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Beach Themed Room Ideas

Updated on April 13, 2017

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

Beach bedroom with grass bedskirt
Beach bedroom with grass bedskirt

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.


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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?

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Accessories Make Rooms Unique - Add interest to your beach themed room


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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.

Chezmoi Collection Micro Suede Patchwork 7-Piece Comforter Set, Full or Double, Black/Brown/White
Chezmoi Collection Micro Suede Patchwork 7-Piece Comforter Set, Full or Double, Black/Brown/White

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.

Seashell Bucket Coastal Table Lamp
Seashell Bucket Coastal Table Lamp

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

Beach Villa
Beach Villa

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.

Distressed sofa for beach room
Distressed sofa for beach room

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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Do you have your own beach themed room or are you looking to create one? Share your stories and ideas here. Just exploring décor ideas? Be sure to take a moment and let me know you came calling.

Suggestions and comments always welcomed.

Thanks for visiting!

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      sbconcepts 4 years ago

      I love this color scheme.

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      cargoliftken 4 years ago

      Holy macaroni. That bright beach bedroom looks awesome! Thanks for this great lens!

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      yania227 4 years ago

      Beautiful idea, I love it.

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      ConnieGreen LM 4 years ago

      Love your beach bedroom ideas - thanks!

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      The blue bedding ideas are great. Great lens!! :)

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      iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

      What pretty ideas!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I like the idea of keeping a themed room simple. Unless you're going for kitsch, that's great advice!

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      These are such nice room ideas you have here. So pretty!

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      UrbanAccentsNY 4 years ago

      There are many themed room divider screens with beach and ocean photography on a folding 6ft canvas screen. Tons of different themes to choose from. http://UrbanAccentsNY.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

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      mlt89 5 years ago

      Love the distressed furniture look - great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it helped a lot.. thanks for the decorating ideas :)

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Lots of great beachy ideas! *blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ive decided to redecorate my room with a beachy theme this summer and i got a few ideas from this! Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow i like the ideas of beach theme color.I think it suits well with my personality.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Love all these ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to reading more of your articles!

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      PippiDust 5 years ago

      Great ideas for beach theme bedroom, I love the bright beach bedroom (the orange one), it looks great.

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      webstudio2ucom 5 years ago

      @Johanna Eisler: Thanks for the tips. I'm also doing a similar job, and determine trends for 2012 in the bedroom. It's very interesting turns. With you in many ways agrees

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      elotana 5 years ago

      What a GREAT lens! This is exactly the information and pictures I need for inspiration since I am planning on making my bedroom into a beach theme. Lucky me; I live on the beach. Not a tropical beach, but a beach in north central British Columbia where the summer season is short.

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      arunadavis 5 years ago

      What a visually inspiring lens!

      I like when you said,"The mistake people make when deciding on a theme is to take the theme too literal".

      Thanks for not cluttering up your lens too "literally" and giving your readers the beautiful beach theme, that beckons one to go back and read your lens again! :-)

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      I like the method of getting the ideas for the the new deco. I'm going to try it with my bedroom soon, you made it now easier. Thanks for sharing.

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      I love the way things work. I have been thinking about changing my bedroom décor and lo and behold, here's your fabulous lens. So many good ideas. I can't wait to spend more time here and check them all out. Thanks.

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Great lens with some excellent suggestions in here. My friend's family recently rebuilt their storm damaged beach house and have been looking into how to decorate the interior and I'm sure this lens will be a great help for them!

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      LindaFoster LM 5 years ago

      Nice lens, i love themes for rooms :) my bathroom at the moment has penguins on the walls. Hope to be moving shortly may just have a beach theme for my room...thanks for sharing.

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Loved these decorating ideas! Thanks!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Lovely decorating ideas!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      I love the colors,... the ideas are great. Beautiful.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      I really like the idea of using the beach colors in simple but beautiful combinations. No overdone decorations, just tasteful and subdued comfort.

      Congratulations on making the front page!

