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:: Spring Sofa Slip ::

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Coastal living room with spring colorsWant a quick and easy way to bring a little more spring into the home? Then we’ve got just the tip for you!

Go out and find yourself a nice spring colored slip for the sofa! It’s a large piece of furniture that easily stands out when you put some color on it. Look for bright and fun spring colors or maybe playful pattern! The choice is yours! And when spring is over, just pull the slip off. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

If you want more pastel ideas and inspirations for this spring, be sure to check out our Perfectly Pastel Post Here!
Pinks in a coastal living room Pastel colors in a cottage style living room

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:: Spring Into Color ::

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Blue coastal cottage patio creating the perfect outdoor spaceWelcome spring to your home with a little color. Use color to take your home away from the dull winter season and move it into a warmer direction. It’s time to use yellows, blues and other fun spring time colors to pump up those coastal vibes!

If you struggle with picking out what colors to design and decorate with, turn to the flowers. Think of all the beautiful flowers that come to life during spring and your color inspiration will be overwhelming. If for reason that doesn’t get your color juices flowing, think blue hues. Honestly, in a coastal home you can never go wrong with blue. Sure, it’s been done a million times, but why do you think people keep doing it?

Check out how these designers used colors to decorate these homes. Get inspired to get you and your home ready for spring, warmer days and beautiful colors!
Coastal home with light blue painted ceilings Coastal living room with pops of color Light blue door welcoming you to a coastal home Rustic beach house decorated with yellow acccents

:: 3 Quick Decorating Tips For Tropical Design In Your Home ::

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Beautiful tropical decor inspired outdoor patio spaceTropical home decor is great for transforming your home into the tropical island getaway you’ve always wanted. Incorporate lush, green plants and natural, earthy tones to create a tropical paradise. Today we have 3 quick decorating tips for tropical design in your home. These tips will help you get started on a tropical home decor journey in the place you call home.

1. Keep It Tonal
Go neutral with the colors and tones in your home. Step away from the typical tropical style that uses bright colors and crazy patterns. Create an environment and space that invokes relaxing island feels. Try decorating with whites and natural colors.

2. Lush Greens
Tropical locales are always rich in greens. Upon seeing bright greens and palm leaves, you’re immediately transported to the tropical state of mind. Pair the vibrant greens with a neutral color palette and really create a lasting impression.

3. Natural Elements
Designing with natural materials not only brings an element of nature, but a look that can withstand the weather. Tropical regions are prone to wet weather and need materials that can look good as well as preform. Turn to designing with light colored woods or even dark, rich woods to create a striking look.
Tropical design elements in an outdoor seating area Tropical home with a thatched roof and simple wood furniture Tropical home with high ceilings decorated with a neutral color paletteTropical home with an open flow throughout the space

:: Summer Coastal Home Colors ::

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Bright coastal colors in the Tuvalu Home storeSummer is right around the corner and the sun is starting to shine! Brighter days calls for brighter colors and coastal home decor! Summer is the season to decorate with bright and bold colors. It’s a great time to incorporate summer vibes with fun beach season inspired colors, art and accessories. Spring decor is a great warm up for color, but summer is when you truly bring out the vibrant yellows, blues, pinks, greens and more!

We’ve gathered some summer coastal decor inspiration so you guys can get a feel for how designers are decorating for summer. If you’re looking for even more summer coastal home decor accessories and ideas, check out both our Laguna Beach and San Clemente stores today! Coastal bar space with hints of summer colors and feels Coastal dining area with bright eclectic colors and patterns complimented with beauitful sun flowers Coastal outdoor space with hints of yellow vibrance Modern coastal with hints of boho mixed into the decor

:: Coastal Bedrooms For Kids ::

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Designing for kids is always a blast! You get to decorate with all the fun and playful options that you normally don’t get to. Dust off that crazy imagination and get ready to collaborate with the most fun clients around – kids. The excitement that comes from them participating in the design of their new space is what it’s all about. Let’s take a look a few rooms to get you in the right design space and bring out your inner child!

