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Picking Furniture

The right furniture can really give a bedroom a beachy feel. The right furniture is a key aspect in bringing the final pieces of your surf bedroom together. If you are starting from scratch I recommend picking out what bedding you want as the centerpiece of your room, and adding the furniture to coordinate with your Hawaiian bedding. If you already have furniture you like, or just don’t want to purchase new furniture, which can be quite expensive, make sure you get bedding that coordinates with your existing furniture.


This probably sounds pretty basic, but I wanted to show you the difference the right style headboard and nightstands can make, and how they can really bring a room together.
Beach Bedding
Surfer Girl Bedding with Dark Wood Furniture
Tropical Bedding
Surfer Girl Bedding with light Beachy Furniture
For this room we originally used a darker bedroom furniture set, which we had in stock, but I felt it changed the mood of the beach / surfer girl room set we were going for. I wanted to make sure this surfer room felt open and airy, just like the beach. The great thing about the vintage beach cottage look is you can search for any used headboard set, and apply a fresh coat of white paint to it. Don’t worry if the furniture has scratches or is old, it will actually add some appeal and make your bedroom feel like a beach cottage. This is a great alternative to buying new furniture, and is good for the environment.


Of course if we had to use the dark furniture with this bedding, I probably would have picked out a different wall border, and different color paint to coordinate more with the furniture. The light sky blue paint we used requires a more open beach feel to this room.