Today’s fast-paced lifestyle has got everyone from students to working professionals and even homemakers under its tight grasp. Students are always under pressure to perform well in tests and competitive exams and are thrust into this rat race with their peers by both their parents and also society in general. They rarely find time to relax and enjoy their young years. The situation in corporate life is almost worse than this, where workers are held under strict and unrealistic deadlines to meet sales targets and business credentials that forces people to spend anywhere from ten to twelve hours each day scooped up inside a small cubicle. All of these pressure and constant work has made people lose their time for doing other relaxing activities like watching a movie or going out with friends or indulging in some sports or other outdoor activities.
Even when people do find some personal time to relax, all they do is end up glued to the screens of their phone or laptops, watching videos on the internet or playing the same old games over and over again. Not only does it become boring after some time, but not to mention it is also very harmful to the eyes and one’s health in general. It is much more desirable to step outside of the house and do some physical activities to get the stress and tension out of one’s system.
One thing that is becoming very common nowadays, especially among families and young people, is to go on a mini vacation over the weekends. In this way, they not only have a good time and enjoy themselves, but they are also back for work on the start of the week, without losing any days or without facing any consequences. These short getaways usually do not include any sight-seeing or other tourist attractions but are more focused on pampering oneself and lazing around in a nice, new place. Instead of staying in a hotel, people opt to stay in a friend’s or relatives house or choose to have a homestay accommodation. This makes for a more relaxed and private stay, without the rigorous needs and schedules that tourists usually follow.
In this same context, it is now a popular thing among families and other successful people to purchase a second home or a vacation home in such areas like near a beach or on a hill station. In this way, they get the benefit of staying in their own home, but also escape the chaos and trouble of the city and can enjoy some nice time off.
Most people choose to buy a home near the coastal area, as it makes for a more relaxing time. The popular idea of relaxation is to chill out on a beach, lying on a bench under a palm tree, sipping on fresh fruit juices and having the time of their lives. This idea of a good time is what people aim to achieve, and so they opt for owning a coastal home. To make one’s stay even more enjoyable during this time, following are some useful tips to decorate your coastal home in a beautiful and relaxing way to help you ease and to help you forget all the worries and troubles of everyday life and the pollution and discomfort of the city.
1) Picking the right furniture - Picking up the right kind of furniture in a coastal home is very important. If the place is near to the beach, even the temperature and weather of the area has to be considered to select the right kind of materials that are not degraded by the winds and sand from the sea. The most common type of furniture that is prevalent in coastal areas is those made of cane. It is a type of plant product, usually from tall grasses like bamboo, that makes for excellent furniture material. They are light and easy to use, and are also very tough and are not easily degraded by wind and heat, that is quite common in the coastal areas. Even the furniture like benches and picnic tables used on the beach are made from cane because they are very suitable for these environments.
2) Choosing the proper decorations - Coastal homes are supposed to have a very light and breezy look to it, and it usually achieved by having a very clutter-free, clean design. So, it is best to avoid lots and lots of decorative pieces. The best thing to do is to incorporate a few tree and indoor plants into the decor. The biggest drawback of this is that plants and trees require a lot of care and attention, and regular upkeep. Without someone to regularly look after and water these plants, they will wilt and die off, creating an unpleasant atmosphere.
But the best alternative to this is to use artificial areca palm plants. These are the best options because unlike live plants, artificial indoor trees do not require constant care and upkeep. It is a one-time fix, and the owner can buy these, place it in a chosen corner of the room and forget about it. These decorative palm trees also have the added advantage that they do not lose their decorative looks over time like actual living plants. If they become dusty or appear to lose their gloss, a quick wipe with a damp cloth restores these things to their original beauty.
3) The right color options - To keep up the coastal vibe of the house, it is important to choose the right kind of color options to accentuate the various furniture and decor items. Since the aim is to achieve a very cool and breezy look to the interiors of the house, the popular color options for the indoors are white and light blue, which reflect the colors of the sea and the beach, thus helping to achieve the perfect relaxing vibe inside the house.