Beach Themed Room Ideas
Dress Up Your Bedroom in a Beach Theme
What could be more relaxing than your own beach themed room? A bedroom needs to be an oasis in your otherwise hectic life. Creating a comfortable bedroom that brings to mind fun carefree summer days is a must. Think about your favorite elements of the beach and draw inspiration for you beach bedroom from your favorite beach vacation memories.
Transform your beach bedroom by concentrating on the things you love about the beach. If you like collecting seashells along the beach. Consider bringing your collection of shells into your room décor or finding a piece of furniture like a shell lamp or mirror that reminds you of your favorite beach activity.
Below find strategies and tips to makeover your bedroom and turn it into an elegant beach inspired retreat.
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Simple Beach Room
Pick Your Inspiration
Know what you want to say before you begin. Focus on what you want your room to be.
Beach Room Inspirational Photograph
Feel the power of the ocean
Before you even start decorating it is important to sit and write down a list of what you like about the beach. It can be different things for different people. It can be the color of the ocean, the feeling of relaxation, or the feel or the sand on your toes.
What I like about the beach, specifically the ocean, is the combinations of blue hues whirling around in a gigantic wave. So I would focus on making sure my beach bedroom was filled with lots of blue. While I do adore bright brilliant colors I think I would prefer a muted blue shade for my walls. Perhaps you are not sure you want to commit to blue walls. If that is the case, a great option would be to pick a wall color inspired by sand, seashells or whatever says beach to you.
Beach Theme Room Décor Question - What do you think?
Here is a quick poll to get you thinking about the elements you find attractive at the beach. It will help you discover your focus for you beach themed bedroom.
What elements of the beach do you like?
Accessories Make Rooms Unique - Add interest to your beach themed room
If you are like me, you want your beach bedroom to look and feel like a relaxing oasis and probably not a loud bustling tourist spot. I want my bedroom to echo the beach and wrap me and anyone who sees the room in a warm ocean breeze; instead of hitting people over the head with my theme .
In my opinion what really sets a room apart from the ordinary are the accessories chosen for it. This is the point where you can really say a lot about your taste and what is important to you. When choosing accessories consider things like textures, sheen and possible placement of these decorations. Do not be afraid to try something new or unexpected. It is the unexpected additions that create the best conversation pieces.
Beach Bedroom in Blue and Brown - Live the Beach Themed Bedroom Experience
Keep it Simple
The mistake people make when deciding on a theme is to take the theme too literal.
Beach Themed Bedding - Bedroom décor ideas for your bed
Bedding for your beach bedroom can be drawn from your color pallet. It does not have to have seashell or surfers on it. Try pulling colors from items like seashells to inspire color combinations.
Select Your Color Pallet
Use Behr's Virtual Color Center to see how your color choices work together.
We can make our beach theme clear by utilizing color or fabrics to create the look we want.
Right now you may be doing a double take when you examine the bedding choice I chose to spotlight. If you look at the colors in has the white, light and dark browns seen in the seashell picture above. Selecting this bedding will compliment the beach theme. It can be made to look like a part of the whole with some light blue sheets, and a couple of decorative cushions . Now that I think about it a soft themed seashell pillow might sit nicely among the rest of the featured cushions that come with the bedding.
Beach Frame DIY Project
Blue Beach Themed Bedroom - Beach themed bedroom idea to inspire
Light It Up!
Rooms are like flowers. They need light to make them come alive.
Lighting Your Beach Bedroom - Set the mood for your bedroom.
At the beach you can feel the sun shining down on you, warming the earth beneath your bare feet, and glistening off the sea. While you cannot have the sun shining in your bedroom on a whim, it is important to make sure your room is well lit. You will accomplish this in two ways: utilizing natural light and adding artificial light (candles and lamps) to your beach bedroom.
Add some soft lighting to create a little whimsy in your beach bedroom.. A lamp with a pail filled with seashells makes a great addition to any room. The lamp provokes the idea of the beach with it white washed resin handle pail with attached seashells. The lamp shade is 11" at bottom. The shade is made of natural paper and stands 19" tall from base to top. The Coastal Seashell lamp can handle a 60 watt bulb.
Bright Beach Bedroom - High Impact - Get the look with out painting
Photo Credit: Beach Villa by Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre
The above Beach Villa images shows that beach theme rooms do not have to be blue and brown. Perhaps you love to watch the sun setting or rising over the beach. You can use vibrant colors and still get the room feel you like. You can also transform your room with out painting walls by adding colorful furniture or accessories. Let the furniture speak for itself while the walls stay silent.
Dress Up Tired Walls
Walls are the perfect place to display art work or collectibles. They are the perfect canvas for beach inspired accents.
Picture of Beach Themed Bedroom - Find your peace
Beach Themed Room Wall Art - Give it a personal spin
When it comes to dressing your bedroom walls to facilitate your beach bedroom makeover you cannot go wrong with bringing some personal touches into the room with pictures or accenting beach finds.
If you have pictures of your family at a tropical destination you can blow the pictures up to create beautiful wall art or a piece of sculpture you created, that reminds you of the beach in some way,can be hung on the wall.
If you are not an artist or your photographs leave something to be desired you can find a beach calendar with amazing pictures you can place in a weathered frame (Posters can work too, assuming you have a frame big enough). A wall calendar has beautiful pictures and cost less than getting your own custom frame job done. Photo to the rights show an example of a beach calendar you can use to grab colorful artwork from.
Distress or Weather Your Furniture to Get a Beach Inspired Look
Beach bedroom: Do it yourself
One great idea is to give your bedroom a beautiful weathered look by distressing a piece of furniture. I would limit myself to one piece or maybe two because one piece creates a unique unexpected element while several pieces of distressed furniture will make your beach bedroom look overdone.
The basic steps to creating a weathered furniture piece are:
1. Make sure you clean your furniture piece and remove any old paint. It might be better to purchase an unfinished piece if you want to do the paint distress technique because you will have less prep time before you are able to start painting.
2. Pick two paint colors that look good together. For beach bedroom I would suggestion shades of blue or sand.
3. Paint the first color, probably the lighter color first. Allow the coat to dry before painting the next color.
4. Paint the darker color over top of the first painted color and wait for it to dry.
5. Take your sandpaper or scrapper or even steel wool and run it along the piece you want to distress.
6. Wipe away the dust. When finished coat your piece of furniture with sealant to protect furniture.
Beach Themed Picture Sources
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