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Never really thought of coming up with a beach theme room. But I must say it is a pretty good theme.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I really liked this and will add it to my linens lens. It made me want to relax on the beaches in SJ and soak in the sun. Refreshing. Congrats on LOTD and the purple star.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You should also put pictures, we go to a small beach town, one time on the beach i found a sign that said 'keep off dunes and beach grass' just sitting on the beach, and I thought that putting pictures would be great thanks for the awesome ideas

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Lots of lovely items on this page for creating a dream beach décor.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      I'm a nature photographer and one of my favorite places is along the Oregon coast. Many of my images on Etsy (bbrunophotography) reflect my love for the ocean. This lens is so refreshing and colorful. LOVE your use of lots of blue and white combinations. (The grassy bedskirt is awesome!) You have a great eye for color and texture.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Wow! What an amazing bedroom theme!!! Blessed!

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      Srena44 6 years ago

      great lens

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      LeCordonDude 6 years ago

      Paul from the Bible went off into the desert alone to get his mind right after his on the road to damascus conversion, however, the ocean is my desert. I associate the beach with peace too!! :) AWESOMESAUCE LENS!

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      A great way to bring summer to your home all year round. I love the blue theme with the natural materials used for the bed, chair, etc.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great ideas I so love home decorating it is a place where we spend a lot of our time so it is important to make it as nice as possible

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      Nancy Oram 6 years ago

      I love shells and the ocean. Great job on how to create this in a room.

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 6 years ago from Australia

      Great decor ideas for beach inspired décor here. Liked it.

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      CreativeArtDesigns 6 years ago

      Nice job! Very relaxing.

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      laguild 6 years ago

      Love this lens!

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      SamaOrnaments 6 years ago

      great work

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      vinc18 6 years ago

      Good work, congrats. I like it

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed this lens. Brought me back to my younger years going to the beach for vacation for a week and then camping in the mountains for the other week. Glad I browsed into this!

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      basementideas 6 years ago

      @dogface lm: it's because the colors matches and in good contrast on the things around. Really cool choice.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, I love your style!!!

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      wqe124433 6 years ago

      @wqe124433: beach wall murals

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      wqe124433 6 years ago

      What a wide selection of beach wall decals and murals. I've seen some of the posters but much of what you have found I have not seen anywhere else. http://beachwallmurals.org

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I think I'd like mine with sand walls and blue accessories. I think that would be more peaceful for me. Great lens, lots of good information. Thanks for sharing.

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      Oh, really beautiful rooms. Maybe because I like blue color. :)

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      Teri Hansen 6 years ago

      Having just spent a week at the beach has put me in the mood to create the same feel in my home. Thanks for the ideas and great suggestions.

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      Showpup LM 6 years ago

      This is really beautiful. I love the relaxing tones of a beach themed room. I may just incorporate these ideas for my living room makeover.

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      Showpup LM 6 years ago

      This is really beautiful. I love the relaxing tones of a beach themed room. I may just incorporate these ideas for my living room makeover.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful Lense - It certainly deserves an angel blessing.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Thoroughly lovely lens, blessed :)

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      arletbode 6 years ago

      very cool

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      omg this helped me so much!!!! thank you!!!!!

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      kimpaul 6 years ago

      wow thanks so very much for adding my seashell lens here! Wonderful lens and great ideas for beach bedrooms! since I did my bathroom as oregon coast beach theme I think I'll do my bedroom in the rainforest. (the 2 elements I love about the coast of oregon.) Should be fun! Maybe I'll make a lens on it. haha

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I would introduce blue into your color scheme of sand and green. Pick a piece or art, bedding or throw pillow to tie the 3 colors together. Add some seashell accessories and blue and green glass jars to help offset heavy furniture. You could also try using bamboo blinds flanked with sheer curtains. Thanks for reading!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi I love this page!! I've been looking for ages for something like this! I was hopeing you could help me, I have sandy color bedroom furniture and light green walls, and don't really want to buy new furniture or repaint the walls (the furniture is really heavy). I was wondering if you could give me any ideas on what I could do. Oh, and my dresser looks almost like a piece of driftwood because of the markings. Your page has given me some ideas, but I feel like I could use some more. Thanks!!

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      basementideas 6 years ago

      @LizMac60: Relaxing indeed, that's why I'm thinking of implementing this to my basement bedroom

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      basementideas 6 years ago

      Wow! Beach theme bedroom, really cool combination of colors and design. I wish I can have my beach house soon :) But I think these styles and colors can be apply as well through a regular home, in fact I'm thinking of getting some ideas here that I can implement in my country home and probably through my lonely but soon to be lively basement bedroom :)

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely relaxing décor.

