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:: Get That Christmas Tree Up! ::

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Tuesday Tips

Christmas tree with ornamentsIt’s officially time for Christmas! December means two things: Christmas and more Christmas! We love Christmas here at Tuvalu Home and we’re so excited for it to finally be here! That’s why the Christmas trees are out and decorated for a month of festive love.

Take a look at some these Christmas trees and get inspired to get into the holiday spirit! These coastal themed trees are beautiful examples of what your Christmas tree can look like this season. Decorate your tree with starfish, shells, lights and other festive coastal ornaments! Go get that tree and start decorating!
Coastal Christmas tree in the living room Rustic beach style home with a beauitful christmas treeA stunning Christmas tree with a fun coastal themeCozy christmas living room with lots of festive decor

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:: In Love With Built-In Shelves ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal decor details on built-in shelvesWe’re loving these built-in shelves! Who doesn’t like more storage? We know we do! We’re always wishing we had more space for all the things in the stores and in our homes. This thought got our brains thinking about extra storage and creative ways to maximize the space we have. So naturally we hit the boards in search of some inspiration and now we’re sharing some of our favorites!

We adore and swoon over these built-ins. They make us kind of – okay they really make us – want to tear into some walls and start a new project. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Until then we’ll just dream and share some beautiful built-in shelves we have found.

What do you guys think? Are you in need of built in shelves? Share some of your thoughts or favorite built in’s with us! We’d love to see them!Coastal living room with cozy built-in shelves Large coral pieces displayed on built-in shelvesCoastal kids bedroom with built-in shelvesCoastal nook with built-in shelves and seating creating a perfect a space

:: 3 Quick Tips For The Holiday Kitchen ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal kitchen with plenty of space and natural lightIt’s the season of the kitchen and we’re spending a good chunk of time in our beloved space. When we’re whirling around conducting a spiced filled symphony in our kitchens, we want to make sure all is in harmony and on cue. There’s no need to make your life more difficult, that’s why we’ve come up with these 3 quick tips to get your kitchen ready for the holidays. Get those aprons ready, heat up those ovens and get ready for the holiday season!

1. Cut The Clutter

If it doesn’t need to be in the kitchen get rid of it. Seriously, the last thing we need is to be tripping over things or frantically searching for counter space. The holidays are stressful enough, the last thing we need to add to it is mess and clutter.

2. Check The Kitchen Tools

Is everything good to go? Are those whisks still, well, whisky? Make sure the wine is ready while you’re at it. Do those pots and pans have another season in them? Are those mixers still mixing? Check and make sure everything you need is actually going to work. We don’t want a meltdown while that souffle is melting down.

3. Carry A Stockpile

We’re not saying you need all Costco this holiday season, but you definitely want to make sure you have plenty of goods. Running out mid-meal to grab ingredients is completely avoidable these holidays. Also the holidays are always faster and demand more time for everything. That being said, make sure you have some quick, healthy and easy meals ready to go.

Got all that ladies and gentlemen? There’s no reason these holidays shouldn’t go smooth and be successful. Tuvalu wants to help you guys out, but much more importantly, we want you guys to enjoy yourselves over the holidays. Happy cooking!Cozy coastal kitchenCountry style kitchen with a cozy feel Rustic inspired details in a kitchen

:: Simple Winter Home Decor ::

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Tuesday Tips

Bright rustic dining space decorated with holiday decorIt’s time to start breaking out the winter and holiday decor if you haven’t already. Halloween has officially ended so you’re in the clear. Since Thanksgiving is still coming, we won’t go full Christmas mode yet. We’ll just ease into it and start setting the mood for winter and holiday decor.

Whether it’s bright winter berries scattered about on the table or even a couple strands of garland can be the perfect holiday touch in your home. There’s no need to go above and beyond when it comes to decorating your home during the holidays. We aren’t saying that you should just put a few pine leaves out and call it a day, but there’s no need for all the mini Christmas village scenes or several nativity scenes throughout the home either – put that on hold for now. We are just warming up for the holiday season.

