Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: Create A Functional Space ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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

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:: Nautical Flag Home Decor ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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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What’s Trending Wednesday

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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What’s Trending Wednesday

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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What’s Trending Wednesday

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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What’s Trending Wednesday

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

:: Dine Outside During The Summer ::

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Coasatl outdoor dining with a rustic beach house feel With the heat sticking around and giving us these warm nights, it creates opportunities to dine outside. Naturally, we have to take advantage of it and you should too!

Head outdoors and enjoy a nice meal with some fresh air. We’re loving the idea of being outside as much as we can and we found some great outdoor dining spaces that reflect just that. Check out how these people are enjoying their open air dining experience and see how they decorated.
Rustic beach house outdoor dining spaceTropical outdoor dining space with lots of natural design influencescoastal outdoor dining with a fun mix of modern coastal decor

:: Lay Down Those Stripes ::

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Striped chair in a coastal living roomStripes are a classic design element and pattern in coastal decor. These lovely lines are exactly what we like during the playful summer season. We’re talking striped rugs, striped pillows, striped blankets, striped curtains, striped towels, striped accessories and whatever else we can fit these colored lines on! They bring a fun look to any space and that’s why they are always welcomed into any home except maybe a Victorian Gothic style home.

They also bring effortless style points to anything they’re on. Don’t believe us? Here’s a simple test anyone can do and it only requires a little imagination. Imagine you have two tea towels, one is white and the other is white with three red stripes. Which one are you going to pick? Most of us will probably choose the red striped tea towel and we don’t blame you because we did too.

Embrace the steps and enjoy the stripes! We’ve gathered a couple great photos that feature stripes, so don’t forget to take notes and see how these designers are using their stripes! Striped chair in a coastal homeCoastal bedroom with a blue and white stripe rugCoastal bathroom with a stripe rug Cute kitchen with a stripe rug

:: Cozy Beach Cottage Kitchens ::

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Coastal beach house kitchen with a cozy feelWe’re loving the look and feel of these beach cottage kitchens! They’re open, airy and extremely inviting which makes the look perfect for this time of year!

A beach cottage kitchen brings the right amount of rustic charm while creating a cozy environment that always feels like home. Do you have to get creative with counter space at times? Sure, but nothing a little planning and proper execution can’t handle. Imagine yourself breezing around the kitchen whipping up a tasty snack or a delicious dessert.

Do yourself a favor and check out some of these lovely kitchens we’ve found! We wouldn’t mind owning one of these kitchens, would you?
Rustic inspired cottage kitchenBeach cottage kitchen with a country feel Beach cottage kitchen with weathered wood features