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:: Highlight Those Blue Hues ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beach coastal mixing blues and natural woodsWe all know blue and white compliment each other extremely well. There’s no questioning that color combination when it comes to decor. However, one other color, more of a material, accents blue hues just as well and that’s wood.

Wood is a great material to pair with the color blue. You can decorate with light or dark wood and find a blue hue that matches flawlessly. Pair a strong navy blue with a deep walnut to bring out the rich hues of each color. If you’re decorating with a lighter palette you can compliment a light blue with an ash or white oak.

Mix and match hues to find the perfect color combination for your home! Check out how these designers have paired blue with different types and hues of wood!
Beach cottage dining area with beauitful blue hues and wood accents Coastal decor mixing natural materials with blue hues and white decor Mixing blue with dark woods in a traditional style coastal home Strong nautical vignetter with model boats, dark woods and a striking blue

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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #28 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal cottage living room with patriotic decorThis week our Monday pins post goes American in honor of the Fourth of July. We have five American, coastal decor inspired pins for your Pinterest boards! We want to get you excited as we gear up for a 4th of July weekend! That means red, white and blue all over with a healthy dose of American flags hung throughout the spaces. So get those pin buttons ready, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time to hit the boards! Have a good week and enjoy your Fourth of July Weekend!

Head on over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest page for more coastal home decor and inspiration!
Coastal dining area with an American flag hanging as wall art Red white and blue backdrop for coastal coral decor Rustic cottage hallway with an American flag on the wall and cow skin rugCostal kids room with a large American flagon the wall

:: Get Coastal in Red, White & Blue ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal entryway decorated with the stripes of the Amrican FlagCome this 4th of July, decorate your home with style! There’s no need to go to the party supply store to grab anything and everything red, white or blue and plastered with little American Flags, because this year you are going to accessorize your home with the perfect touch of independence.

We’re talking about decorating with red, white and blue accessories and flowers throughout the home. These little pops of color will act like fireworks on the Fourth of July! Plus you can use them again next year or even throughout the year instead of throwing everything out and buying everything over again next year. And don’t forget the pièce de résistance, that good ‘ol star spangled banner – the American Flag. This is one piece that can fly year-round and will always look good. Don’t be afraid to love your country and be patriotic!

Enjoy yourself this 4th of July! Stay cool, use plenty of sun screen and enjoy the fireworks! Happy 4th of July! Rustic 4th of July Home DecorCoastal outdoor area with red stripes and blue cushionsCoastal cottage with a cozy, vintage feel

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:: Refreshingly Blue ::

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Refreshing blues coastal entry home decor We’re love spaces that are designed with blue hues! Not sure if spring has completely sprung and we’re rapidly jumping into summer mode or if it’s the permanent coastal love affair between the style and the color, but we’re really into it!

Blue is a color that is refreshingly simple that welcomes you with open arms and says, “Come in and relax. You are home.” Can you think of a better way to start or end the day in? Imagine every time you come home and you’re transported away in tranquility. Okay, we know we’re a little carried away, but can you blame us?? No way!

As we all know, we can talk about beautiful homes and spaces all day, but sometimes, you have to leave the heavy hitting to the pictures. So kick back and enjoy these wonderful spaces, because we definitely are!
Coastal home living room with rope hanging light fixtures Coastal living room with a blue and white stripe sofa

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:: Because Sometimes You Just Need Color ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright and colorful coastal living roomColor is a fun and easy way to bring personal style to any space. Unlike creating a mood with tones, color allows you to break up a space to make bright and bold statements. You can decorate with a pre-designed color palette, choose colors based on your favorite pattern, use color to accent or even just use color for the sake of using color. Basically, you can do anything and everything design-wise with color.

People will say that there is a way to design with color and there is a way not to. They might say that you should use color vertically and start with darker colors and hues on the floor and slowly transition to lighter color and hues the closer you get to the ceiling. They might say start with the front door and entryway s0 that you can color your way through the house to keep the color palette cohesive and consistent. They might tell you to stay away from this color with that color or that color with this color.

Want to know the cold hard truth about designing with color? Do whatever you want.

Pick whatever color(s) you want and start designing. Make as much or as little visual noise as you want! Picture your home as a coloring book, just add the color and complete the picture. Seriously, it’s really not that hard and no color is wrong. The best part about using color is you can always take some of it away. Trying to pair bright orange pillows on a dark blue sofa? Maybe opt out for white or light yellows to compliment. It’s all about playing and experimenting to figure what you like and want.

You might not get it right the first time and that’s okay. It really is part of the fun. The mixing and matching is all part of the game we love to call design. It will help you grow and understand yourself as well as design. And if you absolutely can’t get it right that’s what we have the pros like the Tuvalu Home Design Team for. Give ’em a call if you want a beautifully designed space, we promise you want be disappointed!
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:: Spotted! Mesa Ikat Blue Pillow ::

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Feature Friday

spotted mesa ikat blue pillow tuvalu homeOur mesa ikat blue pillow is featured in HGTV Magazine! This pillow is a great addition to the home that you can use to introduce a fun pattern into any space! Each pillow is made from a random cut of the pattern which means that no pillow will be identical and each will be unique! The pillow has a contrast ikat pipe pattern with a linen reverse. It also is stuffed with a down/feather insert. Check out the mesa ikat blue pillow on Tuvalu Home now!

:: Home Decorating With Summer Blues ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal home decor with clean lines and blue colorsUse your decor to influence and channel the ocean into your coastal home this summer. Take advantage of blue hues to bring a fresh look to the decor in your home. It’s a beautiful way to decorate with color because blue hues can be bold and eye popping or calm and easy on the eyes. The range of hues is endless. Get influence for your home from the clear blue waters in the Virgin Islands and decorate with light blues or turquoise hues. Rely on darker hues like navy to create a bold look throughout your home. No matter what blue hues you choose, have fun decorating and get inspired for your home this summer!
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:: Ocean Inspired Coastal Blues ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal vignette inspired by ocean bluesIt’s easy to be inspired by beautiful, ocean blues. There are so many gorgeous hues to pull inspiration. From the tropical turquoises to the deep, dark blues, the ocean can inspire an amazing color palette throughout the home.

It’s a no brainer when it comes to designing that we draw inspiration from the biggest pool in the word. Check out what these designers have done with beautiful, ocean inspired blues. Draw inspiration and invite the prettiest blue hues into your home!
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:: A Classic Blue & White Story ::

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Beauitful blue and white decor in a coastal style homeBlue and white decor is something that will never go away. It’s a timeless color combination that we’ve blogged about and pinned often. It’s just that good. When spring starts to show it’s face again, these two hues start showing up more and more. There’s a pep in these two hues that when paired together bring your spirits high and a smile to your face. Check out what these designers have done with this classic color combination and think about using these wonderful hues in your home!
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:: Decorate For The 4th of July! ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal patio with red, white and blue decor and an American flag hangingThe Fourth of July is this weekend and it’s time to celebrate! Get ready to decorate in red, white and blue! Nothing shows your patriotic spirit like a fun BBQ, family and fireworks on the Fourth! If you’re hosting this 4th, it’s only natural you get out the red, white and blue decor. It’s fun, festive and exactly what this weekend’s about. Deck out the backyard and create an amazing space for your family and friends to enjoy Independence Day. Wave your flags high and be proud to be an American this weekend!
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