In the Spotlight: Creating the Ultimate Beach Holiday Home
When it comes to designing your ultimate beach holiday home have a little fun. You’re not living within these four walls all year round so play with vibrant colours, and ensure the space is filled with objects you love. Popular interior design ideas for beach houses revolve around colours, textures and accessories with a nautical theme.
Bring the outdoors in: Bright hues that reflect the colour of the sea, sky and sand work well in holiday homes, while rough sand-like textures add interest and help bring the outdoors in. Bernie suggests placing stones and pebbles in the bathroom or around the property’s pathways, and of course no beach house is complete without a few beautiful seashells. Interesting sea driftwood can also look striking on bench tops and under glass coffee table surfaces.
Have some fun: A beach house is a retreat where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and unwind with friends and family, so it should be a relaxed environment. Bernie suggests having some fun with nautical accessories, from lighthouse ornaments, ships’ wheels and fishing nets, to pretty shells in an assortment of jars.
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Quality furniture: Investing in quality furniture is a must. Not only should furniture in a beach home be stylish and comfortable, it must also be sturdy enough to weather the elements. A large dining table is an essential item – where you can feast on fresh seafood and enjoy lively conversation with family and friends. Furniture that has a dual purpose is also very handy, such as a sofa that doubles as a trundle bed for guests and coffee tables that provide storage.
Practicality: Wet towels and sandy limbs come with the territory of a beach house, so using slipcovers that can be washed for upholstered pieces is a good way to keep furniture looking fresh. Keep the grounds as maintenance free as possible and purchase outdoor furniture that can be stacked and stored away, so it won’t be ruined by the elements.