photos and article by Stefanie Hauer
Soaking in the beautiful surroundings of Cabo give way as the perfect inspiration for incorporating coastal colors into your home and decor. The multitude of blues and greens that the ocean provides along with the white sands and stunning sunsets make it easy to find inspiration. The important part is pulling it all together to be both light, balanced and harmonious- much like the natural beauty that surrounds this beautiful area. Creating a designer worthy space can be accomplished by following these simple tips. Plus, who doesn’t love a reason to redecorate!? The below tips will help make it easy!
Keep it Light
Keep natural light flowing through your home by layering sheer curtains under your heavier curtains for daytime use, choose light colored walls and add mirrors on opposing walls of large windows. Using natural light and bouncing it around the room will create a light and airy feel, while also filling your space with a free light source that brings out the best in colors and decor. This creates the beginning of a perfect canvas, one that you can balance with sand tones and bright ocean colors.
Choosing larger pieces of furniture in soft, neutral tones allow for a balance of brighter accents. Much like the sand on the beach allows for the shells to be a natural focal point, your staple pieces of furniture should allow for your accents to draw your eye to them. Make sure to pay close attention to textures, fabrics and comfort when it comes to these large staple pieces, as they may not be updated as often. Slip covers are also a plus when decorating with lighter colored couches and chairs and they are easily maintained. Another great and extremely durable option is using outdoor fabrics inside. They are now offered in so many colors, textures and patterns you are able to create a very durable staple piece of furniture.
Now that you have created your light and airy palette for your space, it’s time to bring the addition of coastal colors to your decor. A coastal colored design can be expanded in many shades of blue and green, find a mixture of these colors in different accents throughout the home. Choose tones in Aqua, Turquoise, Seafoam Green and Teal, and balance bold patterns with soft textures. Accents may include throw pillows, curtains, side chairs, lamps, art and rugs. The unity of bright green indoor plants will continue to draw the coastal colors into your home and also add fresh air and a perfect amount of nature we are trying to draw in. Once these bright pops of ocean colors are incorporated, you have unified your design with the neutral staple pieces.
These few steps will bring your space the tranquil and relaxing vibe that is desired when you have a love for the ocean. Bring those ocean colors into your home because it is a timeless decorating trend and it will bring you a daily dose of happiness! Start looking for the deep ocean blues incorporated into designer trends. Be bold in your design and make your space the perfect place to relax and find peace.