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Virtual Beach Living Anywhere

Updated on December 2, 2016
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Virtual Beach Living Anywhere

Relax at the Beach Without Leaving Home

You can live in the middle of the Mojave desert and still have the ocean waves surround you with a beach theme décor. It doesn't matter where you live as beach living is a state of mind - an environment that can be created within your own home and lifestyle.

The beach has the innate ability to transport the soul from everyday stresses to relaxation; something we all crave. The sound of the ocean waves are constant and soothing. Looking out over the ocean to an infinite sea of blue and experiencing the most beautiful sunsets eyes have ever witnessed. There's also a sense of smell of the salty water and the deep breaths that naturally follow.

This is the essence needed to capture the natural elements in your home; triggering and allowing your senses to enjoy the creation of virtual beach living - without leaving home.

Decorate with Ocean or Beach Murals or Decals

Relax with your Ocean View

Imagine decorating your garden, patio, breakfast room or any room with an ocean or beach wall mural. You can use any wall in any room to decorate the environment to look like you're at the beach (see wall mural photo). There are so many to choose from and the change to your room is instant. You'll smell the ocean breeze.

Want something a little bit more than just a wall art decal? Bring the essence of beach living into your home with vibrant beach scene wallpaper murals that cover an entire wall. Designed as wallpaper to decorate and cover your bare walls.

Changing your environment changes your attitude. Think about adding it to your bedroom to enjoy a peaceful sleep, and waking up to the joy of the ocean.

Dog Day Afternoon at the Beach

A Dog Day Afternoon At The Beach

Or Why I Prefer Creating My Own Beach House Décor

I have lived by the ocean, but the irony is, I didn't enjoy going to the "beach." Packing for the day was burdensome. There's no natural shade, so I'd have to carry an umbrella, towels, folding chair, sunblock, ice chest and all other accessories. If you've ever taken a trip to the beach, then you know just what I'm talking about.

You arrive at the beach, find a parking spot and now the journey begins. Toting all the necessary beach equipment involves the walk from parking my car and treking across the hot sand in sinking flip flops. Sure, you can tell yourself it's great for the leg muscles, but you collapse once you find that perfect spot.

The beaches are usually crowed and the ocean water is cold. The seaweed gets tangled in my feet and I was once stung by a jellyfish. And then, when it's all over, the sand and mud trail me from the beach to the car and back home.

But somewhere between the "sand"wich and the sunburn you have that moment of Zen! Looking out over the unending sea imagining the other side of the world while listening to the ocean sound of constant waves crashing into the shore. Relaxation sets in with the deep breathing of healthy negative ions and the excitement of a possible dolphin sighting. Breathlessly awaiting the oncoming sunset on the beach.

Relax To The Soothing Sounds Of The Ocean

Breezee BZ7148 Soothing Shell Sound Machine - Pearl White
Breezee BZ7148 Soothing Shell Sound Machine - Pearl White

A seashell design with six different sounds. Instead of falling asleep to the late night shows, you will drift off to the constant and soothing sound of the sea waves - just the pure steady sound of ocean waves landing on shore.

A perfect fit for creating a beach environment.

 

Enjoy the Sound of Sea Waves Crashing on the Shore

Experience a beach theme with the sounds of the ocean with a sound machine. You can choose between waves crashing into shore or a more gentle flow of the constant tide. It brings in the sense of sound which is one of the elements of creating beach living within your own home. It's also a great relaxation and sleep aid.

Enjoy the sound of the ocean waves wherever you go. I like to listen to a CD while driving in my car. It's so relaxing. Some are for deep sleep and/or relaxation.

A sound machine will have various different choices besides the sound of ocean waves; such as rain forest, running creeks, train ride, thunderstorm, etc. Depending on your mood, the volume can be set high or low.


Decorate Your Patio or Balconey

Find some great beach chairs and place them around a firepit. Then let the breeze sing a song of nature. Wind chimes are such a pleasant sound - as soothing as the ocean breeze.

