Moments spent in the company of loved ones, laughing and having fun, seem to be few and far in between for most people these days. Work schedules with pressing deadlines, school work and extracurricular activities that seem to be piling up, and the traffic that builds up during the rush hour that you’re trying to get home early all seem to hinder precious moments with family from happening more often. As busy and fast-paced as our lives have become, it is still very important to take some time off to unwind and relax – preferably somewhere fresh and sunny, with a cool breeze blowing in and the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

But just as it is important to head out to the coast to take in breaths of fresh sea air, it is equally important to set the right ambiance for your beach home. After all, it should be a sanctuary from the pressures of work and real life; it wouldn’t do to arrive to something dreary.

Berwick Cocktail Table

Berwick Cocktail Table

There’s no specific formula for the perfectly-decorated coastal home, but there are certainly tips on how to better decorate the rooms to make full use of its location and appeal.

Take for example, your living room. A coastal home living room should have furniture that’s light and provide ample seating to everyone in the household as well as guests. No need to bring out the heavy antiques, it’s all about bringing the light feeling of the water inside your home. Adding splashes of color to neutral textures is important, and blue accents such as glass jars and nautical pieces add to the airy feeling of being out in the water while being in the comforts of home.

Marco Island Entertainment Center

Marco Island Entertainment Center

When you need the perfect furniture and accessories for your beachfront or lake-side home, check Cottage & Bungalow. Not only do they feature high-quality furniture and accent pieces that have been scouted from the finest furniture markets around, they also cater to special orders with customized designs. Rugs, textiles, and accessories that have a coastal theme come in a variety of styles, and lighting fixtures that are perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings are this company’s hallmark. They offer only the finest in quality, and that applies to their mirrors and art pieces as well.

Seahorse Patterned Embroidered Pillow                     Gridley Lime Embroidered Pillow

Seahorse Patterned Embroidered Pillow                  Gridley Lime Embroidered Pillow

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