5 ideas for decorating your beach house
Tips and inspirations to furnish your home with a fresh and personal style
Summer is vacation time, and in general the public is divided in
the classic survey between sea and mountains. Those who choose the
former can bet on hotels, bed & breakfasts, apartments; those
lucky enough to have a house by the sea, however, will obviously go
there. Although it is a house where we don't go very often
(especially if it is far from our residence), it is important
that it is furnished with our style, and above all that it
allows us to spend time in a relaxing, carefree, fresh way.
For this reason, furnishing the house by the sea is important
and requires, above all, creativity and the desire to do
everything right, according to one's tastes. Choosing the furniture
for the beach house means giving space to imagination,
inventiveness, Mediterranean colors, the more lively ones or the
more shabby ones; the important thing is to have in mind what the
sea recalls: the blue of the water, the wind, the sun, the air, the
coolness we seek and desire. The house by the sea must be a place
where you can enjoy pleasant and relaxing moments; for this reason
it must be furnished combining practicality and taste, with a
What colors to choose?
As mentioned, let's recall everything that the sea reminds us
and let's focus on those elements: blue, white, celestial.
Typical elements of the sea and its context, such as ropes,
anchors, wood. Light fabrics such as cotton, wood, blue and white
striped upholstery, faux coral and starfish, soft colors, and many
other elements that can be placed here and there around the house.
In fact, blue and its variations go very well with white to give a
sense of lightness and freshness, as well as to remember the
typical colors of boats and sailors' clothes. In this way you
can give your home a beautiful Mediterranean style.
Then there are not only blue and white of course: also ivory,
the sand color, the various shades of yellow and wood; a good
tip is to paint the interior walls with light and muted colors,
from plain to cream, which are a perfect contrast to the furnishing
accessories. Finally comes the wood, a fresh, typically
Mediterranean material, both natural and white lacquered, perhaps
with some more "rustic" elements.
And the fabrics?
For a beach house with a fresh and Mediterranean style, even the
various fabrics must follow these guidelines in terms of colors and
materials. Coverings of cushions, sofas, tablecloths, curtains (and
in the case of wallpaper) must have characteristics that refer
to the seascape:
- natural fabrics such as linen, cotton, hemp, jute, little
- elements such as ropes, wood, with a rustic flavor
- simple patterns such as classic stripes, or plain colors.
If we follow the trends of recent years, the most popular
styles for holiday homes are the Mediterranean and shabby chic
ones. They are ideal trends for beach houses because they are
simple, natural but also refined - and it is easy to find solutions
for all budgets. Here are some tips for decorating the kitchen and
- choose white for the interiors, which makes the space brighter
- few appliances, perhaps of design (the sea does not need much,
a refrigerator, stove, oven and a few other accessories)
- furniture always white, or in natural wood
- a table also in this case of white color, and chairs perhaps of
a very pale blue, or light blue
- play in contrast with the elements of the table, which
can therefore vary on the many colors of blue and light blue. Not
only that, we can also insert more lively elements, reminiscent of
the sun, or the sand. This applies to tablecloths, place mats,
runners and centerpieces, tea towels and napkins, sets of gloves
and pot holders, as well as plates, cutlery and glasses.
The tone of the seaside cuisine must first of all be welcoming,
fresh and relaxing, as well as informal. On the other hand, we are
The characteristic elements of a bathroom are water,
freshness, the feeling of cleanliness and hygiene, as well as
lightness. Especially in the house by the sea, we therefore avoid
too warm and bright colors (such as yellow, red, orange) and stay
on the themes of blue, light blue, light blue or turquoise - in
addition of course to white - for walls, furniture and objects.
These muted shades in fact convey a feeling of calm and
tranquility, as well as cleanliness (especially white).
These colors, preferably solid colors, must then also be chosen
accessories and complements, such as curtains, towels, terry
cloth sets, rugs, bathrobes and so on.
The bed area
The bedroom is another room where you need to pay close
attention to the choice of furniture in line with the style chosen
for the beach house. It is true, perhaps it is the room where we
spend less time (especially on vacation, when we tend to enjoy the
outdoor spaces more or to wander around) but it is also the one
where we rest and sleep: it must therefore convey the maximum
feeling of calm and relaxation. Here too, therefore, it is
better to avoid colors that are too bright or lively, which can
negatively influence these sensations.
Following the Mediterranean (or more shabby) style of the rest
of the house, here too it is better to opt for the colors of
ocean / sea blue and its many shades, with counterpoints given
by white or the colors of sand, rope or wood. . Here too there are
many patterns and textures, and you just have to leave room for
imagination: thick lines, thin lines, solid colors, polka dots,
patterns linked to the marine world. As for the fabrics of the bed
complements, even here it is better to choose comfortable
compositions and, especially in the case of sheets, mattress covers
and any blankets, transpiring, such as linen or cotton.
The outdoor spaces
But in addition to the interiors, in seaside homes it is often
necessary to furnish the outdoor spaces - gardens, verandas,
terraces, patios, all designed to best enjoy the sun and hot summer
days. Here, too, the aim is to create a space where you can
relax, both during the day, perhaps for sunbathing, and in the
evening, to enjoy the night breeze. It doesn't take much to do
this: some nice deckchairs, even folding ones, for sunbathing
during the day and, for the evening or late afternoon, chairs or a
wicker sofa with soft white cushions or alternating
colors, blue and white. Then, next to it, a small table enriched
with a simple runner and candles that create an atmosphere, or a
larger table with chairs, in wrought iron with cushions or in wood,
for outdoor dining.
To decorate the environment, it is better to rely on classic
marine-style textures and decorations (anchors, ropes, starfish) or
greener elements, such as plants and flowers, which always give the
sea an exceptional touch of color. Do not forget a nice outdoor
lighting (for example with hanging lamps).
Lastly, awnings and mosquito nets will serve to protect the
interior from the onslaught of mosquitoes, typical on very hot
If you are looking for the right accessories to furnish your
beach house in the Mediterranean, shabby or simply summer style you
prefer, in the Dondi Home
online store you will find many ideas and suggestions,
as well as solutions with cheerful and lively colors and patterns
for your bedroom, bathroom, table and much more.