Beach houses are one of the most wonderfully rewarding investments that a working person can dedicate themselves to. Of course, a beach house will not come cheaply, with some of the most expensive properties in America lining its dazzling shorelines.
If you dream of living it up in a beach house, but cannot justify putting money toward one, you will be excited learn that you can easily recreate the experience right from the comfort of your lounge and garden. With summer rocking our nation in full force, we don’t have much time to waste, so let’s get your home beach ready!
The Right Vegetation
Think on the kind of vegetation seen at a beach. What comes to mind? Flowing palm trees, succulents, orchids and ferns. The first step for transforming your house into a beach house is to get the right tropical plants.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on real palm trees or orchids, as these are quite expensive plants. The fake versions will do the trick.
The Right Towels
If you have a whole bunch of beach towels already, then replace your bathroom or pool towels with them. If you don’t have any beach towels, then you might want to go and buy a small collection. White towels also work perfectly for creating that luxurious beach resort feel, so if you have a lot of them, you can bring them out in force too.
Transforming The Porch Into An Island Getaway
The first step to making your porch feel like the entrance to your island cottage is to remove all the unnecessary items. Nothing makes you feel like you are at the beach more than plenty of space to breathe and relax in.
Wicker furniture brings a strong sandy flair to your porch and home in general, so try and get a few pieces of this affordable type of seating.
The Essential Hammock
Nothing says beachside relaxation like a hammock. This is the most relaxing and therapeutic ways to blow some steam off, best hung in your garden between two trees. If you cant find a place to hang it in your garden, then the porch or your bedroom are wonderful alternatives.
Grabbing Goodies From The Beach
One of the best ways to redecorate your home is with actual objects taken from the beach, that is if you are lucky enough to live near to one. If not, you might want to consider planning a seaside day trip or even a proper beach resort holiday.
Once you reach the beach, you can collect shells, sand, and other beachy bits and bobs which can then be arranged around your home.