Hopefully some of these images bring you some inspiration and new ideas on how to keep it simple before you go full holiday mode on your home. Holiday wreath in the kitchen Minimal holiday touches throughout the home Simple holiday exterior decor

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #45 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright coastal dining space with striped high chairs and large pendant lightsIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for your coastal home decor pins! That’s right, we have five fresh beach house inspired pins ripe for the pinning! Don’t be shy! We know we were excited to add them to our boards and you should be as well. So pin ’em and share ’em to show your love for coastal home decor. We hope these pins start your week off with a burst of inspiration and joy! Happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor and plenty of photos to fill your boards on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Cozy outdoor coastal space with plenty of seating Rustic beach inspired bathroom Small coastal studio complete with a Hobie surfboard White monochromatic coastal living room with a view into the kitchen

:: 3 Simple Tips For Getting The Entryway Ready For Fall & Winter ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal fall entryway mudroomNow that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready for fall and then winter? Getting your entryway ready for fall and winter is necessary to take on the cold weather. You trudge in on a wet day and you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. Ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes/rain boots. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your fall/winter easier. They will make your life easy during the cold seasons and easy to overlook or forget about, but don’t! They will help, check them out!

1. Grab A Seat.

Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.

2. Toss The Coat.

Get a couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.

3. Lay Down A Rug.

You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.

These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!

Cute boho chic entry way ready for fall and winter Simple entryway with space to strip off the layers and take off the wet boots Festive rustic entryway

:: Create The Perfect Coastal Entryway ::

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Tuesday Tips

Coastal entryway with a cottage feel and lots of natural lightsRight when you swing open the front door to your home the first thing you see is your entryway. You see your side console that gives you a quick place to unload and compose yourself before moving forward through to the rest of your home. You see the art and accessories you used decorate the console. You see your home.

Your entryway sets the expectations and tone for the rest of the home. It’s the first thing anyone and everyone will see when they enter your home. Every more reason to decorate to impress. Putting a little time into your entry will leave you thanking yourself over and over.

One tip before we’re done here, create a simple and minimal entryway. There are two very good reasons as to why. First, it looks good. Pretty straight forward and easy to do. Second, the actual reason, if there is a small amount of space it deters you and the family from making it the “drop zone”. You know, the area that gathers everyone’s stuff, is never clean and always a mess. Let’s skip all that by not allowing the space to be used like that.

Last, but not least, here’s a little coastal entry home decor inspiration. Take a look at these homes and what these owners are greeted with when they come home.
Entryway with beach inspired pieces Rustic beach inspired entryway White decor in a coastal entryway

:: Tuva-Luvs – Candace ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Candace! One of her store favorites is this rustic style metal heart sculpture! Give your home character with this incredible, original sculpture. The hammered metal heart is anchored to a rustic piece of reclaimed wood. We love how this intriguing piece juxtaposes the soft sentiment of a heart with the tough materials it’s crafted out of. Display this custom piece on a coffee table or credenza. And if all of that wasn’t enough to, the heart has “Happily Ever After” engraved in French on it. Shop the metal heart sculpture now!

Do you want more Tuva-Luvs and coastal home decor? Well you can find them on the Tuva-Luvs Page!

:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #37 ::

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Monday Pins

Beach cottage with a cozy, rustic feelIt’s Monday and it’s time for your Monday Pins! Get those pin buttons ready because your coastal home decor boards are about to get a few new additions. We’ve got a fresh batch of pins that deserve a spot on those boards. So pin ’em and share ’em and don’t forget to have a good week! Happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor and design inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal living room with lots of natural light and a large driftwood art piece hanging on the wall Open coastal living room with lots of natural light Coastal sitting area with a big piece of wall art of the ocean Nautical inspired bedroom with rustsic vintage decor

:: Tuva-Luvs – Madison ::

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Thursday Tuva-Luvs

This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Madison! One of her store favorites is the jamie young verona table lamp! Add an extra pop of color to any space in your home with this gorgeous ceramic table lamp. Traditional colors of blue and brown in a medallion pattern create a stunning, yet classic timeless look. The pairing with a more natural burlap shade gives an organic twist, broadening the array of many style decors this lamp will work. Add this table lamp to your home and shop the jamie young verona table lamp online now!

Find all of our store favorites and more on the Tuva-Luv Page!