10 Ways: To make your home feel like it's on the beach

Designing a casual beach-chic style should be bright and airy, visually transporting you to the beach no matter where you live. Coastal interiors blur the line between indoors . Casual coastal style uses beautiful seaside accessories such as shells, nautical and coastal art, aiming for a clean inviting ambiance. Casual beach-chic style is easy to achieve, you just have to remember to keep it simple and follow these 10 tips.

Casual chic slipcover sectional in beachy living room

1. Slipcover sofa. Adding a major casual comfy element to your design with a slipcover sofa will give your space coastal design.

10 ways to make your city home feel like a casual beachside home.

Coastal stripe furniture

2. Coastal stripes,especially blue and white stripes offer a beach house vibe.

Coastal outdoor fabrics

3.Outdoor fabrics. For upholstered furnishings, consider outdoor fabrics, which come in designs and colors that look great in a living room and outdoor space.

Ocean treasures

4.Display your collected beach treasures. This will bring in the feel of the sea as well as provide a place for your treasures to shine.

Casual coastal lighting

5. Casual coastal lighitng. Use lighting that makes you feel like you are on vacation at a Hamptons resort.

Coastal art wall

6.Artful and creative wall displays. Create whimsical and fun walls of art. A beach house is never serious.

Nautical decor

7.Nautical and whimsical decor. Use fun and casual accessories like life savers and wooden oars to decorate your space.

Mixed patterns and textures

8.Mix patterns and textures for an exciting and casual design usually seen in beach decor.

Seashell adornments

9. Seashell adornments. Whenever possible use shelled furniture and shell lighting in your home to bring in the ocean and a light to your decor.

Light and weathered beachy woods

10. Light and weathered woods. Coastal style dictates a lighter touch. Picture driftwood bleached out with a salty patina. Whitewashed or pickled woods, blond maple and ash, or bamboo.  This goes for flooring as well as furniture. Painted wood planks and beadboard are also perfectly coastal.

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Casual beach chic slipcover sectional in living room

Coastal striped furniture

Coastal living room with outdoor fabrics

Collected beach treasures on display

Casual and coastal lighting

Artful and creative coastal art walls

Nautical whimsical decor

Mix patterns and textures in your beach decor

Beachy seashell furniture and lighting

Light and weathered woods are best for beachy coastal design


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