Decorating at the Beach
Furnishing your beach house can be stressful for many reasons. First of all, peaceful towns located on the beach are often far away from any popular or high end furniture stores. In order to find exactly what you like, you will need to order online and have delivered to your beach house or go shopping around your hometown to pick out what you like. There are a couple of key elements to keep in mind when shopping for a home that will be doused in water and sand during the summer months.
Sofas and Couches
First of all, find a water resistant sofa. Initially, many families think “It’s okay, we’ll come in and shower immediately before sitting on the furniture.” When multiple people are spending time on the beach at the same time, they typically all come in around the same time. While waiting for others to shower, it’s convenient to sit on the couch and flip on the TV. You don’t have to worry about the mess and damp fabrics if you get a couch that can withstand the damage. Purchasing something stain resistant or water proof means people can go directly from a beach or pool to the furniture.
Rugs and Flooring
Next, visit a local furniture store to try out rugs. Wood floors can get damaged from all of the water and tiles get slippery. If you don’t have carpet flooring, it is important to have a large rug covering the space to absorb some of the water and prevent people from falling. One great place to buy rugs is Virginia Wayside Furniture. They have a great selection of different colors and styles to match any home- not to mention they have affordable prices!
The rest of your home doesn’t need special attention. Buy tables, chairs, and bedroom furniture that match your personal preferences. As long as your floors and couches are ready to handle some outdoor elements, you can be more flexible with the rest of your home.