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The Blue Room - Coastal Bedroom Designs

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REPIN for Later! Great Ideas for your Coastal Home Decor bedroom. by oceanbludesigns.com

Our Designers have been working on many projects this past summer and this room has been the most liked by our future clients during our decor concept meetings, so we thought we'd share it with you! 

The items you see on the pin-board above are all sold in our store and online at www.oceanbludesigns.com. Take a look!

  • Custom Bed Frame - Contact us for more information on how to order your own. 
  • Geometric Side Table - Shop HERE
  • Coral Wall Art - Shop HERE
  • Sea Urchin Lamps - Shop HERE

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Easy Ways to Change up your Seasonal Home Decor

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Lovely right? Great coastal or beach house vibe! found at www.oceanbludesigns.com

Seasons change and our home decor like the seasons change along with it, unless you're like me and you can still find your favorite Christmas accent pillow on the couch while the spring flowers bloom outside. Yikes! 

Today I woke up thinking its time for a change! Together, lets change up our home decor thoughtfully and easily.  It doesn't take much effort if you know a few tricks. Here's what I usually do, let me know if you do the same! 

1. Hide the Past

Make sure you take down all holiday decor from the last holidays you decked the house with (ex. Christmas, Easter, Halloween). Find a nice plastic bin from a local home store and clear the decks! Get ready for the next season! 

2. Day Dream a little!

For the coming Summer Season, what do you want your house to look like and feel like when you invite your friends over for a cool glass of lemonade? Do you want to concentrate on your backyard and deck or do you plan on staying indoors where there is a cool breeze coming from your air conditioner! 

3. Start Small!

Don't think you'll need to update your deck furniture all at once. Lets start small or at least till something breaks. So, I usually start with a few pillows! This tip works for all seasons. Keep your large items natural and your seasonal decor light and small. 

Finding the perfect pillows are so much fun, if you know where to look. We've took the guessing game out of it for you and we've got a great selection for you to consider for your summer season or beach house look. 

Thinking summer, I always looking for cozy, clean lines for our Coastal Homes and here are our favorite. 

Lovely right? Great coastal or beach house vibe! found at www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

Nautical Pillows - found them on www.oceanbludesigns.com

4. Add Memories

So, these are my simple pillow suggestions that are neutral for the summer and on top of this palette of coastal beachy colors, you can add souvenirs from all your summer day trips and vacations.

What to add to the decor?

1. Throw Blankets from your favorite Cape Town or Beach Resort

2. Bottle Openers on the Coffee Table for Guests

3. Souvenir Coasters

4. Don't forget Sea Shells and Sea Glass

5. Picture Frames with your favorite Summer Photos!

Then don't forget to put them away in a clean plastic pin or bag before you tackle the next season of pillows! 

Let us know how it goes!

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Sand Dollar Decorated Cookies for Beach & Nautical Themed Parties

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Sand Dollar Cookies for Beach & Nautical Themed Weddings and Parties

Its a blessing to stumble upon on a Sand Dollar Shell when I walk the shores in Maine, but down here in New York, we don't have them on our beach shorelines and miss them very much!

Thanks to a friend, I found these Sand Dollar decorated sugar cookies and fell in love with the idea by SweetSugarBelle.com. This sweet idea had to be shared with our Ocean Blu readers! 

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To make sand dollar cookies you will need:

  • white 20-second icing
  • white piping icing fitted with a #1.5 tip
  • pushpin
  • pearl luster dust or spray {optional}

Anywho, think of this cookie as a clock. Use 20-second icing to make holes at 11, 1, 4, 6 and 8 o’clock.  You must work quickly when applying the base to avoid any noticeable seams. 

 

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DIY Projects: Framed Floating Palm Leaf Art

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DIY Palm Leaf in a Frame

Bring your favorite tropical vacation home with you with simply bringing in palm leaves as shown here by ChapterFriday.com. We love the contrast of the dark green leaves against any color, so don't be afraid to try this great DIY project for your home. It may inspire you to plan your next tropical vacation a little sooner than expected or maybe even a life change? Let us know how it goes! Here is what you'll need. 

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