestal tables below! See how they are used and how the designers placed them in the space!
Pdestal stable with bamboo chairs around it Pedestal table in a chic, modern style dining space White coastal dining space with a round dining table

:: Add Coffee Table Books For The Complete Coastal Look ::

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Beautiful coastal coffee table books and decorIs your coffee table missing something? You have your coral, your flower or plant, but you still feel like it’s missing something. Try adding coffee table books!

Coffee table books are great way to display your interests and compliment your decor. They are a great accessory that can fill space without creating clutter. You can stack a few of your favorites and create a pedestal for another accessory as well, like a stunning white piece of coral or a wonderful smelling candle. Make those accessories work for you! It’s also fun to toss home decor books on the coffee table to have them accessible for inspiration.

Take a look at these coffee table books and see how you can use them on your coffee table!
Coffee table books and blue and white chinoiserie Coffee table decor styled with coral, shells, books and moreCoastal details in the living room Coffee tables books in a coastal home

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Monday Pins

Coastal bedroom with striped patterns throughout the spaceIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins. This week we’re all about the bedroom with the gloomy SoCal weather we’re experiencing today. We want to be cozied up in bed, nice and toasty which sparks the inspiration for this week’s pins. Take a look at these coastal bedrooms and remember how much you miss your bed this morning. We hope you have a good day and get back to your comfy bed soon! Happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor and inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal details in a bedroom with bunk beds Cozy bedroom with blue hues and natural textures Eclectic coastal bedroom with fun accessories White color palette in a coastal bedroom

:: 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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