10 Ways: Creating A Second Home Feel

Coastal outdoor spaces

1. Outside Spaces. Summer homes are great but most of your time will be spent outside enjoying life by the sea. Make sure to create the perfect outdoor spaces.

Take some advise from the Novogratz on how to create that second home design with fun elements and a chill vibe.

Novaogratz second home style

Laid back coastal slipcover

2. Create Gathering Areas. There should be lots of space to gather the whole family in or around and be able to hang out in comfort. Slipcover sectional sofas area great for fitting the family comfortably in style.

3. Kick Back Areas. Relax in carefree spaces covered in slipcover cushions,a crisp, white, removable cushion that speaks a beach vibe but can be thrown in the washing machine for effortless clean up. Kick Back Everywhere, an abundance of lounging (and napping) areas throughout the home are essential.  

Coastal Design With Minimal decor

4. Just Enough. Use your coastal piecies in all the right places and try not to clutter your design. Less is more and will make everyone feel more relaxed in the home. This bedroom is a great example of letting the coastal decor say just enough. Simple, soft white coastal bedding and light, gauzy curtains are all  the coastal design this room needs, let your space evolve with layers and texture as shown here.

5. Great Coastal Bedding. Spend some money on a good nights sleep. Use suple coastal bedding in your bedrooms to achieve that second home night's sleep.

Fun coastal lighitng

6. Light The Way.  Incorporate fun and sea inspired lighting into your home to create that vacation beach house design.

Beach house with driftwood seahorse on the wall

7. Art Outside the Frame. Try and think outside the box when decorating your walls with art. Go for more of a whimsical design instead of that oil painting choose a driftwood seahorse to adorn the wall. Second homes usually have a more laid back fun design.

Wicker chairs are a great way to add texture and layers

8. Natural Elements. Mixing natural elements like wicker, rattan and jute into your design creates a layer of texture as well as mimics the textures found on the beach. These are all durable and lasting woven textures prefect for a second home y the sea.

you rock My Boat Beachy Pillow

9. Mix It Up. Keep the mix of accent pieces eclectic. Don't be too stuffy with your accessories, opt for a fun throw pillow or a creative display of seaside treasures instead of that pricey vase.

Beach House Fire Pit

10. Build A Fire. If you build it they will come. A fire always attracts a crowd. Make sure you have a great fire pit or fire table for them all to gather around.

Take what you will from these 10 simple tips to achieve a second home feel. Make your place feel like you are on vacation with a few simple design tips.


1. Outsoor Pool Area

3. Create Gathering Areas

4. Coastal Bedroom

6. Fun Lighting

7. Driftwood Seahorse

8. Natural Elements

9. Fun Beachy Pillow

10. Fire Pit


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