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Home decor tips and tricks to help design coastal homes

:: Decorate With Sea Glass ::

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Coastal living room decorated with sea glass inspired huesDecorating your home with beautiful sea glass is a sure way to give your home the perfect coastal feel. You can’t go wrong with the coastal blues and greens that sea glass naturally has.

The cool, coastal blues that are complimented by the greens set the perfect tone throughout any coastal home. You can utilize these colors in multiple ways with all the natural hues that you get from sea glass. You can use pastel blues and greens or even use bold ones. If you want to get extra wild you can always mix the two together.

Check out what some of these designers have done and used sea glass colors in these spaces and get inspired by sea glass!Coastal sea glass decor used throughout the lving room Sea glass details in a coastal kitchen Sea glass inspired chandelier in the dining room

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:: 3 Pendant Lights Perfect For A Coastal Kitchen ::

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Coastal kitchen with lots of lightingThis week we’re taking a look at three different pendant lights that are perfect for a coastal kitchen! A pendant light is a great visual piece in the kitchen that also offers a little extra light. They come in every shape and size that makes finding the perfect lighting fixture easy for any kitchen. Each of the pendant lights below offer a unique style and add the perfect touch to the kitchen. Check out these 3 pendant lights that you can use in your kitchen!

arteriors reeves pendants1. Arteriors Reeves Pendants

This pendant from Arteriors is the perfect solution for a clean and simple lighting solution for the kitchen.  With it’s minimal look it can fill the space in the kitchen without distraction from the space.

bogart spot light pendant2. Bogart Spot Light Pendant

This spot light pendant from Bogart offers a nice punch of nautical style when it is used in the kitchen. This list would fit perfect in a traditional nautical style home or any beach cottage.

jamie young lafitte pendant3. Jamie Young Lafitte Pendant

The Jamie Young Lafitte Pendant has a vintage light style look shaped from glass. The glass lets the light cast more light and offer more to the space than just accent lighting.

:: Bring Out The Blues ::

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Coastal cottage living room decorated with indigo blue dye pillowsThere is nothing more coastal than the color blue. When you drive down PCH you see the endless blue ocean paired with beautiful blue skies. It’s an amazing color that offers a wide range with hues from dark to light. Let’s not forget that the color was basically created for coastal homes.

The wide range that blue hued accessories and decor come on brings an endless supply of options for the home. From pillows to wall art, the color is can be used for everything. Blue hues happen to pair well with most colors as well. It really pops out on light color palettes and becomes the instant point of attention in lighter spaces.

Get inspired by these wonderful spaces using blue hues to their full potential. We would say try using some blue in your home, but chances are you already are!

Coastal dining space with different hues and shades of blue decor Cozy coastal cottage decorated with blue hues Open coastal living room decorated with dark, rich blues

:: Tidy Up This Year ::

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Bright coastal living room bathed in natural lightA new year is a new chance to start fresh. Start fresh with your life and with your home. One thing most of us can agree on is that we never have enough space in our homes. Everyone can always use a little extra counter space here or some extra closet space there.

Since we can’t just create extra space out of thin air, what if we looked for space in a different way the year? What if we get rid of the stuff that is taking up space? The extra stuff we don’t need or use. This could be the year you reclaim your home and finally clear up some space for the things that really matter and provide use in your life.

There’s one simple rule to accomplish this goal. If it doesn’t serve a purpose and hasn’t been used in 6 months, get rid of it.

Donate it, sell it off, repurpose it and, if you have to, throw it away. The ultimate goal is to just get rid of it. Some people will find this task a lot harder than others. There is a major psychological element to actually get rid of items that we own. If you find yourself struggling, try bumping up the time of unused items to a year. The point is to create space in the house, get rid of clutter and free yourself from the unnecessary junk.

