Picture the oceanfront with golden sand and blue skies against the gentle ebb and swell of waves, and you can’t help but feel relaxed. There’s something about the sounds and smell of the coast that banishes all your worries and soothes your nerves! You can recreate this easy, refreshing feeling by doing up your home in a beach-inspired theme. Interested in knowing how? Here are some ways to bring coastal style into your home.
Coastal Colour Palette
Plan your colour palette around the aqua blue of the sea, the azure of the sky, the white of the clouds and foam and the golden-brown of sandy beaches. You can also incorporate shades of grey as the backdrop that ties the whole look together. This gorgeous city home spells coastal relaxation and is all about casual comfort underlined by cool elegance.
Stripes are big in coastal homes. And if you want your home to look like it’s in the Hamptons you should try this theme as well. You just can’t go wrong with woven blue and white striped linen upholstery, powder blue tables and rattan baskets against a white backdrop. The string of painted starfish motifs on the wall adds to the ambience. Easy, breezy!
Sun and Sand
Not overdoing the interior is perhaps the trick to getting coastal décor right. While comfort is paramount, keep the lines simple and cut out all the fancy frills. In this refreshingly cool beachside bedroom, done up in shades of pristine white and cool aqua, you are guaranteed to wake up every morning with the taste of the salty air on your lips!
Open Plan Layout
A beach house theme is easy to achieve when you go with an open plan layout that’s minimalistic, with sleek and streamlined furniture. Play down the colours and keep it simple. The large floor-to-ceiling panes of clear glass add to the openness and let in the expansive views along with plenty of natural light. In between all the white, add some bursts of aqua to stay connected with the beach vibes.
Cool and Crisp
To copy this cool and crisp aesthetic, work with a bare white palette and add natty nautical styled pillows and a matching coverlet. The bed is in natural wood, with the bedhead resembling a wave, and the view from the windows is to die for. Fall asleep to the surf pounding on the beach below. There’s nothing more blissful than this!
This stunning coastal home needs no embellishment; the expanse of glass wall is all the décor you will ever need. To keep the focus on the stunning outdoor views, the interior is pared down and subtle. The all-white contemporary kitchen seems to blend invisibly into the background. The connection to the outdoors is all that really matters; what more could anyone ask for?
Have a corner that’s neglected? Revitalise it with a nautical theme, and make it the focal point of your room. This mariner’s corner features a lifebuoy with a mariner’s compass, a pirate treasure chest and shells. Don’t miss the authentic hurricane lamp! Davy Jones, ahoy Matey!
Accessories That Match
To reinforce your seaside theme, design your own accessories that speak of the sun and sand. Charms that are shaped like fish or shells, seaside water colour paintings, sculptures of boats or clusters of starfish or coral are all pretty artefacts that you can display on your table, countertops or even walls. Together with your white and blue palette, your accessories will reflect the relaxed coastal décor you are aiming to recreate.
A sandy colour palette with Rattan baskets and reed blinds at the window can transport your bathroom to a tropical beachside. Use seaside accents, like driftwood candle votives or shell-shaped soap stands, and you have your coastal décor fundamentals right.
She Sells, Sea Shells
Do you still have the collection of shells and pebbles that you picked up on your last beach holiday? A DIY photo frame is just what you need to remind you of the good times you had! Make sure that you thoroughly wash the shells and dry them in the sun, so that they don’t start to smell bad. Keep the frame at your bedside with some scented candles, and keep your memories alive.
Do try out these ideas in your home, and channel some breezy beach vibes into your life even without an actual vacation. For more décor updates and help with bringing this look into your rooms, ask for a HomeLane design consultation.