You may not have a beach house, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t set a beachy mood in your home this summer. Themed rooms are fun to put together, and a sea-inspired decorating scheme is the perfect thing to get you in the mood for summer. When picking colors, blues and whites work well for nautical rooms since blue so nicely represents the sea and sky. You’re sure to find plenty of decorative items at local retailers, but you can also use natural elements like found seashells and drift wood, jars of colored sea glass, or even starfish to set the summer mood. For more inspiration on how to create a beachy room, check out the photos below.
For a classic nautical look, go with deep reds, dark blues, and whites in stripes, gingham and star prints, like the ones used in this bedroom at 111 S. Nassau Ave. in Margate.
Get creative! You can decorate a room with more than just wall hangings from a decorating store. For decorations, look through your old stuff or head to a thrift store and look for rustic looking inner tubes and oars, old surfboards, beach signs, captain’s hats, life jackets, or even vintage bathing clothes like the ones in this room at 1301 Atlantic Ave. in Atlantic City.
If you don’t want to commit to painting a room a new color or you know you’ll want to change the motif of the room come fall, you can add a few accents. Take this room at 5 94th St. in Stone Harbor for example, the ship’s helm and beachy throw pillows in this room give it a beachy vibe for summer that can be easily changed.
Give your bathroom a fun under-the-sea theme with sea creature soap dispensers, shower and window curtains, hand towels, and floor mats, like the ones at 117 Anchor Rd. in Ocean City.
A beachy room doesn’t have to be the typical nautical red, white and blue (though it can be!) blues, aquas, corals, and sand colors make for a great beach-inspired room. This living room at 135 107th St. in Stone Harbor has sand-colored walls, blue furniture, and coral accents, which give it a beachy vibe.