And before anyone says anything, there can always be exceptions. The exceptions can be things like collectables, heirloom pieces, extremely sentimental items and whatever you want to keep. This is just an easy guide to help you take a honest and real inventory of your belongings. We all know we don’t need 32 sweaters or 18 blankets, so let’s give it to those who do need these things. Start this year by helping yourself and others. Get your year started off in the right direction!
Cozy coastal cottage vibes in a beach inspired living roomLots of textures in a cozy coastal bedroom

:: Make Coming Home Easier ::

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Cute coastal cottage entryway It’s always nice to come home after a long day and have a quick, easy place to set your stuff down. Let these tips help make your life and entryway better!

Get yourself a coat rack, this way you can toss your coat or scarf up onto it and to free yourself up a little bit. Put a side table or small bench in the entryway so you can set your purse, keys or what’s ever is in your hands down. The bench, or maybe a chair, will give you a place to take your shoes off or even unload any extras your lugging in. More importantly, you have a place for the kids to take off and store their shoes or other various things. This will hopefully cut back on the dirt and mess throughout the house that the kids somehow always manage to bring in.

Invest in a doormat or a tough indoor/outdoor rug in the entry. This will help with preventing messes which will save you in the long run. Another way to prevent clutter and mess is with an umbrella rack. During the wet season you won’t be tracking mud or water throughout your home. Plus you’ll have a place for your umbrella and you won’t have to go searching for it every time you’re running out the door.

Let your entryway help you! Putting a little time into your entry will leave you thanking yourself over and over. It will help organize your home and make your life easier. There’s no need for clutter by the front door, but most importantly there’s no need for that extra stress.
Simple coastal home entryway with a coat rack and umbrella rack in oneBench setup in the entryway to help with coming home

:: Let It Shine! ::

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Coastal vignette with a gold bamboo mirrorDon’t let the sun stop shining this summer! The sun may set, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep it bright with a little gold decor!

Gold is a fun color to work into your decor. It can be used in a couple different ways. You can make a statement with it and go bold with your gold. Use the color’s bright hue to really give the room some pop and a little touch of glam. Make it fabulous!

If you’re not looking for bold, you can use your gold pieces as little accents. Use the color to compliment the other hues in the space and just drop little hints of gold throughout the space.

Check out how these designers use gold in these spaces and then start your treasure hunt to add gold to your home! Gold pendant lights and indigo style bar stool chairs in a coastal kitchenGold lamp in a coastal home living room

:: Using Warm Tones To Decorate For The Summer ::

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Yellow accent colors in a coastal cottage living roomThere are plenty of ways to bring summer into your home. One fun way to show your summer love is to decorate with warm hues. They’re bright, colorful and they really shines!

Like the our beloved summer sun. Warm hues bring an instant cheerful and happy feeling to any space. The hues promote light and warm in the space which make it feel more like summer. Imagine all those beautiful summer days and sunsets in your home!

Check out some of the pictures in this post for a clear example, but there’s plenty of spaces out there that embrace warm hues. Most importantly, make sure you enjoy your summer inside and outside! Don’t forget your sunscreen!Warm hues in a coastal cottage living roomCoastal bedroom decorated with a vibrant, yellow pattern

:: Don’t Forget The Coffee Table Books ::

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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

:: Does Your Living Room Flow? ::

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Coastal cottage with noticable texturesWhat is flow? Flow is the ease of movement through a space. It means we aren’t tripping over ottomans, weaving betweens chairs or scooting around coffee tables when we try to move through a living room.

There is no reason your living room should not flow.

If it does not flow it typically means one of two things. First, there’s just too much stuff. Get rid of what is unnecessary. Store it, sell it or donate it. Second, you didn’t plan. You should always know your measurements. Know the measurements of the space, the furniture you’re trying to put in the space and the negative space.

Negative space is the area you actually live in. It’s the space between the coffee table and sofa where your legs go. It’s the space that you use to float that pouf between your chairs and sofa. When you plan the space for actual room to function and live in you will find the flow throughout the space.Eclectic coastal living room with tall ceilings making it feel very open Modern coastal living room Open coastal living room with modern and cottage style

:: Go With A Round Mirror Instead ::

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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