Decorating a Vacation Home

By: The Honey Good Editorial Team

If you're lucky enough to own a second home, then you know summer is the season of quick getaways and many-a-relaxed evening sipping rose around a warming pit with your loved ones. Vacation homes provide the perfect quick escape from city life and an opportunity to style a home with a unique flair that you might not get away with in your primary home. 

Today we're talking about beach cottage style. While this aesthetic might not be practical for the city dwellers or country mouse...it's ideal, calming and refreshing for the getaway home. Nothing screams vacation like a well placed starfish or piece of coral!

Sea-inspired decor is quite easy to achieve. Keep an eye out for the following accents:

  • white washed furniture
  • hues of blue...be it accents, bedding, throw pillows or blankets
  • sea-inspired art
  • neutral walls
  • refurbished materials...vintage breakfast stools and headboards
  • pops of color...red, coral and yellow
  • antique pieces
  • shell accents
  • fresh flowers

Favorite retailers for affordable, yet luxurious looking finds include, but are not limited to: HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, Target, Home Decorators, Michaels and Ballard Designs

Decorator's Tip: Avoid gimmicky sea-inspired furniture. To achieve a sophisticated beach house look - opt for neutral furniture and let your accents punch up the room! A neutral canvas makes for a solid foundation allowing you to change decor with ease when you're craving change.

For some of our favorite beach-inspired decor, click through our shopping gallery below:

Happy shopping!

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