Going for a beachy look in your master or guest bedroom? Picking the right stuff to hang on the walls is key. Here are 3 options to consider and one you should definitely discard immediately. Unless you want to feel like you’re sleeping in your local Red Lobster.
What Goes on the Wall in a Beach Bedroom?
Perhaps it’s better to begin with what doesn’t…
Do NOT tie faux starfish to fishing nets and hang them on the walls.
The artwork in your bedroom should make you feel like you’re relaxing on a beach vacation without hitting you in the face.
For home decorators, it’s a fine line to walk. After all, I love a good “A Beautiful Mermaid Sleeps Here” sign as much as the next gal.
But that kind of art should stay right where it belongs…in souvenir stores, next to the shot glasses and refrigerator magnets.
Instead, consider one of these three options that whisper “beach.”
Colorful, retro photography
I’m a huge fan of photographer Slim Aarons. His work is sophisticated, mod, moody and chic. I love his “Mad Men” meets “Mrs. Maisel” feel. Prints are available through One Kings Lane. $$$$$
If you like visiting yard sales, auctions, antique stores and thrift shops, then assembling a collage of found objects is a super fun way to decorate a beach bedroom wall. Assembling a look that works will require some trial and error. Although the massive conch shell screams “Look at me!”, it’s balanced by the height of the oars and hats. I adore the smaller pieces here too like the binoculars and the jute knot key cord in the door. $$$-$$$$
Tropical Canvas Prints
Botanical canvas prints are a home decorator’s best friend. They are widely available at retail locations like Target and Walmart and they come in a variety of styles and sizes. You can find one that fits your mood and color scheme. For example, if you’ve fallen hard for pink and gold, this Blush Leaf unframed canvas from Target is perfect! $$