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How to Bring Island Style to Your Dining Room

Island style calls to mind fresh colors of the sea and sand, warm sunshine, and easy living with fresh food and great drinks. Fortunately, you don’t have to have your own private island to enjoy the lifestyle. Florida’s coast, especially the new homes in Jacksonville Beach FL, brings together the relaxed lifestyle with the convenience of a thoughtfully designed home built for its environment. With indoor/outdoor living and spacious, airy rooms, you have plenty of spaces to invoke island-style dining, whether for casual meals or formal affairs.

Color is an obvious way to bring in a sense of island style. White and blue in a variety of combinations and shades instantly bring to mind white beaches and ocean blue waters. White walls serve as the perfect backdrop to which deep blues, pale greens and blues, and neutral sand colors can be added to create a beachy atmosphere. To add a touch of warmth and pop, coral-colored accessories really make your dining area stand out.
Texture is another important element in translating the island experience into your dining room. Rattan or wicker dining chairs paired with cotton pillows call to mind the plants and natural beauty of the islands. Alternatively, turn to canvas tablecloths and chair covers for a nod to the nautical. Sisal and jute rugs are another way to use texture to create a natural coastal vibe while framing the dining area, especially in open-plan spaces.

Prints, ranging from stripes to seashells, are an easy way to transform dining rooms in the new homes in Jacksonville Beach FL into an island oasis. Keep it simple with blue and white strip cushions on the dining room chairs, or go for some colorful whimsy with a coral-print tablecloth for fun, family dining. Prints doesn’t have to be limited to cushions, napkins and tablecloths. Add some stripes to the walls in watery colors, or let one large coastal-inspired painting be the focal point of the room.

Think about what island style means to you and choose the colors, textures, or prints that best create that dream image. With lots of natural light, great views, and a great design team, the Glenn Layton custom homes make it easy to create that perfect island style.

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