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Over the years, most homeowners opt for a beach themed bedroom when they are decorating vacation houses. However, a lot of people nowadays are looking into having this kind of interior when they want to create a more relaxing feeling at home. Alongside spa-like interiors, a beach bedroom can also have a peaceful and tranquil vibe if you will be able to maintain the right amount of frills that you will put into your room.

A beach house bedroom usually creates a feeling of calmness that is why a lot of people want to recreate it for their own homes. What you need to learn is to get the right pieces that will work for your bedroom. Being careful when incorporating your own personal touch can make the difference, doing this theme right will need a mindful use of what can be considered suffocating decors. The right display of shells, ropes and ship decor collections will  create that perfect theme you always wanted.

AESTHETICAL

Tara Massouleh

Not going all out with the accessories and getting the right hints of a nautical theme into your interior makes it more classic and aesthetically pleasing.

ROOMY

Linen and Leaf

When you put less ornaments, the mood can be very relaxing and refreshing. This wide bedroom with huge windows and amazing views proves it.

ELEMENTS

Pacific Dimensions

Deciding on the color tones and keeping it faithful to the theme is what makes a room cohesive. Stick to the theme like this great bedroom design.

AQUAMARINE

Inspired By This

Aquamarine and sea themed design pieces go along well with the beach theme. Adding texture on your rugs will complete the look you want to create.

UNDERWATER

Pottery Barn Teen

Putting up a couple of framed underwater or beach photos that compliments your bedspread can create the desired relaxing feel into your room.

ADEQUATE

Breakwater Bay Furniture

This beach bedroom’s focal point all focused on the wall above the headboard but it still does not scream of excessiveness. Try it for yourself too!

SLOWING DOWN

Style at Home

A creative mix of some accents and furniture along with great looking paintings creates an atmosphere that you will look for when you want to unwind.

VACATION HOUSE

House of Turquoise

Getting accessories and painting your walls with beach colors that will perfectly suit your bedroom will have the calming effect of your sea themed room.

COTTAGE LIKE

Simple Shapes

Shiplap boards with mixed beach colors for bedroom walls create a mood that you always get in relaxing cottages and summer houses. You can give it a try!

SURF LOVIN’

Pottery Barn Teen

Understanding why a surfer likes playing with the waves all day will definitely give you this paradise of a bedroom, all comfortable and relaxing.

How to Create a Beach Themed Bedroom

The usual interest in creating a beach theme bedroom is because of the reflective feeling that the beach usually invokes. This kind of atmosphere alone is the best reason why you want to try it as a bedroom interior inspiration. Aside from just relying on the accessories there are also a lot of other ways for your bedroom to completely reflect the beach.

Color Palette

The best aspect of choosing a beach interior design for your bedroom is the color palette that you can actually choose from when you decide to repaint your walls. Since the beach is always associated with the sun’s warmth, the cool breeze of wind and the relaxing feel of the sand on one’s feet, you can recreate this environment by using the colors that would invoke the said elements. 

Choosing a color palette for your sea themed bedroom needs to reflect the colors that we usually associate it with, that is why you need to work with the cool colors of blue and white as base. If you don’t want to stay with having a monochromatic room, you can always add contrasting colors of brown, green, yellow, orange and other shades that can help you recreate the beach environment. You can also try to be creative with the use of other colors that you want for your beach themed room as long as it will create that harmony that you want to achieve.

Have a Simple Layout

If you are doing a remodel of your own room, you need to decide if you want to keep the old layout of your bedroom. The most important thing that you need to keep in mind is to not overdo it with the accessories and furniture. Some beach themed bedrooms come off as tacky because of too many added unnecessary “beach related decors”. If you don’t want your room to give off that nautical museum vibe you really need to put extra effort in choosing the right pieces.

Do not force the accessories into your room, let the beach decor be natural and not overbearing. Choose a few pieces that go well with the furniture that you have picked for your room. Rather than being too concentrated on decor pieces that scream of the beach, you need to shift your attention into what will work well with your layout and room floor plan. Work with what your layout can actually offer and pick furniture that will show your personality and add the accents that will complete your desired theme.

MAHALO

RH Teen

Another room inspired by a surfer’s love for waves. This bedroom is not hard to achieve. Install those framed paintings and some beach inspired sheets.

