If you’re looking to decorate your home in beach home decor, there’s no better place to start than in the bedroom. Beach bedroom decor doesn’t necessarily mean redoing your entire bedroom. While it’s true adding ‘hard touches’ such as wainscoting and shutters do make a room look more coastal, there are many ‘soft decorating touches’ you can do instead, that are easier, faster, and more affordable.
Soft touches involve incorporating a variety of home decoration items (i.e. accessories,) into your already existing bedroom to give it that coastal decor flair you’re looking for.
Naturally, it all starts with the bed itself. The bed is the focal point of any bedroom, so it should be ‘dressed’ in the style of seaside decor. Bedspreads done in beach style can go a long way to making your entire room look and feel coastal. A bedspread doesn’t necessarily have to have seashells on it on order to be considered coastal decorating, a patterned bedspread or soft comforter with colors of the seashore works just as well.
For an extra pop of color and to complete the beach themed look for the bed, choose beach themed accent pillows that complement the bedspread. There are many different beach theme styles to choose from: nautical with navy, red, and whites, soft beach colors in aqua, grey, and seafoam green, and a new preppy beach style with pinks, greens, and blues.
Beach wall art plays an important part in coastal decor. This can include any kind of nautical wall decor like mirrors with nautical themes, shadow boxes with souvenirs of the seashore in them, or frames done in a weathered wash finish which is a widely popular beach theme look. Another popular trend in beach wall art is vintage style wooden signal flag signs. Real signal flags have a language all their own and with the wide variety of wooden signal flag signs available today, you can actually ‘spell’ out messages on your wall, sharing their true meaning with the most special people in your life.
When decorating your bedroom in beach decor, don’t forget the surfaces. Dressers, nightstands, and bookshelves are wonderful places to put hurricane lamps, nautical inspired tea lights, and even large glass bottles that come in the colors of the ocean such as cobalt blue, fanciful turquoise, and golden amber. These bottles can be left as is, turned into lamps, or filled with small shells and sand.
There are many soft touches you can do to your home to make it feel more like a beach house. By focusing on soft touches when decorating, you can save yourself the expense and aggravation of a true home remodel. Best of all, you can add and remove pieces whenever the mood strikes you to create the seaside bedroom decor of your dreams.