Well, we’re over halfway through the lazy days of summer and if you are anything like me, you’re starting to worry about the dwindling days of summer that are remaining.  Adding to my ‘summer calendar anxiety’ is the fact that we’ve already taken our prerequisite family beach vacation and there isn’t another summer holiday to look forward to; Memorial Day is past, July 4th was patriotically celebrated and our summer beach vacation was thoroughly enjoyed so here we are, back home watching the remaining days of summer tick off.  So for all you like-minded summer enthusiasts who find yourselves gazing longingly at summer vacation pictures on your desk; let’s all take advantage of the remaining opportunity to enjoy a little more summer-lovin’ and beach-side décor . . . while we still can!   Southern-Charmz Interiors has a few sure-fire ways to help you glean the most out of the remaining days of summer with great decorative ideas.  These ideas are great ‘therapeutic anecdotes’ for everyone suffering from ‘SCA’ aka ‘Summer Calendar Anxiety’.  So if you have the propensity to get overly depressed about the dwindling days of summer remaining; you’ll be amazed how quickly these decorating ideas will stimulate the senses and bring ‘the-heart-of-summer’ back into your psyche!!!  Be prepared to relive your favorite beach vacations with our inventive interior shoreline decorating ideas.  Our tips will help guide you on how to create and display unique beach décor vignettes throughout your home so that the cumulative interior décor effect offers just-the-right prescription for all ‘SCA’ sufferers.  ‘Course, ya’ll know I am writing all this very tongue-in-cheek, however do not discount for one minute the joy that beach décor can bring to any interior!!!  Every glance around your home interior will rekindle the sights, sounds and touch of all that you love about your summer beach vacations. 

Many of us love beachcombing and seashells play a paramount part in everyone’s beach vacation, so what better way to relive summer beach memories than by decorating with seashells?  The natural design mosaic created by seashell décor is hard to improve upon.  Seashells come arrayed in just about every size, texture and resplendent color and create a tone of simple elegance when displayed organically.  We Southerners are so blessed to be SURROUNDED with gorgeous outdoor foliage, no matter the season, and Southern-Charmz Interiorsloves to play upon these year-round inspirations with each original design and our beach décor is no different.  We love, LOVE to exploit nature’s gifts throughout each season by adding seasonal organic touches throughout our home.  Whatever your eye gravitates toward outside, see if you can find ways to incorporate accents of it, inside.  Why should summertime decorating be relegated to decorating with the usual summer florals or groupings of sunflowers in a vase??  Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh floral accents but why not consider trying something a little different this season?  Why not relive your favorite summer beach memories by decorating with natural seashore touches throughout your home?  Beach décor touches are light, airy and relaxing, because the memories they rekindle give you a mini-holiday with every glance!  So run out to the garage and rescue those saved collections of seashells from the last five years, because we’re gonna put them to good use AND give you a mini-vacation to boost.

Natural beach decorations left in their unrefined state impart the greatest artistic influence upon a design focal point.  It is almost impossible to focus upon shoreline effects without feeling the lure of the sea… with its’ hypnotic crashing waves and salty, seashore air.  All of these seashore attributes and the physical senses that they evoke, are exactly what you want your coastal chic décor to impart.  Seashell decorations rarely require additional design enhancements like ribbons, flowers and other accoutrements, because how can one perfect something that has already been perfected by nature?  So be sure to keep an authenticity to your seaside décor and let it remain your constant guide in coastal chic decorating.  Display your seashell collections wherever your heart takes you, just keep it simple so that it feels ‘realistic’.  Real sand and colored sands are also great décor staples so for idea starters:  take clear candle globes and fill them halfway with decorative sands and insert your favorite scented candles in the middle for a simple, elegant tablescape dressing.  Or go one step further and take the same clear globe filled with sand and insert a smaller, taller, colored glass cylinder (See pictures 1-3, below) for another great coastal chic décor alternative.  Or, why not grab a large decorative vase and fill it halfway with sand and then take dried sea oats and sink them decoratively in the sand as if they were growing naturally; then take an assortment of seashells and drop them haphazardly inside the vase to lie on top the sand in between the sea oat plumes for that finishing touch.  Voila, instant beach memories accomplished and you’ve created something natural and organic to live in your home just as it does in nature. (See Pictures 4-6, below) 

