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Decorating Your Beach House

A beach house just isn't a beach house without the proper decorations to match. Using nautical decor for your beach house can add to its flair. However, when it comes to nautical decor for your home you'll find that it's hard to find a good selection of items for your beach house. Today, with the help of the internet you can find many sites that cater to beach and nautical themed rooms and homes.

So how do you start decorating your beach house? First, choose colors that reflect the colors of the beach. Do you prefer the greens and blues of the water, or do you love the neutral tones of a sandy beach? Do you want a soothing, relaxing retreat, a crisp nautical look, or do you prefer the bright colors of the tropics? You need to establish the tone of your project first in order to create harmony with your decorations and accent pieces.

After you have the backdrop established, you can add to your beach theme by choosing furniture made from natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, teak, or classic driftwood. A beach house typically uses furnishings that are more relaxed and less formal. Add to the effect with nautically themed accent furniture like boat shaped bookcases or nautical décor tables. Next add a selection of beach and nautical accents. There are many options of wall décor and nautical accent pieces to choose from. Wonderful choices include a ships wheel, seabirds, nautical clocks, a globe, nautical mirrors, portholes, life rings, ships bells, signal flags, or a model sailboat. Even nautical instruments such as a compass, telescope or barometer can make interesting decorative items. Choose a beautiful painting, photograph or print with a sailboat, lighthouse or beach theme. Display your favorite shells found while combing the beach. How about a picture frame or mirror decorated with shells?

Another important aspect of the nautically themed beach home is the lighting. The right lighting can create the ambience needed to complete the whole look of your beach home. An anchor lamp, lighthouse lamp, or gimbal lantern can be the perfect accent to any room, without going overboard.

Add a finishing touch to your living room, family room or bedroom with textiles. Create a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with nautical themed accent pillows or a throw blanket. There are also many different nautical and beach themed shower curtains and bathroom accessory sets available.

Lastly, dont forget about the outside of your beach house. Ive seen light houses, anchors, nautical themed address plaques and lobster traps displayed in front yards.

Again, decide on a color scheme and mood to create harmony with your décor, and then carefully select decorative items to fit your theme. Focus your attention on what you love about the beach and sea, and before long you'll have a stunning beach home.