So the other night when I was trying to find the motivation to continue unpacking and I looked over at the pillow and had an inspiration...since I now live only five minutes from the beach, I'm going to decorate my condo with a beach/nautical theme. My guest bathroom is already beach themed and my bathroom has a palm tree theme -- so why not turn my condo into my own little beach bungalow.
TJ Maxx and Marshalls in Mt. Pleasant have a ton of cute beach decor - so I snagged up a bunch of fun things there... I love those stores.
And I've been surfing the Web looking for some great accents and here's what I've gotten so far:
I need your interior decorating expertise...I have this wall right above the open bar area of my kitchen - and it will be right above my long brown couch. It's such a weird spot and I have no idea what to put there. I'll already have paintings on other walls, so I don't want to overkill with another painting...but I'm really stumped on what to put up there.
I'm still unpacking...that 'stuff' won't be there necessarily.
I thought about a ship wheel like this one, but I am afraid of going overkill with the whole nautical theme.
Other ideas I'm throwing around is maybe finding a long horizontal beach sign - something like "Life at the beach..blah blah". I also considered making my own - finding some old wood, painting it, and putting a beachy quote on it.
Another idea... buying three or four different looking clocks and setting them each to a different beach city time with the city name below each one: Charleston, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Sydney... but then I thought it might get annoying having four ticking clocks right above my head while watching TV or reading. Plus, I don't really have any connections to those other cities...and the other beaches I do have a connection to are all in the Eastern time zone.
Finally...I'm thinking maybe a wooden oar. Hanging it at a diagonal and then putting that wooden beachy sign below it. But I'm not in love with that idea...
So I'm stumped... what's an easy, affordable decorating idea for that weird spot - something that will carry the theme, but not be overkill.... please comment with your ideas, links, etc. Help!