This summer, refresh your home with an easy, breezy, beachy look inspired by seaside cottages and organic-luxe resorts. For a quick start, bring in shells and stones collected on a beach walk, and display them atop piles of books on a console table. And speaking of books, swing by the bookstore — a gorgeous new seaside decorating or photography book could be just the thing to perk up your coffee table! Swapping out artwork for a beach scene is another easy change to make. Look for a single large-scale piece, or snap your own seaside photos, have them printed, and hang them in a neat grid on the wall.
In the space shown here, whitewashed walls provide a clean backdrop to weathered wood, Mexican blankets, and pretty patterned pillows. The vibe is relaxed and easy, just like summer decorating should be! To embrace this style in your own space, clear away excess clutter, bring in a few potted succulents, new pillows, and fresh, seasonal flowers, and put on a beach-inspired music mix.
Natural fiber rugs are a great choice for summer, because they feel deliciously cool on bare feet. Patterned pillows like this one or this one will perk up a plain, neutral-hued sofa. And if you are on the hunt for new seating, something low-slung and white or natural and woven would look just right for summer.
Personalize your space by making a few easy beach-inspired crafts, like painting simple white geometric designs on found driftwood, gluing shells to a mirror, or (if you’re feeling especially crafty) macrame a wall hanging. And what could possibly say summer more clearly than a hammock? Hang one on your porch, patio, or even indoors!
Shopping Guide: 1. Safavieh Natural Fiber Rug | 2. Surya Accent Pillows in mustard, charcoal, and blue corn (set of 2) | 3. Joanna Extra Wide White Side Chair | 4. Surya Accent Pillows in desert sand, putty, and venetian red (set of 2) | 5. Cassandra Chic Wicker Gray Side Chairs (set of 2)
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