Coastal Home Blog
1. Brass is in, nickel gets pushed aside.
Brass is taking over in the design world. From lighting fixtures to a few small touches like swapping out kitchen cabinet hardware will give your home an on-trend update. This coastal white kitchen with brass cargo ship lights hung over the island is a great example of how to get more likes on Instagram.
2. Weathered Wood Works.
Reclaimed wood walls and weathered wood furnishings are hot. Infuse your space with reclaimed wood tables, weathered driftwood wall hanging or a great teak coffee table. This coastal living room with slipcover sofa and chairs is complimented beautifully with weathered wood accents and a driftwood coffee table.
3. Rope For Layers Of Interest.
Rope is nautical and rustic, a cool layer of texture that' is a staple in the coastal community. A simple rope accent table or a rope lamp will add the perfect amount of coastal interest to your space.
4. Let's Chalk About It.
Chalkboard paint's popularity has been on the rise for a while and shows no sign of declining. With a paint brush and some chalk paint you can step up your design game in minutes. Painting an interior wall with a few coats of chalkboard paint is an easy, budget-friendly way to turn the everyday into something extraordinary. The backsplash in your coastal kitchen is a fun way to showcase recipes or tonight's dinner menu in style.
5. Go For The Gallery Wall.
Put your collections of seashells or coastal art on display with a gallery wall. Gather up favorite framed pieces or family memorabilia and decide the placement of the largest items first, then fill in with smaller pieces. It's a fun DIY of sorts that will create a stylish art wall to be envied.
6. Change To Stripes.
Bold bands stripes are one of those patterns that are classic and work in any style of room for big style impact. You can create this high contrast look with painted stripes on the wall or a great coastal stripe area rug to anchor your space. Another great way is with fabric, bold navy and white stripes on a slipcover club chair is a crisp clean coastal design that makes a statement.
7. X Mark's The Spot.
Criss crossed legs of stools, benches and tables can be found all over the chicest design pages. These coastal X base designs take the design in your space up a notch. Look how great an X base coffee table looks in front of a great coastal sofa.
8. Rock A Collected Look
Trends come and go but antiques are always in style. Pick something you love and showcase it in your space among your modern classic coastal belongings, this will give a collected over time feel and give your design credit due. It's fun to mix grandmas vintage trunk with your comfy brand new slipcover sofa for a great coastal look sure to be shared all over Instgram.
9. Hats off to Nautical
This beachy-chic look has us dreaming of seaside getaways. Make your space feel like a vacation home by adding a nautical touch. Aqua blue hues mixed with wicker and few nautical touches like anchors, boat oars or seashells will complete your seaside design.
10. Make Your Statement With Lighting.
One of our favorite ways to make a big design impact in a space is with lighting. The perfect coastal chandelier can take a rooms style to designer level, like a cherry on top, it's the finishing touch on any room.
1. Neutral Range. Keep a room cohesive by sticking to one palette for virtually everything: brown, beige, or another warm neutral.
2. Natural Woods. Create a light and neutral touch with wood surfaces.
3. Layers of Neutral Textures. Textiles over coverlets, sheepskins on chairs, Moroccan rugs over jute. You can break up the beige canvas with other textures and shades so the eye is never bored.
4. Earthy Coastal Accessories. Go neutral with nature-inspired accents, earthy accessories bring warmth to the room.
5. Muted Master. Creamy white coastal covers and bedding always create a luxurious feel. Keep your master bedroom neutral with just a simple pop of color in an accent chair, throw pillow or lamp.
6. White Slipcover Seating. A white slipcover sofa provides a blank canvas for patterned pillows. If neutral’s the goal, don’t go overboard with bright prints. Stick to quieter tones. Going neutral doesn’t have to mean boring walls. Search for colorless art such as this natural framed ship print or a driftwood seahorse.
7. Unique Shapes. A neutral space can be exciting with creative and unique shapes like a driftwood or teak table base with natural wood twisting or a natural rattan formed chandelier. Unique shapes and elements can make it one of the most vibrant rooms in the house.
8. Off White Walls. Off-white walls can absorb a lot of art without looking chaotic. This is the perfect canvas to display a collection of art or your favorite seashell specimens.
9. Neutral Navy. For a coastal home dominated by a neutral palette navy can fit right in. In the same way blue denim jeans are a neutral staple in one's wardrobe, the nautical hue can work as a neutral in a room. This coastal living room with navy striped area rug shows how perfect it blends.
10. A Touch Of Shine. A neutral palette can seem dull without a glimmer of metal. Gold and brass can act like jewelry for a room. The perfect example is this neutral coastal dining room with a beautiful tiered chandelier.
With summer just around the corner, adding fresh coastal touches to your home is a simple way to reflect the seaside mood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. BASKET OF SUMMER. Fill a great wicker basket with fluffy beach towels by the door for grab and go Summer fun.