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Home decor tips and tricks to help design coastal homes

:: Using Color In The Kitchen ::

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Bright, coastal kitchen with jade dishes and accessoriesIt’s time to brighten up that kitchen! One way to bring more color into the kitchen is with your dish ware! Dish ware is an easy way to spice up the kitchen and bring some new, fresh color to it.

You can use dish ware and other kitchen accessories to compliment or contrast the kitchen’s color palette. It’s a fun, simple and easy way to bring more color into the kitchen. Don’t forget about other accessories such as jars and bottles. And when you feel like designing with different colors you can just switch them out! It’s as easy as that!

Take a look at these kitchens and see what designers have done in them. See how they used dinnerware and other kitchen accessories to put the final touches on the space.
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:: Get Your Summer On With Gingham Print ::

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Coastal kitchen with gingham topped stoolsAre you getting enough summer? Are the sun filled beach days and warm nights not enough? Then you should try decorating with gingham print! This pattern is the perfect summer pattern!

When you see gingham you can’t help but think of a fun picnics and the great outdoors. This is why it should be in your home for summer! Get those instant outdoor picnic feels and enjoy your summer inside when it gets a little too hot outside.

Not sure where you can decorate with your new found gingham print? Well the secret with gingham print/gingham check, and it’s bolder sibling, the buffalo check, is a little goes a long way. It’s easy to go overboard with gingham. So like some things, less is more. Keep that in mind and have fun decorating your way through summer!

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:: Decorating With Warm Tones During 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

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

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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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:: 3 Tips For Coastal Outdoor Furniture ::

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Coastal backyard with a great patio and view!With the amazing weather that we’ve had lately, it’s no surprise that we want to be outside. A good way to get out and enjoy the weather is heading to the patio or backyard. We love lounging and taking in a sunset in comfort of our own space. And we think that you should too! That’s why today’s post is all about helping you get your outdoor furniture set up and ready for you to enjoy! We think that there are 3 things everyone should look for in outdoor furniture, keep reading to find out!

Size

The first thing you should take into account is size. Not only should you think about the size of your potential furniture, but you should also keep in mind the size of the space you have to decorate in. There’s a ton of great furniture pieces out there, but if they don’t fit there’s no point. Make sure you know your measurements so you can get furniture that fits and give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it!

Function

A question you really need to ask yourself is, “What am I going to use my furniture for?” Is it going to be used for solo sunset gazing or are you going to want to have a nice family dinner outside? The furniture you invest in can serve more than one function. A comfy chair can not only be a nice place to plant your tush when you’re sun bathing, but it can also provide great comfort when you’re serving Grandma’s famous apple pie!

Materials

This one is crucial! Since outdoor furniture is, well, outside, you’re definitely going to want furniture that’s going to last. Look for materials that can stand the elements of weather such metals or durable woods, like teak, to name a couple. Choosing the right materials will make all the difference in the life span of your furniture. Investing in good outdoor cushions will also provide comfort and style!
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:: 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!
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:: 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!
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:: Have You Ever Considered Designing With A Round Mirror? ::

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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.
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:: Cool Off This Summer With A Nice Drink ::

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coastal bar area setup on a side table ready to entertain

Cool off this summer with a chilled, refreshing drink. Whether it be an ice cold lemonade or your favorite summer cocktail, there’s always time to relax and take a load off. One way to make sure you can do just that is to have your home bar set up and ready to serve. It’s the perfect thing for those summer get togethers.

Set it up outside in the backyard and let the party begin! Check out some of these beautiful home bars and see what you should be doing this summer!

Looking to set up a little bar in your home? Then check out what we’ve got on our online store here!
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:: 3 Coastal Outdoor Dining Tips ::

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Coastal outdoor dining spaceThe sun is out and it’s starting to heat up! Perfect weather to head to the backyard for a dinner and a sunset. The spring and summer seasons are great for outdoor dining. When the heat starts to linger into the nights it creates a cozy outdoor dining experience. We have 3 tips to help you take total advantage of the weather and get the most out of your outdoor dining experience!

1. Dinnerware

There’s no need for extra fancy dishes and utensils, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! Heading outside for a little dinner can easily get messy and the last thing you want or need are broken plates or cups – leave the glass and porcelain inside. Find cute melamine plates and acrylic cups for the perfect outdoor dining experience!

2. Comfy Seats

Being comfortable makes every experience better. This is a fact. Outdoor dinners are one-fourth eating and three-fourths spending time with the people you love. Why not make sure everyone is comfortable while they enjoy the weather? Invest in some chairs that offer comfort. Take it to the next level in decor and comfort by snagging some outdoor cushions for ultimate coziness.

3. Enjoy The View

This tip is the most important! Enjoy being outside! Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful weather! Enjoy the company and enjoy your backyard space!

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