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Coastal Design Tips

Follow these 5 easy tips from top designers to spring into a fresh nautical design.

Light and airy white coastal slipcover living room

1. Scan the space you want to update. This should be a quick scan of the room. Pick the first three things that bother you and use this as your starting point. This forces you to prioritize the top things to change, rather than leaving you feeling overwhelmed with an long, taxing list. This will make each room list easier to tackle.

2. Fresh White. Bring in white decor like a slipcover sofa or chair to freshen up the space and create the base of your coastal canvas for Spring.

3. Liven your space with new throw pillowsCoastal throw pillows can add a bright pop of color without having to commit to a color change on the walls. This can liven up a design with pattern and excitement that spring brings.

4.Keep It Airy and Light. Remove heavy drapes and replace them with sheer materials. You want the sun to shine in and fill your room with natural light.

5. Play with Punches of Yellow. Nothing sings "spring" like the color yellow. A large white bowl or tall glass vase of lemons can add instant spring style into any room. Lemons are a fresh, inexpensive style accessory that are also readily on hand for cooking! So add a pop of sunshine with yellow accents.

5 Easy design tips to take your coastal design into spring. Spring coastal design tips to give your home a coastal makeover.

5 Coastal chic design tips for big impact in small spaces.

Coastal Chic Slipcover Outdoor Living Room

1. Indoor/ Outdoor. Use pieces that look like they belong inside. This tends to blur the line of defined outdoor space. A great outdoor slipcover sofa paired with a boathouse striped area rug that can withstand the elements will create the perfect outdoor space with big coastal style.

Laguna Fire Bowl

2. Statement Piece. Don't be afraid to go big and bold with one great design piece. One big element can create a focal point for a garden area, drawing attention and prompting people to gather there. A super example of this would be fire bowl in the center of your coastal outdoor living room. 

Hanging Day Bed On Balcony

3. Utilize Every Little Inch. Don't forget to utilize balconies! Fill that space with a coastal hanging day bed or swing to make the best use of the space.  This will add a great place to lounge or get lost in a book.

Salvaged Shutter Vertical Garden

4. Go Vertical. Add a garden even if you don't think you have the space to spare for a little green. Vertical gardens can fit in small spaces with ease, when you can't expand out go up.

Coastal Outdoor Living With Drifwood Mirror

5. Mirrored Space. Create the illusion of more by hanging a large mirror outdoor to reflect light and make the space feel like it continues. A large driftwood mirror is the prefect addition to any outdoor coastal space.

Design tips for living big in small outdoor coastal spaces. Creating a big coastal design in a small outdoor space.


Slipcover Coastal Chic Outdoor Living Room By Laura Engen

Laguna Fire Bowl

Hanging Day Bed On Balcony

Salvaged Shutter Garden

Outdoor Driftwood Mirror In Coastal Courtyard

Coastal interior design tips are essential when staging a home. Whether you are selling your coastal home or your vacation home, you will need to market it for vacationing buyers.

Coastal living

1. Make the buyers remember how the home made them feel. Create a coastal oasis that reminds them of their favorite summer beach vacation.

Coastal living room with ocean art

2. Remove Clutter. This helps the buyer imagine their own belongings in the home. A room can look good with just one painting or a framed picture. A coastal ocean painting or driftwood seahorse brighten up a room without personalizing it.

Coastal Bedroom

3. Create Relaxing Bedrooms. Vacationers buying  coastal vacation homes want to feel like can relax and decompress from work and daily life. They want to be able to relax in their homes and forget about their cares and worries. One way to make a home look comfy is by updating the bedrooms with comfy coastal beddingslipcovered furnishings and ocean hued accents.

Ocean hues

4. Ocean Hue Paint Colors. Create a beachy vibe with light aquas and sandy neutrals that remind buyers of the seaside.

Create that coastal vacation home feel with 4 easy tips. Design tips to help sell your home by the seashore.

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