August 5, 2013

Coastal-Inspired Decor

For many people, summer is the perfect opportunity to flock to the beach! Whether or not it’s in your schedule this year, you can find a way to bring a little of the beachy feel into your own home. Here’s a bit of coastal inspiration, and a few tips to make your home feel fresh, breezy and beautiful without going kitschy or themey.

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel
Source: Coastal Living

1. Choose beachy colors

Typically, blue and white come to mind first when one thinks of coastal-inspired decor…

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor
Source: Phoebe Howard Design

But your color palette doesn’t have to be limited to those cool tones. Coral feels right at home in an ocean-inspired home.

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, Coral decor
Source: Summer House

Experiment with pops of warmer tones like reds and yellows for a fresh take on beachy chic.

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor, warm tones, Reds, yellows
Source: Better Homes & Garden

2. Bring in ocean-inspired textures

Seagrass, sisal, driftwood and rustic wood tones speak to the ocean without screaming of a theme.

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor, ocean-inspired textures
Source: Remodelaholic

 

A textural jute or seagrass rug is also a great way to bring in coastal textures as shown two pictures above.

Small touches, like nautical rope in a glass vase, can hearken to the coast and make you feel like a beach vacation is just steps away!

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor, ocean-inspired textures, textured accents
Source: House & Home

3. Don’t be afraid of a little whimsy

Whimsical art can keep your beachy rooms playful and fun, but still beautiful.

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Source: Cottage Coastal
Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor, ocean-inspired whimsy, whimsical beach decor
Source: Katie Ridder Design

Or how about this clever boat bathtub?

Coastal-Inspired Decor, Beachy decor, vacation feel, relaxing beach feel, blue and white decor, ocean-inspired whimsy, whimsical beach decor
Source: Studio Wieki Somers

If you find yourself at your happiest with sand between your toes and the sun shining on your skin, bring that joy into the place where spend most of your time, with careful attention to beach-inspired textures, inspired color choices and fun art and details.

Written By: Kelly Marzka 
Home Blogger | View Along The Way 

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