Beautiful palettes make for some of the most inviting and fun beach themed home interior decoration styles. The most inviting colors for a beach themed style in the home include hues of green, blue, and sandy tones such as tans and beige. Beach themed home décor is simple, chic and easy to create. If you are fortunate enough to live close to the beach, you can even create some beach styles on a budget just by taking a stroll along the sand and using the treasures that you find along the way in some of your home interior decoration items.

Seashells and Sand

Beach themed interior decoration can easily be created with the use of store bought seashells and sand or with similar items that you find on your own local beach. Consider making table centerpieces using flat candle holders that have sand on top with seashells sitting in the sand. Seashells can also be used to create picture frames, to hang on the walls around a mirror or doorway or to sit along plant shelves.

For a bathroom, consider creating a wall hanging that uses an old fisherman’s net or a store purchased net that hangs across the wall. You can then add seashells, starfish, and other sea themed items to the net to create a unique wall hanging that will add appeal to the bathroom.

Colors

For the colors of a beach themed home interior decoration style, consider sea foam green, light blue, aqua, and similar colors. Light, earthy tones can easily be contrasted with bright colors such as corals, pinks, oranges or dark blues. A seaside theme will often include the use of varied tones of blue offset by a bright color such as a coral tone. Instead of painting the ways with such a bold tone, consider using throw pillows or textured fabrics that include these hues.

Texture

Beach themed home interior decoration should include the use of soft, flowing textures throughout the room or the home. Curtains made of twill or a similar light fabric will add a light and airy texture. Consider other similar soft, subtle textured fabrics for the furniture in the room. Many beach themes also incorporate the use of rattan or wicker into the design. Even a simple side table or sofa table made from rattan can really add a sense of the beach to the room.

Lighting

Beach themed home decoration is contingent on having an open, airy and lighted feel. Every beach cottage or beach home includes a great openness that allows the natural sunlight to shine in. If the room or home that you are creating the beach look in doesn’t include natural sunlight consider making some lighting changes to ensure that there is a feel of nature indoors. Warm, soft lighting that is bright can make a room feel more open and fun while subtle lighting on plant shelves, bookcases and in other areas can also add appeal to special items, books or similar elements of the room that should be recognized.

Giving your living room a new look might be as simple as rearranging the furniture; or adding some decorative touches to reflect the changing season. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, there are a few things you need to consider first. Is your living room a formal area used for entertaining guests only; or is it used as a family room. How the room is used, of course, will make a difference in the type of furnishings, floor and wall coverings that you choose.

Let’s start with the walls, the largest background area of any room. The most popular choices for living room walls are paint, wallpaper, paneling and wood planks or a combination of a couple of these treatments.

Painting is probably the most popular choice for do-it-yourselfers, for several reasons. It’s much less expensive than other wallcoverings. It’s easier to apply, and if you make a mistake, simply repaint. There are so many colors available today, that this can get confusing.

Take your time, bring samples home and see how the color goes with your furniture and adjoining rooms. Also, if you are planning to sell your home it’s been proven that neutral colors for walls as well as floors will appeal to more people. But that doesn’t have to mean boring. Neutral no longer means that you have to stick with white or beige. These days, many colors come in muted shades and can be considered neutral. If you plan to stay in your home, and enjoy color, there’s no better way to bring it into your surroundings than with paint. You can even provide texture and interest by using different types of paint and techniques such as sponging and stenciling. Advice on these methods and others can be found online.

Wallpaper is another way to give new life to your living room. These coverings come in almost any pattern or theme that you could think of. It might also be a good option if you have less than perfect walls as it will disguise many imperfections. You can even wallpaper over that old luan paneling if you wish. When you start checking out the many selections that are available for your living room, you’ll be amazed. So whether you like Victorian or vintage, classic or casual, the perfect wallpaper is waiting for you!

Speaking of paneling, you may want to consider it for your living room walls. Todays paneling is not the tacky stuff from the 70s. A check online or a walk through a home improvement store will show you how much it has changed. It can be as contemporary or as casual as you’d like. It also has the advantage of being very durable and washable. Also, wood planks are a popular choice for living room walls and these too, can be given different looks, depending on your other decorating accessories.

Choices for living room floors range from wall-to-wall carpeting or wood flooring with area rugs most popular for casual living rooms; to marble or ceramic tiles which are more often used in formal rooms. Of course, if you like, a combination can be used, just make sure the hard surfaces are at the same level to prevent accidents.

Dressing (or undressing) your living room windows is a great way to express your personal style. Here, also, there are many options. First, decide whether you want to make the window(s) a focal point, of if you’d rather make them blend into the background. Also, do you need privacy treatments such as shutters or blinds, or do you like the look of almost bare windows with sheer curtains, or maybe a scarf draped as a valance across the top of the window? Heavy drapes can give a very dramatic look to your living room as well as be an insulating factor against hot sun or cold winds.