Beach Decor - Makes Me Happy
About 10 years ago we were looking for a new house. A larger house than we had at the time to accommodate all our family and friends for visits and holidays. We had a 3-bedroom house and we were actually looking at some with 5 bedrooms. Still looking I decided I would do one bedroom with a beach theme and another with a Christmas theme because I love the BEACH and I Love Christmas. In fact, I had purchased several items including a white down comforter for the beach room! Well life changed and instead of buying a larger house we decided to buy an RV, live in it full-time and travel 6-7 months a year. The rest of the time we are usually in the Houston, TX area. (Close to the beach in Galveston.)
Our RV is mostly windows so I don't have a lot of wall space to decorate. However when I can, I add a touch of the beach. It might just be pillows, place mats, coasters, bathroom or kitchen towels or a coffee cup. Sometimes I do it with items that have beach on them, like a place mat with a beach scene or a coffee cup with shells. Other times I do it with color. I love turquoise and all the beach blues. I also recommend adding corals or yellow if you want a color to “pop” and get attention.
You can also do it with scents. For some reason gardenias make me think of the beach. l love gardenia candles and when I light them I get a warm, sandy feeling!
When you bring out your Christmas decorations you can also incorporate the beach with colors or decorations, like starfish and special beach ornaments on your tree. A beach themed tree skirt and beach wrapping paper or again, use wrapping papers in beachy colors.
I don't know what it is about the beach but anything beachy brightens my day. I love the beach and being there makes me happy. If I can think beach every day it’s even better! The key is to be creative. You can also find many ideas for beach décor on Pinterest. I’m not a crafty person but people who are can be very creative.
What “mentally” takes you to the beach and makes you feel good? I hope you will join with me as we try and incorporate the beach into our daily life, even if we don’t live there. I'll share interesting beach decor and locations I find along the way as I travel and browse the internet.
May you have a bright & beachy day every day!
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