The simplest way to bring the coast indoors is by mixing metallic accents and airy textures. The mixture of accents in your home can create a magical ocean vibe throughout your home. Look for nickel fixtures (these look incredible on white countertops!) and light linen fabrics for area rugs, throw pillows, or window treatments. Use candlelight for an added touch of ocean seclusion and relaxation.
Look for throws, pillows, and fabrics that feel warm and comfortable. This can be harder to do in a coastal home because of all the cool blue shades! Large, cotton pillows paired with a “nubby” throw can make your home look invivting and cozy while adding touches of coastal airiness. Warm up your cold tile by adding a cotton rug. It feels great on the feet! Just be sure to pick a pattern that isn’t overwhelming to your space.
Color is everything when it comes to coastal decor. Shades of blue, white, green and grey are what nature is made of. These can make any home seem bright and airy! However, don’t go too overboard with the amount of decor on your walls. Keep wall decor light and small to make your home appear bigger and brighter.
Transform your bulky furniture into airy pieces perfect for a beach house! Cover up our old furniture with a cotton slip cover in white, blue, or a cream color. The furniture slips are easy to move, and can be machine washible, so there’s no need to worry about spilling on your white sofa! However, if it’s time to buy new furniture, look for pieces that are comfortable for living and dining, and easy to clean! The whole point of a beach house is to be totally relaxed and at ease. Your furntiure will help you achieve this!