Growing up in California, the beach has always been a part of my lifestyle. My apartments have always been filled with beachy flair — even when located nowhere near the beach! More recently, in order to compromise with my husband…
I've had to take it down a notch in our home. Instead of a turning our home into a pink and green Palm Beach Bungalow (which I've been inclined to do in the past), I've chosen a more refined beach route with touches of seagrass, clusters of seashells and tiny doses of stripes.
Looking for a sprinkling of sand in your space? Here are a 5 seaside elements to add a bit of beach to your home:
1. Seashells The
beach accessory for your home. Collect them yourself or search for larger varieties at local flea markets.
Whether it be a basket, rug, or chair — a little seagrass goes a long way in adding tropical flair to your pad.
Bold stripes are an instant way to add nautical charm to any room. IKEA
has a great summer collection of colorful striped runners, hammocks and throw pillows. Unfortunately, you have to wade through the crowds, as IKEA's seasonal items are not available online.
Or any beach-inspired decor. I like to shop local garage sales in beachy neighborhoods for affordable vintage coastal finds. Etsy
is another great place to find handmade seaside decor.
5. Swaying Palms
A few well placed palm fronds in a sleek white vase may be all the beach you need. Buy a potted palm at Home Depot
so you don't have to "borrow" clippings from your neighbor.
Images: 1. The Surf Lodge;2. Bear Hill Interiors;3. Coastal Living;4. West Elm;5. Pottery Barn