By CLARICE SMYTH
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BEACH DESIGN LIVING ROOM
FREE INSPIRATION DESIGN BOARD
COZY BEACH LIVING ROOM FREE INSPIRATION DESIGN BOARD
I am so excited to share this Cozy Beach Living Room Free Design Inspiration Board with you. Warmer weather has arrived and is inducing us all with the longing for beaches, sand, and sun. Whether you are fortunate enough to live on the beach or just want to recreate that sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere, I have created the perfect Cozy Beach Living Room design board to get you inspired. This design is versatile enough to work well for a living room, family room, or great room.
If you are interested in local or virtual design services, regarding this or other design visions, schedule your complimentary discovery call for more information.
Color scheme is reminiscent of the sea, sand, and coral. Watery blues and greens are calming, while the coral induces a pop of color to bring life into the space. The rest of the palette provides a neutral backdrop that supports our eye-catching color scheme.
Art is extremely important to any space. Paintings, sketches, murals, featured paper, wall sculptures, textile hangings, etc. are all considered art.
In our Design Board space, other art pieces will be added but this piece is suggested to be the feature piece. This is a beautiful and vibrant wall panel based on artist John James Audubon (1785-1851.) Installed, measurements are 56.1 W x 5.90 High. There are so many options for installation, depending on the space and preferences.
Generally at the beach, or just based on current design trends, floors are tile, wood, or some wood material esthetic. These choices are great for hypoallergenic reasons and ease of cleaning.
However, we all like a bit of soft comfort under our feet when we settle in to entertain or relax. To carry on with our water element this rug is a mix of ethereal blues and greens. It is 100% jute, medium pile, and hand-knotted. It is available in four shades but this one is perfect for a cozy beach family room.
Seating in any space is vastly important. Allow enough seating to gather with friends and be comfortable enough for a family to sprawl out for popcorn and movies.
A cozy beach living room must offer versatility and comfort. This 2 piece sectional, available in the left or right facing arm, is upholstered in a poly/linen blend which is important for cleaning and durability at the beach. Our design offers ample seating and a sprawling room and has subtly flared sides with a covered plinth. The color is Aldred Silver, it is available in other colors, and provides the perfect neutral background to showcase all your seasonal pillows and textiles.
Rattan chairs with their curved lines add a graceful addition to this cozy beach design. They are sturdy rattan in ample proportions that allow for comfort. The lounge chair is perfect seating for the living space and the dining chairs are the perfect compliment in the dining room or as additional seating when pulled into the main living area.
Large floor cushions are great for the little ones or stacked to rest weary feet upon. Best of all they are machine washable for a busy beach lifestyle.,
Surfaces are super important. Surfaces provide the ability to display decorative items, hold necessary things, sit a drink, or eat a meal.
In this cozy beach living room, our focus is on tables – coffee tables and side tables. One element that can be found near the beach is wood either as nearby trees or pieces washed up on the beach.
The tables we chose for this space are a mix of bleached walnut, jute or water-hyacinth, and brushed brass with ash glass. They add structure and curves like ocean-worn glass and driftwood. All the materials harken back to the beach but are sturdy and easy to move out of the way for an impromptu game of retro-Twister. For contrast, this brushed brass side table is reminiscent of the lost treasures that wait to be discovered beneath the ocean waves.
BEACH LIVING ROOM LIGHTING
Lighting creates the mood of a space and to a large degree, it’s a mood you can control. The light should be included to address the ambient, task, and accent lighting needs. Choose a mix of materials and finishes for lighting fixtures that keeps the space interesting and not too matchy-matchy.
To the stage center of the room is this large burnished silver globe that casts a soft light throughout the space.
Terra-cotta table lamp with distressed white crackle finish and natural rope detail offer additional texture to the space without leaning too far rustic.
The spa blue lamp with the sea urchin detail base and linen shade, not only distribute the needed light source but is the perfect complement to the brushed brass table it adorns.
The finishing touch of any space is accessories and they serve a multitude of purposes. Accessories create a completed look, are used to distribute form, color, or texture throughout a space, and draw the eye around the space giving it better overall interest.
Throw pillows are a very important accessory and can be changed seasonally to give a new look on a reasonable budget. Tablescapes adorned with a mix of height, materials, and textures are best. Accessories can be useful or just visually pleasing.
To carry on with the Cozy Beach Living Room theme a variety of cushions were selected. There is the blue with multi-colored stripes pillow at the back, which repeats the sea/water element. Next is the linen terra cotta pillow, which reads as a solid but has a beautiful texture. Accenting the pillow stack is a vibrant sea life on 100% linen. To carry the golden yellow across the room this moon pillow rests against the cotton blank in the armchair.
Tablescapes for this cozy beach living room were created by choosing accessories carefully. A perforated porcelain bowl holds a set of jute balls, offering a juxtaposition of color and texture. This petrified wood sculpture adds height and, again, a natural element. The large crab sculpture carries the metal detail to the center of the seating area and very much fits the beach theme. Agate coasters function to hold a drink, protect the tabletop, and bring a colorful and natural element into the space. What could be more fitting for our room than this three-piece (sold separately) looking glass sculpture. Finally, large and small whitewashed tanoak ladders provide the perfect place to hang all those cozy blankets. You will know exactly where to find your favorite blanket when you want to gaze at the moon on the water but the breeze is a bit too cool.
Cozy Beach Design can have many interpretations. It can include the use of vivid blues or soft hues of watery blues and greens. The design can be very subtle, strongly nautical, or even kitschy.
Our Beach Design Living Room is designed to be reminiscent of the sea, and, air, and coral. It is a sophisticated yet comfortable beach design.
These elements and furnishing that I have curated will work in many spaces, depending on how you decide to execute them. Of course, as I created this design board, a clear design vision came to mind. If you are interested in local or virtual design services, regarding this or other design visions, schedule your complimentary discovery call for more information.
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