Friday, September 30, 2011

Beach Theme Decorating Tips

When considering a new decorating theme for any room, there are 3 things you want to think about - the colours, the furniture and the accessories. Here are some tips on how to pull together a beach theme in your home using these 3 elements.

Any good beach decorating theme should tie in the colours of the beach. Sky and ocean blues, sandy tans and sunshine yellows look great. However, a white colour scheme accented with blue and yellow pillows and accessories can look wonderful too. One fun idea is to paint the ceiling a yellow; the walls a light blue and use tan coloured rugs.

You want the furniture for your beach theme to be casual. Soft fluffy couches with slip covers are ideal and don't forget to include lots of pillows. You might also consider wicker but make sure it is sturdy enough for household furniture. If you are decorating a kitchen, whitewashed wooden kitchen tables and chairs go great with this theme.

Here's where the fun starts! You can decorate with seashells, starfish and beach themed prints. Try buying some large shells and putting them on them mantle, coffee table and end tables. You might even consider shelving to show off your shell collection. The key is to plan your room out ahead of time and then you can spend a little time each day shopping for bargains as you put together your perfect beach themed room.