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Happy Thanksgiving!!

“This Coastal Thanksgiving Table’s soft and serene color scheme of greens, creams, browns and blues is certainly non-traditional but is a collective gathering of all natural elements.”

Thanks to Sand & Sisal!

Also Happy Thanksgiving from the Nautical Cottage/Sally Lee Family!!

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 https://www.danetti.com/ 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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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! 

Handmade Seashell Ornaments Galore!

Enhance your home and happiness with the natural beauty of sea life this Holiday season.
Every room, no matter the style, is improved with something from nature. The Seashell Collection has been featured in Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine, Beverly Hills Courier, Four Seasons Weddings, and Hallmark Home and Family Television.
Coastal Beach Christmas Ornaments etsy

Beach Ornaments


Natural Seashell Ball Ornaments!


Cute Mini Seashell & Starfish Ornaments! 

We love these and all of the other fun beachy seashell Christmas ornaments.

More Coastal Christmas ideas on Nautical Cottage Blog


Stunning Glitter Mermaid Ornament!

Everyone should have a mermaid on their Coastal Christmas tree! 
Mystical, magical, mermaids — Part of The Gree Eyed Turtle’s Coastal Holiday Collection.
This glittery teal beauty has lush curls of light brown hair that cascades down her back. She has a beautiful expression on her face as she looks at the shell she is holding which contains a pearl. She is wearing a gold tiara and a necklace made from pearls and starfish.
Put mermaids on your Coastal Holiday Tree for a great look.

Get yours here at The Green Eyed Turtle!