Ah, summer! We love the carefree feeling it gives us but at the same time, we HATE the dreadful heat it brings. If only we can have the gift of beach in an air conditioned environment… but we can’t. And so the closest that we can feel the stunning view of the beach is to recreate it in our home (in this case in our bedroom) sans the heat!
A bit of back story: There was really no intention of creating this beach theme but when I had a trip with my MIL back in her home, she gave me the bed cover that Levy used on his growing years. I wanted to use it in our home and thought of what best suits for the overall look. Inspired by my recent trip to Port Barton and El Nido, I decided to go for a beach theme!
The best thing about this is that I did not spend and completed it in less than an hour! As usual, i have a focal point, and that is the bed cover. I did not want to overdo things as I always want to maintain the minimalist look of our bed.
- The bed cover
- The side table A
This is my side of the table and more of form over substance. Lol. I like it well integrated with my theme so I had a frame which i got from Papemelroti, a blue Pyrex (still from my MIL) which i repurposed as a holder to some nifty things. This included, sea shells bought from my Palaui trip way back last year, a choice of succulent that looks closely like corals, and the ever favorite tiny lamp which just complements everything.
Papemelroti is every DIYers’ piece of heaven on earth! Their knick knacks are best as your focal point or an accent to any arrangements you have. The best part is that the price points are all reasonable that you really won’t go out of the store empty-handed! They ship, too!
- The side table B
This is Levy’s side and is more functional one. It’s composed of nautical-themed cloth box that holds all the gadget accessories and some ointments, a white lamp which light up throughout the night, and the blue candle/ diffuser which i (you guessed it right) got from my MIL. It has patterns of sea gems when lit making it perfect for my theme!
- The shawls used as wall covers
They are the “risky” elements that i placed. i was quite worried it may look less appealing but i was happy with how it turned out. I guess it gave the aura of a “beach cafe”. You know, that sort of a reggae type of restaurants.
- The curtain
To balance things out, I opted for a plain off white curtain. This kind of “simplified” the overall look. But I did not want it to be that plain so I tied a strand of jute sack thread and pegged some postcards to break the monotony. I scored some of these postcards from WTN.
Now, it’s time to spritz some room spray that’s filled with ocean breeze scent. Beach’s up!