My favorite time of the year is almost here! Summertime! We just booked our annual trip to the beach house for some much needed rest and relaxation. Not everyone can escape to the beach, so one solution is to bring a bit of the beach to you! Today I’m sharing how to Create a Seaside Retreat in your own home with a little help from Kirklands, plus I have a gift card to giveaway also!
If you have followed Sand & Sisal over the past several years then you know that I like a more subtle, “transitional coastal” decorating style on the main level of my home vs. a stronger, more festive vacation beach house style. My exceptions are in the playroom and my younger kids rooms. Last year I shared a post full of coastal decorating tips: How to Decorate Coastal (without lookin’ all Margaritaville). Feel free to check it out.
To give my family room a bit of a summer refresh, I headed to Kirklands and found so many beautiful items. They have a huge Seaside Retreat collection this year, ranging from classy coastal chic to cute beach house decor. I picked up a few of their throw pillows for the sectional, a soft aqua metallic sailboat pillow and….
this metallic anchor pillow, detailed with thousands of tiny sequins and a gold metallic painted background. I wish the camera would show how much they shimmer in the sunlight!
When decorating bookshelves, I like to keep the color scheme very limited, which helps to create a cohesive look and prevents the bookshelves from looking cluttered. This color scheme of pale turquoise, sandy tan and white work well against the darker mahogany backdrop.
Mixing in varying textures and finishes adds to the overall interest of the bookcases. This pretty turquoise sea urchin ceramic vase begs to be touched!
I kept the coastal mantel simple this season with two natural rattan and glass hurricanes and a cute little sailboat statue. Using lots of natural materials like rattan, seagrass, sisal, wood, etc. is important if you want to achieve a relaxed coastal appearance.
For a final touch to the coastal family room, I added a tray to the coffee table that has this amazing canoe shaped, carved wood bowl. It is carved from one piece of wood! Colorful glass floats are displayed inside and next to it is some faux coral and a fabulous seaglass blue hurricane with rope handle.
Dim the lights, sit back, relax and let the candlelight glow! I hope you enjoyed seeing a few ways how to create a seaside retreat in your home!
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Disclaimer: This post has been brought to you by Kirklands. All expressed opinions are my own.