As summer approaches, there’s no doubt that you’ll find yourself fantasizing about days at the beach more and more. While getting to the seaside isn’t so easy from Ontario, you can make up for it by giving one of the rooms in your home a coastal decor theme. In this edition of Pinterest Picks of the Day, we’ll show you how! Though the ocean view certainly completes the picture, the design in the pin above shows that a bit of color and a relaxed vibe is all you need to get that beachy feel. Dress up your patio or porch by emulating this covered lounge area. A large coral-colored lounge seat is covered and surrounded by plush cushions in hues straight from the tropical reefs. A seafoam curtain trails in the breeze, ready to offer seclusion when privacy is needed. For the final touch, add a few wicker end tables and baskets in white or sandy beige. Keep your kitchen feeling as fresh as island air by modelling it after the kitchen above. Clear glass vases, sleek chandeliers, and lamps keep the design crisp and light. The white and blue striped upholstery of the bar stools keeps in with the nautical theme, while a few palm fronds make it feel as if your home is perched right on the shoreside. We love this pin because it acts as a quick and handy visual guide for putting together the quintessential beach house look! Everything from furniture to small decorative accents is shown. Find similar pieces, incorporate them into your room, and you’ll have achieved the perfect coastal style. It’s as easy as painting by numbers. Speaking of paint, here are some of our favorite hues for painting your sea-inspired retreat. Beige sand, white surf foam, and muted blues come together beautifully for a marine palette. If you want more fabulous pins such as these, be sure to follow us on Pinterest! Visit Ottawa General Contractors LTD's profile on Pinterest.