Close your eyes and picture the ocean – the roar of the waves, the warm sand on your feet – the call of the sea gulls and the sun on your skin. When I saw this collection in Better Homes and Gardens that scene is the first thing that came to mind. The colors are so soft and distinctively nautical; I can almost smell the salt water. Honestly, it makes me want to redecorate my whole home into a beach bungalow. If you feel the same way, here are some more sea glass inspired decor ideas to help you bring the beach to life in your home this season.
I love the drift wood and sea glass wall hanging. If you’re one of those people who like to scour the sand for shells and glass this would be a great project to display what you find this Summer.
Weathered white or gray is a perfect backdrop for a sea glass or nautical theme because it mimics the sun bleached, salt water worn wood found along the ocean front. Also, whites and pale grays will let the cool blue and greens of the sea glass take center stage.
The paint color on these walls is Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore. The blue/green is so subtle and beautifully beachy; if you’re considering doing a beach themed room this would be an excellent place to start. Continue with colors that reflect the overall picture of an ocean scene in your mind – white couch for the white clouds, soft khaki’s and browns for the sand – if possible, find a rug that helps pull it all together.
To break up the monotony of the pale blues and greens of an ocean theme try adding in touches of coral, peaches and pinks. In small doses they’re a lovely compliment to the cool pastels of the Summer season.