Having a beach vacation this summer? Doesn’t it just make you want to come home and give your space a seaside, breezy vibe to keep the vacation mode going longer? Today’s partnered post can help! Love these 8 practical, doable ideas to bring a bit of your beach vacation back home with you!
How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Beach House
When you think of the beach, relaxation, calmness, tranquility, and happiness are often words that come to mind. There’s no greater feeling than heading to a beautiful beach house for holiday, as they tend to have a certain vibe that screams vacation and fun. So, since everyone seems to love the beach and the vibe they get while spending time at a beach house, why not make your everyday home feel like a beach house as well. Here are some great tips on how to make your home feel like a beach house:
Paintings of the sea
This one may seem pretty obvious, but what better way to make your home feel like a beach house than to include plenty of artwork with the scenery you’re trying to capture. Whether you hang paintings of the beach, ships, fish, or seashells, adding artwork with a sea theme will certainly make your home feel like you’re much closer to the beach.
Decorate with beach accessories
There are so many treasures you can find lying around the beach. From seashells to sea glass to star fish and sand dollars, to driftwood and more, collect these beautiful treasures and display them all over your house. You can put them in bowls, glue them to mirrors or picture frames, or let each item stand for itself. Not only will this make you feel like you’re right back walking up and down your favorite beach, they’re also free!
Use a lot of white
White paint is great to give a house a beach vibe, as is white (or neutral) carpeting. Using white towels and sheets will also build a beachy look and make your home feel very luxurious. Adding hints of bright color in each room and/or using gray as an accent color will only add to the beach vibe and give your home a truly authentic beach look.
This loose, light, flowy fabric is perfect for any beach house. You can buy linen pillows or bedspreads or even hang linen curtains on the windows.
Create storage space using picnic baskets
There are few things better than a picnic on the beach! You can find beautiful woven picnic baskets and place these around the house for storage of magazines, blankets, games, and more.
Use beachy scents
There’s nothing that will make your home feel beachier than if it smells like the beach. Fill your home with fragrances that remind you of the sea by displaying candles, spraying air freshener, or using potpourri.
Make your home open and airy
Beach homes tend to be very open and airy – and why not when the weather is always nice! Give your home the same vibe to make you feel like you’re at the beach all year round.
Add a hammock
It seems as though every beach has plenty of hammocks to relax in. These are cheap and easy to add to your home. Whether you purchase a hammock chair to hang from the ceiling for a particular room, tie a hammock between two trees in your yard, or get a stand-alone version for your patio or pool area, a hammock will instantly make your home feel beachier and it will help you relax wherever you are.