Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: In Love With Built-In Shelves ::

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Coastal decor details on built-in shelvesWe’re loving these built-in shelves! Who doesn’t like more storage? We know we do! We’re always wishing we had more space for all the things in the stores and in our homes. This thought got our brains thinking about extra storage and creative ways to maximize the space we have. So naturally we hit the boards in search of some inspiration and now we’re sharing some of our favorites!

We adore and swoon over these built-ins. They make us kind of – okay they really make us – want to tear into some walls and start a new project. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Until then we’ll just dream and share some beautiful built-in shelves we have found.

What do you guys think? Are you in need of built in shelves? Share some of your thoughts or favorite built in’s with us! We’d love to see them!Coastal living room with cozy built-in shelves Large coral pieces displayed on built-in shelvesCoastal kids bedroom with built-in shelvesCoastal nook with built-in shelves and seating creating a perfect a space

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:: Fall Pumpkin Decor Throughout The Home ::

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Fall table decor with wheat grass and white pumpkinsFall is the perfect time to decorate the home with pumpkins! We especially love the look that white pumpkins offer and how they can add a little festive fall cheer. The white hue of the pumpkins is easy to match or accent any color palette in any home. If they weren’t seasonal we’re sure some people would use them to decorate year-round because they look so cute!

Browsing around the internet and Pinterest we have seen a bunch of fun and festive fall decor ideas using pumpkins. Besides using white pumpkins, we love the look of using multiple hues (as seen in the fireplace below). It creates an interesting and eye catching display and is completely fall.

Take a look these photos and see how these people have used pumpkins to decorate with fall in their homes!
Festive fall decor in the kitchen with plenty of pumpkins Pumpkins stuffed in the fireplace to bring a festive look Simple fall center piece of a dining table White fall center piece decorated with white pumpkins and antlers

:: Decorate With Fall Home Decor ::

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Blue painted pumpkins laid out on the mantleIt’s always a fun time when fall starts to come. The leaves change colors and it means the holidays are just around the corner. We get to have fun with Halloween, test our cooking skills during Thanksgiving and then spread joy and happiness with Christmas. Fall also brings us all the fun fall decor and gives us a chance to decorate our homes with it.

Pumpkins are great for easy Halloween decor and can remain for festive fall Thanksgiving decor. Pumpkins also make an easy center piece for the dining table. Grab a few small pumpkins and some fall foliage to craft a beautiful tables cape for you and your family. You can even decorate the mantle with them and create scenic fall scenes in your home. Get inspired to bring the fall decor into your home and check out how these designers have embraced fall and pumpkins into their homes.

Colorfull pumpkins displayed on a rustic table Fall table decor with leaves and pumpkins Mantle with small white pumpkins for decor Rustic style mantle with pumpkin as decor

:: Create A Functional Space ::

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Coastal beach house with built in bunk bedsSpace, space, space! We all want more of it. Whether it’s just an extra cabinet here or another bedroom and a yard there, a little more space never hurt anyone. Unfortunately, it’s just not that easy which means we have to make the best out of what space we do have.

A smaller, or less desired, amount of space doesn’t limit design as much as you might think. When you are forced to get creative in a small space you tend to focus on what matters. In small spaces, it’s all about function.

A room designed with function in mind will transform it into a flowing, livable space. Strip down the design and decor to the bare essentials. When you keep it simple with the essentials you can start to build up the space or keep it simple.

Check out how these designers have used decor in smaller spaces and focused on the needs, not the wants.
Coastal, shabby chic living room decorated with naturals materials and textures Coastsal nook with hints of rustic style and decor Cottage living room based on a white palette Cozy, coastal kitchen with cute whale decor

:: Nautical Flag Home Decor ::

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Nautical flags strewn about a kids coastal bedroomThe nautical flag is no stranger to our blog or coastal decor. So it should not be a surprise that you see them on the blog today. These flags have been used in coastal homes for decor for ages. Nautical flags are great in any coastal home because they bring in bright colors and make covering the walls a breeze. Have you ever seen a boring space with nautical flags? No way! They’re too much fun to be boring!

Check out how these designers have decorated with nautical flags in each space. They infuse the bright and bold flags into the decor with ease. Take notes ladies and gentlemen because this how you design a space with nautical flags.
Coastal bedroom decorated with nautical flags Nautical flag art hanging in a coastal bedroom Nautical flags framed in the living room Coastal Living 2014 showhouse with nautical flags hanging in the kitchenNautical flags hang above the dining area in a coastal home

:: It’s Time For You To Bamboo ::

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Bamboo furniture in a tropical inspired homeBamboo decor is no stranger to coastal style and can be found in almost every beach cottage. It’s no surprise to see designers using bamboo in a space and getting in touch with their coastal roots. Bamboo brings a beachy vibe to any space and definitely lets that person know exactly what kind of home they’re in. Plus it can come in any color. Painted bamboo has really opened up the design options and lets us go wild! We love the look of bamboo and it will always be a coastal home classic.

