A home near the beach can be modern, nautical, tropical, surprisingly non-beachy or cottage inspired. I’m a simple girl who grew up on a farm, so our cottage near the sea definitely has some farmhouse interior influences, which some might call beach cottage style — I just call it “home sweet home”. Whatever YOU call it, a beach cottage to me is non-fussy, easy living, and cozy. A cottage will be unpretentious and filled with treasures discovered at yard sales as well as cherished family hand-me-downs.
When creating a cottage interior there is no right or wrong way to decorate. Do what feels right to you! I personally love over-sized comfy couches combined with garage sale finds, natural wood finishes, quilts, seashells, recycled driftwood, and homemade crafts. This first photograph really exemplifies the style which I love. Do any of these interior designs speak to your beach cottage heart?
**p.s. If you’re interested in the Mermaid Table Lamp, contact our friends at Home At The Beach to purchase.