If you love the family vacations to the beach and everyone is sad when they come home, there is a way that you can bring the beach theme into your home with minimal effort and do-it-yourself projects. A beach theme is bright and cheerful. There are no dull colors and it makes you feel good to be in the room. It all starts with the paint on the walls.
In order to get a beach theme into your kitchen you need to start with white walls. Why do you choose white? Because white is bright and it allows you to add other colors while providing a balanced look. You need to make sure that the white you choose is not an off white; it needs to be a solid white color. The trim work needs to be white also. You want the walls to have no other color but white.
You want to hang open shelves that are placed on the wall so you can have easy access to your dishes and cooking supplies. Open shelves gives you a spacious feel to your kitchen and that is the same feel you get when you are standing on the beach. If possible, leave enough room to place two or three shelves, one on top of another for added storage space.
On the top shelf, you can display clear glass vases that are filled up a fourth of the way with sand and then place some seashells, starfish, and sand dollars in them to complete your beach theme on the walls.
If you need to add color, try accessorizing with blue. This is the color of the ocean. You can place blue on the doorknobs, artwork on the walls, and area rugs on the floor. Use blue rugs and white rugs as your main rug colors. You can purchase them in several different shapes, colors, and sizes.
You want the look to continue and flow evenly throughout the kitchen. Too many times, the kitchen is contained to an area for preparing, cooking, and washing. There is no flow to the kitchen going into the dining room.
Donít be afraid to hang beach themed decor on the walls. You can place a surfboard on the walls or netting in order to continue your beach theme.
You need silver shade restaurant style lighting over your preparing and cooking area, your bar, or your kitchen table. Using silver blends in with the white walls and it gives the room enough color to make a difference but not outstanding. You can also add studio lighting or track lighting in order to give your kitchen more light. Leave any windows that you have in the kitchen as open as possible by placing only a sheer or valance over the window.
The overall look should be clean and simple. Use only white, blue, and sometimes green if necessary. There are so many ways that you can get these colors into your decor. Your kitchen will be a great place your family can go to when they want to feel good or to get something to eat in style.
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