With summer almost here, I am in the process of sprucing up all of my outdoor spaces! Not all of us are lucky enough to live by the beach, but that doesn’t have to stop us from creating an outdoor beach retreat. The weather is warming up and you deserve an outdoor room to enjoy. Today I am going share with you four simple ways to create your own outdoor beach oasis.
Collage by Beth. For image sources click here.
1. Color palette To create a soothing and tranquil outdoor retreat, take your color hints from Mother Nature. Blues, greens, tans, creams, and whites always look fantastic together! Look for toss pillows, a rug, a garden stool, and planters in colors that mimic the sea. Tip: Keeping your furniture and main cushions neutral allows you to easily change your color palette when the mood or seasons change.
2. Rope Rope decor is hot, hot, hot right now! You can find many pre-made rope accessories at your favorite home decor shops, or you can venture out and make your own! Adding rope decor to your outdoor seating area adds a nautical touch to your space. Tip: If you want an easy rope accessory, try hot gluing rope or twine around a few wiffle balls and placing them in a decorative bowl on your outdoor table.
3. Stripes Adding some nautical stripes to your outdoor decor will have you almost hearing those waves lap up against the shore! Okay, well perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration, but stripes will certainly look fantastic in your space! Look for striped throw pillows or a striped outdoor rug. Tip: If buying a striped outdoor rug isn’t in the budget, consider making your own! You can paint stripes onto a plain outdoor rug, a canvas, rubber floor mats, or even vinyl. For easy to follow DIY rug tutorials, click here.
photo source A Beach Cottage (fantastic blog for beach inspiration!)
4. Natural accents Adding shells, driftwood and other natural, textured pieces will add depth and character to your outdoor space. Choose your accessories to evoke the feeling you want to create. Tip: Fill mason jars with sand and add shells and candles to create a simple yet powerful beach accessory.
So if waterfront property isn’t in your budget right now, never fear! With the right color palette, textures, and accessories you can easily bring the beach right to your own patio, porch, or backyard. Sigh. I miss the beach!