Use neutrals sparingly: Sand is a neutral shade, and neutrals can work well in moderation. But don’t go overboard on beige. Don’t be afraid of color.
Think fabric: Don’t think you have to go light with fabric choices. “Heavy fabric is better for drapery,” Hastings says. “The texture is much better than flimsy cotton.”
Mix it up: You can mix furnishings and accessories with a beachy vibe with more contemporary pieces. For example, teak furniture can mix well with contemporary pieces.
Capture the beach in artwork: Look for pieces with substance, such as antique prints of shells or works by impressionistic artists.
Try tropical in the sunroom: For breezy style, this is a great room to bring beach accents into. Try tropical plants in ceramic planters and hefty pottery. Wicker or rattan can work great as an accent, but don’t get a whole set.
Bring the beach into your bedroom: Drape a gauzy fabric on a four-poster bed. Choose bamboo flooring as a versatile background for a sisal rug.
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