DIY Salt Dough Starfish!

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“Salt dough is a great medium for making these realistic-looking starfish. We decided to hang them on a piece of jute to make a really cute garland for one of our boys’ nautical-themed bedroom. They would also make great Christmas ornaments for a nautical tree.”

Thanks to Chickabug & The Desperate Craftwives! 

Living Room Decorating Ideas!!!

Living Room Decorating Ideas for Your Beach Cottage

As winter approaches and the colder weather bites at our ankles we always start to view our homes a bit differently.  In the summer months, we want our living rooms to feel bright and airy with lots of happy colours like yellow and bright blue mimicking the sunny sky outside. But as autumn sets in and the leaves begin to fall those colours start to lose their appeal.  Instead we begin to crave warm colours that reflect the changing colours of the season and make us feel cosy and safe whilst it’s blowing a gale outside.

Redecorating your living room with the changing of the seasons sounds a bit exhausting though doesn’t it as well as time consuming and expensive, but it needn’t be.  If your living room has a neutral base colour then all it takes is a few new pieces of furniture and a quick swap of accessories and you can have a brand new living room in no time.

Reclaim Your Room

Reclaimed furniture is a hot trend at the moment with companies across the country offering to update that tired set of drawers or rickety old wardrobe.  A new slick of paint can instantly give an item of furniture a new lease of life and it can be quite the opposite way too.  Bare wood with the intricate grain pattern showing would look great in any beach cottage because of its connections to nature so why not strip the paint off instead; you might be surprised by how beautiful it is underneath.

Reclamation isn’t just about big pieces of furniture either.  It’s amazing what gems you can find in antique shops or car boot sales.  Keep a look out for nautical themed accessories like a lovely brass searchlight or a ship’s wheel – sure to create an instant vocal point at a dinner party.  Consider buying some new fabric (or vintage if you can find it) and having some new cushions made, unless you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine yourself!  Textured fabrics in warm colours like rusty orange or olive green will instantly make that sofa so much more inviting.

Treat Yourself to Something New

If you fancy buying something new there are lots of options out there to help make your living room a cosy retreat in the winter.  You might need a bit of extra storage and a great storage piece for a living room is a sideboard.  Try for some great choices of sideboard in walnut or dark wood.  If you want something a bit more quirky look out for wicker chests or old suitcases that you can stack up, perfect for storing your winter blankets in.

If the purse strings are a little tighter why not treat yourself to something smaller like a decorative accessory.  Porthole mirrors are a big trend at the moment and what better place to let them shine than in your beach cottage where they’ll feel right at home.  They’re easy to find on budget especially on sites like eBay and the more rustic looking the better.

So there you have it, when it comes to updating your living room ready for winter it really is that simple.  All that’s left is to snuggle up in your favourite blanket and watch the crashing waves.

Thanks for Reading!!

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Nautical Holiday Gift Ideas

Mystic Knotwork offers handmade nautical knots from New England which are enjoyed all over the world.

Nautical Christmas Gift Idea

Woven Lanyard w/ Sailor Knot from Mystic Knotwork

“We share your craving for all things authentic.  We’ve been making the original Sailor Knot Bracelet for years.  Mystic Knotwork is much more.  The knots we make for nautical weddings and home decorating have grown to be as iconic in the nautical communities as our bracelets and other wearable knots.”

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Nautical Knot Card Holder by Mystic Knotwork

“Every knot we sell is made by us, here in Mystic, Connecticut. Our rope and cord is custom made for us to keep the authentic look.”

Browse Mystic Knotwork’s American Made nautical knot decorations, their wedding knot and reception gifts, and especially their famous sailor bracelets.

Nautical Christmas Gift Idea

Striped Sailor Bracelet by Mystic Knotwork

Shop Mystic Knotwork for your Coastal Christmas Gifts

#Coastal #Christmas #Beach #BeachGifts #GiftIdeas #GiftsForMen

Celebrate Holidays with Coastal Style

Even at the beach, we celebrate the holidays! Whether its decorating with starfish garland and displaying a coastal Christmas rug or watching a brilliantly lit Christmas Boat Parade, you can bring that same feeling of being at the beach into your holiday wherever you may live!

Coastal Christmas Beach Decorations

Driftwood Nativity from Coastal Style Gifts

Coastal Beach Christmas Decor Gifts

Driftwood Angel from Coastal Style Gifts

Coastal Beach Christmas Decor Gifts

Coastal Christmas Rug from Coastal Style Gifts

Coastal Beach Christmas Decor Gifts

Coastal Christmas Pillow from Coastal Style Gifts

Shop Coastal Style Gifts for decorations or gifts for loved ones!

#Coastal #Christmas #Beach #Holidays


5 DIY Ideas for A Coastal Christmas!

These 5 DIY are all very fun and easy!!! From a driftwood tree to this sparkling mason jar.  Go get your supplies and start crafting this holiday season!!

Thanks to Ebay and jon_happymundane!

Newborn Arrivals from Lemondaisy Designs!

Know any little ones coming into the world around Christmas time?  Set them up with these adorable goodies from Lemondaisy Designs! 

Lemondaisy has a lot more Christmas goodies here!