Summer coastal colors decorating ideas inspire me to bring a relaxed feel to any room and today I’m talking about aqua.
In planning your summer decorating, you can’t go wrong with reflecting colors from nature. The ocean invites, flowers are blooming and the light is beautiful! Color can be woven into our interiors with a few accessories. I’m joining in with some blog friends today, so scroll down to the bottom of this post for more inspiration. Thanks to my friend Jennifer from Town and Country Living for putting this together!
Living in South Florida admittedly makes it easier to infuse my home with a coastal vibe year round. Summer interiors are right at home down here, yet surprisingly many of the homes I see (sorry local friends;-) are just too obvious. Let’s delve into subtle ways to bring a coastal summer vibe that you can copy!
Summer coastal colors decorating ideas to copy!
Adding objects in the colors of aqua, sea glass, sky blue or turquoise are natural to a summer coastal home. You don’t need to fully commit to painting your walls in aqua. Just bring the ocean look in with select accessories. When I first became a homemaker years ago aqua wasn’t on trend and thus harder to find. I started picking up vintage pieces at yard sales like the McCoy pottery vase above. The soupier is a recent find from a Paris brocante and for 3 Euros was worth adding to my collection! You’ll find lots of reproduction pottery pieces on-line these days.
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I don’t want to fuss too much with my home in the summer so I often use silk flowers instead of fresh. An easy arrangement in aqua has soft appeal and is maintenance free.
While you have lots of that great summer light pouring in add glass pieces for an airy appeal. I love using old bottles like THESE, fishing floats like THESE , vintage demijohns like THESE and vintage syphons like THESE. Such a quiet look that’s easy to love with lots of impact due to the color.
Because one piece of architectural salvage is so dramatic, it can be the focal point of your summer room. This seafoam green antique porch post is a piece that I’ve had forever! I shopped my own home today to bring it in the dining area for summer.
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It seems like when you bring the outside in with patio furniture and live plants summer has arrived. Shopping your own home, garden and porch is so much fun and saves money. I have lots of other patios chairs, so the French bistro chairs (see them in THIS POST) will be inside for summer enjoyment. Wall color used throughout my home is Benjamin Moore White Dove that has a touch of grey in it.
Summer coastal colors decorating ideas – more tips
- Add collections from your family summer vacations. Glass jars filled with sea shells in addition to driftwood pieces bring are perfect for a casual chic summer home.
- Pillows with aqua or blue sea creatures bring that touch of whimsy in with being too obvious. Try to limit to one or two.
- Blue ticking stripes on table runners and bedspreads give that Hamptons or Nantucket summer look. If that’s more your thing delete the aqua and go for broke with blue!
- Keep your prominent furniture pieces limited to weathered wood and white.
- Add white linen to your bed ensemble and consider slipcovering your sofas and chairs in linen too.
It’s your home, so make it personal and use what you love! Head over to the talented Kim’s of Sand and Sisal next.
I have lots of coastal and summer ideas for you that you can access in the drop down menu above under SEASONAL or click HERE for a full list. Please share and pin this post!