Category Archives: Living Room

:: 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).
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:: Spotted! Palecek Lava Occasional Table ::

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Feature Friday

spotted palecek lava occasional table tuvalu homeTuvalu Home is featured in Digs Magazine! The palecek lava occasional table is featured in their “Material Matter” section. This stone-cast to resemble lava rock with a brushed stainless steel top and polished stainless steel legs. Get a closer look at the palecek lava occasional table online!

:: How To Decorate For The Fall ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Fall entryway ready to greet the guests with perfect decorThere’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here comes autumn!

1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.

Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). Let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the your home. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the changing of colors and to let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting for you.

2. Design With Warmth In Mind.

Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or constantly having the fire place going – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.

It hasn’t started snowing yet! Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! If you’ve got a fire pit, it gives you a few more chances to really turn up the heat! Think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet! Coastal dining room with festive, fall foliage as decor Fall entryway with beautiful fall foliage Perfect fall patio set up! Ready to enjoy the leaves changing colors! Cute fall decorations mixed into the sidebaord

:: Coastal Bookshelf Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal cottage with a beautiful bookshelfTake advantage of your bookshelf! Use it as a creative way to not only display coastal accessories, but books as well. It’s nothing new that books can be used as decor. A well placed coffee table book can lend a great decorative hand to a coastal living room. That doesn’t mean a well thought out and designed bookshelf can’t do the same. The days of boring books on your bookshelf are over! There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of that prime design space. Bring style with the books by placing them vertical or laying them horizontal to mix up the look on the shelf. Lean books to give your bookshelf a break from the routine too. You can even plan out your bookshelf and take it a step further by creating a color scheme throughout the shelf (pictured below).

Have fun and be creative with the space you have in your coastal home. If you look at your bookshelf and inspiration isn’t sparking creative ideas then look at these photos. See what these designers have done and how they have decorated these bookshelves. Get inspired and create a stunning coastal bookshelf you can be proud of!
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:: Design Around A Unique Coffee Table ::

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Modern coastal living room with unique furnitureA good coffee table can set the tone and feel for any living room. It gives the space a spark while letting people know you’re not afraid to get creative and flex your design muscles. A living room is typically formed with a sofa, a chair of sorts, a side table or two, a rug and a coffee table. And usually they’re all arranged so that the coffee table is in the center. We say usually because we have seen a few interesting living room arrangements, but everyone has their style and that’s what keeps design fun. If you want more ideas on the living room then head over and take a look at these living room furniture tips.

Since the coffee table is in the center why not start there? Think of it as a center piece. Center pieces aren’t meant to be boring or plain. So why should your coffee table? Use it to start with a bang and ride that momentum throughout the space’s design and decor. Check out some of this unique coffee tables thats really stand out and drive home the coastal style. These designers didn’t limit themselves to basic coffee tables and it really shows in these spaces.

If you’re looking to add a unique coffee table to spice up your living room, you can start looking now on the Tuvalu Home online store!
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:: Coastal Fireplace Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage bedroom complete with a fireplaceOn a raining day like today, all anyone should do is cuddle up around a warm fire. It sounds so good to just grab a cozy blanket and heat up by the flames. That’s why today’s Monday Pins post features some beautiful coastal fireplaces. Fireplaces that we’d love to be enjoying on this cold, rainy day. So stay inside, get warm and get those pin buttons ready because we’ve got five pin-worthy pictures for you to add to your boards! Hopefully it warms up and clears up this week so that you can enjoy your the rest of your week!

If you want more coastal home decor pins you can check out the Tuvalu Home Pinterest here!

Coastal day bed in front of the fireplace Coastal fireplace with plenty of wood to keep you warm Coastal living room with a beauitful view and a white brick fireplace Nautical home with a sailbaot on the mantle

:: Tuva-Luvs – Ashlyn ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

Tuvalu Home Tuva-Luvstuva-luv-ashlynThis week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Ashlyn! Her Tuva-Luv is the Hello Beautiful Pillow! This pillow is a sweet reminder that would go perfect in your living room or bedroom. Wake up each morning and start the day with a kind message or come home from a long day out to be greeted by these lovely words. The Hello Beautiful Pillow comes in a stonewash linen with a down insert. Pick up the Hello Beautiful Pillow here and be reminded daily that you are beautiful and loved!

:: Spotted! Surya Zahara Pouf ::

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spotted! surya zahara pouf room magazine tuvalu homeWe’re featured in Romantic Homes magazine special issue Rooms! In their “Gypsy Movement” section you can find the Suyra Sahara Pouf! The Sahara Pouf is hand made of 100% wool with a marvelous traditional weave. This piece embodies impeccable artistry while maintaining principles of affordability and durable design, making it the ideal accessory for your decor. Get a closer look at the Sahara Pouf on the Tuvalu Home Store!

:: 3 Ways To Accent Your Home With Color ::

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Beautiful Coastal living room with deep-blue accent painted wallsUsing color to accent walls and spaces is a great technique that anyone can use throughout their home. Step one is deciding what color you want to accent or highlight the space with. When you’re picking out the color there’s one main thing you need to consider, what do you want your accent color to accomplish? Do you want it to be bright? Do you want it compliment the color palette in a subtle way? Maybe you want something that does both? If you’re having a hard time deciding how to use color to accent, these 3 ways to accent your home with color will help. Each of the 3 ways to accent your home with color gives you design ideas and decor options to help you accent with color.

1. Accent A Wall

The easiest, and most effective way, to accent with color in your home is by painting a wall. It’s one wall with one color and you’re done. Painting can be a hassle, but thankfully it’s only one wall and not the entire room. This wall can be painted in a bright color to stand out or it can be used to add color while complimenting the space (pictured above).

Coastal cottage style kitchen with an accent painted island

2. Accent A Specific Section

If you want to get creative with color, try accenting a specific section of the space. For example, in the kitchen you can paint the island a different color to create an accent piece in the kitchen space (pictured above). Another way this has been done is by painting the inside of shelves. If it’s a built in shelf, for example, the inside area of the shelf can be painted a different color to create a more interesting accent style.

Coastal living room with colored accessories to help accent the space with pops of color

3. Accent With Accessories

The third way to accent with color does not involve painting. If you’re not handy with a brush, this is the option for you. Accent the space by decorating with accessories (pictured above). This is usually done by decorating on a neutral color palette in order for the accessory colors to pop. Hunting the pieces down can be a task, but it is all part of the fun that we call decorating. Also, don’t forget how easy the internet has made shopping for specific color palettes. Each item adds a fun pop of color that allows you to use colors to accent the space to your heart’s desire. Coastal cottage style kitchen with light blue and turquoise accent pieces Coastal living room with a bright yellow accent painted wall and accessoires to match

:: Spotted! Noir Bullseye Ottoman ::

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spotted! noir bullseye ottomanWe spotted the Noir Bullseye Ottomon! This ottoman has a very unique bulls eye design that is outlined with nail heads that evokes a symmetry to which ever room it is placed in. Multiple nail heads run down the sides to make sure the burlap stays tight and secure. Check it out on our online store here