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No need to spend a lot of time and money updating your home this Spring. Instead, follow these 5 easy tips from top designers to get started. 

Light and airy white coastal slipcover living room

1. Scan the space you want to update. This should be a quick scan of the room. Pick the first three things that bother you and use this as your strating point. This forces you to prioritize the top things to change, rather than leaving you feeling overwhelmed with an long, taxing list. This will make each room list easier to tackle.
 

2. Fresh White. Bring in white decor like a slipcover sofa or chair to freshen up the space and create the base of your coastal canvas for Spring.

3. Liven your space with new throw pillows. Coastal throw pillows can add a bright pop of color without having to commit to a color change on the walls. This can liven up a design with pattern and excitement that spring brings.

4.Keep It Airy and Light. Remove heavy drapes and replace them with sheer materials. You want the sun to shine in and fill your room with natural light.

5. Play with Punches of Yellow. Nothing sings "spring" like the color yellow. A large white bowl or tall glass vase of lemons can add instant spring style into any room. Lemons are a fresh, inexpensive style accessory that are also readily on hand for cooking! So add a pop of sunshine with yellow accents.

5 Easy design tips to take your coastal design into spring. Spring coastal design tips to give your home a coastal makeover.
 


 

Coastal DIY Sea Urchin Air Pant

Step 1 – Select your air plant and sea urchin. For bigger sea urchins I used the Caput Medusae as they give the effect of a spindly octopus. For the smaller sea urchin I used the Lonantha Peanuts. The size of the bottom opening of the English Channel Urchins determines which size air plant you will use.
Step 2 – Wrap fishing line around the “neck” of the air plant, working your way up to the top of the air plant criss cross the left and right “arms” of the fishing line, knot quarter inch from the top. 
Step 3 –  Taking the loose end of the fishing line knot it on to an ornament hanger.
Step 4 – Feed fishing line and ornament hanger through bottom opening and then top opening until the air plant bits snuggly in the bottom opening.
Step 5 – Pick a spot where there is adequate but not direct sunlight and hang.

Not the DIY type or a few too many steps from the ocean and therefore unable to comb the beach for a dried-out sea urchin? Purchase a Jellyfish Air Plant Kit here.

Sea life DIY you will love. Sea urchin air pant coastal DIY to create hanging plants with a sea inspired design.

Coastal DIY Link:

Sea Urchin Air Plant DIY

Photo credit:

Sea Urchin Air Pant Hanging In Macrame 

 Driftwood Mirror DIY

Step #1 is to go to the beach and fill your purse up with as much driftwood as you can haul home.  Try to find pieces that are all about the same size.

 Step #2 Find a mirror in whatever size you would like.  I picked this one up at Hobby Lobby.  It was originally 6 dollars but on sale for %50 off.  So this whole mirror cost me $3.00  a Huge difference from the $200. one at Crate and Barrel wouldn't you agree?

Step #3  Trace the mirror onto some paper. I just used the paper Hobby Lobby wrapped the mirror up in.

Step #4  Lay out your driftwood around the traced circle.  This is so you will have a good idea of what it will look like when it's finished.  You may want to move some pieces around, just play with it until you're happy with the way it looks. 

Step #5 Glue it together. At first I used hot glue....but this Did NOT work.  The hot glue was not strong enough to hold it all together.

Coastal driftwood sunburst mirror DIY. A cool coastal DIY perfect for Summer spent at the beach collecting driftwood and seashells.

PHOTO CREDIT & DIY LINK:

The Wicker House Driftwood Mirror

If only....
-   3 weeks ago -
Beautiful idea. Love the colors. Trying this very soon.
-   1 month ago -
Love everything about this house.
-   6 months ago -
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