With miles of gorgeous beaches situated in or near Hobart, residents may well be tempted to try a little beach-inspired décor. After all, what could be better than a day at the beach, and a bit of beach-house décor to come home to? We’ve been sniffing around online, and have found plenty of beach-inspired décor ideas and DIY projects for you to have fun with!
Choose a Beach-Inspired Décor Palette
Whether you choose warm, beach-sand colours enlivened with contrasting blues or decide to go with shades of blue and blue-green with white, using the colours of the sea and the sand to decorate your home ensures a locally appropriate theme that’s easy on the eye.
Of course, no beach-inspired décor will be complete without the motifs you love. Fish, seahorses, shells, sailing boats and more are all motifs to look out for when selecting artworks, kitchenware, or printed fabrics. You won’t want to go overboard, but a few well-placed knick-knacks will get the message across.
Weathered and Antiqued Paint Finishes
Exposure to coastal conditions is sure to have its effect on wooden furnishings. We’re not suggesting you leave your wooden furniture on the beach for a few months, though! Use decorative paint techniques to add character to your wooden furniture and local junk-shop finds. A lot of interior decorators call this the “distressed” look, but you’ll be feeling anything but distressed when you stand back to admire the results of your DIY project.
You can expand your creativity to include interior paint, but remember to run your inspirations past your property manager or the owner of the property where you live if you’re renting
Make Ornaments Out of Beach Finds
Shells, bits of driftwood, in fact, just about anything you’ll find on the beach other than dead jellyfish, are a great source of free materials that bring the beach to your interior décor. Try making a shell mobile, decorate plant pots with shells or even use seashells as planters for a mini garden. Make fun candle holders, fill glass bowls or vases – your options are almost endless. And of course, you’ll have as much fun collecting your materials as you will when you get started on making your shell craft décor items.
Informal is Beautiful: The Hobart Resident’s Way
Australians are known for their laid-back attitude and informality – and Hobart doesn’t lack the relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel at home. But informal décor doesn’t have to be sloppy. You can create beautiful interiors where people will still feel relaxed and comfortabe the minute they walk in the door.
Need some inspiration? There are some gorgeous ideas and images available online. You can use them to get your creative juices flowing as you plan your beach-inspired interiors.
On Holiday in Hobart and Hoping to Stay?
We’ve heard plenty of stories from clients who came to visit Hobart and then decided to stay. If you’re not one of Hobart’s lucky residents but want to be, talk to Baxton Property management. We’ll help you find the house where you can begin enjoying that beach-inspired lifestyle. Over the years, we’ve seen Hobart become home, sweet home for many a family that visited, and then fell in love with Tassie.
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