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:: Stripes + Coastal Decor ::

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Beautiful coastal home with nautical inspired decor and fun unique stripesStripes come in every size and shape imaginable. Okay, maybe not shape since stripes are just straight lines, but you get the idea. That’s why when you stumble across unique ways that designers have incorporated stripes into coastal home decor, you pay attention.

We love finding new and interesting ways that make us think about design. Maybe it’s as simple as layering stripes to add a new dynamic or adding stripes to place you normally wouldn’t think to try. It’s always fun to try and pair stripes with new and different patterns and textures. It’s also nice surprise when you find an unexpected match in patterns.

Take a look at what these designers have done with stripes and get inspired to broaden your way of thinking when it comes to stripes and designing.
Coastal dining space with layers of stripes to create a unique lookMixing stripes to create a unique dynamic in the coastal decor

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:: Hello Indigo! ::

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Blue and indigo hues in a coastal cottage living roomIndigo is a classic coastal home color. The rich, dark blue is the perfect compliment to the white palettes often used in coastal decor. It’s a bold and striking color that just feels so good to look at. The color is also very versatile. We often see indigo dyed pillows and accessories used in coastal design. These offer another treat to the eyes as they are interesting to look at and can show the range of indigo hues.

The color can also be used a solid color without the dye effect. It still offers that rich color that fills a space with ease. This staple color in coastal design is a great hue to add to your home’s palette if you’re wanting a classic coastal look.

Get inspired by these uses of indigo! From the wall art to the lovely dyed pillows, the design possibilities are endless and that what makes this color so interesting in coastal home decor.
Coastal bedroom with an indigo and white color palette Indigo pillows in a little nook with seating Indigo sea life inspired wall art

:: Geometric Patterns In Coastal Homes ::

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Coastal cottage with stripes and geometric patternsPatterns are a staple in coastal home decor. With many of the common patterns used in coastal homes, a new one has been showing up. The geometric pattern has been spotted offering a fun and unique way to add some character and style to a space.

Geometric patterns effortlessly make their way into coastal homes because of their playful style. They’re also a quick step away from the classic stripe patterns that often show up in nautical home and beach cottages. The two patterns can be used to play off of each other, but the geometric pattern can quickly steal the show.

With the eye catching style of geometric patterns, a little accent piece is all you need. It’s easy to add a fun pillow, throw or rug to add a pop of style to the space. With the sharp lines and repeating patterns our eyes are naturally drawn to the patterns. This creates a fun accent piece that can help carry the eyes through the room.

Get inspired by this fun and energetic pattern! The geometric lines and shapes will be a fun addition to the home and add a great focal point!
Coastal living room filled bathed in natural light Coastal living room with patterns and fiber textures Eclectic coastal living room with geometric patterns Modern coastal living room with geometric patterned pillows and rug

:: 3 Quick Tips For Kitchen Design ::

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Coastal kitchen with large wicker pendant lights and dark cabinets with white wallsToday we have 3 quicks tips to help in the kitchen! We spend a lot of time in our kitchens so why not love them? Here are 3 ways to help you enjoy your coastal home kitchen!

1. Pop Those Colors

The kitchen gives you a place to really go bold with pops of color. With limited counter space you have to make your accessories count. Don’t forget that you can also bring in different colored lighting pieces as well!

2. Use Natural Textures

With most kitchens having wood cabinets it easy to forget that you can play and design off those textures. There’s no need to just slap a coat of paint on the cabinets and call it a day. If that’s how you planned it, there’s no problem with that, but don’t forget that you can expand on the natural wood grains and textures to bring your kitchen to the next level.

3. Play With Patterns

Kitchens are a great place to have fun with patterns. They can be bright and pop out or they can compliment the color palette. The choices are endless and so are the pattern placements. Explore pattern ideas with kitchen rugs, the back splash and maybe even the tile floor. The pattern possibilities are endless!
Natural textures in a coastal kitchen Playful patterns and colors in a coastal kitchen

:: 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

:: Decorate Your Coastal Home With Bright Patterned Pillows ::

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Blue and white colored coastal pillows in the bedroomStep up your coastal home decor with a couple colorful, patterned pillows! Pillows are a great way to introduce patterns and color into the home. Plus, you can decorate with them in almost every room. If you get the right pillows, you can even have them in the backyard! But that’s nothing new. Pillows are also a good way to explore and learn how to layer patterns. You can easily see what colors and textures play nice together and which ones don’t. This can give you the courage to step up your pattern play throughout your house and invest in larger patterned pieces. Get started with patterned pillows at Tuvalu Home by shopping online or in store!
Coastal inspired pillows with colorful patterns and fun designs Cute breakfast nook with with bright colorful pillows with fun patterns

:: 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

:: Vibrant Patterns ::

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Coastal patio with fun, vibrant colors and patternsVibrant patterns are a great way to spice things up and bring some flare to any space! You can mix and match to get an unlimited amount of fun and stylish combinations. Use can also play patterns off of one another. Pair a floral and a geometric shape pattern to offset one another and mix things up! Check out what designers have done with patterns and get creative!
Fun, indigo colored patterns and designKids coastal bedroom with fun and vibrant patternsVibrant coastal bedroom with lots of colors and patterns

:: Buffalo Check ::

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Bright coastal living room with fun patterns and accessoriesWhen fall shows up we start to turn to warmer and cozier styles. One classic style that reminds us of a warm cabin is the buffalo check pattern. This pattern is no longer restricted to a rustic, country style. Buffalo check has found its way into other styles such as coastal, cottage, nautical and even modern coastal. The pattern offers a fun and stylish way to add flare to the space. You can go bold or subtle with it, the choice is yours. Check out what these designers have done in these spaces with buffalo check. Coastal dining space decorated witha blue color palette Cottage style, nautical home with buffalo check furniture Cozy, coastal home with a neutral color palette and buffalo check curtains Modern coastal style mixed with rustic elements like the cow hide and buffalo check arm chair

:: Coastal Geometric Patterns ::

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Open, naturally lit dining space with cozy, cottage feels and a geometric pattern on the floorColors and patterns are good way to bring a little flare to a room. And when you find a good combination of the two it’s a win-win for everyone, especially you! One fun way to bring colors and shapes with a pattern is to use geometric patterns. They’re a good way to break up a bland color palette and introduce a point of interest for the eyes. In coastal home decor, geometric patterns allow you to create a fun mix of styles in the home. It’s a step away from the same old thing you’ve seen or tried over and over again. Check out how designers have used geometric patterns in these spaces. It’s a good look at what can be done with patterns and is hopefully inspiring to you as well!
Geometric pattern made with the tile in a blod, quirly bungalow Modern coastsal bedroom with geometric wallpaper and matching table lamp shades Simple, blue and white geometric patterned pillows and curtains in a coastal homeCoastal kitchen with a geometric backsplash