Coastal home decor comes to the mind of the decorista as warm breezes, cool tones, and hot tunes provide inspiration and ideas for updating house and home.
House & Home – Photo by Heather Ross
Is Coastal Style Still In Style?
When the calendar turns to a new season I generally take the time to reflect on and take stock of design styles. For instance, the popularity, pertinence, and staying power of the classics and the trendy.
Coastal home décor pieces rooted in traditional influences accented with new-traditional interpretations run the gamut from Palm Beach to Palm Springs style and coastal to tropical points in between.
Elle Decor – Photography by Eric Piasecki
Experimenting with different aspects of a design style is easy.
Introduce new takes on a classic to keep the decorating fun and fresh, and the decorative appeal of the space visually engaging to you and the eyes that will ooh and ahh over your decorating mastery.
The takeaway is this: the coastal home décor accents and accessories you find to be a stunning reflection of you and your impeccable personal taste is exactly what’s in style.
“We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.”
Dream and decorate in sea to sky colors of soft neutrals and crisp deep tones borrowed from the beauty of the sea.
If a total coastal home décor makeover is in your seasonal update decorating scheme plan, this post is here to give ideas.
If you find you’re leaning more towards refreshing your décor with subtle spot touches to achieve a relaxed day at the beach aesthetic, this post has got you covered like SPF 50 sunscreen.
House Beautiful- Benjamin Dhong- Photo by Lisa Romerein
Wall mirrors classify as art in this decorista’s portfolio.
A&B Home Wall Mounted Mirror with Round Gold Metal Frame
Medium Round Champagne Art Deco Mirror
In this in the style of feature, one is silver, and the other, gold.
Serene pastels fit in comfortably with the beachside color palette.
Molly 3.5 in. x 28.3 in. Modern Rectangle Framed White Decorative Mirror
Fossilized Clam Rectangular Mirror
Louis XIV Style Carved Wood Console
Inspiration is everywhere, especially in the colors, textures, and patterns discovered under the sea.
SAFAVIEH Lighting Ivy Resin Table Lamp
Finch Versailles Tufted Accent Chair
Copper Grove Muir Rosa Tufted Chair – Pink
Here’s a couple of fun pretty in pink accent chair options to consider.
Designart ‘Quartz Texture’ Upholstered Accent Chair
Designart Influence Of Line and Color Upholstered Accent Chair
Mixing styles is key when the intent is contrast through traditional meets modern juxtaposition.
House & Garden – Photo by Paul Massey
The core concept of coastal decorating style places the emphasis on creating a comfortable and inviting space rich in layers, textures, and natural elements.
House & Garden- Photo by Cristian Barnett
Wicker, rattan, seagrass, jute, and woven pieces are instantly associated with coastal chic.
Meena Modern Rattan Wall Sconce
Southern Living Ideal Home – Crane Island, Florida
Seaside chic is color rich, texture driven, and pattern at play perfect for merging the coastal vibe of the indoors to the outdoors.
East At Main’s Cheyenne Living Room Chair
Small Wooden Tree Trunk Sculpture in Distressed Brown Finish
Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Décor
Coastal Living Zephyr Pendant, White
Coloring within the lines is a safe choice, but where’s the unique in that?
Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold
Modern Drum Gold Chandelier with Clear Textured Glass Panels
Carson 6 Light Polished Nickel Chandelier
Uttermost Rahila Antiqued Mirror (Set of 2)
Carbon Loft Antique Silver Mirror
Madison Park Ashe Natural Dining Chair set of 2
I’m adding a personal choice of sideboard here as the lines and curves remind me of the shape of sea waves as they approach the shore.
Wood Bead and Metal Semi-Flush Light – Black
Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table
Epworth Wooden Dining Chair with Wicker and Fabric Seating (Set of 2)
Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Joyelle West
54 in. Lippa in White oval Artificial Marble Dining Table
Woven Wood Armchair with Open Back and Woven Black Seat
Bandelier Black Rural Woven Dining Arm Chair
Quite the dynamic color combination tour de force, adding classic blue and white porcelain and ceramic accents to your coastal decorating theme frames a calm, cool, and collected picture.