Sit outside on a beautiful night around the firepit. You can even add a fountain for that soothing sound of running water. It'll be so relaxing you may fall asleep out there.

Sample of Ocean Waves for Relaxation

Bring Tropical Beaches into Your Home

The Best Caribbean Beaches / Waves Virtual Vacations
The Best Caribbean Beaches / Waves Virtual Vacations

I have one of these DVDs and play it quite often. It's soothing and I love listening to it while I'm doing chores around the house.

If you've never been to the Caribbean; this DVD will take you to all the different beaches. It really is awesome.

 

Take a Virtual Trip to the Beach - Bring the Beach Living Experience into Your Home

Another element of creating your own beach theme is the visual ambience of an ocean view/beachfront home. Remember the DVDs of fireplaces with flames jumping from your television set.

Well, you can enjoy beach living with these DVDs of the ocean waves and sandy beaches that will create the beach theme mood in your home.

Watch sunrises and sunsets, hear the birds and see the ocean tides swirling over and around coves. You'll soon be feeling the ocean breeeze on your face. The moving images of these beautiful beaches will create a mood of beach living and a sense of well-being.

Beach Vacations

I'm not a fan of "A Day At The Beach" but I love "Beach Vacations"

Beach vacations are the best experience for spending time at the ocean. Staying in a hotel right on the beach with a balcony overlooking the ocean - you step outside the door - and you're on the sand.

Beach attendants bring you a chair and towel, adjust the umbrella and ask if you'd like a drink while you're reading your book; checking your watch periodically for your scheduled massage.

My favorite place to stay is the pet-friendly Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach

At night, you can leave your balcony doors open and hear the waves crashing into shore as you fall asleep. When you awake, while having your morning coffee, you watch the surfers as you scan the ocean for dolphin sightings.

Alas, that's not an occurrence that happens often - but enough to keep me dreaming about my next beach vacation.

Meanwhile, I live vicariously at the beach while in my desert home.


Nothing Better Than a Real Beach Vacation

Beach Living Music

Any beach music, no matter what you choose, would be remiss without The Beach Boys. They have a genius way of magically transporting us right to the beach. The moment one of their songs begin - it's all fun in the sun.

Another great artist who's all about beaching living is Jimmy Buffett. His music is tops. Imagine Marqueritaville playing while sipping your favorite drink around the firepit.

Beach Boys Kokomo - Enjoy a Relaxing Moment

A Day At The Beach - What's your favorite or least favorite part of the beach experience?

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    • blestman lm profile image

      blestman lm 4 years ago

      We live next to a harbor. I would miss the ocean and the sky light if I moved inland. Great lens, filled with good ideas

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      makorip lm 4 years ago

      We live on Puget Sound, every day is a beach experience

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      I like the beach scene wallpaper and I own "Sounds of Ocean Waves" in CD as well; when I need relax, I used to listen to the CD

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the beach window mural! Beautiful...nice photos and selection

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the ocean video! Wall murals are a wonderful idea! Why didn't I think of that???!!!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      The fresh air, the sounds, and of course dipping your toes in the water while sitting in a nice chair. And don't forget something to sip on.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      The sound of the turf, of course. But the visuals of the wall decors transports me to another place and time. Thanks for the great ideas.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      Nice Lens thanks for sharing

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      Sharyn Read 4 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Wall murals of beach life are such a wonderful idea - if I were sent to the mountains to live, I would HAVE to have one!

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      ManfromModesto LM 4 years ago

      Ah, Laguna Beach! My wife loves it. We are snow bound in Ukraine now. *sigh* I might need a good wall mural.

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      jdwheeler 5 years ago

      I would love to live at the beach one day. It would be the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle 24/7.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just love being at the beach. But the one thing that drives me bonkers is if the kids run over my carefully laid out towel, with their dandy feet grrrrrr!