How to Decorate Like You Live Near the Beach—Even in a Tiny Apartment

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How to Decorate Like You Live Near the Beach—Even in a Tiny Apartment
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A beach house is the apex of relaxed living, right? It’s an escape that exists outside of your day-to-day life and—if designed well—it’s the place that lets you automatically turn off and relax. Question: Is it too much to ask for our everyday lives to look and feel like a retreat? Answer: Nope!

We don’t have a Homepolish beach house (yet!) but we design a lot of them for clients and feel pretty comfortable laying down the requisites. So, without further ado, here are our tips for bringing the light airiness associated with beachy getaways into your own probably darker, smaller, less well-located (probably) apartment.

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This apartment is very SoCal surf meets Hollywood glam. Gold accents on a fuzzy rug are the glam part and gray mainstay furniture keeps the space grounded. Rattan blinds give the light a nice hue and kind of make you feel like you're in a tiki hut.

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If your aesthetic is on the warmer side, we suggest shopping in cream instead of whites. Add soft textures like carpets and get a comfy sofa that sinks to really drive home the "I'm on vacation" idea.

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As you know, blue and white are very beachy colors, so adding them to your home in the form of bottles, boxes, book covers, and especially buoys is a good idea.

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Weather-worn antiques are a great way to add character to a space. This ladder doesn't go anywhere but doesn't it look so good?

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Tuck beach plants (i.e. grasses) into white planters and use Turkish towels as throws to remind yourself and visitors of sand swept landscapes.

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Agate coasters are a simple, inexpensive way to introduce natural elements.

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Well, this one is obvious. Beach-themed accessories will make you think of the beach. Get them in brass so they're more classy than tacky.

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