Coastal Home Decor

Coastal home decor comes to mind as warm breezes, cool tones, and hot tunes provide inspiration and ideas for updating house and home.

Gold Framed Landscape

Gold Framed Landscape

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 decor pieces rooted in traditional influences accented with new-traditional interpretations run the gamut from Palm Beach to Palm Springs to life’s a beach style and coastal to tropical points in between.

green-sunroomSouthern Home – Chuck Chewning Designs- Photography by Adam Kuehl

Experimenting with different aspects of a design style is easy.

Introducing new takes on a classic keeps 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.

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Better Homes & Gardens on Pinterest

Subsequently, the takeaway is this: the coastal home decor 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 decor 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 decor 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

Serene pastels fit in comfortably with the beachside color palette.

Suzanne-Kasler foyer

Suzanne Kasler

Beach Decor - Large Natural Coral Mirror

Beach Decor – Large Natural Coral Mirror

French Louis XIV Style Carved and Custom Painted Console Table

French Louis XIV Style Carved and Custom Painted Console Table


Kesey 16 in. x 16 in. Shell Framed Mirror


Inspiration is everywhere, especially in the colors, textures, and patterns discovered under the sea.

SAFAVIEH Lighting Ivy Resin Table Lamp

SAFAVIEH Lighting Ivy Resin Table Lamp





Finch Versailles Tufted Accent Chair

Here’s a couple of fun pretty in pink accent chair options to consider.

Designart 'Quartz Texture' Upholstered Accent Chair

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.


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Wicker, rattan, seagrass, jute, and woven pieces are instantly associated with coastal chic.

Meena Modern Rattan Wall Sconce

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.

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Fossil in a Fossil Color

Fossil in a Fossil Color

Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Decor 1

Metallic Gold Alligator Sculpture Table Décor


Universal Furniture

Coastal Living Zephyr Pendant, White

Coastal Living Zephyr Pendant, White

Coloring within the lines is a safe choice, but where’s the unique in that?


Broche 8 Light Antique Gold Pendant


Lure Vintage Gold Leaf Chandelier

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Fredrick Ramond Spyre 6-Light Chandelier in Champagne Gold

Crystal Modern Gold Drum Chandelier 3-Light Glam Brass Pendant Chandelier with Ice Drops Shade

Modern Drum Gold Chandelier with Clear Textured Glass Panels


Bo Massey

Carbon Loft Antique Silver Mirror

Carbon Loft Antique Silver Mirror

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Arteriors Tilda Chandelier

Ruffled Marble Bowl

Ruffled Marble Bowl

Madison Park Ashe Natural Dining Chair set of 2

Shoreline Colors

Shoreline Colors

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

Wood Bead and Metal Semi-Flush Light – Black


Martha Stewart Elmcrest Natural Dining Table

Fromberg+Wood+And+Cane+Dining+Chair+Set+Of+4Epworth Wooden Dining Chair with Wicker and Fabric Seating (Set of 2) 

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Joyelle West

Annika Rattan Pendant Light

Rattan Pendant Light

54 in. Lippa in White oval Artificial Marble Dining Table

54 in. Lippa in White oval Artificial Marble Dining Table

Woven Wood Armchair with Arms Open Back Mid Century Modern Office Dining Chairs Woven Black Seat

Woven Wood Armchair with Open Back and Woven Seat


Midnight Storm Wood Top 68 in. Sideboard with 4-Doors

Maine House Interiors

Maine House Interiors

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

Montoya Blue and White Porcelain Table Lamp

Blue/White Indoor / Outdoor Porcelain Ginger Jar

Vintage Ming Jar in Various Styles and Sizes

Vintage Brass Seal with Ball, Sea Lion Statue Figurine

Vintage Brass Seal with Ball, Sea Lion Statue Figurine

19th C French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers

19th C French Faux Bamboo Chest of Drawers



Veranda – Suzanne Kasler – Photo by Brian Woodcock


Custis Salmon -Benjamin Moore

3 - Light Lantern Geometric Pendant

3 – Light Lantern Geometric Pendant


Handmade Wood Wall Mirror

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

Pink Paper Palms, Set of 3


Varaluz Banana Leaf 9-light Chandelier

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Ryan A. Jones & Associates

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair

Coastal Living Pebble Accent Chair


Decorators Best

Shifting the sands from soft delicate pastels to a touch of gold coast glam.

Durkee Circular Wall Mirror


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 30.5-Inch Round Antique Aluminum Framed Wall Mirror in Silver

Ridge Road Décor Round Antique Aluminum Framed Wall Mirror in Silver

Reims 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Madison Park Hanley 2-Doors Accent Cabinet in Black

Gray-Washed Decorative Carved Wood Coffee Table

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.


Jan Jones LLC


Bamboo Nest Chandelier

Falson Wood Framed Wall Mirror

Manasquan Mirror

Uttermost Sea Coral Black Mirror

Uttermost Sea Coral Black Mirror

Black Polystone Coastal Sculpture Octopus

Black Polystone Coastal Sculpture Octopus


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

Aqua Horizon Giclee Canvas Art Print



Mix and mingle the cocktail hour with a distinctive piece such as the Avalon rattan bar.


Avalon Rattan Bar

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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.


Atelier de Campagne LLC

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.

Pastel painting, seascape

Pastel Seascape Print

French Dry Scrape Painted Pine 2 Door Server

French Dry Scrape Painted Pine 2 Door Server

Part of the fun is the hunt, and the grand prize is in the treasure found.


Leftover Antiques

Rugs in neutral shades and natural textures keep with the coastal casual feel and gorgeously work the room.


Liliane Hart Interiors

nuLOOM Maxwelle Flatweave Diamond Trellis Jute Area Rug

nuLOOM Maxwelle Flatweave Diamond Trellis Jute Area Rug




Shape and form again catch the eye.

Oly studio daybed AD

Architectural Digest

Uzbek Suzani handmade embroidered Bedspread Bedcover

Uzbek Suzani Handmade Embroidered Bedspread Bedcover

Earnestine Solid Woven Rug

Natural Fiber Beige 5 ft. x 5 ft. Round Border Area Rug

Alayna Botanic Bone Inlay Traditional Beveled Distressed Accent Mirror

Bone Inlay Floral Scalloped Mirror

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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

Sydney 32″ Wide Down Cushion Armchaira-touch-of-black

Dallas-based designer Jan Showers words serve as design tip numero uno in my book.

Alayna Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Bone Inlay luxury Mirror Frame Black Floral Pattern

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.

See (or should I say sea) what I mean?

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Giannetti Home

Coastal elegance is beautifully defined through black decor pieces and accessories.


 Barrel Chair Tangled White-Black

Sutton Banana Palm Chalk 33' L x 20.5" W Wallpaper Roll

Inspire Me! Home Decor Elegance FAR01 Indoor Area Rug

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.

Lindsey Lane - Charish

Lindsey Lane – Charish

Some may say this upholstery is more tropical than coastal, however, I say it’s lovely and just the deviation from the too literal design style interpretation needed for the space.


Contemporary Accent Arm Chair


Modern Tropical Polyester Pattern Manual Recliner 

Step away from the expected by throwing the eye a curveball with a chic choice of conservation piece.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis paparazzi photo

Windblown Jackie, New York 1971


Keem Bay 24” High 1-Light Table Lamp – White

Scallop Side Table

Scallop Side Table

Hayes hobnail large planter

Hayes Planter

Levins 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.”

—Robert Wyland

Decorating is an adventure in personal style that should always inspire our imagination and bring us immense joy.