Beach Theme Room

Beach Theme Room

Hi. I?m looking for Ideas on decorating my guest room/nursery in a beach theme. I live close to the beach so shells are pretty easy to find, especially crushed ones..LOL! Anyway, I?d love to hear everyone?s ideas! Thanks, carol

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    Hi. I?m looking for Ideas on decorating my guest room/nursery in a beach theme. I live close to the beach so shells are pretty easy to find, especially crushed ones..LOL! Anyway, I?d love to hear everyone?s ideas!



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    We went for an ocean theme in my son's room. We found a 4 foot
    wallpaper border from Home Depot (it's more like contact paper - so
    not messy) that has dolphins and fish on it. It's really beutiful. I
    matched a blue paint (light blue) to it and bought Nemo foam stamps
    (large - like 3 to 4 inches). Then I stamped the starfish and Nemo
    with the blue paint in a wavy pattern around the room just over the
    top of the wall paper. I painted his book shelf, picture frames, and
    toy box in the same blue. They are all spaced out enough so that it
    is not an overwhlming color. Some of his other shelfs, that are
    screwed into the wall, are a darker blue. We also got Nemo pictures -
    in the form of contact paper from Home Depot - and put those up in the
    room. Some of ds's ocean art work in on the walls. He has a blue and
    white rug under his art table. Blue plastic bins from Ikea are on his
    shelf to hold various toys. I'm still on the look out for a strong
    fishing net (not the decorative kind) to put on the ceiling to hold
    his stuffed animals.

    In the past I have collected various ocean themed things for his
    room. A sculpture that hangs on the wall of a sea horse. light
    covers, lamps, postcards that we frame, jar of sea shells, picture
    frames, a tank with hermit crabs, a fish tank, posters, a belt rack or
    coat hook with fish, etc. If his room were bigger I would have bought
    those bubble like blue containers from Ikea that mount on the wall.
    In his crib he had a little ocean thing that played music and
    projected waves onto the ceiling. Even his name means ocean. I made
    popscycle stick picture frames and put foam ocean creatures on it. My
    MIL gave him a framed picture of his name writen with ocean/beach
    themed things like dolphins and palm trees. The few stuffed animals
    that we do keep in his room are sea creatures.

    Where I found most of the things were Ikea, the dollar tree, Pier One,
    the aquarium, and at carft fairs. Some were gifts and some were hand
    made. You could even start collecting drift wood. Just be sure to
    bake it to kill off any tiny thing that might be living in it first.
    Use the shells that you collect to make mosaics onto picture frames.
    You could even glue beach sand onto the picture frames as well. Be
    sure to bake the sand as well. It contains fleas. Get a panaramic
    camers (they do have disposables) and take some pictures of the beach
    and ocean. Sunset would be beautiful. Have those framed and put
    tinto the room. Even a picture of a foot print in the sand, a group
    of rocks or shells, the way the sand ripples from the tide, a group of
    seaweed, etc.

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    Find beach towels right now on clearance, and sew a pocket hem on the
    top part and they can be used as curtains. Or, you can insert a dowl
    and hang them as wall hangings.
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    If you live near an Old Time Pottery store they have great deals on this type of stuff.
    Have a good day!


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    We too, are creating a beach themed family room in our basement! For window coverings, I went to Big Lots and got a couple of those bamboo beach mats to drape over some tension rods, for shades ($2.50 ea.). I had some old shears that I was going to bring to the SA but instead, frayed them up a bit on the bottoms, them made tie backs. I did this with some very fine twine and a bunch of old shells that we'd collected from our trips to the beach... wrapped the twine around the curtain a few times then tied a smal knot. On each end, strung a few shells, after each shell I tied a know to keep it in place.
    I also printed off some pictures from our recent vacation to the beach (in black and white) and put them in some plain wooden frames. The extra shells, I placed them in finger bowl and put them on a shelf. Picked up two bags of pebbles at the dollar store and put them in glass candle holders and put tes lights in them!!! All came together pretty good if ya ask me!!!!

    Oh yeah, don't forget to keep an eye out at your local home improvement store, in the paint dept. for "oops paint"!! That's where I get most of mine. Got a really pretty shade of very pale blue, normally $23, got it for $5!!! Goes great down there!!

    Good luck on your room. Hope I was able to help!

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    I agree with the suggestion about "oops" paint. Right now blues and greens are very popular, and light blues, greens, and grays would work very well for a beach-y room. Another idea is to buy a bag of play sand at home depot, and use it to fill different glass jars, and display them on a shelf. (The play sand is sterilized, so your house won't get stinky.)

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    pick up an old surf board and cut it down the middle to make a fantastic shelf

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    I love this idea only I am thinking of useing it close to the pool.

 

 
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