We’re all dreaming of a beach holiday. It could be watching the sun set in New Caledonia. Drinking a Pina Colada in Fiji, or snorkeling in Isle of Pines. Unfortunately due to Covid19, there’s a very, very small chance any of us will be heading to a tropical island any time soon. To help you feel the relaxation of a beach holiday, we’ve done the research and found how to bring the beach vibe home to your SheShed!
Fabrics is one of the easiest and most obvious ways to bring the beach vibe into your SheShed. Natural colours in a beachy sand colour, or blues and stripes. But just remember, beachy decor doesn’t always come in shades of blue. Layered whites and off-whites make a room look both lovely and lived in. A white or off-white couch make the colours around it pop.
Beachy fabrics we love:
Using whites, naturals and sandy colours gives a good base to build on. Add pops of blues, corals and seaglass greens to bring home that feeling of being by the ocean. For the best look choose tones that look slightly faded or sun bleached. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns either.
Beachy colours we love:
When creating a coastal vibe at home, naturals are your friends. Use furniture with reclaimed wood, distressed wood, jute, cane/rattan and rope elements.
Beachy furniture we love:
You’re lucky with a SheShed because it comes with a stunning wooden floor. If you’ve painted your SheShed (like we’ve done here) you can leave the floor boards in their natural wooden state (remember we love naturals for a coastal SheShed!). If you do choose to paint your floor, a white wash gives it that light beachy feel. As with any room, a rug pulls it all together. Keeping with the naturals theme, you could use a jute, rope or seagrass rug. Or if you’re choosing a material rug keep with those natural tones.
Rugs we love:
Lighting is a lovely way to bring the ambience of your coastal SheShed together, it also means you can enjoy your shed day or night!
Keep to the natural themes. Choose lights that have wood, rattan or rope elements. A lamp shade can tie the whole room together.
Lights we love:
Finally, our favourite part! Your chance to fill your SheShed with beachy accessories. Visit local opshops or auction sites and see if you can find any old nautical artefacts. Driftwood and shells are an easy way to add to the feeling of being by the beach. Continue the natural theme with rattan baskets, wood products or rope decorations. Artificial plants (or real if you have a green thumb) are a nice way to bring the outdoors inside.
Our favourite accessories: