Bright and breezy coastal style, with a palette drawn from sand, sea and sky transports you straight to the beach even if you are landlocked!
Coastal style is at its best when it sets a mood rather than hitting people over the head with its beachiness.
Beach Decor Coastal Must-Haves
Blue hues. Stripes. Rattan or sisal. Rope. Linen fabrics. Driftwood. Painted white furniture.
Stick to a crisp palette and pared-down furnishings
Light may be the single most important element of coastal style. That’s one reason white is the hallmark color of coastal interiors.
Choosing the right colors for your walls and decor will easily transform your home and give it the feeling of a relaxed coastal environment. Think neutrals like weathered driftwood grays and warm soft sands. Muted greens like beach grass, kelp, and sea glass. Watery sea blues and aquas.
What did you bring home from your last trip to the beach? Shells, sea glass, starfish, odds and ends make great accent pieces around the house. Experiment with new ways to display old favorites. Frame your shells or hang them in a grid.
When it comes to fabrics, go natural with linen and cotton to create a light, beachy feel. Linen is naturally resistant to bacteria, so it will tough it out through wet bathing suits and sandy feet.
Choose slipcovered seating in linen or cotton—a must in any coastal home. The slipcover can be thrown in the washing machine so cleaning up after sandy beach days or messy pets and children is simple.
Here are some of our favorite things to add coastal accents to your home. Please click on any of the images for more information and shopping details.