BEACH WAVES

Kinderoo Interiors

When painting your walls with a different color appear to be less creative, making use of murals or wallpaper that reflects your theme is the way to go.

SEA BREEZE

Peter Chamberlain Photo

An ocean themed bedroom is not just about the bed, you can also incorporate the theme to your workstation or study area. Work on your walls!

WALL ARTS

DigsDigs

When you don’t want to overdo the beach theme, finding that right focal area and not extending it to other parts of the room still maintains the mood.

Make use of Textures

We’ve been talking about what the beach environment can give us because this theme is not just about what you see.  The experience that you personally have with the scenery is what actually made you decide to incorporate it with your bedroom interior. If you have fallen in love with water front property, a setting sun or had a great time while surfing the waves, this will be enough reason to push through with the beach decor for your bedroom.

Beachy bedroom ideas bring out the texture along with the experience that you had. Aside from your bedcover, accessories such as flor rugs, curtains and wall decors can introduce the texture that will help you complete your dream beach interior. If you really want to mimic the summer texture that you want for your room, you can always blend different paint colors or bring in wallpapers that will help to brighten the room. 

WELL INTEGRATED

Living Spaces

Most of the key points needed for the beach themed bedroom decor were successfully integrated in this room. It is bright, airy and full of texture.

TOO COMFORTABLE

Beachfront Decor

Finding solace and having that comfort from the scenery in the beach is not out of reach in this bedroom interior. The accessories are perfect and on point!

PERFECT HIDEOUT

Madison Park

Wanting less for your beach house bedroom can be well executed by having wide windows and light curtains. The combination is just too perfect for photos.

GREAT DETAILS

Deny Designs

The sea themed bedroom won’t be completed without the actual ocean view. How about minimizing the furniture and going all out with the bedspread?

Modern and Traditional Accents

Some homeowners usually use traditional decors that they can think of which reminds them of the sunny beaches and breezy oceans. Beach themed bedroom accessories don’t really need to be all seashells and sandy, there are a lot of modern pieces that can transform your room with less effort. Mixing traditional and modern accents that will go along with the beach colors that you have for your bedroom will complete the contemporary look that you want to dress your room with.

Nowadays, surfboards can be used as accents to your room, especially if you like the sport. It is a great way to give an extra character and personality to your bedroom. Other options for beach themed bedroom decor ideas can be with simple rope rugs and bedspreads with subtle hints of the beach or the ocean. Adding a painting of sea creatures or even some nautical items will be a great accent to your ocean themed bedroom.

Thoroughly planning your beach room ideas and putting them together will be an easy feat if you have a clear picture of what you want in mind. Just like any other theme for your bedroom, outlining the work and following it will be a great way to go about it. 

CONTEMPORARY

Liz Donnelly Photography

 Classy beachy bedroom ideas are hard to come by. Get inspired by these contemporary fusion beach colors for your next bedroom remodel project.

GOING BOHO

Urban Outfitters

The uniqueness of this design radiates the love for the beach in an artistic way. The added character from the accessories of this interior is very impressive.

ISLAND LIFE

Minted Interiors

Looking at this interior with its beach themed bedroom accessories makes you think more of the island life with the sea breeze just around the corner.

OWNING MALDIVES

Tuvalu Home

This type of interior are usually done in “homey” inns or resorts. Create your own maldivian room by incorporating some of the highlights from this inspo.

Additional Tips for Your Themed Room

Declutter Your Room

Before you start putting in any additional accents into your bedroom, make sure that you remove all unnecessary items from your room. Anything that has nothing to do with your planned theme should be thrown out or stored properly. Make room for any furniture or accessories that you might want to add in your room. Create a more comfortable space for your beach themed room to be peaceful and calm.

 Maximize the Use of Natural Light

Aside from the sea and the sand, another charm of the beach is its natural lights. For you to recreate the interior design properly, you need to make use of whatever natural light that your room is getting. Keep in mind that the lights will play a big factor in order for you to properly carry out this design. If there’s not enough light, you can make use of a mirror to bounce off the light around the room.

THE BEACHFRONT

Amber Interior Design

The main attraction of this room aside from its high ceiling is the inviting sliding doors at the side. Can you imagine the breathtaking beachfront behind it?

