It’s important that all family members feel at home when you travel to your beach house. After all, this is your “home away from home”, right? Kids are no exception. Some kids may be thrilled to be spending time at the beach, while others would rather be home in their more familiar surroundings.
There is a compromise that is sure to make any child love spending time at the family’s beach house. Create an atmosphere that is specifically for kids…even let them choose some of the décor. We’re going to show you some of the cutest decorating ideas for your little beach bums that will make them never want to leave the beach house again.
Starfish are an awesome item to use in decorating both the bedroom or bathroom. They are easy to find, easy to work with, and you can incorporate them into just about any decorating idea you can come up with. Take, for example, this Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star sign from theletteredcottage.net.
This is a simple yet elegant way to incorporate not only the famous night-time nursery rhyme every kid loves but the beach theme as well. Hang this in your little one’s room for a special “kids only” feel.
This is one of our most favorite finds. Your kids will love helping create these “footprint in the sand” keepsakes for your beach house. Watch as your children’s footprints grow over the years by making this craft an annual tradition in your family.
Hang each set of footprints in your child’s room marked with their name and the date to create a wonderful display they can enjoy for years and years. Kids love to look at how much their footprints have changed over time and even look forward to participating in the craft the following year. Check out all of the DIY instructions for this project on pagingfunmums.com.
There is nothing worse than being at the beach house trying to relax and finding yourself constantly tripping over flip flops laying all over the place. Trip no more with this super cute and stylish flip flop bucket.(It’ll pair great with a rug for your beach cottage)
Just have your kids toss their flip flops into the bucket on their way into the beach house and the problem is solved. This also makes for a fun game when the kids have to dig through the bucket to match their flip flops when they head back out to the beach.
The best thing about this treasure is that the sand collects in the bottom of the can, so you can just take it outside and dump it. That’s less sand to be swept up in the house while you’re supposed to be relaxing. You can get this creative find on magicmarkingsart.blogspot.com.
You can do a lot of really creative things with simple signage. Cottage & Bungalow has some incredible signs to choose from that would be perfect for your child’s room or the family room.
Choose from any number of fish, crabs, dolphins, birds, or even light houses…whatever your taste, there is something for everyone. C & B also has word signs such as “ahoy”, “sea”, “splish splash” or for your piratey side, “arrrgh”. Each sign comes in an array of colors for you to choose from.
The kids can make up nautical adventures using the signs or pretend they are on a lost island far away. There is never a dull moment when your beach house is filled with amazing décor.