Coastal home décor accents and accessories exemplify summer centric chic, centric if you will to the we’ve been having fun all summer long style reflecting the elements of a relaxing day or evening at the beach.
Before we get going with the main event I must disclose this post started out with me just updating a few items, links, and sources, and well, here we stand with an entirely new post. I hope you enjoy!
Casual Coastal Vibes
In this sea escape scenario the following host of words characterize casual coastal vibes.
Include rich neutrals, warm tones, sleek lines and sophisticated presence and that’s exactly the vibe and the look we’re going for.
Continuing as a favorite to source, the Ashlyn Round Wall Mirror reminds me of ruffles of ocean waves.
There is wall mirrors, and then there is wall mirrors.
Coastal home décor accents and accessories in earth tones of neutral, blue, green, gold, pink, brown and greige borrow from sea and sky.
Color and light have quite the influence on each other.
Photographers definitely can attest to it, and I know several decoristas who will testify to it as well.
Nature’s light show of morning, noon, and night has a way of adjusting colors to deepen and/or soften.
If thrown by what coastal colors to select, remember this little ditty:
Look to the coastal sky and sea for inspiration as to what your color palette will be.
Antique pieces create contrast and infuse character into the space.
The mix and the mingle of antiques with new traditional and modern decorating styles layers a space with character, amplifies the charm quotient, creates contrast, and promotes focal point magic.
Layering builds upon the décor style central theme and can be strikingly accomplished through the introduction of pattern and texture to the space.
Rattan and wicker pieces fall under the category of classic coastal home décor furnishings done right.
To all chic and stylish accents there is a season, but you don’t have to buy in to locking your decorative items into a particular season.
Coastal home décor steps into the spotlight in the spring through summer season, but is never out of season to the legions of decoristas who realize and embrace this perennial favorite decorating style.
Antiques partner beautifully with traditional and new-traditional pieces and patinas.
Juxtaposition is always in my bag of focal point tricks as it has the decorative power to immediately catch the eye.
Check out consignment shops, estate sales, vintage sites for focal point coastal home décor pieces.
New and vintage mid-century furniture is on-trend, and this pretzel rattan chair is a wonderful example of a classic design and style befitting a coastal castle.
If you think about it, oceans and seas share the commonalities of form, color, layers, balance, and flow with interior design and decorating.
Entryways are the gateway to the house of style.
Natural elements and neutral beauties delineate the colors, textures, and patterns associated with sand and sea.
When you search and source to no avail and still come up empty handed it’s time for a creative interpretation.
The Chatelet extendable trestle dining table offers European appeal in farm to coastal detail.
Hardwood solids paired with pecan, walnut and maple veneers replicate a provincial patina, making this a dining table contender for the casual yet elegant coastal dining room.
If old-world charm appeals to your decorating style, go all in with an antique English barley twist dining table.
The combination of a rich dark patina and a slipcovered, natural wicker or a rattan dining chair is striking.
Contrast works the space.
Double up for twice the comfort, twice the coastal/nautical style.
Coastal Inspired Cocktails, Anyone?
The beach-ocean-seaside cocktail hour is set to coastal style for the it’s five o’clock somewhere crowd.
Warm breezes, cool drinks, and crystal clear waters feed the soul and inspire the coastal home décor decorating mind.
Dress a cart or cabinet top with a table lamp, eye-catching decorative accent or art piece.
Decorative shells and figural vases make perfect toothpick and cocktail stirrer holders.
Coastal Style Carts & Cabinets
Coastal Style Accents
An entryway console table becomes the perfect piece to decorate with coastal accents.
Seashells typify coastal areas, and a striking display of gathered shells from the shore or from the shelf housed in a decorative bowl or urn planter in coastal home décor fashion draws the eye.
Classic coastal style is here to stay.
It transcends a passing trend and consistently ranks as one of the most popular interior design styles.
Tasteful and timeless coastal home décor accents and accessories accentuate the casual, comfortable, fun, elegance, and seaside sophistication associated with classic coastal style.