When You’ve Had Enough of Living Life Without Seeing the Beach Full Time, then You’re Ready to Turn a Room in Your Home into Everything Beachy
It can be nerve wracking to create a themed room, primarily because it’s hard to pick a starting point. So your first task is to decide which room gets the honor of a re-do.
Once you’ve decided the room in your home to feature all things beachy, next you can tackle the decorating in a logical fashion.
It’s the order you do things that matters the most in the beginning of a large re-decorating project.
Before you tackle the six decisions below, decide first and foremost how you want people to feel when they enter the space.
When you’ve decided on the ‘mood’ you want to create, the choices below become must easier. If you’re wondering what sort of moods a beach theme can have – here are several ideas: Do you want people to ‘feel happy’ when they enter, do you want people to ‘feel a sense of adventure‘ when they enter, do you want people to ‘feel calm and relaxed’ when they enter, do you want people to feel ‘interested in learning about aquatic life’, … You get the picture by now.
Since there’s many beach related items to choose from now-a-days, you narrow things down by choosing the ‘mood’ for your space first – the rest begins to fall into place nicely once you do this.
Make These First Key Choices:
- What color will the walls be
- Will you feature a beach scene wall graphic and other art
- If the room has a hardwood floor, will you include an area rug, and what size
- Presuming there’s a window, are you changing the draperies
- Do you plan to include beach themed furnishings
- What accessories do want in the room; lamps, clocks, ornaments, water features
- If a bedroom is your beach room, are you changing the bedding to a beach themed set
When you’re decorating a room, it’s the little things that complete the overall look: It’s never ever just one thing.
The basic mistake made when people redecorate is they change a couple of major items, like the bedding and drapes, without including changes to the walls, the floor and most importantly without adding accessories – and that just doesn’t work.
If you’ve ever walked into a room that’s completely themed-out, down to the last detail, versus one that’s half-done or feels half-done, you know exactly the difference.
The best thing you can do for yourself when you begin a redecorating project is to take it slow, take your time and plan out the whole room.
Once you have the room planned, then begin to choose the specific items you want.
Start with the walls – painting and wall decals first. Then from there, add window coverings, bedding if it’s a bedroom, the area rug, throws, pillows, and finally all the little accessories.
When you put your room together – finally but most importantly, consider the lighting in your space.
Lighting makes the biggest impact when you’re room is finished. You’ll want bright lighting for times when a bright cheerful room is needed, but you’ll also want to consider ambient mood lighting so your beautiful beach room has a warm romantic ocean feel in the evening.
Suggested Items for Your Indoor Beach:
- A Beach Themed Area Rug
- Super Cute Beach House Table Lamps
- Drapes that Give You a View of the Beach
- A Window Wall Decal that Simulates a View of the Beach
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