Whether you live in the Sunshine state or just want to feel like you do, adding touches to make it feel more “Florida-y” will do the trick. Whether it’s paint or just decorations, making your home feel open, airy, sunshiny and bright will lift your spirits and make you think of the beach.
Start with paint colors
Think of what surrounds you and paint accordingly. Cool blues match the ocean or Gulf and beige or tan for the sandy shores. Add touches of bright lemon yellows of the sunshine or citrusy lemon or oranges, perfect for a closed in room that needs brightening. Think of the beautiful sunsets over the ocean or gulf and use pinks, pale salmons and lavender. For that cool calm try pale blues and greens. A butter yellow or light peach can add an airy feeling to a room.
Add pops of bright colors
Now that your paint has set the tone for the room, add pops of bright colors like fuchsia, lemon yellow, orange and lime. Use throw pillows or area rugs to bring in the fun colors. In the kitchen find bright colored small appliances to add that colorful touch. Many manufacturers now make things like coffee makers, blenders, mixers and toasters in bright yellow, purple, turquoise and red. Make them the functional part of your Florida vibe.
If that isn’t your taste, then start thinking beach theme. Find fun wall hangings that convey beachy messages. Use shells to decorate tables or shelves. Make a tasteful candle holder with glass containers with sand and shells surrounding the candle. Use your imagination and feel like you’re on the beach.
And what’s Florida without Disney? Add some fun Disney characters to your décor. They aren’t just for kids rooms anymore! A little Mickey or Minnie in the guest room, or Pooh and Tigger in the bath brings in some whimsy and Florida fun.
So go on, make it feel like Florida!