Coastal Inspired: Seaside and Nautical Decor

Posted In Design - 06/02/2018

For those who are lucky enough to reside beachside or those who like to surround themselves with a relaxed reminder of distant crashing waves and seagull calls, there is a lot to love about coastal casual decor.

You can embrace this decor trend in big ways or in small details with looks leaning from beach bungalow to Nantucket cottage or nautical nostalgia to a tropical escape.

Here are some of our favorite approaches to bringing some sun and fun into your home.

Sunny, Breezy Living Spaces

Surf’s up with the colorful print showcased on the ottoman and toss pillows in this coastal casual living room. The room boasts a bright and open feeling with lots of soft whites and sandy beiges. Seashells and ocean life wall art complete the look. A natural woven rug ties in with the relaxed vibe.

Sky blue and sun-bleached natural hues give this rattan dining room a comfortable and inviting aesthetic. Shell wall art, coral spray and hand-blown glass accents boost the beachy mood while pristine patterned rug, bench and throw keep things light and airy.

Woven textures and natural finishes offered by rope and rattan add a seaside quality to any space.

Contemporary rooms can showcase your affinity for the shore. This bright and open space features a watery blue shade on the walls and rug, sandy beige seating and is punctuated by crisp white coral and seashell accents.

This coastal casual space begs for you to throw open the windows and let the sunshine in. With little more than mother of pearl table lamps and wavy blue patterned accents, this space still screams oceanfront. The natural slipcovers keep things relaxed, the blue on blue patterns in the rug, accent chair and toss pillows pull in sea and sky tones without overwhelming the space and crisp white walls and shutters balance the deeper shades.

From azure blue to aquamarine, soft ocean color pallets offer a tranquil look.

Deep, rich tropical shades create a saturated beachy vibe full of vibrancy and life.

Cozy Coastal Cottage

Driftwood gray furniture adds coastal flair to your home, accented here with vintage-inspired seashell print comforter set, sisal rug, seagrass ottoman and coral decor accents.

Shorebirds on the wall art, a woven seagrass rug, seashell lamp and lantern sconce bring a seaside bungalow feeling to this welcoming retreat.

Subtle hints of beachy charm in the shuttered details on dresser, bed and bench offer the appeal of a cozy cottage. Just a few pieces of wall art and room decor give a nod to coastal fancies, reinforced by the briny blue of the bed pillows and storage bench.

Rustic, cottage or tropical, accent cabinets are an easy way to add some cozy seaside flair to your space.

Nautical Nostalgia

Soft denim slipcovers, deep sandy beiges, rich wood finishes and sailboat decor bring a nautical twist to this comfy living room.

Unique maritime details can be an unexpected addition to any room or part of an overall theme.

Kitschy nautical or seaside accents create a quaint cottage feel. A blue and white color scheme is a classic way to instantly achieve a crisp seaside or nautical aesthetic.

Tropical Paradise

Coral, beige and soft white keep this tropical hideaway breezy and light. Ocean treasures on decor, wall art and lamp reinforce the theme.

Imagine escaping to this Bali bungalow every night with its deep wood stains, tropical detailed bedroom furnishings and gauzy canopy curtains. The lush greenery and sunny yellows brighten the space.

Rattan and bamboo trim and rich wood finish ground this living room, filled with island-inspired flourishes splashed across the throw pillows lamps and decor.

Fiery red sunsets, cerulean blue lagoons, papaya orange tropical flowers and saturated lush greenery – the tropics paint a vibrant palette that can invigorate your space while still retaining a relaxed feel.

Accents in neutrals and textures add depth and definition when your room is brimming with color.

Create your own Beachy Get Away

Whether you are updating your decor with some fresh accents or going for a complete room overhaul, a coastal feel might be just what you are looking for. Keep spaces light and breezy, add a few coastal touches or go bold with lush tropical additions. Either way, with your new look you’ll feel like you are on vacation every day.