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How to decorate a bedroom as a seaside resort

Updated February 21, 2017

If you enjoyed a vacation at a seaside resort, you may want to re-create the seaside resort bedroom in your home. Creating a bedroom in a sea theme does not mean you have to live on the coast or near the ocean. You may enjoy a seaside-themed bedroom no matter where you live. You do not need any special skills or tools to create a seaside-themed bedroom. Allow yourself a weekend to complete your bedroom.

Paint the bedroom walls with interior paint, your paintbrush and paint roller. Consider painting the walls of the bedroom light blue, as this creates a calming effect in the room and emphasises the colour of seawater. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step, as wet paint may ruin furniture.

Place white furniture in the seaside resort-decorated bedroom, including a white headboard, white dresser and white end tables. White furniture works well when creating a sea-themed room because it complements the colours of the blue walls.

Hang white sheer curtains on the windows in your seaside-themed bedroom. Commonly, sheer curtains are hung in resorts, as it allows the guest to easily view the sea and the breezes to easily enter the room.

Dress the bed in a handmade quilt with blue and white or ocean-themed graphics. Quilts work well when decorating a bedroom as a resort, because they create a touch of home and elegance in the room.

Hang fish netting in a corner of the bedroom and attach small ocean accessories to it, for example, shells and starfish.

Emphasise the seaside theme in the room by placing a lighthouse lamp on the dresser. This incorporates more colour into the room while remaining within the seaside theme.

Hang a variety of artwork on the walls in the bedroom. You may wish to hang framed artwork of sea life, such as sharks and whales, or of seaside beaches. This depends upon your personal preference.

Things You'll Need

  • Interior paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • White furniture
  • Sheer curtains
  • Quilt
  • Fish netting
  • Candles
  • Seashell mirror
  • Seashell accessories
  • Lighthouse lamp
  • Framed artwork
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About the Author

Stephanie Nolan has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles appear on various websites, where she specializes in topics about home improvement, parenting and interior design. Nolan holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.