Whether you have a summer place, cottage, cabin , weekend retreat or beach house, it’s a perfect place for you to play up your personal style and create a themed room. Coastal style is a look for many places as it exudes a relaxed, casual atmosphere that promotes an easy and care free lifestyle. One can easily create an escape with just a few coastal themed items added to the home or go all out and design a nautical space to be enjoyed everyday.
Various styles are abound when it comes to the coastal look. Some of the favorite looks include decorating with blue and white, cane, wicker, sea shells and boats. It all depends on how far you want to go with the look. If you want to change out your decor and create a summer coastal mood, adding a few nautical accessories can easily bring about a blissful beach house look without spending a fortune.
Putting the look together is easy if you carry through with a specific color scheme for each room. Starting with some classic colors like blue , white and red or blue and green is a great way to create a stunning coastal environment. The simplest way to make an impact is to add some fun novelty crab and lobster pillows to highlight your seating areas.
Introduce decorative boats onto book shelves and mantles to make the water theme more prominent while also creating a focal point in the room. Add some fun coastal designed stemware, china and other novelty items like wine buckets and trays to carry the theme into your dining area but also for outdoor entertaining.
If you really love the boat theme and want to make your beach home special, hang a novel designer wallpaper to instantly create atmosphere. Use a classic blue and white ticking fabric for the bed skirt and finish the look with a custom matching duvet cover to pull the room together. Continue the theme with a custom upholstered sitting chair by mixing and matching prints to make a whimsical designer statement to finish the look. Creating a theme for each bedroom in a cottage is a good way to make each guest feel special while separating the look from the main living area.
Classic elements such as white bead board, natural sisal rugs mixed with white canvas slip covers and nautical inspired accessories and art tend to be used for creating a relaxed coastal style. Its clean, fresh and revitalizing. Coastal style is world wide and doesn’t just resonate with the USA as we see from this English seaside home above.
Boat patterns look fabulous in any room of the house. Love how this Yaughting Days wallpaper from Jaima Brown Home transforms this master bath to have an elegant ocean flare.
A fabulous designer like Barclay Butera loves to use a lot of blue and white in his beach interiors as well natural bamboo furniture and grass cloth as seen on the walls above the wood paneling. This is a more formal traditional coastal style than the casual interior above.
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Every one loves to bring the beach look home but it doesn’t have to be all white! I love the bright colored furniture Main Cottage offers so you can really add color into your decorating scheme for your retreat. A fresh new color combination for the beach is aqua and shrimp. Don’t you just love the crab rug as it really adds a pop of color to a powder room or to a front entrance.
Of course, we don’t want to leave this fun summer look to home interiors, it also expands to fashion. Tory Burch and Kate Spade love to give us great whimsical and bright colored accessories. Leave it up to them for giving us lobster this season! They both have a great sense of humor, and why not….its summertime!
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