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Display Your Locale in Style With a Coastal Ceramic Address Plaque

August 17th, 2017 by JustinR

Your beach home is unique in that coastal living takes place outdoors as much as it does indoors. That’s why it’s important to consider the exterior décor of your home, taking care to infuse style and sophistication wherever you can.

If you’re hoping to jazz up your beach house porch, stoop or doorway, a quality ceramic address plaque goes a long way. The Whitehall Products brand is known for their quintessential shore house style and offer plenty of options for displaying your family name, coastal house number, street name and more. Here are some ideas for taking your outdoor shore décor to the next level.

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Bring the Outside Indoors With Houseboat Lighting

July 17th, 2017 by JustinR

There are so many challenges when living, working, playing — and partying — on a houseboat. Whether you’re sailing the high seas or stationed on a non-cruising variety, a floating home forces you to become clever when choosing the right furnishings and décor. In particular, lighting presents a whole slew of problems to contend with.

If you’re entertaining family or friends this season, be sure to think about lighting and its importance. If you plan to be aboard at night, consider revamping your current lighting fixtures for maximum impact and efficiency.

Here’s how you can bring the outdoors inside with premium houseboat lighting.

1. Flushmount lights are all the fashion.

Since room is always a concern on houseboats, you don’t want clunky floor lamps, bulky table lamps or oversized chandeliers eating up precious elbow space. Save room for your other everyday essentials by opting for overhead flushmount lights in a variety of decorative styles.

Unlike the typical recessed or overhead light, these fixtures come with subtle flair sure to complement your current décor motif. For instance, a nautical-inspired flushmount will illuminate the space greatly — but it also adds whimsical elegance with its ship’s wheel ornamentation. Imagine a few of these sprinkled throughout the space and the distinctive sense of design they might bring.

2. Seafaring sconces always shine bright.

If space preservation is your goal, then you’ll definitely want to go the discreet route when it comes to the silhouette of your lighting. Avoid table lamps with huge bases, and opt for fixtures that can be mounted either on the ceiling or on the wall. To accompany your nautical overhead lighting, keep the marine theme going with some quality outdoor nautical sconces.

Finished in classic brushed silver or bronze, these antique-inspired pieces work just as well indoors as they do outside. A shore-themed sconce is an ideal way to capture that quaint charm of a fisherman’s wharf or a lighthouse-keeper’s lodge. Envision a few sconces mounted above your boat’s deck entranceway or placed on a prominent wall inside as a fabulous focal point.

3. Battery-powered is the new black

We always assume that electricity is an absolute necessity. Illuminating the dark recesses of a tight area is nearly impossible on the water where light comes from the moon and stars alone. But who said you need to shine a spotlight on the space? Think more modestly, and consider an easy, low-maintenance accent piece in the form of a battery-powered piece of LED wall décor.

Requiring just a couple of AA batteries, a stunning metal anchor light offers endless style while still supplying a sensational glow throughout the room. These sculptural treasures come in a variety of shapes and symbols — from stars to seahorses and beyond, so pick one to match your design motif. Best of all, this kind of décor doesn’t need an electrical hookup. Just flip the attached switch, and you’ve got a magnificent marquee to dazzle guests.

4. An amazing option? Go antique.

When renovating or refurbishing our houseboats, we’re often inclined to embrace modern conveniences. Sleek lines and funky profiles are all the rage. But in the world of the marina, vintage charm is much more compelling. Transport your family and friends to a bygone era, a time when the nautical lifestyle was as romantic as it was adventurous. On a more functional level, an antique pendant light is also a quick way to gain much-needed light.

A rustic nautical light hangs like the crown jewel of your cruise ship. With its weathered exterior and classic lantern-style look, there’s no denying its immense personality and appeal. Picture a pendant illuminating the area above your galley countertop or giving you just the right amount of light to quietly read a book in the stateroom.

5. Individuality is the key to incredible illumination!

When decorating your houseboat, don’t get tangled up in the net of practicality. Remember that this is your space. Your home. Your pride and joy. Choose lighting that perfectly reflects your unique personality. Whether it’s a fun bobber light fixture or an elegant chandelier, it’s all about the experience.