HIGHLIGHTS

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

When the accessories of your room truly fits the theme, there is no need to overdo it. Creating the beach feels was not very easy for this bedroom.

VIBRANT

Brittney Nielsen Interior Design

The designer delivered an interior inspiration with less beachy themed accessories but more on the vibrant colors we can usually observe in the beach.

SOMETHING OLD

Maries Manor

Yes this is how an old cottage room would feel when the interiors are done properly. Texture, accessories, and the warm vibe makes you feel more relaxed.

Select a Beachy Lamp

Another thing that can set the ambience of the room is the use of beachy lampshades. Instead of using fluorescent white lights, you can try a bulb that gives off an atmosphere of warmth in the beach during the daytime. Choosing blue, green or turquoise light shades is the easiest way to replicate the warmth of the beach splendor.

Use Scented Candles or Air Fresheners

If the lights are not enough, getting yourself beach scented candles and ocean scent air fresheners will also do the trick. The mood will automatically change once these scents are in action. However, before spraying these scents, make sure that your room doesn’t have any other odors. Ventilate your room properly, open the windows to air out your room. After everything smells fresh you can spray or light that candle at once. Always keep an eye on the candles though to avoid accidents.

MINIMALISTIC

Caron’s Beach House

Yes, you heard it right! Here’s how a minimalist beach bedroom should look like. Less highlight accessories and more on the texture that sets the mood.

JUST ENOUGH

Zulily

Want the theme but doesn’t want to overdo it? Make use of less focal points, change the floor rugs and make use of beach colored comforters.

CREATIVE

Art Wall Stickers

What makes this room unique is its creative way of making you feel the beach theme. It is masculine yet soft because of the wall sticker and the warm sheets.

THE CALM

Three Birds Renovations

Does this room also make you think of that calm feeling while snorkeling? Well, we can thank that painting above the bed for that illusion.

Make Use of Murals

Another helpful tip will be to paint a beach themed mural on your walls. Monochrome lovers who don’t want to make use of different shades of paint can also decorate a wall to the theme for it to get along well with the whole design. If you don’t know how to paint, there are wall stickers that can pass off as murals once stuck on the pristine white walls. You can actually buy them from many online stores. One of our featured photos actually made use of the said sticker. Put a little care while working on it so that it will not have obvious creases once stuck.

BARELY THERE

Donna Guyler Interior Design

Yes the theme is barely there, but this bedroom interior is just so relaxing for us not to include on the list. Less is more, yet this design is worth the try.

NAUTICAL BUNK

Chango & Co.

Nautical wallpapers, bunk beds and what looks like a relaxing rattan swing for your kids actually works for their themed room. It looks very inviting and relaxing

Embracing The Coastal Style

With shorelines being such a big draw, it’s no surprise that easygoing coastal style is a popular look, and what better place to develop a similar carefree and serene vibe than in a beach-themed bedroom? Cool colors, well-worn natural textures, and coastal patterns can be used to create a fresh, easygoing style that will make every day feel like a summer vacation.

Begin with the correct backdrop, whether it’s stark, whiter-than-white, a cream-based color, or a stormy grey tone, and create the design from there. Other natural colors to consider include whites, greys, misty greens, marine blues, sand, and driftwood browns.

Use white-painted or weathered-wood furnishings to keep the look fresh but relaxed (the more beaten the better). Then, to soften the plain white or grey palette, add texture to the room with paneling, baskets, woven rugs, and knitted throws or cushions.

Finally, enjoy the holiday spirit with plenty of coastal-inspired items, such as nautical-motif pillows and storm lanterns, and add character to your space with driftwood-look wood.

Final Thoughts

You have all the freedom when it comes to decorating your room. It will be possible to carry out all of your design ideas but you cannot simply give it a go. Whatever comes into your mind you need to list it first, gather all of your ideas and see what would work for your room. Always try to make the interior cohesive, create a more harmonious design by sticking to the basic and knowing the right accessories that you can incorporate.

If you feel that you are going overboard with the beach theme it will never hurt to ask someone else’s opinion. Seeing the whole thing from another person’s perspective might just be the way to keep yourself in check. For any theme that you want your bedroom to have, you always need to keep in mind the preferences that the room owner would love. As long as the theme does not limit the room’s function and the accessories do not get in the way of your daily activities, this beach room design idea will be worth the try.

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