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:: How To Decorate For The Fall ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Fall entryway ready to greet the guests with perfect decorThere’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here comes autumn!

1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.

Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). Let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the your home. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the changing of colors and to let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting for you.

2. Design With Warmth In Mind.

Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or constantly having the fire place going – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.

It hasn’t started snowing yet! Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! If you’ve got a fire pit, it gives you a few more chances to really turn up the heat! Think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet! Coastal dining room with festive, fall foliage as decor Fall entryway with beautiful fall foliage Perfect fall patio set up! Ready to enjoy the leaves changing colors! Cute fall decorations mixed into the sidebaord

:: 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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:: Coastal Home Decor Details ::

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Monday Pins

Beautiful coastal living room with sea inspired detailsAre you ready for your coastal Monday Pins post? Because here it is! We’re all about the details in decorating (we have an entire Pinterest board about coastal details) and this week’s post features coastal homes that haven’t skipped out on the details! We love beautifully decorated rooms that have well thought out design details and elements. From simple, minimal styles that feature just the basics to rooms covered with accessories that compliment the space. Check out these five pin-worthy spaces and get inspired by the details! Pin these to your coastal home boards and enjoy the rest of your week!
Coastal entryway details Coastal home details with a white and blue color palette Nautical inspired details in a coastal home Simple coastal decor details in the living room

:: 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.

:: Show Off Your Kitchen ::

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Open kitchen storageWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf/open storage kitchens lately and we love it! It’s another fun way like coastal kitchen hardware to bring style and character to your kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show off what you’ve got!

Let people see all your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Head over to out online store and shop the Tuvalu Home dinnerwareTall selves with open storage and plenty of plates and bowls Kitchen with open storage and yellow accents Open storage in a coastal cottage kitchen Open storage in the kitchen dining area Open storage in a kitchen with white and green decor Tall open storage shelves in the kitchen Open dinnerware storage in the kitchen Open spice and ingredient storage in the kitchen

:: 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

:: Oar Decor ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal cottage with nautical inspired decorIf you’re looking to add nautical flare to your home then look no further because we’ve got exactly what you need! That’s right! We’re talking about oars! It’s a simple way to bring nautical charm to your home. You can mount them on the wall and display them like art or decorate them around the house to create full spaces. Oars can be a great vintage piece to add to your coastal home as well. Head out to flee markets or antique stores to hunt down the perfect, vintage oars for your walls! Check out how these designers have used oars to decorate these spaces. Get inspired by the oars and bring more nautical style to your home today!
Coastal dining space with nautical decorations Cozy coastal cottage dining space Simple coastal bedroom with oars hangin on the walls as decorationCoastal living room with nautical decor inspiration

:: New Year, New Home Decor ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal bathroom with clean modern lines and beach inspired design details2015 is quickly coming to an end. We’ve got a grand total of three days left in this year. We’re hoping that it’s been a great year for you, but we’re really hoping 2016 is even better! A new year can mean a new you in every way, shape and form. It can also mean a new home transformation for you to start off the new year. It’s a great time to explore those ideas and styles you’ve always been interested in. Get inspiration from the pictures you find yourself pinning or step outside of your comfort zone and dive into a style you haven’t tried yet.

It’s a great project to start at the beginning of the year. Give yourself an opportunity to change with your home. Not looking to tackle it on your own? Then let us help you! The designers here at the Tuvalu Design Studio love teaming up with clients to create the perfect space to fall in love with. If you want more info on our interior decorating services you can find it here.

Curious to see what we’ve helped our client design? Browse our portfolio here!

Coastal cottage style with troipical decor Coastal dining space with fun, nautical inspired decor Coastal kitchen with minimal decor Coastal, boho inspired details in the living room

:: Use Your Words ::

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Tuesday Tips

A good way to get your style across is to go out and say it. It’s fun to pick words that compliment the design and look great in the home. You can even style them in a couple different ways. Mount them up on the wall or display them on their own. Get creative with the letter styles and words that you come up with. Make them ocean themed or even customize them to your family. The possibilities are endless!