Is there anything more exciting than a day of sun and water; the smell of the sea air, the ocean breeze? While Northerners might be bundling up for fall, the sunny weather is far from over in the Rio Grande Valley, and now is the perfect time to bring the outdoors in with summery beach house decor.
Read on to learn how to use the top beach house style trends of 2021, and get ready to be inspired!
Nautical Decor to Bring the Sea Inside
It’s hard to think of anything more classically nautical than a blue and white striped theme. From deep navies to eye-popping turquoise, the sky’s the limit when it comes to utilizing blues in your beachy home.
To top off the nautical feel, sprinkle in touches of red along with textured pieces like rope-wrapped glass jars and sisal mats to catch pesty sand particles. Bring in a hand-crafted feel with wood designer furniture and rattan, topped with plenty of nautical throw pillows.
If you want to get really creative, consider using some nautical tools in unconventional ways: hang weathered oars or fishing nets, use an anchor or a ship’s wheel to bring in a touch of the sea.
Keep in mind that it can be easy to over-do a nautical theme. Choose your prints and patterns carefully so that you don’t end up with a smorgasbord of mismatched colors. Too many ship wheels, lighthouses, and anchors can make a room cluttered and tacky.
Earthy Neutrals for a Taste of the Beach
Utilizing a combination of earthy neutrals is a lovely way to add subtly to your beach-house theme. Create a natural feel using handy collapsible seagrass baskets, and use tasteful pieces of driftwood as stylish decor.
Sand or khaki colors combined with peach, kasha, or cream create a relaxed, soothing atmosphere while naturally dried sea fans in deep coral with canvas wall prints of starfish transports you to the seaside.
If you are a snorkeling fan, coral end tables or centerpieces might be your taste. For the wall, an oversized print of a weathered boat with oars, docked on the beach is a must in every beach house.
Go Bold With a Tropical Feel
When it comes to beachy color schemes, the options are basically endless. If you enjoy using bright, bold colors in your home, lean into a tropical theme with reds, greens, and pinks. Flamingos, sea turtles, parrots, and seagulls can each be used to bring rich colors to throw pillows, ceramics, and wall prints.
Talavera pottery, especially the painted sun, adds a nice beachy feel as well as red hanging peppers or painted pieces of driftwood. Curated yellow or gold custom furniture with throws of every color actually provides a feeling of purposeful living beachy.
Find Inspiration at Velvet Magnolia
No matter what sort of haven you want to create, the team at Velvet Magnolia can help you find the pieces you need to design your dream home. Whether you’re looking to hold onto the summer with a beach house theme or live in the heat all year round with a tropical feel, you can find inspiring and essential pieces at Velvet Magnolia in Harlingen.