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Coastal jars with sand and candles

1. Festive fern wreath holiday decor with fresh greenery is a beautiful way to fill a wall with joy.

2. Coastal glass jars or lanterns with sand and candles is a simple project you can have the kids help with. These holiday candles can be placed throughout the house for ambiance and festive decor.

Coastal gourd & pumpkin tablescape

3. Gourds, pumpkins & antlers tablescape is an easy festive design you can create at your table for your holiday dinner gathering.

Festive holiday calendar display

4. Fun holiday calendar wall display will add a festive feel to your wall as well as countdown to your favorite holiday. You could even fill the bags with a surprise each day you countdown.

Greenery peace holiday wreath

5. Add a pop of red to your coastal living room with some great throw pillows to bring in some Christmas cheer.

Succulent festive holiday plantings

6. Succulent festive holiday plantings with holiday embroidered containers can be placed in any room to bring in some festive feeling.

Coastal lanterns with lights

7. Turn your coastal lanterns into an easy and stylish holiday display by adding lights to your lanterns.

Holiday lighted stars wall display

8. Holiday lighted stars wall display is a great way to light a space with holiday style.

Holiday banner

9. Holiday banner hung on a wall or in a doorway will usher in the festive spirit to a space.

Yarn wrapped festive branches

10. Yarn wrapped festive branches can add a touch of holiday cheer to a table.

10 Ways to decorate with coastal Christmas Cheer. Spice up your holiday decor with these 10 tips.

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Festive fern wreath holiday decor

Coastal glass jars with sand and candles

Red Coastal Throw Pillows

Gourds, pumpkins & antlers tablescape

Festive holiday wall calendar display

Greenery peace holiday wreath

Succulent festive holiday plantings

Coastal lanterns with lights

Holiday lighted stars wall display

Holiday banner

Yarn wrapped festive branches

white slipcover sofa aand chairs, clean coastal room, navy and white
Measure. The first step in arranging a space is determining its size. Use a tape measure to get the dimensions of a room. This is key to making sure your furniture selections will fit. This slipcover sofa and chairs fits the room perfectly.
navy and white coastal dining room

Mix furniture of different sizes.
Every object has a height, depth and width. To add visual interest to any space, incorporate a variety of furniture with different characteristics. If you're going for a serene, relaxing space keep the furnishing size in a room similar.
clean, coastal modern living space

Furniture size & scale to create balance.
The size of furniture pieces are relative to one another and the size of the space is their scale. Similarly scaled pieces are more serene when used together. A nice balance of pieces creates a comfortable coastal design, utilizing differing heights, depth and width throughout a room. When the furniture is out of scale,it just won't feel comfortable.
aqua and white coastal room with white sofa and chairs

Furniture relationship & balance to create symmetry.

The relationship of items to one another to form a pleasing whole is called balance. There are two forms of balance: symmetrical and asymmetrical. Bilateral symmetry has two of everything. Asymmetry refers to an imbalance, such as two candles of slightly different sizes next to each other. Symmetry is very serene, while asymmetry is used to add visual interest.

modern coastal white living room

Painters perspective.
Look at your space as a painter looks at a work of art. There are visual tricks that painters use to create the appearance of depth in a space. The first trick painters use is "triangulation." In interior design, triangulation is the placement of two end tables on either side of a sofa with a painting above the sofa.
coastal modern living room with white sofa and blue and white pillows

Form & function of the space.
All furniture arrangements have a form and a function. Large rectangular spaces can be dealt with by dividing the "form" of the space into another form. A long, narrow living space, for example, can be split into two areas of function. One half can be for the sofa, or the function of conversing and watching TV, and the other half is the Dining Room, or the function of dining.
traditional living room dining room

6 Simple tips to make the right furniture choices and space plan in your coastal rooms. Design tips to maximize your furniture style & function in your space.

Fall Thanksgiving table centerpieces

1. Set the tone the second guests walk in. Create a welcoming entry or foyer that invites your guest and sets the mood. You can do this by decorating a hall table or coastal console in your entry with holiday decor and seashell accents.

2. Mood music. Keep the music going to keep the party flowing. A nice mix of music at a level your guests can still talk over will create a party mood. Music makes everything better.

Coastal Lighting

3. Light the night. Lighting can totally set the mood. A beautiful coastal chandelier hung over the dining table sets the coastal tone and sheds light on your party so guests can enjoy conversation. These are great examples of coastal lighting, cargo ship lights give a nautical dining feel while the coastal beaded chandelier envokes a seashore design to your space.

Coastal Thanksgiving Centerpieces

4. Get creative with your centerpieces. A creative coastal holiday centerpiece decorates the dining table and makes the gathering around the coastal table special. It shows your style, creativity and desire to have a wonderful gathering. 

Creative coastal seating cards and place setting

5. Assigned seating. Setting the placement of guests to create conversation and new friendships is a great way to make your party memorable. Go an extra step by making special coastal seating cards for your guests to let them know you care. These coastal place settings are a good example of seaside design for a coastal party.

Coastal Thanksgiving Tablescapes

6. Tablescape presentation. The presentation is essential in your coastal party design. From the way you present the food to the napkins you choose for cocktails, it all matters and aids in creating your coastal holiday theme.

Coastal slipcover arm dining chairs

7. Comfortable coastal seating. You want your guests to be comfortable, have fun and stay at your party so give them a comfy seat. These great coastal slipcovered arm chairs are a lovely example of the right seating for your "friendsgiving" party.

Thanksgiving Photo Props

8. Thanksgiving Photo Props. Make your guests some fun pilgram hats or feather headbands for some fun photo opportunities. Let your guests personalities shine with this fun little experiement.

Thanksgiving Goodies To Go Home

9. Let your guests take home goodies in style

Coastal Thank You Notes In a Bottle

10. Thankful Cards. Place sweet little cards for your guest to write what they are thankful for. Then have everyone read theirs outloud for all to enjoy.  These thankful notes in a bottle are a special coastal design idea your guests will love.

10 coastal design tips to take your coastal party or "friendsgiving" to the next level of design. A coastal Thanksgiving party desing tips for seaside entertaining.

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1. Fall decor tablescapes

3. Cargo Ship Lights & Coastal Beaded Chandelier

4. Seashell with Flowers Centerpiece & Fall Fruit Centerpiece

5. Name Card Seating Design

6. Nautical Thanksgiving Tablescape  & Thanksgiving Tablescape

7. Slipcovered Dining Chairs

9. Thanksgiving Goodie Boxes & Thanksgiving Pie To Go Home

10.  Creative Coastal Thank You Notes In A Bottle

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