Don’t you wish you could just bring the beach home with you after a nice vacation? There is just something about a beach house that make you feel relaxed. Don’t let cold weather deter you from feeling like you’re at the beach all year round. There are plenty of ways to make your home feel like paradise even in the dead of winter. Check out these seven tips on how to bring paradise into your home.

1. Choose the Right Paint Colors 

There’s no doubt about it, some colors just take you away to the beach. Paint your walls with a color that make you feel like you are somewhere warm and balmy like Tropical Tide or Linden Green. Or choose a gray with a green undertone that will remind you of the sea. Gray is a trending paint color right now, so it won’t be hard to match. Pastels are currently popular, too. Choose pastel paint colors, like coral, to accent different areas of your home. It will take you back to sunny drives in ocean towns with pink, green and yellow house lined up by the beach.

2. Pick out Beach-themed Flooring 

There are plenty of flooring options in every type that will bring a coastal feeling to your home. Light blue mosaic tiles or white porcelain tiles will keep your space cool and light. In the winter, add some rugs for more warmth in your rooms. Certain hardwood flooring will make your home feel like a beach house. You can be sure to bring that beachy feeling to your home by trying wide plank hardwood for the boardwalk look or timber wood. If you already have hardwood flooring, but you don’t think it gives off beach vibes, try painting it white. White painted floors will make your home feel brighter and cover up any imperfections. If you really love carpet, go with a sisal carpet to get a natural, woven look in your house.

3. Use Beachy Furniture 

Buying beachy furniture doesn’t necessarily mean filling up your house with wicker chairs. A couple of rattan seating options wouldn’t hurt, but try choosing furniture that doesn’t look heavy and bulky. Rather, go for clean lines in your tables and couches. Try light colored slipcovers for a relaxed look in your living room. Coastal designs are all about bringing the outside in, so make sure your furniture has a natural, earthy feel to it.

4. Hang Beach-inspired Art 

If you really want your home to feel like paradise, bring pictures of paradise in and hang them on your walls. Find beach-themed art and hang it above your bed and throughout your house. Don’t go overboard, but really find pieces that you like. Maybe you can find art pieces inspired by the places you’ve visited.

5. Embrace Nautical Details 

Details bring the whole look together, but it’s not all about cliché seashells. There are so many beachy décor options that are trending and will make your home feel like paradise. Add some jute rope accents, like some coasters. Look for woven, sea grass rugs for under your living room furniture or by your bed. Find accent pieces, like anchors, that will bring the sea into your home. Blue and white striped curtains give a nautical feeling to any room.

6. Bring the Beach to Your Bedroom 

Find the right bedding for your home that makes you feel like you’re on vacation. Buy some great quality pillows and lots of them for that beach house look. Choose light and airy colors that remind you of the sea, like greens and blues. Your bedroom should be a place of relaxation and rest. Make it look tranquil with these colors and get ready for a great night’s sleep with comfortable bedding.

7. Clean Out Your Clutter 

The best part of being on vacation is the feeling of relaxation and comfort. The fact that you don’t have to clean just adds to that feeling! You are going to have to clean your home, but make it easy by regularly getting rid of the things you don’t need. Throw out excess junk and make your house look and feel sleek, modern and restful. Remove clutter from your home to give yourself more space and more peace.

These are just a few suggestions to give your house the feeling of paradise. What would you do to bring the beach home?

Kacey Mya is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications
while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, continuously building
her strong love for style while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

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