Whether you live on the coast or further inland, one of the benefits of life in Florida is that you’re never too far from the beach. Decorating your custom home with a sea theme is both fun and exciting. Plus, when you add a personal flair, you get the best of all worlds.
Psychologists encourage people to surround themselves with calming elements. They say doing so reduces stress, boosts mood, and helps you feel more grounded. That all contributes to better relationships with friends, co-workers, and loved ones. Here are some of the most novel and interesting beach style ideas popular today:
Set the Stage
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of a day at the beach? Start your design idea by making a list.
For example, adding leisure equipment to your custom home motif creates a rugged yet relaxing ambiance. You might hang a surfboard or two on the living room wall. Or place art in the bathroom with an open fishing net and a (real or artificial) large fish, such as marlin, swordfish, or others. You could also a splash of beach color anywhere around the house.
One of the best features of custom homes is that they’re easily tailored to your exact style and preferences. That means you get all the things you most want, with none of the things you don’t need. From floorplan, to room structure, right down to the smallest detail, you’ll end up with a residence you can be proud of, and feel comfortable with every day of the year.
Take a Minimalist Approach
Visitors and locals alike love the beach for the wide-open scenery it provides. For many, it’s a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world. If only for a few hours, you can lose yourself in the majesty of nature. Now, you can re-create those precious moments in your custom home.
For instance, beach flowers placed in an elegant vase on a dining room or coffee table instantly attracts interest. Choose hibiscus, dune sunflower, or a favorite beachside bloom. Another great option is to place a small bowl full of seashells and interesting beach finds. Get the kids involved in gathering and placing objects for a fun and creative activity.
Get Crafty with Color
As mentioned, color has the power to produce positive emotions. Think about the soft hues present at the beach. There are light blues, faded tans, plus muted colors such as orange, green, and others.
Along with walls and flooring, you can also find fun ways to incorporate color into other aspects of your home. That includes furniture, throw pillows and rugs, end tables, wall art, and more. Don’t be afraid to go bold and display eye-catching tints inside bookcases, in serving bowls, around door and wall trim, and anywhere else you want to add pizzazz.
Create a Backyard Oasis
Foster a heightened house flow by bringing your beach theme outside. Along with outdoor furniture (wicker, wood, PVC, and brushed metal), you can also embrace a laid-back feel with a porch swing. Or, create your own cabana with by draping curtains over your pergola or other outside structure.
Add nautical décor elements such as seashell prints and pillows, or actual artifacts found on the beach. String up lights featuring favorite beach elements to generate an enjoyable ambiance for you and your guests.
Along with the mentioned beach flowers, some vegetation doesn’t require much care. For example, air plants are a low-maintenance addition to any backyard motif. These options create a throwback to memorable moments spent by the water.
Keep the Good Vibes Going
Summer vacation never ends when your home features all the things you love most. The first step is to partner with reliable custom home builders who can carefully craft a quality residence according to your exact specifications.
For more than 25 years, Platinum Builders has created custom homes for people throughout the area. During that time, we’ve also built a solid reputation as stand-out general contractors in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact us today to get started on a high-quality custom home you’ll cherish for decades to come.