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10 Ways

1. Wicker. Using wicker furniture like these chairs at your dining table will give the texture and tones of beach house decor.

The perfect compliment to our Driftwood Dining Table are our Nantucket Washed Woven Rattan Dining Chair, adding a texture element and natural interest. 

2. Coastal lighting This beachy wood DIY chandelier gives the room ambiance and a seaside feel. Shop our wide variety of coastal lighting from chandeliers, to pendant lighting and everything in between. 

3. Coastal flooring. Laying a coastal beach house rug under your dining table adds an instant cozy factor.

Coastal beach house dining room with pops of aqua

4. Ocean colors. Using aqua as an accent color in your dining room will give it a very coastal feel. Aqua is a common thread in most beach houses/restaurants beacuse it makes you think of the ocean.

Beach house dining room with glass accents

5. Glass accessories. Glass has a transparent and bright, light reflecting property that makes it perfect for adorning tables with. Glass hurricanes allow whatever you put in them to shine through mimicking the shells on the ocean floor.

Beach house dining table

6. Weathered wood dining table. Nothing makes your space feel like a beach house quite like a great piece of weathered wood furniture, like our Chesapeake Plank Dining Table

Coastal white slipcover dining chairs

7. White slipcover. White is a big part of beach house design for it's clean look, add these Laguna Dining Chairs into the mix and you have instant beach house decor. 

Coastal beach cottage painted furniture

8. Painted furniture. Most coastal beach cottages have a piece of painted furniture or three. Painted wood gives the feeling of collected over time and in the right color and space it definitely creates a beach house design.

Nautical whale sculpture on the dining table

9. Nautical elements. Adding a touch of nautical with an ocean whale sculpture or a cargo light will give your dining room a coastal feel.

Ocean inpsired artwork in the dining room

10. Ocean inspired wall hanging. Hanging a painting of the sea or coastal mirror will complete your beach house dining room design.

Coastal dining decor and furnishings to complete your beach house design. All the nautical lighting and furniture you need for your coastal dining room

Small Garden Wooden Wall Planters

Even the tiniest coastal patios can have beautiful gardens. All you need are a few cuttings and some wood slices to add a touch of personality to your wall. A little love and water a few times a week and your garden wall will flourish. 

Repurposed Bar Cart Garden

This repurposed bar cart patio garden is a great way to fit the garden life into your small outdoor living space.

Coastal Patio Garden Railing

Think outside the box when space is limited. This garden on the balcony railing is a great way to infuse your outdoor space with green. 

Coastal Planter Privacy Wall

Create a privacy wall with plants. Build vertical planter walls to provide a lush barrier for your outdoor space.

Pretty and practical dwarf fruit trees

Want to get more bang for your buck with your small-space garden? Be pretty and practical with dwarf citrus trees. They thrive in container gardens, providing vibrant color as well as fruit!

Some of the most popular dwarf citrus trees to grow in containers are: Meyer lemon: First imported from China in 1908, it is believed to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. The fruit has a very sweet flavor and is less acidic than a true lemon. Calamondin: Prized for its attractive shape and foliage, it produces fragrant flowers nearly year-round. It is grown primarily for aesthetics and less for actual, edible fruit. Dwarf Kaffa lime tree: The rind of the fruit and the unique double-lobed, aromatic leaves are often used in cooking.

Stepped Planters

Stepped planters maximize space in narrow garden, the raised beds set in copper containers offer a modern twist to a tiny garden.

Succulent Wall Art

Cover your patio walls with living green like these succulent wall planters to create art on the wall. This is such a beautiful way to have a garden in a small space. 

Coastal window box gardens

A two-foot-wide box will easily host four to six large herb plants or a small crop of salad greens. Try to choose plants with a variety of shapes and colors, such as purple basil, tall lemon verbena, and chives, to make the display attractive. Herbs are particularly good choices for urban window boxes, since they can be maintained with just a watering can and a pair of shears. Most herbs require minimal fertilizing. In fact, overfed herbs lose essential oils in their leaves, making them less flavorful.

