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Beach House living room with navy coastal decor and slipcover furnishings

1. Navy Blue

Coastal designers are now enlisting Navy blue for their go-to dramatic hue. When paired with pops of white, red, or yellow it has an chic beachy vibe. This beach house living room with navy coastal decor and slipcover furnishings is a perfect example of navy done right.

Farmhouse coastal style with vintage nautical accents

2. Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse staples such as cozy throws, weathered antiques, and painted finish collections. To make the style feel at home by the ocean try adding a few vintage nautical pieces to the mix.

Coastal flamingos used in beachy designs

 3. Flamingos

Flamingo-themed parties are technically the top pin on Pinterest . The fun motif has popped up in the coastal design world, like in this fabulous wallpaper paired with boathouse striped slipcover sofas.

Brass fox cargo ship lights in coastal kitchen

4. Copper Accents

This year copper is the showstopper for hardware, light fixtures, side tables, range hoods, not to mention exterior accents such as weather vanes and gutters.  Brass fox cargo light fixtures in coastal kitchen adds just the right copper hues in a coastal design.

Vintage nautical accents in a coastal slipcover living room

5. Hygge

The pared down Danish aesthetic known Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is taking Pinterest by storm. Expect the simple style to give way to monochromatic color schemes and comfy slipcover coastal living with ample texture.

Beachy kitchen with lucite details

6. Acrylic Details

Whether it’s a smart set of barstools or a handsome floating frame, acrylic accents and accessories are this year’s clear favorite for adding a gleaming (and easy to clean) finish to a space.

Coastal bedroom with modern mirror nightstands.

7. Modern Nightstands

Move over bulky, could almost-be-a-dresser, nightstands—2017 is having a fling with clean-lined side tables that cut bedroom clutter. Coastal bedroom with modern mirror nightstands, slipcover bed and aqua coastal bedding shows us how great it looks. 

Beach house balcony garden

8. Balcony Gardens

Beach-dwelling gardeners rejoice! Compact container gardens are taking root on balconies across the globe. (And Pinterest is chockful of ideas for creating your own.) The growing trend is equally at home on coastal porches and patios.

Outdoor living with fire elements

9. Fire Pit

An elegant fire pit creates a warm and welcoming coastal outdoor living space and is on trend for 2017.

Driftwood chandelier and natural elements in a beach house living room

10. Driftwood & Natural Textures

Layered textures is trending this year. The natural textures of driftwood and woven furnishings create a layered look in this beach house coastal living room.

2017 coastal design trends you need to know about. 10 Ways to get the coatsal design trends of 2017.

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Navy Blue

Farmhouse Style

Flamingos

Copper Accents

Hygge

Acrylic Details

Modern Nightstands

Balcony Gardens

Fire Pit

Driftwood & Natural Textures

Slipcover sofa and chairs in coastal living room
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. These coastal slipcover sofa and chairs fit thespace perfectly creating a lovely beach house living room design.
Coastal dining room with bench seating

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. This coastal dining room is a great example of mixing heights, the bench seating adds visual interest and style.
Nautical living room with great coastal furnishings

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.
Coastal living room with symetry

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.

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
Beach house living room and dining room

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.

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.

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Draped coastal outdoor living space

1. Using fabric as drapes or sun block can soften a space and make it feel more like the indoors. This design trick creates an inviting and relaxing space.

Slipcover outdoor living space

2. Bring the indoors outside.
Using indoor style furnishings like these coastal slipcovered sofas and chairs will extend your living room to the outdoors giving your home increased living space. Slipcovered outdoor furniture covered in outdoor fabric has a rich and luxurious look. 

Fire element

3. Something to gather around.
Whether you are getting together for drinks and conversation or a family dinner, having something to gather around is necessary. This item can be a great coastal dining table, coffee table or in this case a fire pit.

Coastal outdoor space with nautical lanterns

4. Nautical lanterns add light and ambiance with a sea inspired touch to your outdoor space. Take a coastal ship lantern and add it to your design for a great nautical touch.

Coastal design tips to get your patio ready for Summertime. Get your outdoor space coastal ready by Summer with these great design tips.

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Draped Coastal Outdoor Space

Slipcovered Outdoor Living Space

Coastal Fire Element

Coastal Outdoor Space With Nautical Lanterns

Love the beauty of seaglass,what a fantastic way to display it!!!! An love the ombre effect!!!
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LOVE THESE KITCHENS
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I LOVE the BEACH HOUSE TOUR!! We don't have ANYTHING like this in Quebec unfortunatly... Our bedroom is white and blue with many beach accents. I took my ideas from you! We've got it since 20 years and it is still update!
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