According to Country Living, beach house decor is all about crisp white, splashes of bold colour and sea-themed accents. My blog looks at some of my artwork that just might fit the bill.
Beach House Decor
What is a Beach House?
Not such a silly question if you don’t live in a coastal area. A beach house is accommodation built on or near a beach. Where they are on the beach or close to the sea they are often built as raised houses to allow for any tidal flooding.
Often the beach house is a second or vacation home. Some people commute and stay at the beach house for weekends, some visit just for holidays, some stay for the whole summer and live elsewhere in the winter.
What they all need is decoration and that includes splashes of bold color.
Splashes of Bold Color
Let’s imagine a beautiful beach house with light colored furniture and white walls. The large patio doors are open and there is a light breeze and you can hear the sound of the waves. Now let’s put something on those white walls!
Some of my pattern images certainly fit the criteria for splashes of color.
A Study in Patterns
I have created two images that are what I have called ‘A Study in Patterns’ and they would look fabulous on a white wall in a beach house. In both cases, the focus is on the colors and patterns in the image rather than the content. The first image shows a small part of a stripey deck chair with a bright, rainbow colored round throw pillow/scatter cushion on it. In theory the stripes and colors should clash; in reality they make a glorious combination that feeds the eyes.
The second image ‘A Study in Patterns 2’ follows the pattern theme and shows part of a pile of brightly colored, striped chair seat cushions. The horizontal and vertical stripes interspersed with bright colors make a real statement.
These two images work well together or perhaps on facing walls.
Sea Themed Accents
The final element for our beach house decor is sea themed accents. This might include some nautical or fish themed throw pillows/scatter cushions, some polished drift wood or pretty shell arrangement.
This could also include wall art and I think this image ‘A Day At the Sea’ fits the bill nicely. Here we have soft muted colors (also on trend) with a scene depicting a seagull sitting on a railing with the ocean behind and a sail boat. Or what about a stylized beach scene?
This is actually an abstracted scene of a beach in Lombok in Indonesia, with a small sail boat on the beach. The sand is edged with trees as the waves roll in.
For a more traditional look, this piece might be a better match, ‘Boat Dock Pilings’. Here we actually have an Italian lake scene but with a very nautical theme that will appeal to boat owners. Old weathered, wooden boat piles with metal chains waiting for boats to be moored at the dock.
You can purchase prints or home decor items of any of the images featured in my blog today, just click on the image to be taken to a page with more information.
This article was originally published in 2017 and updated and republished 28 April 2022.
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My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.
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