I can see it now: relaxing on the beach with an icy cocktail and the warm sun on my face. Ahhh…bliss. Well, even though we aren’t quite there yet, I figured I’d get a head start on reshaping my home for the warmer weather. So, in honor of summer, here are some beach inspired home accessories that will, without a doubt, make your home feel more like a cottage by the sea.
West Elm coral pillow- $29.00
Pottery Barn faux coral branch- $24.00
(also check out Seaside Inspired for similar pieces)
Zgallerie starfish bowl- $24.95
The Shabby Chic Cottage (Etsy) trivet – $6.00
West Elm jute rug- $49-$699
Crate & Barrel martinique short lantern- $19.95
Cottage & Bungalow seahorse artwork- $124.00
Cottage & Bungalow letters- $18.00 each
Pier 1 sea glass lamp – $50.00
Pier 1 starfish and coral art- $19.95
Beach Cottage Essentials:
- Ocean Hues- think sea glass (turquoise, pale greens, and light blues) when choosing your palette. Creams and whites are also a good choice- like the color of sand dunes.
- Nature-inspired furniture- choose ratan and wicker pieces, they are great for indoor and out.
- Add texture- a nice linen wallpaper, bamboo furniture, or louvered doors will give your home a classic island feel.