How to Make your Beach House Beautiful with Oversized Artwork
Like many of you, when I was a kid we went to the beach for a week or two pretty much every Summer. What I loved about the beach was building sandcastles, eating seafood every day, and getting to sleep in. What I didn't love was the funky (aka ugly) decor that most of the rental properties were decorated with. It was sure that there was some furniture store outside Myrtle Beach called 'Generic Ugly Beach House Decor' and everyone knew about it.
Now that I'm an adult and I have choices I Just Say No to ugly beach decor and instead always opt for the Beach House rentals with modern furniture and artwork that looks clean and sleek. It just somehow feels better to come back to after a long fun-filled day at the beach. I feel like I'm coming home to a stylish modern place of inspiration rather than my Great Aunt Mildred's 1960s beach house...and I don't know about you, but I like to feel good when I come home.
The Challenge of Decorating Beach Houses
Beaches houses often have a lot of space. After all most of them are designed to hold extended family and large gatherings. And as a result, many of them have large wall spaces and vaulted ceilings. To complicate matters, many prints are only available in sizes up to 40'' x 30''. This size looks large in the store but once you hang it in these large spaces it appears dwarf sized and makes the room feel unbalanced. Prints are also usually framed, which looks great in a small space but makes them look confined in large spaces.
Using Oversized Artwork to Brighten Up Large Spaces
So as a result I sought out printers that could make my abstract canvas artwork as large as 60'' x 45'' in a rectangular print and 56'' x 56'' in a square print. These sizes are able to make a statement and/or fill any large wall space. In events where the space is really large, I made sure that my collection included plenty of rectangular and square pairs or sets that could be hung together to fill any space no matter how large. In addition, they don't require frames because the image is printed around the edges of the frame. For recommendations on what size prints will look best in your home download one of my free art size eguides.
Why using Vibrant Colors in a Beach House is Important
Beach house art has to complete with magnificent views of the beach, seagulls zipping past, and the bright sun. Prints with brown tones or busy patterns can be quickly overshadowed and make the interior of your beach house feel dark and busy.
So when I was designing my 2016 abstract print collection, I photographed glazes that I knew would look great in a modern beach house. I made sure to pick the brightest blues, yellows, and whites, and digitally enhanced them for brightness before finalizing each image. I also chose repeating patterns that would not take away from the views of the beach but would rather enhance the cheerful feeling of being at the beach.
Bring your Entire Beach House up a Notch
If what I've said is resonating with you and you'd really like to take your whole beach house to another level ...so you feel amazing when you walk through the door, take my room transformation course. It will give you simple tools that can be used by anyone!
It will help you to:
- Learn a system for decluttering that is easy and allows you to clear the reasons behind the clutter...leaving you feeling lighter and free.
- Have the straight forward tools that help you know what you want in your home and your life ...allowing you to know instantly how to fill blank spaces left by decluttering.
- Become aware of the mental habits and blocks that are keeping you from having the home of your dreams
- Transform your home and office into a solid foundation to support your personal growth work
- Discover your own personal style
- and Aquire a new way of thinking about your home decor that will give it more meaning and enrich your life
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