Friday, August 17, 2012

Bringing Home the Beach - Theming Your Living Spaces With Sea Shore Ambiance

Hectic routine and hyperactive lifestyles have made the urbane generation forget how to relax. Most of us who come home from work and have a million things to do upon our return there is considerable evidence that you have forgotten how it feels to be able to relax. But as another summer is slipping away, you should grab the opportunity to let yourself loose in a scenery that can be feast for your eyes and sole. If you have not yet visited the beach this year but wish you had but no time is available for you to travel to the closest beach, then bring the beach home and enjoy the feeling of having a personal recreational spot at your own premises. You should consider creating a seaside feel in your outdoor space and enjoy memories of the shore at home.

Your choice of color will be the biggest stress-reliever in your personal home the 'beach' scene. Select some of the numerous relaxing hues of the beach that can be sun-bleached or sand- and water-washed. Look at your favorite beach vacations pictures and imagine the cool and inviting water colors, the lapping of the sea waves on the shore, the pale sand under your feet as you walk across the beach, the tall pale green beach grasses, the pale pink and coral of shells, or the white clouds in the blue sky to find the palette of your choice. In case you prefer looking at brighter colors, you should better use bright blue, pink or orange. Place them on striped fabric or small accessories such candles and add some sunny feeling in your personal beach shore.

Casual wooden seating and folding chairs decorated with colorful stripped canvas slings, under a bright white or colored canvas big sun umbrella, which you can secure inside a large sand bucket, will add to your beach atmosphere. The motifs you have on your beach towels, bags, or even flip-flops can be a great inspiration for your final selection of fabrics. Canvas and soft cotton fabrics are also the best choices for your outdoor beach surroundings. You can install decorative hooks on the outdoor walls and hang beach accessories, candles, shells, rocks, glass, fishing nets, or just fabrics, as your personally added "art." All these can have a great effect in your outdoor space and bring the look and feel closer to the one you admired last time you visited the actual beach. You can also display your shells and pebbles in clear glass dishes, jars or flat plates. In case you have large shells in your beach treasures and collections, then consider transforming them into candles by pouring candle wax around a wick in the shell cavity itself.

Whatever kind of shore you prefer, you can always change the scenery and add another feel to the home beach you are creating. Changing the colors, the fabrics, the accessories or even the furniture can change the ambiance of your living haven and bring in a sense of pleasantness and peace of mind.


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