Decorate Your Home This Summer With Ideas Inspired By The Sea

The sand, sea and the surf always remind us of happy times. The time spent on a beach on long vacations always makes us long for more of the sunshine and the sea. While it may always not be possible to go for long vacations, you can always invite the sea to your home. Here are a few summertime home decor ideas inspired by the sea.

Have a “sea” effect in your home

The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of sea is the color blue. Blue in its various shades especially the nautical blue can be used in home decor. Try to create a summertime color scheme with colors like grays and sandy beiges for your entire house. Include grassy greens and deep corals as accent colors in your home.


Adopt coastal living ideas in your house. Use bar stools and breakfast bars for a casual living and also to have a touch of holidays in your daily life.


Blue and white area rugs in natural fibers like sisal or sea grass will make your home look cool. You can also get nautical inspired area rugs that are bright and instantly give a vibrant touch to home decor.

When you think of nautical home decor, you have to incorporate shells and other mementos that we collect from beaches in the home. Get picture frames made out of shells of various shapes. You can use the idea as a DIY project for your kids who will be happy to chip in their own ideas.
Wallpapers with sea inspired images are also a great way to enjoy the summer. They will make your home look breezy and remind you of the lovely time you spent on the beaches.


Use a table to showcase the seashells you have been collecting through the years. You can even have sand and pebble candle holders. Place them in the bedroom or in the dining area and you can have a nice “sea” feeling in your home.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a warm and comfortable beach cottage at Carmel Decor.

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Decorating With Poufs And Ottomans

The modern-day decorative ottoman gets its roots from the Turkish Empire. In Turkey the ottoman is the center of the living space usually piled with cushions. Today’s decorative ottoman and poufs are one of the most beloved and versatile piece of furniture in interiors, they can be used as foot rests, stools, benches or coffee tables. Pouf and Ottomans come in a variety of shapes and sizes; can be made from a wide range of materials, and the details all depend on your imagination. Here are some of the more popular ottomans in the market today.

 

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Sometimes referred to as “decorative poufs” these unstructured and comfortable home decor accent pieces are light and come in handy as extra seating or a place to rest feet on.

 

This more traditional ottoman by Ralph Lauren Home is elegant and sophisticated. The beautiful shiny leather and button tufting accentuates its good looks.

 


The nailhead detail adds whimsy to what would have been an ordinary ottoman. Ideal for someone looking to add glamor to their room.

 


The sensual organic legs on this ottoman adds an air of elegance to any contemporary space, paired up in front of the fireplace.

 


This ottoman would work beautifully in an entry, or in front of the fireplace in a modern setting.

 


This large tufted ottoman by MacRae Designs with its beautiful turned legs looks like an antique, and can easily be used as a coffee table bringing a casual feel to what would be a formal room.

 


We love this contemporary tufted stunner. It’s translucent legs give the ottoman a light and airy feel. Emerson et Cie

 


If vintage is your thing than you will fall in love with these two tufted velvet low ottomans perfect for resting you feet on use as coffee tables.

 

Whatever your style is I hope you have found some inspiration in the ottomans’ above. I know there is always room for an ottoman in any space.

You can find beautiful poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help you bring the sea into your home at Carmel Decor.

 

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Enjoy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Tips On Decorating The Patio For The Summer Season

For the past week we've been enjoying the most wonderful summer weather, warm days and beautiful cool evenings. There is only 3 weeks left to the official start of the summer season, this is the perfect time for freshening up your outdoor space. Here are a few tips for decorating your patio for the Summer season.Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use.  If you have a covered patio or porch, use it as a living room. A covered patio is a great; because you can place more decorative objects in the area, and it shades the hot sun.  A covered patio can be used in the spring and fall months since it provides cover for the rain.  How about placing a sofa and a couple of lounge chairs in the patio so you can enjoy a cold drink with a friend.{Baja Collection Multi - BAJ-9}

Include an area rug to give the patio warmth; there is a large selection of outdoor rugs available at very affordable prices in traditional and contemporary styles.

 

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Hurricane lamps and lanterns add the romantic glow of candle light.


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Garden stools and poufs are great to use as side tables or for additional seating.

Bring your old furniture back to life by adding a few decorative pillows and throw. During the summer months when the sun shine is hot and bright use the brightest colors like orange, turquoise and apple green.

If your plants in containers that are overgrown or dried up, this is the perfect time to replant, transplant and add fresh color to the patio. Replant your old planters with the season's brightest colored annuals.

 


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Add accessories that personalize your outdoor space. Cover large wall areas with decorative outdoor wall sculptures and art. Just like your indoor spaces art work adds texture, color and interest.

Hang an outdoor chandelier for extra glam.  A fan is also great for air circulation during the hot summer months. Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use!

I hope you can use these ideas to create the outdoor room you've been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and area rugs for the outdoors at Carmel Decor.Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?

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