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Coastal Bedroom Resort Style With Lounge Seating And Drapes

1. Dress Your Windows.

Most hotels and resorts use blackout-lined curtains for the perfect night’s sleep. Dress your windows up with coastal style but make sure you don't block those ocean panoramic views. Fabric panels or curtains can be the design icing on your cake, they can really dress up your bedroom with big coastal impact.

2. Create A Lounge Space. 

The master bedroom deserves a coastal lounge area to enjoy. Create your resort style design with an upholstered bench at the foot of your bed or a slipcovered chaise or chairs in the corner to sink into with a good book. 

3. Comfy Coastal Bedding.

Fold lush coastal bedding down at the foot of the bed to create a fluffy pop of color. Pair your duvet  or luxurious ticking comforter with coastal white bedding for a clean resort style look. Throw on a few coastal accent pillows to complete the design. 

Island Charm Coastal Bedroom

4. Add A Touch Of Island Charm.

Mosquito netting can transform your bedroom into an resort retreat and add a touch of island charm.  Take your coastal bedroom from basic to an island resort in one step. If You're not a fan of netting try incorporating other island elements, like rattan furniture and bright colors.

5. Mirror Mirror On The Wall. 

Hang a beautiful coastal mirror over the bed to create an island resort feel and a beach resort design. 

Sea Inspired Beaded Chandelier, Driftwood Wall Hanging and Slipcover Bed In Coastal Bedroom

6. Driftwood Accents.

Nothing speaks the seaside language quite like driftwood.  A piece of weathered and worn island treasure can give your bedroom that little piece of ocean resort style it was needing.

7. Sea Inspired Lighting.

A large coastal chandelier hanging in the center of your bedroom will add that island resort touch while creating a lighting ambiance that will get you in the island mood.

8. Set The Lighting Mood With This Lighting Tip.

Lighting is the easiest and most effective way to create a resort-worthy atmosphere. Lamplight casts a softer, more inviting glow than harsh overhead lighting. To soften chandeliers and pendants, install dimmers for the perfect amount of light day and night.

9. The Slipcover Life.

A piece of slipcover furniture sends the message of casual coastal retreat. With just one slipcover piece of furniture you can create that laid back relaxing resort feel you get from traveling to an island resort. This Montauk slipcover bed is a great example of casual island design.

10. A Serene Coastal Color Scheme.

Pick a palette that makes you want to unwind. Blues, greens, whites, and neutrals are go-to beach hues for good reason: they’re known to induce relaxation.

Create your own island resort style oasis bedroom with these 10 great design ideas. 10 Ways you can create your own resort worthy bedroom


Coastal Bedroom Resort Style With Lounge Seating And Drapes Photo: Peter Frank Edwards; Styling: Ginny Branch

Coastal Bedroom Island Charm With Mosquito Netting Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Liz Strong

Sea Inspired Chandelier In Coastal Bedroom With Slipcover Bed By Our Boat House

Ship Bunk Room

1. Ship AccessoriesLife rings and boat oars are a great way to accent and decorate the walls with nautical style.

2. Nautical Mirrors like a porthole mirror or driftwood mirror reflect light, make the space appear larger and add that special sea faring element to the room.

Coastal bunk room with nautical pendant lights and antique trunks

3. Nautical LightsAuthentic ship lights will give your bunk room the right amount of ocean flair white making reading a book a breeze.

4. Antique Touch. Adding a collected piece like these antique wooden trunks gives the space a special nautical design you won't find in your neighbors house.

Blue and white coastal bunk room with woven rattan chandeliers

5. Blue & White. Sticking with the tried and true blue and white color scheme will create the perfect nautical feel in your space.

6. Textures. Woven wicker and rattan add texture to a space creating a natural coastal design. These rattan chandeliers are the perfect touch in this bunk room.

Bunk Room with Coastal Stripes and Slipcover Seating

7. Coastal Stripes. Stripes on coastal bedding or as an area rug at a boathouse touch to the space.

8. Slipcover seating or Sleeping. A slipcover sofa embodies the coastal comfy design found in most beach houses. A coastal slipcover sleeper sofa is a great way to add seating with the option to pull out to sleep extra guests.

Rope Accent Bunk Room

9. Rope Accents. This rope accented bunk room with rope tied down to boating cleats makes the beds look like they are hanging. Rope is a classic way to pull in a nautical feel.

10. Coastal Art.  Hanging a great ocean print or coastal piece of artwork will add interest to the walls with nautical style.

10 ideas to help you create a nautical bunk room the kids or house guests will love. Creating your own nautical bunk room with coastal style.


 Nautical Bunk Room With A Boat

Coastal Bunk Room with Nautical Lights and Antique Trunks

Blue and White Bunk Room with Woven Rattan Chandeliers

Coastal Stripes and Slipcover Seating in Bunk Room

Coastal outdoor spaces

1. Outside Spaces. Summer homes are great but most of your time will be spent outside enjoying life by the sea. Make sure to create the perfect outdoor spaces.

Take some advise from the Novogratz on how to create that second home design with fun elements and a chill vibe.

Novaogratz second home style

Laid back coastal slipcover

2. Create Gathering Areas. There should be lots of space to gather the whole family in or around and be able to hang out in comfort. Slipcover sectional sofas area great for fitting the family comfortably in style.

3. Kick Back Areas. Relax in carefree spaces covered in slipcover cushions,a crisp, white, removable cushion that speaks a beach vibe but can be thrown in the washing machine for effortless clean up. Kick Back Everywhere, an abundance of lounging (and napping) areas throughout the home are essential.  

Coastal Design With Minimal decor

4. Just Enough. Use your coastal piecies in all the right places and try not to clutter your design. Less is more and will make everyone feel more relaxed in the home. This bedroom is a great example of letting the coastal decor say just enough. Simple, soft white coastal bedding and light, gauzy curtains are all  the coastal design this room needs, let your space evolve with layers and texture as shown here.

5. Great Coastal Bedding. Spend some money on a good nights sleep. Use suple coastal bedding in your bedrooms to achieve that second home night's sleep.

Fun coastal lighitng

6. Light The Way.  Incorporate fun and sea inspired lighting into your home to create that vacation beach house design.

Beach house with driftwood seahorse on the wall

7. Art Outside the Frame. Try and think outside the box when decorating your walls with art. Go for more of a whimsical design instead of that oil painting choose a driftwood seahorse to adorn the wall. Second homes usually have a more laid back fun design.

Wicker chairs are a great way to add texture and layers

8. Natural Elements. Mixing natural elements like wicker, rattan and jute into your design creates a layer of texture as well as mimics the textures found on the beach. These are all durable and lasting woven textures prefect for a second home y the sea.

you rock My Boat Beachy Pillow

9. Mix It Up. Keep the mix of accent pieces eclectic. Don't be too stuffy with your accessories, opt for a fun throw pillow or a creative display of seaside treasures instead of that pricey vase.

Beach House Fire Pit

10. Build A Fire. If you build it they will come. A fire always attracts a crowd. Make sure you have a great fire pit or fire table for them all to gather around.

Take what you will from these 10 simple tips to achieve a second home feel. Make your place feel like you are on vacation with a few simple design tips.


1. Outsoor Pool Area

3. Create Gathering Areas

4. Coastal Bedroom

6. Fun Lighting

7. Driftwood Seahorse

8. Natural Elements

9. Fun Beachy Pillow

10. Fire Pit

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