Colors, materials and touches that are as fresh as they are original for a perfect décor with a typical maritime appeal
When the heat begins to be oppressive in the city one of the best solutions is to run for cover, or better, to the sea. The second houses located in seaside resorts are real hot springs shelters, comforting places always ready to welcome owners and guests between relaxation and regenerating days.
Just to make the house on the beach suitable to fulfill these "duties" it is good to follow some tricks, whether it is small-medium sized apartments or large houses, perhaps on two or more floors, and equipped with spaces to the open (terrace, veranda, patio, garden etc.).
First of all it is better to prefer light colors, especially white, to paint or repaint the walls, thus making the rooms more airy and fresh. As for the colors to match, including furniture, design objects, appliances and chairs, choosing the classic sea blue ensures a traditionally unmistakable marine touch.
The most up-to-date trends combine basic white well with the so-called Tiffany blue (a blue similar to aquamarine and turquoise) or beige, predominant shades in the shabby chic style, increasingly used to characterize beach houses, outdoor venues and not, above all, restaurants specializing in marine goodness, even in the case of those located in the city. The touches of red, perfect for recalling coral, are also used given their ability to be warm and elegant.
Although beach houses, especially those closer to the beach, prove to be an oasis in which to take refuge, heat and humidity must be kept at bay, which is why an excellent air conditioning system must be chosen, "aided" by the presence of fans from the ceiling equipped with a lamp, both to circulate the air and illuminate the rooms. Currently on the market you can find various shapes and different models (not only the classic ones with shovels), able to combine at best functionality with modern aesthetic rendering.
The living room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are in keeping with the rest of the house: the white of the walls is enlivened by materials such as colored tiles (such as those typical of the main seaside resorts of Italy and Europe), dosed with care, and the addition of furniture, sofas, armchairs, bookcases, sideboards and so on, many of which are covered with linen or cotton fabrics.
Plastic tablecloths and placemats, kitchen cloths, cushions, towels, rugs and sheets can be chosen at will, as mentioned, selecting colors such as blue, turquoise, blue, aquamarine, red.
At the same time it is possible to range between typical marine themed patterns (striped, with anchors, boats, knots and oars, fish, corals, starfishes etc.), making a mix of tones and textures. The fabrics to be favored are the natural ones, such as cotton, linen, cotton, hemp and jute, fabrics in a perfect maritime mood, as well as easily washable.
Choosing to furnish in a minimal style or to enrich one’s own house by the sea filling it with trinkets and whatever else must obviously be established according to one’s personal taste, the important thing is to remember to choose materials, objects and subjects that recall the water, the sand and the sun, especially when it comes to places without windows capable of giving sunrises and sunsets directly to the sea and the horizon.
Therefore, paintings, frames and multiple accessories are perfect to personalize a marine style home. Collecting shells and pebbles directly from the sand and then using them and creating frames, vases and decorated storage trays is another good example to follow to furnish your home by the sea giving it a personal touch as much as a seafaring one. Flowers, plants, branches and other natural elements scattered in the environment, or combined together to give shape to real decorations, for example as a centerpiece, are further fresh and "customized" touches.
Recreating a natural maritime environment between a chair or a wicker basket, or bamboo seats, is simple even when it comes to exteriors: just follow the same rules that apply to the interiors, making the spaces more comfortable with hanging chairs, poufs, swings and hammocks, remembering to enrich and embellish everything with plants (perhaps preferring the fat ones), colorful and fragrant flowers and complete everything with flush and / or suspended lights, to make the atmosphere of summer evenings spent in the houses by the sea magical .