Collecting miniature lighthouses and related sea and beach decor can be a very rewarding hobby. For those who grew up near locations with lighthouses, having a favorite replica nearby can bring back treasured memories. Other collectors have traveled and toured lighthouses or are drawn to sea and beach themes. They love to include lighthouses as part of their home decor, creating a feeling of easy charm. Many collectors have decided to decorate entire rooms around their lighthouses, with very attractive results.
Whether people own only a few or a large number of collectible lighthouses, there are ways to include them as focal points or main accent pieces in beach or sea themed rooms. These rooms have a classic design and won’t have to be changed through the years. They invite visitors to sit down, relax and feel comfortable because rooms which reflect nature’s beauty are automatically appealing.
If you are wondering how to integrate lighthouse collectibles into your home’s decor, start with one room whether a kitchen, bedroom or family room. It is usually best to think about the wall space first, setting the tone and background for the mood of the space. Rooms may need to be temporarily emptied and furniture covered with cloths so walls can be painted. This really isn’t a complicated process and wall can be painted in a single day. The right wall color should put the focus on the lighthouse collections. Safe colors include light to medium blues as well as shades of white.
Next, take out your collection of lighthouses and look at them. What main colors stand out? If you’re still not sure which wall color to pick, go with the safe bets noted before – whites and off-whites as well as light to deeper blues. To create a focal point with collectible lighthouses, consider painting the backs of display cases a color at least three shades darker than the walls. This decorating tip will automatically draw people’s eyes to the lighthouses and create a sense of depth that sets off your collectibles. Of course, you can place those lighthouses around the room as well, on coffee and end tables as well as mixed in with books on bookshelves. Aim for a light, easy feeling with plenty of accents that complement the lighthouses, such as ship replicas.
One option for decorating a room with lighthouse collectibles is Placing shelves just above windows and have them go round the room. The lighthouses can sit on the shelves, out of harm’s way but creating a gorgeous display. In the rest of the room, continue the theme with framed photos of lighthouses (perhaps taken while on vacation), some bowls of shells or individual shells laid out on coffee tables and related items.