Sometimes you really need a good makeover to get you through a work slump. Creating not just a relaxing home but a space that truly feels like a getaway is important when you can’t actually get away from the daily grind. And is there a better place to get away than the beach?
While minimizing and adding blue to your home is a simple way to bring that coastal feel to spaces like the living room and kitchen, you really want to go all out in your beach themed bedroom. Don’t let permanent decisions keep you down. Get the shiplap ready and find the box of shells from your last beach visit. It’s time to turn your bedroom into a beautiful beach paradise away from the actual ocean. Take a look at these 40 beach themed bedrooms to take you away.
Or if you’d rather not deal with ladders and painting above your head, you can always choose an easier blue accent, like a door. A single blue door and you’re beachy bedroom will suddenly feel like a private getaway on the seashore. You can either paint the door of your master bath or you can
White capiz lighting is gorgeous, it is also rather expensive and if you don’t have that kind of budget, you have to look elsewhere. But there is still some great beach lighting that can transform your bedroom. Go for a piece that highlights jute fibers or raw wood. Something that gives you a springboard for natural tones in your room.
When you’re designing any space, you want to take into account texture, incorporating different feels into the room. But it’s especially important in beach decor since the real beach has so many different things to touch and feel. With all the sand, water, shells, driftwood, etc. etc. you have all the smooth and rough textures you could ever need. So keep that in mind as you make your choices.
As you walk along the beach, you might just stumble across a piece of driftwood and if that doesn’t inspire you, nothing else will. That rugged raw wood look is a perfect way to get some good heavy texture into your space. If you already have it on your floor, bonus points for you! If not, there are plenty of furniture options that will satisfy what you’re looking for.
As you’re collecting things for your beach themed bedroom, you’ll want to say a big hello to linen fabric. Maybe it’s a set of beautiful linen curtains or maybe it’s a perfect wrinkly linen bedspread, but those linen fibers will bring that sweet texture to your space that no cotton could ever do.
If it’s coastal, you’re going to find rattan
Bamboo blinds are a great addition to any beach bedroom. If you’re having trouble choosing which jute piece to put in your bedroom,
Don’t forget to add some comfort. You are styling your bedroom after all. When you’ve got your linens and your jutes and your rattans, put a big plush rug underneath your bed. Keep the color neutral so it will match your other beach accents and you will enjoy stepping onto it every morning.
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Maybe doors are a little too boxy for your taste. If so, look for a flat piece with a little pattern to it. Like a
Can we just take a minute to talk about structural additions? When you’re starting your beach themed bedroom entirely from scratch, there are definitely a few things to take into consideration. For one, that
Perhaps the beach bedroom you’re designing isn’t your bedroom at all but rather, for the kids. Obviously you want to choose the most fun thing a kid can have in their bedroom, bunkbeds! A couple of
Maybe your little cottage won’t accommodate a
You know that you don’t have to frame the ocean if it’s right outside your window. Rather go for what’s underneath the water instead. Shells, starfish, anything you’ve collected could be put in a shadowbox frame and hung on the wall. Choose your colors wisely to create a peaceful or dramatic effect.
If you’ve ever dipped your toes into the world if printable art, you probably know that there are all kinds of sea life prints available out there. Print your favorite and create a
But don’t stop there! If you have the opportunity, put something beach related on your wall that’s unique and different. Like a fishing net strewn with shells or a large piece of driftwood. Or if you can get ahold of one, try a big oar mounted above your bed. Nothing says statement art like the unexpected.
When you don’t have a lot of wall space in your bedroom, it’s helpful to use that space productively. But nobody said productively couldn’t be decoratively too. Use that little empty wall space to hang your beach essentials like hats, woven bags and patterned towels. It will motivate you to buy essentials that you’ll want to display.
Is your beachy bedroom full of windows with a view? Forget ocean prints. You have the real thing. Don’t be afraid to simplify your wall art and draw the focus to those
Every room needs display space for all the personal knick knacks that don’t belong anywhere else in the house. Put a shelf in your bedroom for photos, beach finds, candles and whatever else you can think of. It will help you keep your nightstand clear which will help you keep your mind clear before you go to bed.
Beaches are dangerous places for the collectors because there are so many things to collect. But for a beach themed bedroom, feel free to let your collector out. Remember that shelf you put up? Display your sea glass collection or your shell collection or any other found treasures to personalize your space.
This is proof that millennial pink can be use everywhere. Find those blush linen sheets and display them proudly in your beachy bedroom. With other pink accents like a print or a pouf, it will give you a warmer idea of the sea, like the perfectly pink sunset.
As you’re wrapping up your decorating, you can’t forget a plant. Whether it’s something live or faux, those green leaves will have a major effect on your space. Also, it gives you the opportunity to buy the prettiest blue pots to plant them in which is never a bad thing.
Did you know that you can have a niche theme for your room? While beach is definitely a theme, you can expand that to something like traditional beach. That allows you to use the heavy wooden furniture you already have and build the beach theme around those pieces with your blue accents and natural fibers.
Bohemian is maybe the easiest niche theme to pursue. It already incorporates linen fabrics, wood tones and natural fibers so you’re basically half way to a beachy bedroom. But the
Have you ever thought about building a niche theme around a
Need a more casual beachy bedroom to fit your style? Time to go all surfer dude. Think California with thrifted furniture and hooks for your many swimsuits. Definitely display your board in the corner instead of a plant and you’ll have the perfect relaxed space that will make you feel like you just need to always be by the water.
Modern and beach? Those two styles don’t even go together right? Not even true. When your bedroom is already beach themed and you want to add a little more modernity to it, add some black. Exchange all your light fixtures for black ones. Replace your dresser knobs with matte black handles. Maybe even get a new black bed frame. It will update your space overnight.