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Does Your Beach House Need Storage? Choose a Coastal Chest or Cabinet

November 1st, 2016 by JustinR

8f0059lPerfecting that quintessential “shore” theme isn’t as simple as it seems. Sure, you can purchase pillows, blankets, art, and other accessories featuring the beach and other coastal images. But how can you gain an elegant maritime look that’s both coastal and functional? Oddly enough, the right piece of furniture has the ability to transform your beach home. Read on to learn more about sensational coastal chests and cabinets.

What’s a storage solution for my beach house living room?

anchor_cabinet_l_Since our vacation cottages tend to be smaller than our primary homes, shore lovers are always searching for more storage space. Beach living means lots of towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and other small accessories that require stowing. To keep your things organized in a central space, a coastal cabinet with drawers is the ideal answer. You’ll find pretty white, blue, green, and other calming ocean colors that complement every shore home’s motif. These cabinets are small enough to fit in a corner but large enough to carry all your little knick-knacks. Choose one with imprinted shells, painted sea life, or other charming decoration.

How can I bring a rustic maritime look to my home?

chest_1If your living room, bedroom, den, or other living space needs a coastal facelift, designers suggest driftwood-inspired materials. When looking for the perfectly distressed beach chest, stick with cool as opposed to warm colors. You’ll find artisan-crafted pieces that are so unique that guests will think you custom ordered them. From consoles and cupboards to side tables and more, anything with a rustic feel oozes a “coastal” charm.

What’s a smart way to bring storage to my shore bedroom?

driftwood_chest_l_If you want additional space for storing seasonal clothes, linens, towels, and other bulky materials, then a classic maritime chest is the only solution. Pick one with an ornate exterior, or with a traditional travel-worn look. To display your books, clothing, or just about anything, you can even find bookcases and hutches with integrated drawers and shelving. Opt for wood or a bright white color to keep with your shore theme. Then, get organizing all your various accessories.

 

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