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Buying guide for beach house living room furnishings

 

Beach House Living Room Furnishings Guide

If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach … you’re lucky enough!

Whether you live by the beach or not, our beach house guide will help you make your house a welcoming home that exudes summer vacation for family and friends to relax, enjoy and be happy.

Beach house summer living is all about the moments shared with family and friends and the most important place in the house is where everyone gathers. Whether it be the living room, great room or outdoor living area here is a list of the most important elements:

  • comfort

  • easy care for worry-free living

  • unique pieces that represent history and create interest and intrigue

  • natural neutral tones with texture

  • warm distinctive lighting

  • beautiful hues representative of life at the beach

Here is our list to create a beach house living space that is warm, welcoming and timeless:

  • cozy slipcovered furniture

  • furniture made of natural materials

  • antique maritime accents

  • coastal chandeliers and lamps

  • pieces made of jute and driftwood

  • pops of color with accents in seaglass green, ocean blues and sandy neutrals.  

Comfortable slipcovered furniture is the perfect choice for carefree relaxed summer living that you, your family and your pets will love to live with. There are many styles, sizes and configurations of Slipcovered furniture to choose from. You can easily find the best solution for your gathering place whether your style is classic or contemporary. The best choice of fabric for the slipcovers for beach house slipcovered furniture is either 100% cotton or sunbrella.  The choice is yours - both are great options. 100% cotton is easily washed and, as with clothing, the more it’s washed the softer it gets. The sunbrella fabrics are stain resistant, fade resistant and will require less laundering as you can easily wipe spots clean because the fabric repels, limiting absorption.  

 

The most popular choices for coffee, console and side tables for the beach house are tables that are made of natural materials such as reclaimed wood, zinc and copper. These are beautiful tables when new and as they are weathered with use …. they become even more beautiful and become part of the history of the home. Another great option is a glass top with a driftwood base - easily cleaned, unique and very coastal.

Coastal Lighting made of natural materials like driftwood, iron and sea shells will add interesting textures that will transform your space into a home with character. Our Coral chandeliers, Wood bead chandeliers, iron armillary's, Hemp hanging lights and seaglass float rope pendants are some of the most popular choices, while our rope and glass and nickel lamps are the preferred choice for table lamps.

 

Anchor your beach house gathering space with a coastal style rug. We love the natural jute rug which adds great texture that is organic in nature. Jute rugs are not easily cleaned and will show wear in a year or two, so invest in these with the understanding that they are not a long term solution but well worth replacing every couple of years to achieve and enjoy the look. The other great options are indoor/outdoor polypropylene rugs and our most popular PVC rugs which are loomed in Sweden. The polypropylene is available in many colors, patterns and sizes and are very economical. The PVC rugs cost a bit more but will last a lifetime. They come in many colors, sizes and styles and are made using recycled materials. They are hoseable, scrubbable and basically indestructible, making them the perfect choice for a family with kids, pets and lots of traffic.

 

The finishing touches are the key to making your space look and feel complete. Our most popular coastal accents are the key elements that will take the guess work and search out of the equation. For the walls our Driftwood Wall Hangings, Seashell Mirror & Ocean Scene Tryptichs are beautiful, unique and really make a statement.  For accents add Seaglass Floats, Boat Lanterns, Comfy Throws, Nautical Pillows, Books about the Sea and of course a Hardwood Backgammon or Chess Board to keep the competition alive.

 

 

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