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10 Ways

1. COASTAL PRINT FABRICS.  Adding a coastal print with a pillow or cushion in coastal colors brings in a little seaside decor.

2. BEACH GLASS . Glass-front cabinets make this kitchen feel more open because it reflects natural light.

3. LIGHT WOOD. Weathered woods are a natural element often associated with beach-inspired style. Combining these elements in your kitchen are sure to give you a beach house feel.

Sandy textured coastal dining room

4. NATURAL TEXTURE. Natural elements and neutral color palettes with textured furniture give the feeling of a sandy beach.

5. COASTAL LIGHTING. A capiz shell chandelier completes the coastal dining room design. This same feeling can be achieved with a glass chandelier or lantern.

Coastal design is enhanced with white furnishings and white accents. Throw in a pop of blue and you bring in the color of the waves.

Coastal kitchen with wicker accents

7. WICKER & RATTAN.  Think of crab traps and rattan beach mats. Wicker and rattan have a beach lifestyle vibe especially when mixed with clean white decor and ocean accents.

8. SEA GLASS ACCENTS. Adding sea glass and clear glass accent jars and containers to your kitchen adds sparkle and reflects light the same way glass reflects the sun on the beach.

Coastal sunny kitchens

9. SUNSHINE. Adding a pop of yellow is like letting the sun shine into your kitchen. Yellow brightens a space and gives the feeling of the sun on the beach.

10. BREEZY BLUE. A light blue color palette gives evokes an ocean breeze. For a laid back "beachy" design use soft blue hues in your kitchen area. 

10 ways to add seaside style to your kitchen. Coastal kitchen design ideas to add a seaside touch to your space.

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White coastal and beachy kitchen with throw pillows

Natural seaside inspired kitchen

Natural texture coastal dining room

Fresh white on white kitchen

Coastal white kitchen with sea glass jar on counter

Coastal kitchen with wicker and rattan

Coastal kitchen with a pop of yellow

Coastal kitchen with yellow and white stripe valance

Coastal blue kitchen breakfast table

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.


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

Summer is around the corner, it's a great time to design your outdoor living space. Here are 10 ways to transform yuor space into an outdoor oasis you can retreat to. 

Coastal outdoor dining area

1. Groundwork. Creating a platform for your space can be done with pavers, wood deck or even by staining an existing concrete pad. This coastal outdoor dining space has a gorgeous stone design.

Coastal outdoor living area

2. Space planning. Making a space plan can go a long way. This space was planned out perfectly for , relaxing, lounging, dining and cooking.

Coastal outdoor space

3. Landscaping. Creating green surroundings to compliment your outdoor living area can add privacy and a lush touch for a tropical feel.

Coastal outdoor lounge with drapes

4. Fabric. Drapes block the sun and can soften a space and make it feel more like the indoors, this design trick creates an inviting design.

Colorful coastal outdoor area

5. Sea Inspired Lighting. Coastal lanterns or chandeliers can transform your outdoor space into a coastal retreat.

Coastal cottage outdoor relaxing nook

6. Layers. Creating layers with coastal  indoor/ outdoor area rugs, throw pillows and furniture will give your outdoor space dimension and a coastal collected design.

Coastal outdoor great room

7. Bring the indoors outside.Using indoor style coastal furnishings under a covered area will extend your living room to the outdoors increasing your living space. Upholstered furniture covered in outdoor fabric has a luxurious look.

Coastal outdoor space

8. Paint. One way to make your outdoor space feel bigger is to paint the ceiling light ocean blue hues to mimic the sky. Your space will feel large and airy with a simple can of paint.

Coastal modern outdoor seating by a fire pit

9. Something to gather around. Whether you are getting together for drinks or a family dinner, having something to gather around is key, It can be a great dining table, coffee table or in this case a fire pit.

Coastal cottage outdoor day bed

10. Private escape. Creating an area you can escape to and get lost in a book is a favorite. A simple way to create your own private spot is by using a day bed outdoors and filling it with pillows. This day bed was made with a simple DIY design and covered with outdoor fabric.

10 ways to transform your backyard to a coastal outdoor oasis. Coastal outdoor living ideas for your beach house.


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