Create a serene living space with light colors & outdoor inspiration
Whether you’re looking for a fresh update to a well-loved home or you’re working hard to renovate a newly purchased fixer upper, we’ve got the tips and tricks for decorating your lake house. Your lake house will feel like the perfect destination for a staycation every time you get out of bed.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite decorating ideas for lake living.
1. Lighten up your Palette:
Light and bright is the way to go if you want to open up the space in your lake home. Colors like light grey, white and eggshell allow you to freshen the room and make it feel larger. Using subtle, simple curtains in rooms like the master bedroom and guest rooms will also help to soften the area. For the hottest paint colors of 2019, click here.
2. Don’t Block the Main View:
Keeping your main floor windows and doors free of drapes or curtains will allow you to use your backdrop as part of your décor. Instead, purchase accordion doors that can be folded or tucked away when not in use, allowing you to take full advantage of your beautiful surroundings.
3. Bring Indoor/Outdoor Seating to the Mix:
Finding furniture to decorate your lake house that can be used both indoors and outdoors is key; this means it will be low maintenance and you won’t have to worry. Durable wicker or faux wicker furniture that can withstand the elements while staying in style are both going to be great options for your lake space. Target has multiple versatile options.
4. Design a Rustic Dining Room:
Adding a little bit of rustic style to your space will make it feel more comfortable and homey. The perfect way to do this is find a reclaimed wood table or a farm table with plenty of room to seat friends and family. Bring some iron chairs in the mix and you’ve got a rustic dining room everyone will want to dine in.
5. Add a Personal Touch:
Bringing in photos of family, friends and pets will allow you to add some personal aspects to your lake home. Find ways to incorporate photos into artwork or fixtures for a unique way of displaying your favorite peeps.
6. Use your Garden:
Always try to bring nature into your home. The best way to do this when lake living is cut flowers from your garden in the spring and summer and sprinkle them around the house. Or bring in pieces of pine during the fall and winter months for holiday decoration. Even find some rocks and fill hurricane glasses with candles for centerpieces in your rustic dining room, this way when you look around your house you see pieces of nature that came from your own backyard.
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There you have it, 6 simple ways to spruce up your lake home and bring nature to life this season. For more information on lakefront living, visit our website and subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on the latest trends.