Achieving the Coastal Look at Home
Shades of the ocean along with natural fabrics and textures will create the perfect foundation for a coastal look in your home.
Whether you live seaside or not, designing your home to reflect the beauty of the ocean is easier than you think!
White or lighter wood cabinets work well to create a beach feel in a kitchen. Adding in accents of blue or green will help to balance the room. One of the keys to a coastal look is to keep it light, airy and simple. Visit Better Homes and Gardens for a beautiful example of a coastal inspired kitchen!
Bathrooms tend to be more colorful, so taking advantage of the bright tones of green and blue in the ocean when designing a color scheme. Choosing a shiny material like the glass tile shown in the photo, will mimic the reflection of the ocean. Visit Better Homes and Gardens for an example of a bathroom inspired by the sea!
Woven rugs, chairs and other natural fabrics blend beautifully with shades of the ocean! Experiment with patterns and unique places to use them. Pairing coastal colors, tropical plants, and beach decor will complete the look. Visit HGTV for not just one, but 20 coastal living room ideas!
With porches and other outdoor areas, plant life is key to achieving a coastal look. Ferns and palms turn an average porch into a tropical getaway! Pairing them with more of the woven materials, cream and other light upholstery give a room a serene feel. Visit Coastal Living for 50+ beachy porches and patios!
The bedroom can be done in the lighter, airy tones or for a more dramatic look go for the dark woods or navy colors. Accent nautical pieces, like displaying oars above the headboard. The bed is the focal point in the room so picking a comforter and style of bed first is a good start to your design. Visit HGTV for 20 coastal bedroom ideas!
Use the tips, techniques and examples in the photos to easily transform your home into a coastal getaway. Have fun!
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