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Bringing the Beach to Your Austin Home

May 30, 2016

Austin is a great place to live and play – live music, great food, fantastic parks for running, biking and hiking, and of course, endless, year-round activities for people of all ages. And while it may be far from the ocean, Austin does have a laid-back, eclectic coastal vibe, making it easy for you to bring the beach to your home through decorating and home accents.

1.Bright and White. An easy way to bring the beach atmosphere to your home is to decorate using white and bright accents. Painting your sunroom or family room white or using white furniture with bright blue and sea foam green accents creates an airy, beach environment. Slipcovers are also a great way to change your furnishing for the summer to a bright white and throw pillows in bright colors with nautical themes are perfect to bring the beach to your home.

2.Louvered doors. If you have a sunroom, porch or other room with outdoor access, consider adding louvered doors to create a beach house feel. When open, they let in the sun and warmth but easily close to shut out the elements.

3.Coastal flare. Just a few pieces of coastal or nautical furnishings can transform your inland home to a beach bungalow. An area rug with palm leaves or other coastal patterns can transform your great room into your own tropical paradise.

4.Wicker in and out. Wicker furniture, whether you in your home or on your patio, is a great way to achieve a coastal feel for summer. From relaxing patio lounge chairs to a wicker living room set, wicker is the ultimate material to create a beach atmosphere in any home. T

5.Seasonal wall. Want to add some beach style to your home without changing your entire décor? Choose an accent wall or large bookcase to display your love of the beach. One wall in your main living area with beach paraphernalia such as antique glass buoys, seashells, starfish and netting can create a wonderful nautical theme without requiring a major change.

Austin is a great place to live, even without the beach. If you’re looking for a change of scenery or have already decided to purchase your Austin home, let our experts at Scott Felder Homes help you build your dream home or check out our available homes for sale today. With a wide variety to choose from and plenty of design options, Scott Felder Homes is your number one Austin builder.

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