10 Ways: Coastal Tips for Living In A Small Space

Small beach cottage with slipcover sectional sofa

1. Get the most of your seating space. Slipcover sectional sofas are a great way to utilize your space and offer ample seating in a small room.

Seashell collection display

2. Display your collections. Collections can table up too much space if you are not careful. Gather your collection and display it instead of letting it take up space in boxes. Sometimes we may have more things to love than we have room to display them all if this happens create a seasonal display instead!

Coastal living room with large seashell mirror

3. Mirror reflection. Hanging a large coastal mirror will relfect light in your space as well as make the room feel bigger.

Coastal aqua living room with tall drapery

4. Raise your drapes. Drapes and curtains installed close to the crown molding or ceiling is a great way to make your space appear taller. 

Coastal Kitchen With Rattan Barstools

5. Barstools that tuck away. Space is limited so it's important to keep what open feel you can. An easy start can be with your coastal barstools, opt for ones that tuck under the island or bar. These coastal rattan stools are a great example.

6. Repurpose things to fit your needs.  Found driftwood or your old surfboard become artwork, dressers become TV consoles, stools become plant stands. Dual purpose items are key to making small spaces work.

7. Be Organized. Organization in small spaces is so important. Chaos needs more room.

Beach house coastal dining room with driftwood orb coastal chandelier

8. Statement Lighting. Pick a great coastal chandelier to light your space. Make a staement and a design choice to show your style, small spaces can handle big design very well.

9. Let the light in. Keep the drapes open to let the most natural light in. Beach houses are open and airy- make your small coastal cottage feel open with light.

10. Don’t be afraid to move furniture around. Keep an open mind and remember your space holds opportunities for change.

Coastal design tips from the crew at Our Boat House for living in a small space. Get the most out of your coastal design in a small home.

Photo Credits:

 Slipcover Sectional Sofa In Small Beach Cottage

 Seashell Collection Display

 Coastal Living Room With Large Seashell Mirror

 Coastal Aqua Living Room With Tall Side Panels

 Coastal Kitchen With Rattan Barstools

Beach House Coastal Dining Room With Coastal Chandelier


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