Random Thoughts

Just Beachy

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Nature-inspired furniture- choose ratan and wicker pieces, they are great for indoor and out.
  3. Add texture- a nice linen wallpaper, bamboo furniture, or louvered doors will give your home a classic island feel.
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