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Find art from warm sandy beaches or western sunsets, no matter where you are on the globe.  Find relaxing nautical home decor and warm ocean-themed artwork on posters, cards and totes to bring the beach life indoors.

Learn how to live at the beach without leaving your home by decorating your home in tropical, stormy or cool sandy beach themes!

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Page Contents

Art: Beach Themed Posters,
Art & Decor

Beach Wedding
Custom Invitations

Decorating Tips:  Creating A Shore Theme in Your Outdoor Space

Relax on a Mini Vacation: View Daily Beach Landscapes

Beautiful Beach-Themed Artwork on Posters and Cards

A few of my favorite images of original beach artwork from Zazzle

At the Beach -- Open Window View with Daffodils Posters
At the Beach Open Window View
with Daffodils Posters

by SceneFromAWindow
Sea Horse, Sea Turtle Coastal Beach - Fine Art Posters
Sea Horse, Sea Turtle Coastal Beach Art
by AudreyJeanne
The Dolphins and The Treasure Chest print
The Dolphins and
The Treasure Chest Art Poster

by DragonCat
Orange Cat, flowers and beach view print
Orange Cat, Flowers and
Beach View Poster Print

by ArtistAl

Tropical South Wind Vintage Beach Etching Products
Tropical South Wind Vintage Beach Etching Invitations, Stationery and Home Decor
by AngelCityArt

Beautiful Beach-Themed Custom Wedding Invitatiions

Get creative with these ocean and sea creature designs you can customize and even save for laterl
Starfish Beach Theme Wedding Invitations
Starfish Beach Theme Wedding Invitations
by PMCustomWeddings
Beach Destination Wedding Invitation, Foaming Surf
Beach Destination Wedding Invitation, Foaming Surf by cutencomfy 
Vintage Blue Sea Horse Beach Wedding Invitation
Vintage Blue Sea Horse Beach Wedding Invitation by TheBrideShop
Seashells Pearls Beach Wedding invitations
Seashells Pearls Beach Wedding invitations
by WeddingCentral

Life's a Beach:  A Shore Theme in Your Outdoor Space

By Debbie Rodgers

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr. Johnson evidently didn't how to relax, but as another summer is slipping away, you can. Did you visit the beach this year? Do you wish you had? Either way, you can create a seaside feel in your outdoor space and enjoy memories of the shore at home! Here are some quick tips.

Beach Colors:
Your choice of color will be the biggest stress reliever in your home "beach." The relaxing hues of the beach are sun-bleached and sand- and water-washed. Think cool and inviting water, lapping on the shore; the pale sand underfoot; the tall pale green beach grasses; the pale pink and coral of shells; the white clouds in a the blue sky.

For your blue, try Kelly Moore's Essence of the Sea or Sail Away, Beauti-tone's French Blue, or Benjamin Moore's Robin's Egg.

If you prefer brighter colors use bright pink or orange, especially in striped fabric or small accessories such as candles.

Beach Themed Furniture:
The beach calls for casual wooden seating. Try folding wooden chairs with colorful striped canvas slings, set under a pale colored canvas umbrella that you've propped in a large bucket of sand.

Beach Inspired Fabrics:
What do you take to the beach? Canvas tote bags, terry towels and flip-flops. Use these fabrics for cushions, throws and the seating itself. Install decorative hooks on a wall, and hang beach towels as "art."

Shoreline Motifs:
Many beach goers return home with a collection of shells, beach rocks and smooth bits of colored glass. If you have such a collection, use them to good effect in your outdoor space. Clean up your treasures by running them through a cycle of the dishwasher in the utensil basket. You can also rub baby oil into rocks to bring out the shine that you saw under the beach sun.

The most obvious way to display your shells and pebbles is in a clear glass dish or jar, or a flat plate. Try filling a saucer with them and inserting a votive candle. Or if the shells themselves are large enough, pour candle wax around a wick in the shell cavity itself. Shells can be used in attractive tic-tac-toe games, for stamping fabrics and many other purposes.

You can easily change the feel of your beach theme by the use of different motifs. Perch a sea-gull on a piece of driftwood draped with a piece of fisherman's net and use a lighthouse or two elsewhere in the space, and you'll be reminded of a coastal fishing village. Folding sling chairs, an umbrella and pots of beach grass give a recreational feel to your space. Or combine the lighthouses with sailboat silhouettes for a more urban shore look.

Whatever kind of shore you prefer, use these ideas to recreate it at home. Put on a recording of ocean waves lapping on the sand, kick off your shoes and enjoy the beach!

Debbie Rodgers, the haven maven, owns and operates Paradise Porch, and is dedicated to helping people create outdoor living spaces that nurture and enrich them. Her latest how-to guide "Attracting Butterflies to Your Home and Garden" is now available on her web site. Visit her at http://www.paradiseporch.com and get a free report on "Eight easy ways to create privacy in your outdoor space".  Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Debbie_Rodgers

Cute Custom Tropical and Beach Themed Tote Bags

Custom Canvas Nautical Beach Tote Bags
Custom Canvas Nautical Beach Tote Bags

Beach Art and Fun Surf Site Near You!

Public Art Treasures in Santa Barbara, California from Santa Barbara Magazine:  Look up, look down, because these murals and sculptures are all around! Public art beautifies our cities and gives us an additional reason to get outside and explore. Here is a handy guide to the local sights from south to north.

West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places Program: Peruse artwork by local and international artists who bring "creative expression to the streets, parks and other public places of a dynamic city, reflecting its continuing cultural renaissance."  They also have a call for artists section!

Indigenous Art in Australia:  Learn about the people and myths see unique and beautiful artwork from the Australia Tourism Board.

The Irish Surfing Association lists great spots to surf in Ireland.

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