If you can't see the waves crashing on the shore from your front window (or even if you can!), you can still bring that seaside feeling inside your house with some beautifully arranged coastal artwork on your walls.
If you're looking for a New England beach cottage type of feeling in your home, choose art in soft pastel colors that feature images of sand dunes, lighthouses, and breezy summer days spent building sandcastles. For that extra cottage feel, consider framing them in distressed or white-washed wood frames.
Perhaps your style leans more toward the Caribbean way of life. Consider prints with bold colors reminiscent of warm Jamaican nights spent drinking rum punch and dancing to reggae beats. Showcase pictures of bright island foliage and houses, swaying palm trees, and pristine beaches. Frame them with a darker wood or natural fiber frame to make the colors really pop.
Maybe you'd like your home to portray a cool, laid-back, Florida Keys type attitude. Show off images of long piers, calm bay waters, and deep-sea fishing boats. Bright and airy featuring the blues of the sky and ocean, these pictures might be best framed in a light-color natural wood frame. Then relax, put on some Jimmy Buffet music and enjoy a frozen Margarita, all without leaving your house.
Finally, perhaps you're more of a "Surf's Up" type of beach bum, always thinking about that next great wave. If this is you, create your perfect surf shack with vivid artwork depictions of colorful surfboards, vintage woody cars or long barrel waves. For these you can use colored or natural wood frames. Or maybe you'd like to hang them outside on your patio. Many of the same images are available as weather-resistant tin signs for indoor or outdoor use! No framing necessary.
Another fantastic idea would be to put up rustic wooden signs with great beachy sayings like "Beach This Way" or "Gone Surfing" that tell the world just how much you love the beach.For these and other great beach decorating ideas, check out OceanStyles.com - Beach Decor