Regardless of how far inland you may live, you can create the feeling and atmosphere of an airy, casual beach house with your home décor.
Coastal home décor is about light color palettes, openness and even a hint of rustic and natural inspiration. It tends to mean you have a relaxing environment, creating the sense you’re in an oasis every time you’re home. Oftentimes the best coastal style also has a sense of breezy effortlessness.
Another defining element of beautiful, elegant coastal-inspired style?
The word “inspired”
Rather than going overboard to recreate the look of a coastal cottage, the best homage to coastal style is subtle and simple in many cases. Using a bit of a delicate touch when it comes to creating a coastal-style oasis can go a long way.
In the space above there’s a light, neutral color palette with some pops of blue all combined with comfortable, functional and traditional-style furnishings.
In the pictures above there’s really a modern and unexpected twist on coastal décor. The combination of some darker colors within the usual coral accessories and shades of aqua make for a balanced design style that’s not too overwhelmingly “coastal.”
In the picture above, the table looks as it could have been made from a giant piece of driftwood and the shades of white and blue pair perfectly with the natural coloring and textures of the blinds and dining chairs.
The room above takes a completely different approach to coastal-inspired design—it’s glamorous and opulent but you still see the beach when you look at this room, from the wall and cushion colors to the framed coral prints.
The room above is completely sleek, features clean lines and is an ideal retreat for relaxing at the end of a long day. The coast concept is very subtle, primarily seen in the feature wall, flooring and the accessories. It’s a bit of contemporary meets the coast.