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How to guide: Add finishing touches

You have the perfect coastal slipcover sofas and distressed coffee table but the room doesn't feel or look completely finished. The design is not complete until you add the finishing touches. Finding the finishing touches is the fun part of decorating and adds personality that makes the room reflect who you are.
Coastal dinign room with finishing touches

Here are some ways to add the perfect finishing touches on your coastal home.

Coastal art wall of blues
Dress the Walls
Plain walls can be brought to life with a painting, collection of prints
or some family photos. One large piece can create a focal point in a room, while a small collection of pieces draw you in for a closer look.
Coastal living room with beautiful cottage accents, slipcover sofa ans chairs
Ground work
An area provides a base for furniture, defines a space, brings in color and adds the finishing touch to a space.
Coastal shell inspired accessories

Collections
If you collect books, seashells, or pottery, use the collection as a point of interest. Gather the collection into one place or arrange the items around the room.

Coastal living room with shell chandelier, white slipcover sofa and chairs

Unique Lighting
Instead of boring overhead lighting or basic lamps, go for some drama with antique ship lights, shell chandeliers, and nautical pendants.

Coastal wicker chairs and ottmans in living room

Accessorize, Accessorize
Check around the house and gather everything that looks interesting, books, flowers, shells and pictures really go a long way in brightening a room. Try the pieces all around until you find just the right spot, then go shopping to fill any spaces that are missing a finishing touch.


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Comments

LOVE THESE KITCHENS
-   2 weeks ago -
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!
-   1 month ago -
Beachy decor has never caught my eye until I saw this Mint - Julep Water Color, FL Beach House. Not overdone. No avalanch of seashells. Green is my favorite color and the different hues make this rental outstanding.
-   1 month ago -
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