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Coastal Interiors Homewares
Feb 13

Coastal Style Decorating Ideas for Home

There’s nothing like spending a day by the seaside, the sound of the surf, soft sand between the toes and a touch of summer sun wrapping you like a warm beach towel. A feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation that you only wish could be recreated at home.

Home decorating with a coastal style has never been so easy with our inspiring range of homewares and soft furnishings at SHACK. Let’s take a look at some easy and subtle decorating tips, that will add a touch of coastal cool to your home.

Shells and Coral

Sea shells, big and small are a must have beach accessory. They are also free if you are lucky enough to find a few at the beach! Scatter individual shells around bookshelves and coffee tables, or as clusters on decorative trays and dishes.


Sea shells coastal interiors

Dress up a side table with sea shells (Cone shells $14.95 each, Colt box pattern S $34.95 L $49.95)


Simple coastal style for the bathroom (Conch sea shell $39.95)

For a more opulent look, try a sea shell necklace, either standing on a console or sideboard, or hung as a featured wall art piece.


coastal decor Sea shell necklace on stand

Sea shell necklace on stand (prices range from $75-$175)

Seagrass and wicker

Bring the outside in with natural fibres and textures. Seagrass, cane, wicker and rattan baskets can add a touch of style to a room and conveniently store laundry, kids toys and odd bits and pieces. Baskets are also handy as pots for indoor plants, and can freshen up any greenery.


Seagrass baskets pot plant holder

Seagrass baskets are chic way to style indoor plants 


Coastal styling

Structured or soft baskets make for an appealing pot holder. (Image by Bower Bird Interiors)


Just like the ocean, using different tones of blues across home décor and soft furnishings can create a calm and soothing atmosphere at home. For cushions, traditional stripes give off a nautical theme, but don’t be afraid to try other prints and patterns.


Paloma stripe cushions

Nautical stripe linen cushions (prices range $44.95-$64.95. Image by Paloma Living)

For a subtle hint of blue, look for smaller accent pieces to complement the room.


Angel curls Coastal drink coasters

Beach Angel curls ($3.95 per scoop), Starfish coasters set of 4 ($19.95), Hayfield round tray ($105)


If you are a bit weary of using colour, then consider styling with a neutral colour scheme for a sophisticated Hamptons vibe. Try playing with different textures, natural materials, and layering for a relaxed but sophisticated look. Look for cushions with different weaves, shaggy, braided and with tactile trims. Cover lounges and bed ends with throws in linens, mohair and cottons.


Neutral interiors homewares

Styling with neutrals – using different textures adds a lot of interest (Beads basket from $25, Shell necklace $145, Cushion tribal $59.95, Betsy macrame cushion $59.95) 

Look for decor that can work together in clusters when styling a sideboard or console. Use texture and shades of whites, beige and cream for an appealing and harmonious look. Wall art can be a simple but striking way to bring a room to life and add another point of interest.


Coastal styling with neutral colours

Coastal styling with neutral colours (Shell papua necklace on stand $75, Shell & feather decoration on stand $175)

Lantern Candle Holders

Entertaining by candle light as the sun goes down is a Summer delight for many homes. Tea candle holders are a wonderful table top centre piece, and clusters of wooden lanterns and hurricanes scattered around entrances can help create an intimate and beachy vibe.

Coastal decor hanging lanterns

Bamboo lantern candle holder (S $59.95 M$89.95)

Lantern candle holders for night time ambience

Lantern candle holders for night time ambience

Palm Print

Nothing says beach like a few palm trees swaying in the breeze. Be inspired by palm prints with luscious green leaves to give a room a tropical feel.


Palm print cushions

Palm print cushions (cushions from $59.95. Image by Madraslink)

Go for palms and tropical plants in cushions, wall art and greenery.


Wall Art Palm Print

Front: Wall Art Palm Beach $125, Back: Wall Art Shady Painting $175, Lamp Leaf Brass Finish $260


Wall Art Mixed Tropical Leaves $130

Wall Art Mixed Tropical Leaves $130, Hayfield Pot Cylinder S $59.95, Plant Calathea Fasciata Green $145

For more coastal style inspiration and to view our new season arrivals of homewares head into your nearest SHACK store now or contact us. 

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