The area known as The Hamptons is also referred to as the East End of Long Island and consists of a group of hamlets, towns and villages in Southampton and East Hampton, that together form the South Fork of Long Island, New York. Over the years The Hamptons has become a popular seaside resort that offers a quiet retreat from the grind of city life. The beach homes are comfortably appointed with beautiful hardwood floors covered in in a variety of throw rugs that are a popular addition to homes in the area. Decorative items that can found within the residences were purchased from antique stores, markets or handed down through the generations as family heirlooms. Many of these homes favor a common color scheme with a variety of accessories that go hand in hand with casual beach front living.
Beach House Decor Ideas
If you own a home in the Hamptons or are thinking about purchasing one, the design experts at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. suggest these accessories to decorate your Hamptons beach house:
• A color wheel for selecting paint colors
• Quilts & throw pillows
• Furniture pieces such as end tables and chairs
• Wall art and accessories
• Shells, sea glass and driftwood
• Fresh flower arrangements
Coastal & Beach Cottage Blue, Green & Yellow Color Palette
Your L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. design expert will help you select a color palette that consists of various blues, greens and yellows. You may then begin the process of selecting your furniture and accessories around these this nautically inspired colors palette. Nautically inspired colors are the perfect way to camouflage any sand that is tracked into your home by family members and guests. Walls should be painted with a light toned paint such as off-white, light blues, greens or yellows. You can also create a focal wall in the room by adding some visual interest with distressed wood that is painted with a whitewash finish. Select rugs, upholstery, curtains and quilts in a variety of fabrications that feature nautical stripes, toile, florals and gingham. Look for pieces of furniture and accessories that will allow you to blend old items with new items. By mixing and matching pieces you can create a casual style that works well with the simplicity of beach front living. Choose natural fibers including cotton, canvas and linen when selecting upholstery, rugs and curtains. Natural fibers are resilient and allow any buildup of sand to be easily removed.
Solid Colors & Patterns
When selecting your decorative items such as throw pillows, prints and quilts etc. mix and match your patterns with one or two solid colors to make the room pop. One or two common colors used throughout the room will make your items match and create flowing movement. Decorate your end tables, bookshelves, and fireplace mantle with shells and other pieces such as driftwood and sea glass collected from the beach. You can also use shells to create interesting shadow boxes and beach-themed candles. If you have a window seat, use some of the same throw pillows you selected for your couch to create unity in the room. Cover the window with cotton curtains that you can easily open and won’t be damaged by an ocean breeze.
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For beach inspired (or any other) interior painting & decorative finishes for your home in The Hamptons, contact the knowledgeable design and decorating experts at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. and schedule your design consultation today!