It’s been a very long and stressful day and like the beach huts in our photograph you are Waiting for Vacation. This photograph simply screams relaxation, beach chairs, fish dinners and cold drinks. There they sit, waiting patiently for the return of the summer crowd.
If only you could have that sound of the ocean and the feel of sand between the toes you might be able to handle tomorrow. Unfortunately, your vacation still lies weeks or even months away. Unless…
Why not make your bedroom your own little vacation sanctuary? A few dabs of paint, flowers, and a throw pillow or two will get the job done. I’ve listed for your convenience some of the basic items to think about before spending a fortune.
If you are the DIY type, then by all means think about your favorite beach, create a plan and start straight away. If, however, you worry about your color matching ability or just don’t have the time or knowledge to do the job proper, I’d suggest investigating a local interior decorator to help.
Thinking about making your bedroom a personal beach experience? Here’s how to start:
- Color. No beach inspired room is complete without the proper colors. The danger here is to go overboard with your favorite color. While it’s possible that you want to paint the walls in a wonderful shade of sea-foam, I’d suggest pausing and imagining what an entire room full of a particular color will look like. One trick is to take the free paint swabs at the home improvement stores and tack them to your wall. After a couple of days, it is possible to remove the ones you don’t like and decide on the color you do.
As for the beach, think in shades of blues, greens, reds,
and white. Those are the most common colors with a nautical theme and exist in varying shades on beaches.
- Furniture. When you are looking for beach inspired furniture it is very important to envision the kind of beach you are using for inspiration. For instance, if your beach of inspiration is tropical, you use furniture made of tropical materials like bamboo, pine or teak woods, and even wicker. Other beaches, such as the beaches of New England or the Pacific Northwest inspire the use of different woods including oak and cedar.
- Accessories. Items that remind a person of a beach are an absolute necessity. The proper accessory will make or break the relaxing image you are trying to portray. Items that help tie the beach themed colors and your new furniture will include:
- Lighthouses, tiki candles, votive, toys.
- Pictures of sea animals
- Pictures of beaches
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