Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: 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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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

:: Romantic Beach Dining ::

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Beach dining with big comfy pillowsWho’s going to say no to a little beach dining? It’s so romantic that we know we can’t!

Just imagine cozying up for dinner with your significant other enjoying tasty food and refreshing drinks while you dig your toes into the cool evening sand. Sounds absolutely terrible, doesn’t it? That’s why we’re on board with beach dining. We love the shabby chic idea of laying out a big blanket with a couple comfy pillows to help us relax and enjoy a meal on the beach. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the long summer says and warm nights, but it does cool down so don’t forget to bring a sweater and a blanket!

Just in case you needed extra motivation we’ve gathered and posted inspiring pictures to get you guys in the mood for some good old fashion summer romance on the beach!Chic beach dining ready for summer memories Cute dining table on the beach Rustic beach dining Coastal chic beach dining

:: Designers Adding Color ::

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All white coastal living room with pops of blue and turquoiseWe love when a designer goes all white. It’s fresh, clean and looks beautiful. We also love pops of color in a space to give our eyes little treats to enjoy. So what happens when you take your blank white canvas and paint it with colorful accessories? Pure magic.

The best way to show off your color choices is to cut out all the competition. When they don’t have to compete with other colors in the surrounding space they can really stand out. All white rooms, or rooms that are very neutral color based, give your colors a space to do what they do best – pop. So check out some of these spaces and see how these designers painted their canvases with colored accessories.
Neutral nautical inspired living room with small pops of colorWhite coastal living room with bring color accentsModern coastal living room with bright patterned pillows

:: Let The Sun Shine ::

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Living room with lots of bright natural lightIt’s time to take advantage of one of summer’s perks – the sun. The sun is out and shining proud! So why not let that extra light into your home? Let it breathe fresh light into the space and let your rooms glow.

Do you know what the best part is? The sun and natural light goes with every style and every home!

Just open up those windows and let the sun shine in! We’ve got a few pictures for you guys to inspire your newly lit homes! Check out how these designers use the light to really let the space light up!
Coastal cottage living room with lots of natural light Naturally lit dining space with big windows Coastal living room with eclectic decorCoastal dining room covered in naturally light

:: Pendant Lights – Perfect For The Kitchen ::

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Coastal kitchen with a pendant rope lightPendant lights are a great way to bring light and style into your kitchen, especially to the island space. They’re perfect for task lighting and add the right touch of coastal feel to the kitchen. They also give the kitchen a fuller look and feel feeling since they hang from the ceiling. It give the eyes something extra to enjoy in your kitchen.

You can get pendant lights in a variety of sizes as well! You can grab a large pendant and make a bold statement or grab a few smaller ones to highlight the space. It depends on the look you’re going for and the amount of space available to you. So if you want to change things up in your kitchen and you aren’t looking to break the bank, it’s time you look into pendant lighting in your kitchen.

Not sure where to start? Get inspired by these beautiful coastal kitchens and then start shopping our online store for pendant lights here! Nautical inspired pendant lights in a coastal kitchen Pendant lights made out of bambooPendant lights hanging in the kitchen

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