Guide To Coastal Interior Design

BY KRISTEN GARRIDO

Choose a Light Color Palette

Opt for light and airy colors like whites, soft blues, sandy beige, and pale greens to mimic the colors of the sea and sand.

Incorporate Natural Materials

Use natural materials such as rattan, jute, bamboo, weathered wood, and wicker in your furniture, flooring, and decor. 

Embrace Nautical Elements

Incorporate nautical elements such as ropes, anchors, ship wheels, and striped patterns into your decor. These symbols of the sea instantly evoke a coastal vibe.

Maximize Natural Light

Make the most of natural light by keeping window treatments minimal and opting for sheer curtains or blinds that allow sunlight to filter through. 

Add Beach-Inspired Accessories

Decorate your home with beach-inspired accessories such as seashells, driftwood, coral, beach glass, and marine artwork. 

Incorporate Water Elements

Integrate water elements such as indoor fountains, aquariums, or decorative water features to evoke the tranquility and serenity of the ocean.

Keep it Casual and Comfortable

Coastal interiors should feel cozy and welcoming, so choose plush sofas, oversized armchairs, and soft textiles that encourage you to unwind.

Install Coastal-Inspired Flooring

Consider flooring options such as hardwood, bamboo, or light-colored tiles that mimic the look of sand or weathered wood.

Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces by incorporating elements like large windows, sliding glass doors, and outdoor living areas. 

Use Coastal-Inspired Fabrics

Get fabrics with coastal-inspired patterns like stripes, seashells, starfish, and coral motifs for your upholstery, pillows, and curtains. 

These ideas can help give your home a warm and coastal feel, no matter where you are!