House of Turquoise beachy bedroom numbered

Winter is looooong where I come from.  And sometimes, I girl’s gotta dream about bright sun and warm waves.  Every so often during the winter–especially in January–I like to get ideas for beach vacations.  And what’s a beach vacation without the perfect place to stay:  a beach house!  I spotted this one designed by Echelon Custom Homes that was recently featured at House of Turquoise, and inside was  this amazing bedroom.  Doesn’t it look like just the right spot to be in when you wake up to another beautiful day at the beach?

House of Turquoise beachy bedroom

I love the bright colors and bold graphics that pop against the light, airy backdrop of this room.  It’s a small room, so there’s no need for the space to be crowded with furnishings.  Instead, the designers concentrated on making the bed a focal point with colorful linens and a unique headboard.  

House of Turquoise beachy bedroom numbered

I picked five elements of this room that are DIY-able and found tutorials for them.  So, if you’d love to make your home a year-round beach house (no matter how far you live from the beach), then check out the following 5 Ways to Get This Look.

Beachy Bedroom Collage

1.  Ceiling Medallion

Young House Love ceiling medallion

Ceiling medallions are a fine way to hide that extra crack or two that appeared in the ceiling around a light fixture, just like this one used for that very reason at Young House Love.  Medallions are a fine, traditional way to improve the appearance of a dated fixture or fan and to cover up imperfections.  

2.  Tall Board and Batten

The House of Smiths bedroom board and batten

The board and batten paneling in my beach house inspiration photo goes almost all the way to the ceiling–but it stops just short so there’s room to paint the rest of a wall with a fun color.  The House of Smiths has a tutorial for a similar wall treatment.

3.  Fun Pillows

Fancy Frugal Life coral pillows

I seriously {heart} all of the pillows on that bed!  Pillows are not very hard to make, so with some fun material, you can easily DIY these.  Learn how Fancy Frugal Life  crafted them.

4.  Curvy-legged Nightstand

Infarrantly Creative chalk painted nightstand

I was searching all over for a DIY version of the nightstand in my inspiration photo, but I could not find one exactly like this.  Then, inspiration struck when I realized the nightstand I remade the other day  would look perfect in this space!  

5.  Broghtly Painted Headbord

Makely School for Girls painted bed

I love the quirky  character and color of the bed in my inspiration photo.  If you want to paint your headboard  a fun color, then Makely School for Girls has some very good tips.

Okay, that’s it for today!  Tell me what you think.  Would you dare to paint a bed in a vibrant color?  Is this the type of decorating style you think of when you dream of seaside living, or do you envision something different?


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  1. On this snowy day in the South, I’m lovvinnnggg this look! Thanks for sharing these ideas!


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