Furniture Garden

Take the repurposed bar cart idea one step further and use an old dresser as tiered garden with big style. 

Vertical Shoe Garden

Vertical show garden. A shoe organizer is a great way to build a vertical garden. Not only does this garden look great and save space, it helps to keep those critters and pets out of your herbs and vegetables. You just have to fill each of the shoe spaces with potting soil or compost and then add your plants. Be sure that you choose a place for your hanger that gets enough sunlight for the plants and if there is protection overhead from rain, you will need to water them occasionally as well.

Don't let a lack of space get you down. Small coastal spaces with beautiful gardens.Try these short cuts for making the best garden choices in a compact space.

PHOTO CREDITS:

Wooden Wall Planters Photo by Viva Terra

Repurposed Bar Cart Garden

Coastal Patio Garden Railing

Coastal Planter Privacy Wall

Dwarf Fruit Trees

Stepped Planters

Succulent Wall Art

Coastal Window Box Gardening

Furniture Garden

Vertical Shoe Garden

With summer just around the corner,  adding fresh coastal touches to your home is a simple way to reflect the seaside mood. 

Coastal living room with wicker accent chairs

1. WICKER VIBE.  From hanging lights to accent chairs, wicker is summer's favorite material. It adds in texture and natural hues to your coastal space. This beach house living room with wicker accent chairs and coastal sea fan framed art is a great example.

Coastal bedroom with wall hanging drifwood

2. COASTAL ART. Add in some beachy style that screams summertime with a framed ocean print or a seaside treasure like this sea fan. Maybe hang a driftwood specimen or a ship painting to evoke memories of Summer.

Coastal pop of color

3. POP OF COLOR. A pop of color  in your coastal white space can add a touch of summer with ease. Summer is all about bright bold and fun colors. Take a note from Summer by painting hanging coastal lanterns a bright pop of color, check out how it brightens up this beach house kitchen.

Aqua beach house living room

4. AQUA HUES. Ocean blues and aqua hues speak the Summertime language. Hang an aqua beaded chandelier , paint a wall a soft ocean tone or add a throw pillow to an all white slipcover sofa to add that Summer touch.

Blue and white coastal living room

5. BOAT STRIPES.  Coastal blue and white boathouse stripes give a nautical feeling to your space, making us think of sailing the ocean in the Summer breeze. Add your own touch of Summer with a coastal blue and white boat stripe area rug or a striped club chair for the same effect.

Beach house slipcover decor

6. SLIPCOVER LIVING. Coastal white slipcover sofas make us think of big white beach towels hugging you after a dip in the ocean. They give that comfy coastal feel of the Summer. Slipcover furnishings are a casual beachy design that will give your space a Summer feel.

7. ROPE & TEXTURE. Natural textures like rope and jute give a sense of sandy beaches. Add a little beach to your space with a jute area rug or a couple rope lamps for some Summer design.

Coastal dining room with mirror

8. REFLECT THE SUMMER LIGHT.  A great coastal mirror hung in the right spot will spread the Summer sun throughout your space lighting it with that warm glow. A mirror can also give the illusion of a bigger space so it's a win win.

 Basket Of Beach Towels

9. BASKET OF SUMMER. Fill a great wicker basket with fluffy beach towels by the door for grab and go Summer fun.

Coastal Outdoor Living

10. SUMMER LOUNGE. Create an area to take in the sun or just enjoy the coastal breeze outdoors. This outdoor coastal living room with fire table is the perfect design example.

10 ways to add a coastal Summer touch to your living space. Give your beach house a coveted Summer design with these 10 tips.

PHOTO CREDITS:

Coastal Living Room With Wicker Accent Chairs

Coastal Bedroom With Driftwood Wall Hanging

Beach House Kitchen With Painted Hanging Lanterns

Aqua Beach House Living Room

Blue And White Stripe Coastal Living

Slipcover Beach House Furnishings

Coastal Dining Room With Boat Oar Mirror

Outdoor Coastal Living Room With Fire Pit

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