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Home decor tips and tricks to help design coastal homes

:: 3 Tips For Getting The Entryway Ready For Fall & Winter ::

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Coastal fall entryway mudroomNow that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready? Getting your entryway ready for the wet seasons is necessary when your layers deep trudging into your home. Make it so when you get home on a wet day that you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. It’s ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes or rain boots fast. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your wet season easier. They will help, check them out!

1. Grab A Seat.

Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.

2. Toss The Coat.

Get a couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.

3. Lay Down A Rug.

You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.

These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!

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:: Go With Reclaimed Wood ::

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Coastal cottage dining spaceAre you looking for a cozy style tip for the up coming cold months? Here it is – reclaimed wood.

Reclaimed wood is the ultimate choice when it comes to cozy style. Think about it, it gives any space that rustic feel. The one we associate with cabins and staying warm. Plus it looks pretty darn stylish too! The best part about the reclaimed wood is that you can paint on it. That means you can get it to match any color palette or even just have fun mixing and matching different colors to create unique looks.

Take a look at how these designers have used reclaimed wood throughout these homes. Get inspired by beautiful reclaimed wood and think about designing or decorating with it in your home! Cottage style vignette with reclaimed wood cabinet Reclaimed side console in a cottage style homeReclaimed wood in a bright kitchen

:: Open Storage In The Bathroom ::

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A coastal bathroom with a clean look and open storageA great way to simplify and free up space in the bathroom is to open up the storage space. This way you can prevent yourself from stuffing the drawers and creating clutter in the bathroom. With storage out in the open, it’s easy to see what should stay and what should go. Open storage underneath the sink provides a look and feel of openness in the small space.

We gathered a few images to give you an idea of how a bathroom with open storage can look. Scroll down to get inspired to simplify your bathroom and create a clean, minimal look!
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:: Metal Stools Are Perfect For A Coastal Kitchen ::

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A clean, coastal kitchen with round wood top, metal base adjustable stoolsDo you get excited when you walk into your kitchen? If you don’t, we think we may have a solution to your problem. Take a look at metal, adjustable bar stools. These bar stools are perfect for the kitchen island or bar. They have a great look that adds more texture, style and seating options to the kitchen space.

These stool are often seen with a round wood top and metal base, but you can find all metal ones if thats the look you want. The fact that the stool is adjustable also adds a huge perk to its design. This ability allows you to get the perfect height for your island or bar which can really make or break a stool. You absolutely fall in love with the stool that is meant to be in your kitchen, but it’s too small or too tall. Well, that’s not a problem if you go with an adjustable option. All you have to do is adjust the height until it’s the perfect fit.

Browse these photos we’ve added to this post and get a feel for what we’re talking about! See how these designers have used metal adjustable stools in the kitchen and get inspired!
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:: Classic Coastal Decor – The Anchor ::

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Nautical kids bedroom with fun anchor themed art and decorAnchors are a classic piece in coastal and nautical decor. The anchor is a universal symbol for a ship and the ocean. It’s no mystery why this is used so often in our favorite design style.

You can decorate with them anywhere in the home. They are common design piece that come in many different styles, in many shape, and a wide variety of sizes. Will little hunting, the perfect anchor on a piece of artwork or even a light fixture can be found. If you have a design vision that calls for an anchor you will find it.

We’ve picked a few photos that show anchors being used in a couple different rooms and in different ways. Take notes from these designers and get inspired by this classic nautical piece. If you’re looking to add some anchor decor to your home you can shop our online store here.
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:: 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!

Coastal kitchen with a little red gingham print pattern Nook covered in bright blue gues and fun patterns

:: 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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