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10 Ways

Whether you live just steps from the ocean or miles away, a beach inspired porch brings the feel of the seashore right to your front door.  

Ocean hued beach house porch

1. Ocean Hues.  Use aqua tones of the ocean blues and sandy hues like the dunes to give your porch a beachy design.

Outdoor coastal beach house porch with nautical lantern

2. Nautical lanterns will add a touch of seaside design to any porch. This understated beach house porch with a beach dune and ocean view doesn't need much to have a beachy style, the nauitcal lantern pendant is the perfect touch.

Outdoor slipcover furniture

3. Outdoor slipcovered furnishings is our favorite way to bring the beach house style to your porch. A comfy coastal casual feel is key with any beach house design.

Beach house porch with blue and white stripe outdoor rug

4. Outdoor rugs anchor your space and make it feel comfy. Add a coastal outdoor blue and white striped rug to your porch to get a casual coastal feel.

5. Textures like wicker coastal outdoor seating add a beach house element to an outdoor space or front porch.

Coastal outdoor hanging seating

6. Hanging Coastal Seating adds a coastal whimsy design to your space. It gives you outdoor living an unexpected coastal design for a big impact.

Sectional coastal sofa for porch

7. Sectional sofa for lots of coastal seating on coastal porch. Fill your coastal porch with the perfect seating by using a sectional sofa. This allows you to lounge, lay down, read a book, or enjoy the entire family together in one space.

8. Throw pillows make the outdoors feel like your inside the beach house by adding coastal accents and a comfy casual feeling.

Aqua painted ceiling on coastal porch

9. Aqua Paint. Paint your porch ceiling or floors for a coastal beach house vibe. This is a great way to give your coastal space a vast open feeling of the sky or ocean waves that most beach houses usually have.

Open deck with fire element

10. Fire elements. If you have an open air deck a fire element brings a beachy bon fire feel to your space.

10 ways to create a beachy coastal outdoor living space. Great tips to create outdoor living areas for your porch.

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Ocean hued coastal porch

Nautical lantern hung lights on beach house porch

Outdoor slipcover furnishings on porch

Outdoor blue and white stripe area rug on porch

Outdoor hanging coastal seating

Sectional sofa for lots of coastal seating on coastal porch

Aqua painted ceilings or floors on coastal porch

Open deck porch with fire element

An important but overlooked component of interior design is texture. You can have the most beautiful design in the world, but if it strikes the same visual tone throughout, it will feel flat. Here are 10 ways you can add texture to your home.
 
Coastal room with white slipcover, driftwood, rope and glass ball lanterns
coastal blues and whites

1. Color Tones. Decorating a room in all the same tone is a wasted opportunity. Using only one shade of a color looks flat; choose two or preferably three and mix them between coastal accessories,rugs, furniture and paint.

navy and white coastal room

2. Accent wall. Wallpapering or painting an accent wall a different color will add dimension and texture to the room without being overpowering.

Aqua coastal space

3. Glazing. Adding a glaze to paint on the wall adds automatic texture and gives off a subtle glow when light hits it. Glaze also reflects the natural lighting in the room, creating a warmer effect.

Coastal Kitchen, aqua ceiling
4. Emphasize the ceiling. The ceiling is an important fifth wall in a room, paint it an interesting color, to give the room a textured feel. Using complementary color or shade, like a lighter gray ceiling with medium gray on the walls. A lighter shade on the ceiling can often make it feel higher.
Navy and white coastal living room, white slipcover sofas.
5. Mix textures in your fabrics. When it comes to fabrics don't use the same texture. For example, If you have pillows on the sofa in the same color family make sure they're not all the same fabric or print. Use a variety of textures and prints to automatically add interest to the entire space.
Navy blue walls, white drapes, coastal dining room, white slipcover chairs

6. Window treatments. Dressing your windows with fabric or woven blinds creates layers and texture while giving the space a finished look.

Navy walls, coastal space, white slipcover sofas, navy and white chevron rug
7. Area rugs. A coastal area rug instantly defines a space. Natural wood flooring is always beautiful, but looks far better with the layered, textured effect an area rug gives.
Aqua walls, driftoowd, white slipcover sofa

8. Weathered Wod. Weather it's a reclaimed wood dining table or a great piece of driftwood displayed on the wall, wood is an effortless representation of texture.

wood chandeliers, coastal living room, white slipcover sofas and chairs

9. Layer lighting. Having overhead lighting, sea inspired chandeliers, task lighting and soft tabletop lighting adds dimension to your space. Light casts shadows and adds brightness, creating layers and texture.

driftwood mirror, white slipcover sofas, navy and white pillows
10. Mirrors. Hanging a coastal mirror will reflect and cast light in a room defining existing textures and creating new. Mirrors also create the illusion of a bigger space, giving you more reasons to add a great mirror to your space.
10 Ways to add coastal texture style with layers and finishes. Design tips to give depth to your coastal home design and decor.
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Create your own Glamping Experience:
The best way to make beach camping feel luxurious? Glamp it up! Elevate your camp experience with the comforts of home.

Glamoing on the beach at Big Sur California

1. Get off the ground. The best way to make camp feel luxurious? An air mattress will elevate yout sleeping to the next level and keep you comfy all night.

Coastal camping at it's best

2.Use comfort touches from home. Sleep with your own coastal sheets and bedding. Bring along a great cotton throw or pack up your favorite Antibes Ticking Bedding.

3. Treat your feet. An indoor-outdoor throw rug will keep the sand at bay as well as dres up your camping space with coastal style.

4. Coastal Seating. Bring a chair with a back. Wether you load up your favorite beach chair or the most comfrotable slipcover arm chair you have.  You are gonna appreciate good seating that creates awesome coastal chic style.

Glamping Set Up With Lighting

5. Create mood lighting. Coastal candle lanterns are a great way to add light and stylish ambiance to your camping experience.

Hammock On The Beach

6. Hang Out.  Tie a hammock to the trees and hang out in coastal style.

Fire Pit

7. Element of Fire. Create a space to gather around the fire with a fire element.

8. Floor Pillows can create extra seating and make the hang out around the campfire coastal comfy.

9. Movie Time. Set up your lap top for an outdoor movie expereince.

10. Bring The Snacks! Load up the chocolate and the marshmellows to create those smores.

Coastal Glamping On The Beach

Glamping on Florida’s West Coast in RV Parks:
There are a few RV parks right on the beach, such as Red Coconut RV Park in North Ft. Myers beach, and Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in the Florida Keys. Or Bluewater Key Resort , 10 miles from Key West where most every spot has it’s own dock. Bring your own RV, or look for a rental!

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Glamping at Big Sur California

Coastal Camping

Glamping Set Up With Lighting

Hammock On The Beach

Fire Pit

Glamping on the beach

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