Colors, color, colors! You have an endless color options and palettes to work with when it comes to kids’ bedrooms. No color is off limits. Not all designers want to stray too far from the overall style and feel of the home’s decor which means they won’t go too crazy with the colors. And others will let the kids pick out their favorite colors and go wild! It’s a great way to get the kids involved and creates a fun environment for them to be themselves. You don’t want them waking up in a dark, gloomy space do you? No way! So bring out the colors!

Looking to bring a little color to the kid’s bedroom, but not wanting to go all out? Then colored accents are your new best friends! Use accent colors to bring small pops of bright colors into the space without going overboard with colors. Stay true to the home’s overall theme and still have a little fun in the kid’s room. Accenting the right pieces can be tricky, you want the accented pieces to be noticed, however, you don’t want eyes to linger on them. Start with a few accented pieces and then add or subtract from there.

You can bring fun design pieces into the kid’s bedroom that both of you will like! Do you have an extra model sail boat, vintage chest or rustic dresser that needs a home? Well, there’s no reason to count out the kids’ bedrooms. They will get a kick out of having something like a model sail boat in their room and you can finally display it instead of hiding it in the garage or attic.

Speaking of model sail boats, they are the perfect addition and decor pieces for the kids’ bedrooms. Designers beware, you may want to avoid investing in antique or vintage model because they are more than likely going to be looked at as toys and not models. We all know where that leads – broken or ‘lost’.

Not into bright colors? Here’s kids’ bedroom designed with soft, neutral colors. It’s simple, calm and inviting. There’s nothing over the top about this space and there doesn’t need to be; sometimes less is more. We love a space that looks like it was put together effortlessly and this has just that look.

:: Bohemian Colors ::

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Beautiful bohemian coastal living room with playful patternsBohemian colors are a great way to bring a bright and colorful palette into your home. The Bohemian style is not only known for it’s colorful look. It’s also known for its bold patterns that come along with it. Decorating with these colors is a great way to spice up your home a bring life back into it. The Bohemian style also mixes well with coastal home decor. You can use the style and colors to create dreamy, tropical vibes in a coastal home. Check out some great examples we found and look how these designers have infused coastal style with the Bohemian style and colors.
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:: Accenting Blue Hues ::

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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

:: Painted Jars & Bottles ::

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Beauitful painted jars in different hues of bluePainted bottles and jars are a great way to add style and color to your home. You can use them to bring more coastal colors, shades and hues to a space or to compliment your existing color palette. It’s also a popular DIY project too. It’s a pretty simple one as well. First, find a bottle or jar you would like to paint. Second, find the color you wish to paint your bottles or jars. Third, paint the bottle or jar and apply as many coats as needed for your desired look. That’s it! Three simple steps and you have your new painted bottles or jars! Check out these painted bottles and jars to get inspiration on how to make yours!
Coastal details with coral decor and painted bottles and jars Painted bottles and jars in light hues Painted jars and rustic decor White painted bottles used for coastal decor

:: Ravishing Red Front Doors ::

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Bright red door opens to a beauitful coastal entryway and a happy pupThe front door is one of the first things seen when you look at a home. It can add curb appeal and style to the house. A red front door, however, offers more than just curb appeal and style. Not only does the hue immediately grab the eye and draw you into the home, but it could signify more than just a style choice.

During American Colonial and Civil War times the red door was a symbol of safety. It meant that it was a safe place to stay and rest during travel and times of war.

In Feng Shui, a red front door means ‘welcome’ and red is the color of prosperity and abundance. Use the color of your front door to bring positive energy to yourself and your guests.

Another meaning behind a red painted front door is the Scottish tradition of a paid off mortgage. It’s a fun, semi-subtle way of saying you officially own your home and you’re debt free.

Colors sometimes carry meanings and so do objects. It’s a fun way to say something without actually saying it. If you’ve got free time you should look up more color and object meanings that have to with the home
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:: Ocean Inspired Coastal Blues ::

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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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