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Turning your home into a beachy getaway abode is something that could be done easily with the right amount of adjustments, replacement, and design of certain areas in your home. Here you’ll find design inspiration and ideas from various coastal homes that could be of help in making this a realistic goal for you.

  1. Light Power

Nothing says beach more than the perfect lightening made through the combination of the blue sky and marauding yellow sun. Therefore your duty is to reflect the natural light by using white paint.

Yes paint walls white and also use hues with a hint of cream because they look less stark. Also try painting architectural elements such as ceiling rafters, with a bright shade. If you’ll love to add contrast to your space you could paint windows, doors, and moldings with bold colors.

2. Tropical Indoor Plant

The use of greenery is a smart way to make your home feel like the tropics. This could be done in various ways depending on your style. You could try wall paintings with plant imprints or better still make a bold statement with a plant either a fern, palm or orchid.

3. Coastal Décor

Seashells are a great way to start but you don’t have to go overboard with the shells or pieces of driftwood to create the relaxed coastal vibe. Make use of washed-back picture frames, large glass bottles or bowls and vases in teals and blues all work to create the right feeling.

4. Proper Ventilation

One of the easiest ways to provide a coastal vibe is to open up your windows and let the natural light and breeze in. You could aid ventilation by taking down those heavy winter curtains and replace them with soft sheers, which can move with the breeze.

Since you’re on a budget, add some plantation shutter to control light on hotter days.

5. Coastal Furniture

Giving your home a coastal feel means using the right kind of furniture. Now large pieces, such as sideboards, work well in washed grey timber tones, providing that aged effect and making them feel lived in and comfortable. Using white pieces will make the space feel like that beach house destination but don’t forget to use neutral-tone slipcovers. The removable covers make having white furnishing less of a nightmare.

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