American Drew Litchfield Laurel Panel Bed
The relaxed coastal style is all the rage these days. Decorating with a coastal style evokes good times with sun, sand and ocean waters. The good news is that you don’t have to live at the beach to use decorating elements that give your home an open and airy look. If you love the beach, create an environment with sun-washed whites, blue and green ocean hues and natural materials. The secret sauce of coastal decor? It’s the light.
The Elements of Coastal Styling
Ashley Furniture Milari Linen Chair
In the coastal home, white is typically the predominant color accented with navy, classic blue and blue-greens. Lightweight fabrics such as the linen chair pictured above are a good choice for the living room, and muslin or cotton bedding lends a breezy coastal look to the bedroom. Leave windows uncovered to invite the view, or use light whites or blue drapery that can be pulled back to let the sunshine in. Just make sure to keep delicate furniture fabrics away from direct sunlight. All white shutters can also add a coastal look.
Coastal Details for a Beachy Look
Hooker Furniture Sunset Point Armchair
Details make the difference when it comes to creating a coastal home. This X back arm chair from Hooker Furniture offers a casual waterside cottage style with an air of sophistication. The Hatters White finish makes it a perfect addition for the dining room or for a sunny breakfast nook. Give your coastal home the finishing touch with accessories like beach tone graphic rugs and throw pillows in ocean inspired tones. Painting your wood molding in a crisp white to offset blue or green walls can also contribute to a coastal look.
Make your coastal home come alive with ocean artifacts that could be discovered during a leisurely walk along the beach. A strategically placed piece of driftwood, a bowl full of shells or a jar of smooth beach glass can add a beachy touch but don’t overdo it. Too much of a good thing can result in making your room look tacky. You can also use a wood or weathered lobster crate as a table along with artwork or photos that recall a day sailing on the ocean or relaxing on the sand.
Discount Coastal Furniture
Home Living Furniture in Howell, New Jersey features a large selection of discounted name brand furniture collections with a coastal look. Look for weekly sales, promotions and coupons. Experienced sales representatives will guide you in choosing the right pieces for your taste, your lifestyle and your budget.
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