You may not live anywhere near the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your home feel like a beach haven. It does not take anything too expensive or complicated either. Making a few simple changes can make a huge difference.
Display a favorite photo or special memory you have from being at the beach. Add several photos in various frames, making them a focal point by displaying them on a mantel or on a central wall in your home. To really bring the beach in, use frames that include natural seaside materials such as driftwood, shells, and sea glass. You can include memories from one of your favorite family vacations, or images of a seaside escape you would like to visit someday.
Choose a beachy hue, a color that reflects the serenity and peace of mind of the beach. Consider adding the following colors throughout your home.
A neutral palette creates a backdrop from which you can add your own personality and decorative accessories. It also reminds you of the neutral-colored sandy beach you wish to spend many days relaxing in the sun.
A very simple and easy way to bring the beach indoors is to add your favorite mementos from beach vacations of the past. Display seashells you picked up from a family vacation, a memento you purchased when visiting the ocean or lakeshore, or a mason jar full of sand or pebbles collected during one of your day trips to the beach.