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3 Style Updates to Make Any Home Feel More Like a Beach House

Summer is finally here! If you’re lucky enough to have a beach house, enjoy! If not, here are 3 décor updates anyone can do to make their home feel a bit more beachy this season, no sand or seashells required.

1. Add a touch of turquoise

“Spring Tides” by Martine Vanderspuy via Saatchi Art

Try painting an accent wall or a ceiling in this mood boosting blue and feel remarkably refreshed! Bright wall colors are a provocative way to make your favorite art go “pop,” too.

2. Add a stylish stripe

“Final Preparations” by Johnny Popkess via Saatchi Art

Both traditional and modern spaces feel more like summer with a dose of nautical blue and white stripes. Adding some new pillows, an overstuffed pouf, or relaxed striped rugs are simple ways to invite this look in to your place or show off some modern beachy art with a hint of summery stripes

3. Reach for the beach with seascapes

Transform your blank walls into vacation-worthy rooms with a view using statement sized ocean artwork… or a beach-themed gallery wall.

“SK3” by Dean West via Saatchi Art

When looking for artwork to bring in the beach, go for original paintings and art photography that will open up your living space, like this breathtaking beachscape by Saatchi Art’s “One to Watch” photographer Dean West.

You deserve a mini-vacation. Treat yourself and visit Saatchi Art’s Art for Beach Houses Collection now.

About the Author

Daryl Gammons-Jones is a contributor to Saatchi Art's blog. In addition to writing about art and design, she specializes in collecting, creating, and producing images for a diversity of creative endeavors.