Add beach-inspired decor to your home without breaking the bank! Here are a few DIY projects to get your creative juices flowing. Some of these ideas could even be free if you go to your local yard sales, estate sales, or consignment shop!
There are so many ways to infuse your home with a tropical Caribbean vibe. From lush green plants to natural materials, there are countless ways to bring this style to your space.
Exploring Creative Beach-inspired DIY Projects
Decorating with beach-inspired accents will transport you there mentally! This sunny Belize island aesthetic combines comfort with chic style in a casual, laid-back manner that brings a fresh perspective into any room.
A Caribbean-inspired room can be achieved through several simple elements, like tropical prints with vibrant colors or natural fabrics like rattan or palm leaves, as well as bold paint colors like turquoise blue. DIY projects that incorporate bold prints in tropical patterns with vivid hues or bold paint colors create eye-catching focal walls in this type of environment, such as this turquoise-hued focal wall. Wood is another big element in Caribbean decor – either as wall treatment or accent pieces; islanders tend to refurbish existing furniture rather than purchase new items, which adds an exciting and tropical vibe to any space in places like Massachusetts!
One effective way to bring Caribbean flair into any room is through color; specifically, ocean shades such as blues and greens. You could also introduce this aesthetic through accessories like woven jute area rugs, seashell chandeliers, or other accents that convey beachy charm.
Kitchens are ideal places to incorporate Caribbean-inspired style, as they serve as the hub of most island homes. A tropical kitchen might feature a patterned backsplash created from glass, coral or other beach materials; or try using textured tiles that emulate a coconut tree or large banana leaf pattern.
For an inviting dining room setting, layer different patterned plates alongside basic white dishes, adding place cards crafted out of starfish or driftwood for place cards. For an alternative twist, wooden pallets could even make decorative island-themed table runners.
Outdoor spaces offer another great place to add Caribbean flares, such as beach-inspired trays, wreaths, and accents such as wreaths. If you prefer more of an authentic coastal look then consider painting old furniture pieces a beautiful seafarer hue for added interest.
DIY projects can add the perfect Caribbean flare to any room in the house. One such DIY coastal coffee table tray decoration idea is easy and affordably coastal. Just paint an old wooden spool (you can find these in hardware stores or local construction businesses) with white paint, then wrap it with rope to create an inexpensive nautical decoration in no time!
Planter Boxes with Rope
Add a bit of coastal style to your home for maximum effect. The coastal decor evokes the relaxing feeling of beach living, from enjoying strawberries by the shore to sitting comfortably on your porch reading a book – not forgetting all those light colors and blue hues, sea glass, driftwood pieces, and beachy accessories that characterize coastal decor!
DIY coastal projects are a fun and cost-effective way to add the beach feel to any room in your home. Simple to create, these coastal projects won’t take many materials for complete – glass fishing floats, beach flags and netted cloches filled with seashells could all become reality with these DIY coastal projects!
Rope is an indispensable element of coastal decor. To add some style and make the most of it, create a rope chandelier and fill it with seashells or turn an old wooden spool into a stunning side table; these can often be found cheaply at hardware stores and thrift shops and painted a coastal hue before being finished off with rope to complete its look.
Make an amazing coastal statement with a few affordable plastic planters from your local Dollar Store by simply wrapping them with rope and then planting some plants or flowers inside! This coastal decor piece works especially well when placed along patio or deck railings to add some lovely coastal touches.
If you want your planter boxes to have an especially vibrant appearance, try painting them first with white primer before wrapping the rope around them. Or switch up your look by wrapping black rope instead – just be sure to secure it tightly so no paint shows through!
Making your own beach-themed wreath is another easy and rewarding DIY project to try, giving your living room or bedroom an incredible coastal flair. Display it proudly on the front door as an instantaneous greeting for visitors – plus it makes a wonderful present idea.
Beach-inspired home interior design doesn’t need to be limited to nautical decor – with its navy blues, anchors, and stripes. Instead, bring natural elements like ocean-inspired lighting or decor made of seashells into the mix for a more relaxing and welcoming environment in your home.
This gorgeous ceiling light, designed to resemble a shell, is an ideal way to bring beach style into your home without oversaturating it with nautical elements. The seashell chandelier features branching arms reminiscent of its shape as well as a white orb that mimics pearl-like beads resembling pearls reminiscent of summer days spent at the shore. When hung over either dining tables or living areas it creates a relaxing and beach-inspired ambience, taking you back to summer days spent near water’s edge!
Build an elegant coastal touch to your home decor by crafting beautiful seashell candle holders! It is such a simple project, that it will involve everyone in making these lovely pieces together! And once complete, your lovely coastal touches will add an additional beach vibe.
An engaging craft that’s both enjoyable and simple to complete is creating these darling DIY sea shell peacock art pieces. Not only will they add some tropical elegance to any room in your house, but they can also showcase your personal flair!
These charming coasters are handcrafted using real seashells collected on the shore and assembled together into patterns using glue. Perfect as coasters for coffee or tea drinks or adding some seaside charm to any beach-themed home!
Make a memory of your summer getaway long after it ends with this lovely and creative beach-inspired night light that is both delicate and creative. Simply soak or rinse a variety of shells until they become clean, and dry, and glue them onto a glass night-light to complete this decor item.
Create coasters yourself as an easy way to bring coastal charm into your home! Beach shells make great bases, then fill up the remainder with sand or other sea elements like driftwood and tiny starfish. Add color, sparkle, and textures such as dried flowers for botanical flair; while holographic glitter adds an elegant sheen.
These coastal-themed coasters are an easy and fun way to protect furniture from spills and stains while showing off seashell treasures from your summer trip! Use this project as a solo task or scale it up into something larger such as mosaic mosaic-style coaster that would look beautiful atop any coffee table!
Make sure you use only high-grade resin when creating coasters. A set of epoxy dyes will give you clear and transparent hues ideal for this craft project; mica powder may add shimmer or opaque effects while for an authentic beach aesthetic, add white resin dye for waves and foam-like effects.
Once your coasters are dry, you can remove them from the mold and admire your work. For an additional finishing touch, drill a hole through one edge of each coaster and tie a ribbon through it as gift tags or just hang them on a wall as decorative features.
Decorating with a beach theme requires choosing either an explicit look (art featuring beaches, lighthouses, boats and fish) or creating the feeling of the beach (light colors, sea glass, and driftwood). Once decided upon, use natural elements throughout your room such as seashell pillows and an adorable burlap & rope mirror from Lovely Indeed to complete the theme.