Generating beach themed bedroom decor ideas starts with exploring what the word beach means to you. When I think of the word beach I think of summer time, a relaxing vacation, water and sand. A beach themed bedroom is the perfect way to keep the spirit of summer alive all year long.
Creating your own beach themed room can be fun and easy and the results breathtaking. All it takes is time, knowing who your are, and a few great ideas to get you on your way.
Below find strategies and tips to makeover your bedroom and turn it into an elegant beach inspired retreat.
Pick Your Inspiration
Know what you want to say before you begin. Focus on what you want your room to be.
Before you even start decorating it is important to sit and write down a list of what you like about the beach. It can be different things for different people. It can be the color of the ocean, the feeling of relaxation, or the feel or the sand on your toes.
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What I like about the beach, specifically the ocean, is the combinations of blue hues whirling around in a gigantic wave. So I would focus on making sure my beach bedroom was filled with lots of blue. While I do adore bright brilliant colors I think I would prefer a muted blue shade for my walls. Perhaps you are not sure you want to commit to blue walls. If that is the case, a great option would be to pick a wall color inspired by sand, seashells or whatever says beach to you.
Beach Theme Room Decor Question
What do you think?
Here is a quick poll to get you thinking about the elements you find attractive at the beach. It will help you discover your focus for you beach themed bedroom.
Accessories Make Rooms Unique
Add interest to your beach themed room
If you are like me, you want your beach bedroom to look and feel like a relaxing oasis and probably not a loud bustling tourist spot. I want my bedroom to echo the beach and wrap me and anyone who sees the room in a warm ocean breeze; instead of hitting people over the head with my theme .
In my opinion what really sets a room apart from the ordinary are the accessories chosen for it. This is the point where you can really say a lot about your taste and what is important to you. When choosing accessories consider things like textures, sheen and possible placement of these decorations. Do not be afraid to try something new or unexpected. It is the unexpected additions that create the best conversation pieces.
A great option to keep the beach theme flowing in your beach bedroom, while adding a modern touch, is to add these reef designed metal trays. You could place these reef trays by your nightstand or on your dresser to hold various belongings such as watches, books or other odds and ends. These reef inspired trays are actually mahogany finished and while they are beautiful they are not food safe.
Beach Themed Room Decor
Add these beach decor items to your space
- Beach Bedroom in Blue and Brown
- Live the Beach Themed Bedroom Experience
- Keep it Simple
The mistake people make when deciding on a theme is to take the theme too literal.
Beach Themed Bedding
Bedroom decor ideas for your bed
Bedding for your beach bedroom can be drawn from your color pallet. It does not have to have seashell or surfers on it. Try pulling colors from items like seashells to inspire color combinations.
Select Your Color Pallet
Use Behr’s Virtual Color Center to see how your color choices work together.
We can make our beach theme clear by utilizing color or fabrics to create the look we want.
Right now you may be doing a double take when you examine the bedding choice I chose to spotlight. If you look at the colors in has the white, light and dark browns seen in the seashell picture above. Selecting this bedding will compliment the beach theme. It can be made to look like a part of the whole with some light blue sheets, and a couple of decorative cushions . Now that I think about it a soft themed seashell pillow might sit nicely among the rest of the featured cushions that come with the bedding.
- Beach Theme Inspired Bedding
- Create a luxurious beach bedroom
Here is a sample of bedding that will work with a beach themed bedroom. Click Beach Bedding to find even more great bedding options.
Lighting Your Beach Bedroom
Set the mood for your bedroom.
Seashells in the Light
At the beach you can feel the sun shining down on you, warming the earth beneath your bare feet, and glistening off the sea. While you cannot have the sun shining in your bedroom on a whim, it is important to make sure your room is well lit. You will accomplish this in two ways: utilizing natural light and adding artifical light (candles and lamps) to your beach bedroom.
Candle light is soft and romantic. It makes a great addition to any room. This mosaic patterned lantern reflects our beach themed bedroom. The candle holder’s color pallet is inspired by the seashell. It is sparkles and shines, provides light, and sets the mood for your beach inspired paradise.
Lighting Options to Compliment Your Decor
More lighting choices to make your beach bedroom sing
The above picture shows an actual Beach Villa. What I like about this bedroom is the use of the bright orange in the decor. It makes a bold statement. This is not typically what i would think about for a beach bedroom but if you connect the color of startling sunset things begin to make sense. The accent pillow has a loose floral print which screams tropics and beaches.
This bedroom shows how you can make a big statement with your accessories. So if you cannot paint there is still ways to add vibrancy and life to your room.
Beach Bedroom Do it Yourself Projects
Create a unique beach themed bedroom
Looking for beach theme bedroom decor ideas that allow you to DIY? These projects and tutorials will help create your beach bedroom with original ideas and help you save a few pennies in the process.
Distress or Weather Your Furniture to Get a Beach Inspired Look
Beach bedroom: Do it yourself
The basic steps to creating a weathered furniture piece are:
1. Make sure you clean your furniture piece and remove any old paint. It might be better to purchase an unfinished piece if you want to do the paint distress technique because you will have less prep time before you are able to start painting.
2. Pick two paint colors that look good together. For beach bedroom I would suggestion shades of blue or sand.
3. Paint the first color, probably the lighter color first. Allow the coat to dry before painting the next color.
4. Paint the darker color over top of the first painted color and wait for it to dry.
5. Take your sand paper or scrapper or even steel wool and run it along the piece you want to distress.
6. Wipe away the dust. When finished coat your piece of furniture with sealant to protect furniture
Alternative for creating beach inspired distressed look
There is more than one way to get a weathered look for your furniture. This video from howcast,com will show you all the steps to create a piece of furniture to compliment your beach theme. This video uses physical and paint distressing techniques as well as a crackle medium.