Montoya Blue and White Porcelain Table Lamp
Vintage Ming Jar in Various Styles and Sizes
Maynard Antiqued Brass Round Wall Mirror with Decorative Ring
19th C French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers
Veranda – Suzanne Kasler – Photo by Brian Woodcock
3 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant
Designed with scalloped edges and tapered legs with a look reminiscent of a seashell, the Liliane Velvet Barrel Chair is a casual yet elegant choice of accent chair.
Modern Scalloped Back Accent Barrel Chair – Pink
Euart 30″ Wide Tufted Polyester Armchair
Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair
Shifting the sands from soft delicate pastels to a touch of gold coast glam.
20 in. Golden Gold Tree Trunk Stool
Spot-On Spot Accents
Accent chests, spot chairs, and designer look area rugs qualify as spot-on spot accents for a foyer, entryway, living, family, or sun room.
Ridge Road Décor Round Antique Aluminum Framed Wall Mirror in Silver
Madison Park Hanley 2-Doors Accent Cabinet in Black
Roseanne Accent Chair – Gold/Grey
Gray-Washed Decorative Carved Wood Coffee Table
Carved details, natural pine wood, and a soft gray-washed finish highlights this super coastal chic style coffee table.
White Finish Wood Sprigs Design Whitebriar Round Wall Mirror
Ridge Road Décor Rectangular Floral Cabinet in White
LS Dimond Home Natural Teak Slice Console
Distinctive hardware, sleek lines, and an elegant design presence meets the criteria for the perfect accent chest.
Powerful style statement in soft shades of seaside green.
Aqua Horizon Giclee Canvas Art Print
Grey/Green Framed 4 door Wine Sideboard
Mix and mingle the cocktail hour with a distinctive piece such as the Avalon rattan bar.
Gorgeous lives in the details of the statement piece.
Leave no stone unturned in your search for special pieces to tie the coastal look altogether.
Check out consignment shops, estate sales, antiques auctions, and online sites for classic pieces and curiosities destined to become the focal point of the space.
French Dry Scrape Painted Pine 2 Door Server
Part of the fun is the hunt, and the grand prize is in the treasure found.
Rugs in neutral shades and natural textures keep with the coastal casual feel and gorgeously work the room.
nuLOOM Maxwelle Flatweave Diamond Trellis Jute Area Rug
Shape and form again catch my eye.
The curved details of this 20th Century Painted Bombe Chest With Verde Marble Top has an under the sea quality to it.
20th Century Painted Bombe Chest With Verde Marble Top
Uzbek Suzani Handmade Embroidered Bedspread Bedcover
Maharaja Sandblasted White Wood Hand-Carved Arm Chair
Twin Melanie Upholstered Daybed White Fabric
Blue and Cream Collection by Threshold
Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror
Strick & Bolton Sylvie Handmade Braided Jute Reversible Runner
Accents and accessories in traditional coastal design color, texture, and pattern choices infuse the spaces and places in the home with a comfortable seaside chic aesthetic that emphasizes a there’s no place like home or the beach vibe.
Sydney 32″ Wide Down Cushion Armchair
Dallas-based designer Jan Showers words serve as design tip numero uno in my book.
I realize black may not be the color that immediately springs to mind when considering the coastal style color wheel, but it’s the color that lends a touch of elegance to any décor style it graces.
Bone Inlay Three-Drawer Dresser
See (or should I say sea) what I mean?
Coastal elegance is beautifully defined through black decor pieces and accessories.
Enzo Barrel Chair Tangled White-Black
Inspire Me! Home Decor Elegance FAR01 Indoor Area Rug
Papasan chairs capture the look of casual chic, and speaking from personal ownership experience, is one super comfortable seating option.
Papasan Chair with Round Pillow Cushion and Cream Wicker Weave
This super chic space speaks fluent seaside sophistication to me.
Some may say this upholstery is more tropical than coastal.
I say it’s lovely and just the deviation from the too literal design style interpretation needed for the space.
Step away from the expected by throwing the eye a curveball with a chic choice of conservation piece.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis Paparazzi Photo
Keem Bay 24” High 1-Light Table Lamp – White
Ciao Bella 54″ Wide French Italian Coffee Table
I’m including this lovely video as it is befitting the end to a serene and relaxing day spent oceanside and the end of this coastal home décor extravaganza.
Take a moment, hit play, and take it in.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination
and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
Decorating is an adventure in personal style that should always inspire our imagination and bring us immense joy.