The second in our series with realestate.com.au- #1room3ways. Here's our beach inspired look.
HOW WE DID IT:
The removable wallpaper from The Wall Sticker Company was key to this look and feel. We only decided to do one wall as to not over power the small space. The room actually looked much bugger once the wallpaper was up.
A large 2m x 3m from Ikea is the anchor to the room and softens up the hard flooring. It’s a sisal look and is perfect for a beach inspired room.
We swapped the couch around and used the backdrop of the wallpaper as the main “Artwork” in the room.
We then broke up the wall by using a framed piece from Frank Prints. It was ok that it was a dark oak frame as you can see the colours in the wallpaper allowed for it.
One of our favourite tips for rentals is shelving! The leaning shelf we used purchased from Zanui is perfect to house your homely nick nacks and can be taken with you to any home you move to.
We created the TV zone with 2 x Ikea PS cabinets, which made the room feel longer, and lent a piece of Artwork from The Artwork Stylist on the console. Leaning Artwork is a great tip for rentals.
The Interior secrets chair was the perfect softness of blondes and grey for our look. We added Escape to Paradise cushion to mimic the wallpaper on the other side of the room.
On the couch we have used one of our favourite cushions of the moment. The circle linen cushion from Kate and Kate home.
The Family Love Tree baskets where the perfect styling props for the room and sit neatly beside the occasional chair.
The final balancer for the walls was the tapestry hanger from 123 home, which you will see created another layer to the room.
Palms are a must in a beacy vibe, however they don’t need to be overpowering and you can play with different plants also, like the cactus from Mitre 10.
TOP STYLING TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BEACHY KEEN LOOK:
Blonde woods work best as the mimic sand
Don’t be afraid to be bold with your colours in cushions and walls, however keep your sofa neutral.
Textures are important, like the sisal rug, tapestry wall hanging, the woven baskets, and the scattered plants.
Add and remove items when it’s getting too busy for your eyes, you will see when it’s getting too much, like when we removed the plant from as Coco Chanel said “Once you've dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” Same thing applies to interiors.