You can decorate pretty much any room with a beachside décor touch, so why not grab a large clam or scallop shell and invert it so that it will become a ‘natural’ soap holder in your guest bath?  Or why not use those same shells as natural ‘scoops’ in your home?  Everyone’s laundry rooms these days are becoming more integral design spaces in the modern home, so why not keep powdered laundry detergent displayed in a decorative container and use a clam or scallop shell to add your detergent into your washer?  This shell scoop and container laundry-detergent idea is just another simple coastal chic touch to delight the senses and more importantly, distract the mind from doing laundry!  See, the possibilities are endless, especially when it involves something that already inspires you – something you love to see and enjoy, each and every summer.  It’s really up to you how long you wish to display your seaside décor whether seasonally or if you leave it up year-round.  So take on the calendar if you dare, no matter the season.  I have one guest bath that’s always on a permanent ‘island vacation’!   I grew up near the beach and still put seashell decorations on our family Christmas trees, even though we lived in a land-locked city for years now.  The compliments still come to this day from guests about our hand-made seashell ornaments, so much so, that you can look forward to them as new Southern-Charmz Interiors products to purchase this coming Holiday season. 

We hope this entry has helped all our fellow ‘SCA’ sufferers and if you are still looking for a few more ideas of coastal décor inspiration, please be sure to shop our summer beach décor pieces at Southern-Charmz Interiors.  Our beach house décor ranges from stunning sea shell wreaths to delightful sea shell collector topiaries and delicate sea shell home accents.  If a handful of sea shells can captivate the senses, just think how our natural seashell wreaths will enchant your front door visitors?  We created our Crown of Neptune Seashell Wreath to appear as though King Neptune’s very own dazzling crown of seashells washed ashore to the fortune of a beachcomber who then took it home to display for all to see.  Our Sunny Dayz Seashell Wreath offers a delightful combination of delicate dried florals and natural seashells and is a charming addition to any home.  Either one of our seashell wreaths are striking creations to be displayed inside and out or even laid flat: to be used as a table centerpiece with gorgeous plants or candles placed inside to create just that perfect beachside tablescape for your next dinner party.  Of course, our Hatteras Seashell Topiary is the ultimate seashell show-stopper!  Displayed in pairs or a grouping, this gorgeous seashell topiary captivates the senses and delights all who gaze at their spectacular assemblage of seashore jewels.  Lastly, our Hatteras Seashell Picture Frame offers just the right home for your latest and greatest summer beach vacation photos!  As you can see, Southern-Charmz Interiors has an ever growing beach house décor accent piece collection, which captivates the senses and helps rekindle the sights, sounds and touch of summer!  As always, thank you for making Southern-Charmz Interiors and Buzz on Interiors your ultimate, one-stop shopping experience for the latest interior décor designs and the latest in southern-design trends!

Recreating Summertime Decorating Ideas – Picture 1:

Gorgeous Tiered Glass Globes with Summer Beach Vacation Flair!

Gorgeous Tiered Glass Globes with Summer Beach Vacation Flair!

Enjoy spreading summer around your home by decorating with a large glass globe filled a fourth of the way with decorative sands.  Then insert another smaller colored glass globe cylinder into the sand to rest in the center of the larger globe.  For a finishing touch, decoratively position seashells in the open space in between the smaller and larger globes to rest on top of the sand.  Once complete, place a slender votive candle inside the inner globe, light and watch the candlelight dance all around the seashells inside the outer globe.

  
Top View Glass Globe Summertime Decorating Ideas – Picture 2: 

Gorgeous Top View of Tiered Glass Globes with Summer Beach Vacation Flair!

Gorgeous Top View of Tiered Glass Globes with Summer Beach Vacation Flair!

Alternate picture view, this shows our Summer Beach Vacation Tiered Glass Globe Decoration to display the concentric, tiered effect of the globes, as well as, the decorative space in between the glass globes where you artfully place your seashells.

Recreating Summertime Decorating Idea Tablescape Result – Picture 3:  

Summer Beach Decoration Tablescape Result!

Summer Beach Decoration Tablescape Result!

With a glance, you’ve created a beautiful tablescape that will rekindle the sights, sounds and touch of all that you love about your summer beach vacations. This picture showcases the design effect of how to integrate delicate beach decor accents into your existing home interior decor.

Recreating Summertime Decorating Ideas – Picture 4:

Dried Florals - Sea Oats

Dried Florals - Sea Oats

Recreating Summertime Beach Decorating Ideas – Picture 5:
This picture was taken to showcase a close-up impression of the bottom portion of this gorgeous Summer Beach Chic floral display idea consisting of:  decorative sands, seashells and preserved sea oats. 
 
Close-Up Picture of a Stunning Hand-Blown Glass Vase with a Beach Decor Combination of Sand, Seashells and Preserved Sea Oats.

Close-Up Picture of a Stunning Hand-Blown Glass Vase with a Beach Decor Combination of Sand, Seashells and Preserved Sea Oats.

Recreating Summertime Decorating Ideas – Picture 6:
Full View - Large Tabletop Beach Decor Centerpiece

Full View - Gorgeous Tabletop Beach Decor Centerpiece

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