Memorial Day is upon us, which means summer is officially here! Time for long, carefree days in the sun and surf, BBQs and Seafood Boils, and a season to make memories with family and friends. Is your beach retreat ready? Whether you lean towards a classic nautical decor scheme or you prefer a beach bungalow, here are some ideas for creating your perfect weekend getaway haven.
Whitewash wood gives a casual, soothing appeal no matter the shape or texture of the piece. The colors parallel those found at the shore: shells adorning the bleached sand, the light streaks that develop in your hair, and the freshly painted wood on the boardwalk. Add this classic style to your living area for a serene look and feel.
The soft hues on the walls combined with the monochromatic furniture color scheme are accented with subtle blues and greens in this beautiful living room.
The blue ticking and airy feel of this room give it a more traditional beach house vibe. The tall ceilings just add more relaxing appeal.
Here are some great, whitewashed wood coffee table options available from GO Home.
Adastra Coffee Table
Elsworth Coffee Table
What is more nautical than mirrors shaped like the portholes of a ship? Round mirrors are timeless and elegant and bring a polished finish to any surface they are placed. Whether hung alone or in a grouping, they are sure to become the center of attention.
This room is such a classic nautical look. The bold stripes in the rug and the oars topping off the wall give it that quintessential beach vibe. But the 3 mirrors dividing the sofa and the oars above really complete the look with a beautiful polished finish. This would be a great space to relax in after a long day at sea.
There’s no need to limit your wall color when creating a beach space. The styles in this room aren’t those found in your traditional seaside escape, but they bring a more collected, rustic flair to the living area. The grouping above the beautiful, rolled arm sofa combined with the rich, Prussian blue wall shade is a stylistic nod to the classic colors of the sea and its vessels.
No matter what finish you prefer, many of the porthole shaped mirrors can be found from GO Home Ltd. Shop the styles above and many more here (you may need to sign in first).
One of the key accent elements in creating a beach abode is the use of rope. It doesn’t have to look like it came straight from the boat, the looks of many rope accents is polished with added hardware to give it stylistic appeal. Check out some of our favorite uses of rope.
The orbital shape of this chandelier is given a casual transformation with the rope finish. It has an airy feel and looks great with the nailheads on the classic tufted linen chairs.
GO Home’s Saturn Chandelier is the perfect shape and size for your seaside dining area.
Rope isn’t just a good finishing detail to light fixtures, it can also be used in many other home accessories. As handles on a tray or a lantern, it adds a great and subtle finishing touch.
The Squire Tray from GO Home is my personal favorite because its polished nickel, sophisticated finish is unexpectedly topped off with the fun use of rope.
Of course, there are many ways to bring your beach house to life! What are some of your favorite coastal accents? Let us know in the comments below!