Get a beach-style bedroom on a budget
Baby it’s cold outside.
And we’re guessing around this time of year, you’ve had enough.
So close your weary eyes and envision yourself on a beach. Hear the waves crashing? Smell that salt air? Feel that warm breeze?
No? Perhaps if you turn a room of your home into one reminiscent of a beachside cabana, your imagination will kick in.
We’ve done a little shopping to help you get into that island mood and create a beach style bedroom on a budget.
Bring the ocean inside:
Begin your quest for a tropical haven by shopping for a comforter set. Look for light colors with nautical accents like sea shells, starfish or boats. The comforter will set the theme of the whole bedroom, so be sure to pick one that matches the vibe you are going for. We love this 7-piece comforter set. Madison Park Nantucket 7-piece Comforter Set, $109.98 (plus Cash Back), Overstock.com
Next, look for a lamp that hints at the sea: think shells, coral – or fishing nets. This rope glass lamp offers the ambiance of the sea without being overbearing. Keep an eye out for sales at JCPenney to score a great deal. Rope Glass Table Lamp, $160 (plus Cash Back), jcpenney.com
Sometimes, all it takes is a little touch, like a throw pillow, to put you in the tropical mood. If you don’t want to replace your comforter set, new throw pillows can make a perfect, inexpensive update. If your comforter set already comes with pillows, consider adding a throw pillow to seating areas. Palm Beach 18-Inch Throw Pillow, $12.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Make tropical scents:
Everyone knows the sense of smell is powerful. If the scent of coconuts and pineapple won’t remind you of your last tropical trip, we don’t know what will. And the glow of a candle will surely bring you back to those good times. WoodWick Island Coconut Jar Candle, $18.99-$24.99 (plus Cash Back), bedbathandbeyond.com
Sound of the seas:
Finally, for a perfect touch, relax and let the sounds of the sea take you to that beachside resort with this nature sounds CD. Nature Sound Series Tropical Ocean Surf, $15.07 (plus Cash Back), overstock.com