What are your thoughts on bamboo? Do you use it in your home? Or have you guys moved onto to something new? Let us know! And don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful spaces these designers have put together using bamboo!
Coastal dining room with white bamboo chairsCoastal furniture in an outdoor spaceCoastal lounge chair made of bamboo in the living roomColorful bamboo trolley bar cart

:: Minimal Style Coastal Bedrooms ::

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Coastal bedroom with a minimal design styleThere’s something refreshing about a clean and minimal coastal bedroom. It’s inviting in a way that says, “Don’t worry about a thing, enjoy yourself and relax.” Our bedrooms should always be about relaxation and comfort which minimal design definitely offers. The clean lines in the space aren’t cluttered with unnecessary design elements which leaves your line of sight and mind stress free and mess free. The best part about minimal design are the option. It doesn’t mean that everything has to be white or have a minimalistic design. That is, of course, one way of doing it, but not the only one. You can introduce color into the space and even use bold patterns, but use them in moderation to keep the clean and simple look. Check out some of these beautiful clean and simple bedrooms we’re loving!Coastal bedroom with a minimal rustic style Coastal bedroom with natural light and natural jute and wood accessories and furniture Minimal coastal bedroom Modern coastal bedroom with surfboards on the wall

:: Floor Pillows, Cushions & Poufs ::

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Coastal living room with a cottage feelHave you thought about bringing a little pouf into your life? More importantly, into your home? These floor pillows are the perfect accessory for any family room or living room. They add a fun design element and double as a little extra seating. Who wouldn’t mind that? They’re especially great for all those entertainers out there!

In design, it’s the little things that count and a pouf can be used as a great accent in any space. They can add texture, color, or even act as a little extra filler in a large room. Tight on space or budget? No problem! These little guys are what you’re looking for! And when they’ve served their purpose or are no longer needed, you just pick up and move them out. Take a look at the poufs used these photos! They look great right??

Start shopping for poufs now online at Tuvalu Home!

Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa, an accent chair and a cozy pouf Poufs in a cozy coastal cottage living room Poufs designed as extra seating in a coastal living room Nautical inspired cottage with a pouf

:: Get Creative With Wallpaper ::

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Coastal decorated bookcase with a marble inlufenced wallpaper inlayWallpaper’s not limited to the walls anymore. We love a good wallpaper and love it even more when it’s done right (as you’ll see below), but lately designers and creatives are pushing the potential for wallpaper. They’re using it creatively on the walls and putting in places that we should have been using it a long time ago, but for some reason we haven’t. Thanks to the internet – let’s be honest, Pinterest – people are sharing their creative ideas and uses of wallpaper which gets the wheels turning for everyone else. Finding new and exciting places to slap that wallpaper is pushing decor, design and style to another level and we love it.

Check out some of these creative wallpaper ideas we’ve put in this post. Our favorite has to be the the picture right below this text. Look at the fireplace, that’s Ralph Lauren’s black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chimney breast. We absolutely love that idea and placement. It definitely gets some ideas going in our heads.

What do you guys think? Are you a fan? Also, what are some creative wallpaper ideas you’ve seen? Don’t behind afraid to drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you guys!
Beauitful living room with Ralph Lauren's black Yacare Crocodile wallpaper on the chimineyCoastal kids room with cute wallpaper and decorWallpaper on the stairs to get them a weather, rustic lookTropical room with wallpaper on the walls and on the door

:: Decorate That Coastal Staircase ::

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coastal living coastal staircase home built in storage stairsThe staircase, like the bathroom, can often be overlooked and forgotten. Don’t waste that space! It can be a tricky space because it’s not the easiest to design. You mostly have walls, a small shelf space of sorts and a little floor space at the bottom to work with, but that’s okay! A lot can be done in that small amount of space! There’s no need to limit yourself. Plus we can’t forget about the stairs themselves. We can use stair runners, wood or even tiles to decorate them giving us even more options.

Check out some of these staircases to find out what other people/designers are doing and to get some inspiration! Apply what you like to your home. Put up that gallery wall and use those empty spaces!Modern coastal staircase Nautical style staircase in a coastal homeCoastal beach house with a reclaimed wood staircase