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Home design trends for waterfront living

A fresher, more inviting look for your waterfront home is a gift you’d want to give yourself and your family. These design trends are guaranteed to give that waterfront home you’ve invested so much on added pizzazz and character to make it stand out from the rest.

The return of Old-World style

Rustic themes will always be in style. Old-world ornamentation is the best way to go this year. So pick up choice pieces with that regal yet broken-in or antique-like look.

You can also add accents in colors associated with this style like navy, forest green, ochre, and burgundy.

Simplicity is key

Go beyond extravagant and high-maintenance landscaping. Designers and trendsetters are now leaning towards outdoor areas that are easier to maintain. For example, you can place smaller, easy-to-maintain trees and plants that blend with the surroundings.

For the home itself, use limestone and the hardwood ipe to achieve a natural look. Both materials are durable are therefore more practical.

Unfinished scrubbed wood floors in light or neutral hues are also perfect for days when you want to walk around the house barefoot and carefree.

Grow a terrarium pool

Make your swimming pool unique and eco-friendly by turning it into a pseudo pond. You can do this by adding small aquatic plants to the pool itself. Or you can place tiny fish in the pool and let them thrive there.

This set-up is perfect for homeowners who live beside a lake but are reluctant to take a dip.

Build a patio

If you don’t have a screened-in porch or patio in your waterfront home yet, now is the perfect time to add one. This makes the most of your lakeside location, a place to enjoy the lovely lakeside breeze—minus the mosquitoes and other bugs!

A fireplace, on the other hand, lets you enjoy the area even after summer.

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