The very sound of running water has been proven to reduce stress in a person by releasing endorphins that create a calmer mood. And, a calmer, more serene space can lead to a more productive and happier environment for everyone. Who wouldn't want that? If you think about it, tropical destinations with beautiful white sandy beaches and clear water are the most popular destinations around the world. Why is that? Its because the the average person dream of living on the ocean front, near to a lake, or some large body of water. I too would love to be on the beach right now if I could. Since thats not possible at the moment, here are some of the tips and tricks I employ to bring the calm and serenity of the beach to my home instead.
1. Beach Finds
I love adding beach finds to my decor. Whether its sea shells, beach glass, drift wood, sand or even interesting rocks, it makes a stylish statement if done right. Beach finds are so versatile you can display them in just about any room of your home. If you are not confident in arranging your finds, get a glass jar, or vase in a shape that you like. Tip: The simpler the better. Put the shells and found treasures in there and you are done. Arranging your finds on a dish is also very attractive in a space.
2. Beach inspired Photographs and Paintings
3. Desk Top Water Fountains and Fish Tanks
A friend of mine bought me a desktop water fountain, and I loved it! It was only about four inches wide and five inches tall but it made my day every day just to have a little piece of therapy in the middle of a chaotic day. Its definitely the gift that keeps on giving. If you are able to get one of these its the best. Another popular way to bring the beach to your home is through fish tanks. Not only is a fish tank great to look at, you will also literally add new life to your home. In my my opinion its these personal touches that makes a house a home.
4. Hard Cover Books and Transparent bottles
All beach photos were taken in Long Island, Bahamas.