Take The Sea Back To The City — Whenever you stay in a beach cottage or in a seaside apartment, you find that people use similar themes in decorating and furnishings. There’s a lot of white linen for example, and there are often shades of blues and greens accented throughout the different rooms. Often the overall effect is embracing the world outside the door – the sea, the sky, and the sand.
This is a look that isn’t difficult to recreate – no matter where you live. Even if you live in the middle of town, you can still have a décor theme that reminds you of your holidays by the shore.
Take the bedroom as an example. You can strip out the carpet and paint the floorboards white. The walls can be painted any colour that you find calming and natural – creams with a hint of blue or green, for example. And if you want to change the furniture, there’s so much discount bedroom furniture available online that you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few searches.
The choice of furniture can really add to a theme in a room too. If you want the room to feel like the inside of a boat’s cabin, that’s easy to do. Pick dark wood furniture with a highly polished finish and brass handles. Or you might prefer the lighter look of oak in campaign style furniture – with metal corners so that your furnishings remind you of packing trunks and cases. Take a look at the different bedroom furniture sets for sale at www.furnishinghomes.co.uk for a taste of the collections of furniture that are available today.
Before you buy new furniture for your bedroom, make sure you measure the room accurately, and take account of any obstacles that you can’t put furniture next to or in front of – like doors and radiators. Then when you look at furniture to buy, you’ll be able to know exactly how it will fit into the room – or if it’s simply going to make the room feel cramped. You may be tempted to a king-sized bed, but if it crowds the room, you won’t get that breezy, airy feeling that you’re hoping to create.
The way to finish off your nautical theme is through the use of ornaments and the linens you choose for your bedroom. White curtains and bed linen will add to the fresh feel, and you can pick out or create shore-inspired ornaments like mirror frames surrounded by shells, or pieces of driftwood arranged on the window ledge. You can even get an ocean sounds CD to lull you to sleep!