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.
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.
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.
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.
For a subtle hint of blue, look for smaller accent pieces to complement the room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Go for palms and tropical plants in cushions, wall art and greenery.
For more coastal style inspiration and to view our new season arrivals of homewares head into your nearest SHACK store now or contact us.