6 Ideas to Spruce your Waterfront Home

Whether you’re looking for a chic update to your current décor or you’re planning to design your new next home to emphasize the gorgeous beaches right outside your front door, it can be difficult to pick a look that best exemplifies the beachside lifestyle. To help you make your beach house shine, we’ve gathered these stylish ideas that will turn your home into the ultimate beachside getaway.

  1. Go for a nautical theme

Work with a blue and white color palette to get started. You can also add splashes of red or gold and brass.

Seafaring knick-knacks such as wooden steering wheels, rope, shells, maps, and marine sconces emphasize your property’s waterfront location. You don’t need to go all out with the maritime décor. For example, round mirrors hung on the walls  can look like portholes.

  1. Emphasize the views

People love waterfront homes for their access to gorgeous views of Lake Superior, so make sure you decorate to draw attention to your home’s central attraction. Neutral palettes without curtains or loud rugs will showcase the postcard-perfect views outside. If you want more privacy in a room, such as the bedroom or bathroom, try out soft linen drapes.

  1. Create a relaxing atmosphere

Try going for a casual beach look by using woven furniture made of organic material such as wicker, bamboo, and rattan. These materials are also water-friendly and provide both form and function for your home. If you want a more modern look, bold colors for the wood will make them pop.

  1. Design rustic gathering spaces

Cozy wooden or woven tables and chairs are perfect for sitting back to enjoy the sea breeze as they exude an inviting feel.  Enhance this feeling with classic waterfront touches like hurricane candle holders filled with river rocks and slender candles. Woven rattan chairs, tropical flowers, and nautical decorative items such as shells or driftwood can give these rooms and tables more visual flair.

5.  Accessorize

Even if you don’t go for a full-on theme, adding some nautical touches here and there will give your home some flair and accentuate your gorgeous views of the water. Add a jute handrail to your stairwell for a casual, shabby chic vibe or try framing sand dollars, seashells, and sea fans to bring a drab wall to life.

If you’re looking for tropical beach charm, having some potted palms or basket-weave shades for your lighting fixtures. Turn your bed or divan into the ultimate relaxation spot by hanging an airy canopy above it.

  1. Play with patterns

Stripes are the most iconic nautical pattern. Use these to enhance neutral colors or mix and match them with other prints. Play these up with patterns with a maritime theme such as rope knots, ships, whales, shells or tropical patterns like palm fronds, hibiscus flowers, and tropical fruits.

Find out more about waterfront living and locate your dream house by learning what Lake Superior real estate opportunities there are. At Windseeker Realty, we know the ins-and-outs of Bayfield, WI real estate so just give us a call today at 715-779-5000 or e-mail us at agent@windseekerrealty.com.