Design Tips: Small Coastal Living With Big Coastal Design

How to live large with style in a small space.

Beach House Foyer With Large Coastal Driftwood Mirror

1. Be creative! Be very creative, make sure you have a few daring elements to deliver big visual impact, while also creating the illusion of more space. Best trick to getting all of these in one is with a large coastal mirror.

Coastal Slipcover  Living Room With Textures

2. Character through texture.  Varying finishes, starting with one thing and playing off it.  Perfect example of this would be weathered wood or driftwood wall art paired with a natural fiber area rug.

Coastal slipcover sofa

3. Mix formal and casual.  You never want your home to feel stuffy or pretentious. There is more authenticity in bringing different worlds together. Mix up your grandmother's antique accent chair with a beachy white slipcovered sofa.

Coastal ship lights

4. Stay consistent. A house flows better (and seems roomier) when spaces share elements. Carry a style of lighting or a color through rooms, you can achieve this with coastal chandeliers that carry from the kitchen to the dining room.

Outdoor slipcover sofa and furnishings

5. Blur outside and In. “The backyard should function like an extension of the house, this will make the home feel larger and your living space bigger. Try using slipcover sofas outside to give your backyard a living room design.

Designing a small coastal space to give you a big design impact. Coastal design tips for your small coastal cottage.

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Beach House Foyer With Large Coastal Driftwood Mirror

Coastal Living Room with Textures

Coastal room with character

Coastal slipcovered sofa

Coastal ship lights in kitchen and dining room

Outdoor coastal slipcover furniture


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