Please welcome Sarah from A Beach Cottage!
Thanks for having me over Melissa, I am so glad to be here at your place…I love visiting and always come away brimming with inspiration!
So, when Melissa asked me about a nice summer guest post at The Inspired Room it got me to thinking about summer here at my cottage…it made me think of wide open doors, a lovely breeze coming in through the windows, bare feet and sunhats lying around…and I love that casual laid-back vibe and it’s exactly the beach house ambiance I try and capture in my old cottage.
And with all those things comes summer decorating and for me that means bright flowers, combined with vintage finds, a nautical stripe or two, plus whitewashed furniture and a few shells.
This is my all too easy Coastal Chic look that and it’s a perfect and accessible way to get a little bit summery and a little bit beachy.
I love how the light changes in the summer and using old vintage glass dotted around captures this beautifully so I am always on the lookout for old bottles and glass things while I am out treasure hunting at flea markets…gathered together on a coffee table of glass makes for a lovely sparkly summer touch!
And a simple bunch of summer flowers is a great way to freshen everything up…you don’t have to spend a lot of money, split them up and dot them around…here I used a bunch of Dahlia’s with a lovely hue and some white daisies, grabbed on the way home…and stuffed into old mason jars and bottles….I love the pop of colour to brighten everything up and bring the outside in!
I also like to display things I might find beachcombing ’round here…shells tumbled by the sea and washed up on the beach displayed her and there makes for a relaxed feel – but you don’t have to live by the beach to find them ;-)
Oh and of course, painting things white is a great way to brighten up for summertime…or for an easier option change out with a white tablecloth and white accessories for a fab Beach Cottage look!
Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks Melissa for having me!
Thank you Sarah! I always enjoy your inspiring ideas and lovely home!
So, friends, what are you doing to add a little summer beach cottage feel to your home?