Friday, July 12, 2013

Off to the Beach

This weekend my family and I are off to the beach house! We have one on the South East of the Island but we are staying at a friends one in a popular summer spot called Cattlewash on the East. Cattlewash is alive with activity in the summer months and it's a very casual and friendly atmosphere with people floating from house to house. I will be sure to post lots of pics on my instagram but until then I thought I would share a few "beach chic" decorating ideas. 

1. Paint - For a light airy feel, paint walls in white. If you are going for a more traditional feel then dark hardwood floors offer a nice contrast. 
2. Use texture - Rugs, cushions, ottomans, throws etc
3. Use double duty items for example, a wicker basket adds texture and interest but can also double as storage for magazines or beach towels.   
4. Get creative - Use a collection of hats to create a feature wall that adds interest and texture.

5. Display beach treasures - collect shells, sea fans, coral or even rope and incorporate them into your display. Mix up your display by using different sizes and shaped vases or apothecary jars. 

For more beach house inspiration visit my Coastal Decor board on pinterest! Happy weekend and lots of love ***