Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by Gretchen
1.Pastel color beach homes
Santa Rosa, Florida has this tiny community called Watercolor. We rented this home for our summer vacation. The homes were absolutely stunning, one prettier than the other. What made it special was each home exterior was painted a water-color shade. My Beach rental was painted a lilac color. So if you love coastal living decor then read on to my 10 rustic beach decor ideas that will inspire you.
2.Large front porches
For a few months prior to my vacation, I was searching for the perfect beach home which was not going to be too far to drive. I wanted beautiful beaches and clear water. A friend told me about Santa Rosa and said that the beaches were similar to the Caribbean. The drive was only 6 1/2 hours.
Through VRBO I found the perfect beach home for my family. It had a large front porch filled with beach style furniture such as rattan rocking chairs and a lovely rattan table with a large basket on the center of the table filled with beach shells from the local beaches.
3.Natured inspired accessories
This vacation home was designed for large families. It had a big entrance and the decor was to swoon over. There was a large shelf for beach hats and bags. A beautiful reclaimed cabinet piece. I was right at home with the painted driftwood pieces in white, the pine-cones placed in a wire basket and oyster shell decor pieces placed in all the right places.
4. Lots of natural elements and beach style furniture
The white beaded chandelier in the foyer and the rustic furniture made the entrance so impressive. It was the highlight of the space.
5.Warm tones of color!
To keep the chic look throughout the home! The dining room was designed with a large round black table. The table was the right size for a large family, it sat 6 to 7 people comfortably. White slipcovered dining chairs matched beautifully with the beautiful beaded chandelier. Check out the miniature cowhide on the table.
6.Lots of shiplap walls and reclaimed wood is perfect to create rustic beach decor.
There were 5 bedrooms all beautifully decorated. My favorite was the bedroom with twin beds. The white twin head-boards were darling and the aqua colors for the bedding with the white sheets just screamed beach! I love the coral reef lamp!
8.Add pillows that have ocean theme elements on them such as a starfish.
There was some unusual artwork on the walls. The pear with a black background was pretty interesting since many of the rooms had black, white and touches of color. I wasn’t sure if I was liking the pear but the more I spent in this home I can understand why the decorator picked that piece.
10.Lots of storage space.
The best part of this beach home was the kitchen. I love cooking and a big kitchen was what sold me on renting this. Not only did it have a big kitchen it had an outdoor kitchen and fire pit as well. It’s tough going out to dinner with 6 adults and 2 babies. So I stocked up and everyone helped prepare something. The best part of this kitchen was the large built-in cabinet glass hutch. Everything I needed was there. It was wonderful having everyone gather around the table and eat.
Next time you want to visit the beach check out Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. September was a perfect month to go the traffic was light and the beaches were not packed. If you are interested in this home for your next beach getaway check out VRBO
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