I recently enjoyed some R&R along the Carolina shore. What a goldmine of design inspiration! From delicate seashells and windswept dunes to brilliant sunsets, the options to create your own seaside oasis are endless. Even so, it can be a fine line between going coastal and turning your home into a Key West beach bar. Let’s face it, parrots and palm trees should be kept on Hawaiian shirts –not in your living room! To help avoid potential décor disaster, here are a few tips on creating that laid-back beachy style for yourself.
Whether you prefer beachy hues in soft neutrals or more saturated colors, look to nature to help guide your coastal color palette:
Beautiful turquoise waters
I personally love Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue 727. Here, you can see it adds a bright, vibrant energy to this dining room, especially paired with modern green.
Soft sea glass greens & blues
Capture the colors of sea glass with these Benjamin Moore coastal colors:
Keep it Natural
Nothing says coastal style like rattan, jute, sisal, linen. Luckily, there are loads of options to help inject these natural fibers into your design.
Select laid-back furniture in crisp cotton or linen fabrics.
Invest in rattan or cane furniture. Keep it comfy and classic – nothing too formal.
The options to add images and accessories that speak to your coastal style are practically unlimited. Whether it’s on a seashell-encrusted pillow or a piece of art, this is where your personality really shines through.
If you’re feeling inspired, contact me today for more decor and design ideas to help bring the beach to you!