Beach Bungalow Retreat

Published By: Leon Tuberman  -  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don’t you wish you could be at the beach all year long? Bungalows make the best beach houses, but what do you do if your beautiful bungalow home is nowhere near the beach? You bring the beach inside, of course! Here’s how you can make your traditional bungalow style home a beautiful beach oasis.

Start with the Walls and Windows
The walls are the best place to start when it comes to designing any room because they offer the largest amount of surface space. Start with the paint color. Pastel blues, grays, beige, and white are the colors you want to use for the coastal theme. The lighter the color, the larger the space will feel. Once you decide on the color, move on to your window treatments. Choose a window treatment that will enhance the coastal vibe of the room. Thin, flowing drapes and curtains of a light color look amazing with this theme. Choose artwork that is all about the coast and everything nautical. Beach paintings, nautical rope art, replicas of ships, and sunset art are all great wall décor for this style.

Coastal Furniture Fun
Furniture for this style can be tricky to find if you don’t know where to look. This is where second-hand shops, flea markets, and yard sales become your best friend. Any wooden furniture can be customized to fit your beachy design. Wicker end tables, shelves, and chairs are beautiful additions to this style. They can be a natural wood color or the wicker furniture can be painted, either way, it's just fun and gorgeous. Solid color upholstery sofas are good too. Wood furniture works best if stained very lightly or painted white or gray. Furniture with a worn appearance such as chipped paint is perfect for this décor style too.

Additional Décor to Add
A material that isn’t used often as a décor piece but is stunning with this style is burlap. This material can be used in rugs, curtains, placemats, and even throw pillows, and can make your coastal style look great. As you walk along the beach, gather rocks, shells, and even coral that has washed ashore. Sea glass is a beautiful material as well, and many elements of your décor can be made from sea glass, such as lamps and vases. Driftwood picture frames and even furniture can be found on the market or even custom built to further enhance the coastal vibe you are trying to achieve. Honestly, the possibilities are endless when it comes to finding décor to fit your coastal home. It all comes down to knowing your style and knowing where to look.

If standing on the beach brings you joy, why wouldn’t you create the atmosphere in your home? Your bungalow is supposed to represent you and the things you love. So get to work and create a relaxing beach house right in your own living room using these tips for a magnificent coastal getaway.

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