You don’t have to live near the shore to enjoy the breezy vibe of coastal aesthetics. Soothing hues, organic textures and a beachy feeling provide a calming atmosphere reminiscent of a treasured seaside escape.
Coastal design is an open, casual and clutter-free look that uses color and texture to introduce a sense of comfort. A coastal look is a way to bring the outdoors in and infuse your home with a relaxing, peaceful feeling. You will want to create a room with plenty of open space along with natural light.
Here are some easy steps to creating a light and airy coastal look without the overdone kitschy feeling of too many decorative items.
Step 1: Be Inspired
Before you start, browse photos of a seaside vacation or better yet, plan a trip to the beach. Surf the internet for ideas and visit furniture showrooms that feature coastal designs. You will get a feeling for the elements and colors that contribute to a coastal look.
Step 2: Pay Attention to Color
Start with a neutral backdrop of crisp white or a shade of blue for the walls, anywhere from gem-like aqua tones to crisp navy blue. Accent colors like green, sandy beige and grays contribute to the coastal look.
Step 3: Keep it Casual
You want to create a relaxing atmosphere, so keep the furniture casual and comfortable. Add an oversized upholstered chair with soft throw pillows and an airy cotton blanket to curl up with the latest novel. Bedroom furniture with a white or light wood finish is perfect for a coastal home.
Step 4: Add Natural Elements
The coastal look is all about nature, so add natural elements that evoke wonderful time spent by the ocean. Textured rugs in white or a sand colored beige are ideal, or choose a rug with blues and greens that evoke the colors of the sea. Wicker, rattan and light-toned wood furniture contribute to the look.
Step 5: Find Coastal Furniture
Once you have become immersed in elements of coastal decor, it’s time to choose furniture that exemplifies the style. Look for wood or white finishes and simple, straight lines. Some coastal collections feature a distressed, weathered look. Fabrics in sun-washed colors in linen or nautical stripes add to your sea-inspired home.
Step 6: Bring in Coastal Decor
Resist the urge to add numerous coastal decor items, but a touch here and there can contribute to the coastal design. A few shells you have collected from your travels or a nautical painting can reinforce the look.
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