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      Nany Palacio 6 years ago

      Very nice, helpful and interesting lens, thanks for those great ideas!

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      kimpaul 6 years ago

      I put netting on my wall and added shells to it. Posted pics on my squidoo site. Also added your site as a featured site on there. : ) You have some wonderful ideas here!

      http://www.squidoo.com/crafts-ideas-with-sea-shell...

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      xenoc 6 years ago

      good idea...i like beach, look very fresh..thanks for sharing, my lens also about beach décor..Beach Wall Décor

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      What a fun, colorful idea for room décor! Great work!

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      Looking at the bedroom pictures, it is like having vacation everyday. That's good!!

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      Heatherseesthel 6 years ago

      I love the coral reef trays and all the beautiful colors! Turquoise is my favorite color and your lens has given me so many ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Wonderful idea! Once implemented, it would feel like I am always on vacation, I love it! :)

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      purpleslug 6 years ago

      Great lens! We plan on doing our bathroom in the beach theme, so thanks for the ideas and the distressing steps.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      "Rooms are like flowers, they need light to make them come alive", what a great insight and I love your instruction to keep it simple. We've all seen rooms with a theme taken too far, its just hard to stop sometimes I guess. Very nicely done with excellent tips for a perfect beach themed bedroom.

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      so peaceful.... i would love to have a beach themed bedroom

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      jolou 6 years ago

      A beach theme is a wonderful idea. I'm very fortunate to live just a few miles from the ocean.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I am painting and redoing our small bedroom right now...our view out the window is a lake, so your tips here are helpful.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I am painting and redoing our small bedroom right now...our view out the window is a lake, so your tips here are helpful.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great home décor idea. your beach theme is fantastic ~blessed~

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      Very nice lens. I love the blue colour. My bedroom is a beautiful blue, I just have to add the accessories

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I have a beach themed bedroom... the hardest part was getting the paint color as close to the color of the shallow parats fo the Caribbean Sea as possible. It's harder than it sounds!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I love watching the waves curl and crash. Very relaxing. This would be lovely :-)

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      Sunflower Susan 6 years ago

      I love the window poster above. I always like the giant wall murals and would love to incorporate those into a home, but would hesitate because of the 'tacky' factor. In a bedroom though, you can get away with murals, since personalization is part of the fun. I love nature scenes. I think I would prefer to live outside. Like the Swiss Family Robinson.

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      A nice relaxing lens... I like your idea of justing keeping it simple and adding a few elements in your theme idea! :-)

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      Sanam 6 years ago

      Brilliant Idea.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      This is a very well written and thought out lens. Great ideas. I like the beach theme a lot. I have seashell cross stitch framed prints in my bathroom that goes great with it.

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      Very beautiful. I should make me a beach room for a sanctuary from the cold winters here in the Rocky Mountains LOL Great lens!

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      DeanMillerHawai 6 years ago

      Fun Stuff!

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      sdtechteacher 6 years ago

      This is a great lens! We have a lot of beach items in my home, too. I almost picked this as a Rocketmoms theme! I've added your lens to my challenge lens, Nambe bowl. Thanks!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I think having a beach themed bedroom is a great idea. You can have vacation memories coming back all year round.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      In my old house I had a beach themed bathroom which was just lovely :) A lovely lens!

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      encouragingwords 6 years ago

      I can smell the sunscreen, lovely!

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      Brookelorren LM 6 years ago

      I love the Ocean. This beach theme is very nice.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Makes me feel relaxed and at peace just by looking at the pictures. Great idea for decorating!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I chose "other" above, my favorite thing about the beach is the sound of the waves. I love hearing them either coming on shore here at the "jersey shore" or beating against the rocky coastlines of Maine a place we vacation a lot. It's nice to see ways to bring the ocean home..beautiful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice ideas for creating a beach theme décor!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love this.Beautiful colors of the sea and my favorite sea shells.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      I think a beach theme is soo romantic...hence I'd turn down those lights from time to time :) Lovely beach inspired page.