Think you’ve got enough light to guide the ship in this season? Enjoy your on-deck decorating adventures, and make the most of all your houseboat expeditions!

Round Area Rugs are All the Rage This Summer Season

June 26th, 2017 by JustinR

Remember when you used to visit your grandmother or great aunt’s house back in the day? Older folks used to decorate their homes in similar style, utilizing quaint, cozy features like area rugs, throw blankets and other quintessential cottage décor. This season, beach house owners are embracing all things antique by bringing back a versatile home furnishing from yesteryear: the round coastal area rug.

Whether it’s a cool solid blue, neutral beige or some fun, tropical image or sea life, these quality woven pieces are a perfect addition to any space. Not to mention, they’re nothing like your grandma’s old, musty mess! Here are some ideas for decorating your various rooms with sensational spherical rugs by creative shore brands. Read the rest of this entry »

Personalized Beach House Signs Make Your Summer Sizzle

June 16th, 2017 by JustinR

Your home is your castle. But what does that make your beach house?

Your sandcastle, of course. If you’re hoping to bring a touch of personality and uniqueness to your island escape, consider making a few quality improvements this summer season. You can transform any boring, lifeless room into a chic and homey hangout space with the addition of personalized beach house signs. Unlike typical coastal artwork, every one of these masterpieces is totally customizable, letting you proudly display your family name or favorite beach saying on a prominent wall. Here are some ideas for decorating with these sensational signs.

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These Sealife Glass Side Tables Will Leave Your Guests Speechless

June 8th, 2017 by JustinR

Catch a new decor wave with one-of-a-kind coastal bases on glass side tables featuring mermaid, sailfish, dolphins, sea turtles, crane, crabs, coral and other sealife. Some people love the mountains, some love the beach, and others love the desert. But you? You’re in love with the sea. Decorate with one of these unique coastal glass top tables.

 

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Idea for Decorating Your Coastal Front Porch

May 16th, 2017 by JustinR

We spend so much time worrying about the perfect placement of furniture, wall art, rugs, blankets and beyond. But have you ever stopped to realize that the outside of your home—the front porch, in particular—makes the boldest statement? Even though you don’t see it day in and day out, the exterior of your beach abode deserves the same loving attention as the interior. To boast the most amazing shore porch on the block, here are some ideas for decorating with coastal doormats and address plaques.

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Create a Soothing Escape With Beachy Bedroom Decorating Ideas

May 9th, 2017 by JustinR

Are you always on the hunt for unique beach bedroom decorating ideas? Whether your home is down the shore or far out in suburbia, there’s nothing like the quiet, calm serenity of an ocean-inspired space. If you want to transform your master or guest bedroom into the ideal “beach” abode, then check out these tips for decorating with quality coastal décor.

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Want an Easy Shore Upgrade? Choose Nautical Outdoor Pillows

May 5th, 2017 by JustinR

There’s nothing like a quality piece of all-weather furniture. It’s durable, dependable, and sure to last through many seasons of constant sun and rain exposure. But what if we told you there were other outdoor accessories that could withstand that same use and abuse? Well, it’s time to transform your outdoor living space. With nautical outdoor pillows, you can bring that luxuriously cozy vibe to any backyard deck, lawn, patio and beyond. Here are some unique ideas for decorating this summer with all-weather coastal throw pillows.

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Design 101: How to Decorate With Coastal Ottomans

May 3rd, 2017 by JustinR

So, what exactly is an ottoman? We’ve all heard of the term, and we’ve all had them in our homes. But does anyone actually know its true function? The fact is, so many of us purchase ottomans simply because they “match” a chair or sofa set—and this is a sad reality. For those of us who love to decorate our shore houses, there are plenty of functional—and fashionable—uses for ottomans throughout each room. Here are some ideas for bringing practical appeal to your weekend retreat with coastal ottomans.

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Amp Up Your Home’s Nautical Style With A Beach Doormat

May 1st, 2017 by JustinR

You’ve spent ages selecting the perfect furniture, decor and accessories for your nautical-themed home, only to realize that the sand you adore on the beach is now being tracked onto your pristine floors! Even after instating a strict no shoes policy that forces your guests to abandon their beloved flip flops, you still encounter remnants from their latest beach outings all over your living room and foyer. This is frustrating, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »