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Beach-Themed Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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Whether you live at the beach or just wish that you did, you can easily give your bedroom a breezy coastal decor theme using the right furniture, textiles, and artwork. A beach theme will help transform your bedroom into a relaxing, peaceful retreat that you'll love retiring to at the end of the day. 

To set the stage for the coastal design, you can paint your bedroom a water- or tropical-inspired color, such as aqua, turquoise, banana yellow, or coral red. If you prefer a more elegant color scheme, go for seashell whites, creams, and light grays. Consider what color and style of furniture you'd like when choosing the ideal paint color.

Even if you're on a tight redecorating budget, you can still enhance your bedroom with a beach theme by incorporating a few new pieces in with your existing furniture and decor. Look for furniture at secondhand stores, or give your current bedroom set a coat of paint to breathe new life into it.

Here are some ideas for decorating your bedroom with a beach-inspired touch:

2. Wicker and Rattan Furniture Sets

Bring a bit of the outdoors in with casual woven wicker and rattan furniture pieces, such as matching bed headboard, dresser, and nightstand sets. You'll also have several color choices to choose from to personalize your bedroom. 

For instance, white wicker or rattan with lend a bright, cheerful appearance to your bedroom, while brown woven furniture will give the space a warm, rustic feel. You can also find black wicker and rattan if you desire a darker look. 

Add softness and interest to a wicker or rattan bedroom chair with soft cushions featuring beach-inspired designs such as seashells, starfish, palm trees, and seahorses. Coordinate the look with a matching quilt and throw pillows.

2. Whitewashed Wood Furniture

If you already have light wood bedroom furniture and don't want to spend money on a replacement set, you can whitewash it for a shabby chic beach house appeal. You can also use this painting technique to affordably upgrade flea-market finds. 

Before whitewashing your furniture, you'll need to sand it down and clean it. Paint the wood with watered-down white chalk paint, working in the same direction as the grain. Next, use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe off the excess paint to give the furniture just a light coat and expose the wood grain below.

You can repeat the process if you prefer the furniture to be whiter. Don't worry about making it look perfect, as you want the pieces to have a timeworn, vintage beach-house appearance.