Coastal Inspiration - Bringing the ocean into your home

I feel like going to the coast...or going coastal this week. It started with finding some lovely coastal inspired decor via Etsy. Today I thought I would post some lovely coastal inspired homes. What do I love most about coastal homes... I love the - light. They look so fresh and cozy and invite you to come in and be comfortable. Here are some of my favorite interiors and some tips on how you can incorporate the look into your own home.

Tip 1. If you are starting from scratch try to keep your walls and upholstery light neutral colors.
This home very has pale blue walls and light blue upholstery on the sofa.

Source : Coastal Living

This bed room has a white palette. The slight touches of dark furniture and the wall images adds a very elegant touch to the whole look.
Tip 2.  Add color using throw pillow and decorative accents. This relaxed coastal living room has a gorgeous neutral setting  and a aqua, and persimmon color scheme that has been added using cushions, lamps, rugs and paintings.
Source: Southern Living
Tip 3. Use wood. I love the distressed wood effect on the furniture in this room . The two side tables made of wood just blends in with  white side tables as they both have nicks and discoloration on them.
Tip 4. Concentrate on your outdoors. Don't skimp on decor and furniture for your patio and verandah.
Source: Completely Coastal

Tip 5. Don't follow any tips... just follow your heart. Throw the rule book out the door and you might end with a home that is not just coastal but full of personality.

Source : Coastal Living


bananaorangeapple said...

I like the one with the purple ceiling the best.

Zuda Gay Pease said...

I enjoyed this post very much!The coastal palate is so peaceful!

sammysgrammy said...

Something so soothing about the ocean sounds and colors. Enjoyed the rooms you presented.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love tip #5. I just do what I like, mix all kinds of styles and usually love the results. Great post! Those are pictures of my dream house, someday!

Maya James said...

nice blog with some good tips for coastal home decor.