There are so many beautiful styles you can follow to decorate your home. Sometimes we like to go with just one style and sometimes we like to mix and match. For example, farmhouse and rustic go together amazingly. Coastal and bohemian can also create something truly unique.
This time, though,
We’ll be focusing on just one style and how to fully achieve it in your own home.
Getting started with our beach house favorite:
The coastal decor!
“A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” - Henry Grunwald
Though the most commonly used colors for a coastal decor are aqua hues and pops of turquoise, you can also pick shades of pink sand and palm leaf green. Those will be bold choices, so be sure that you go with a color you really love since it’ll easily catch they eye’s attention.
Natural materials are a great reminder of nature elements, such as dune grass and beach sand, so a natural fiber rug will be a wonderful addition to your coastal home. They’re very beachy and you can find them in several sizes and shapes to fit your rooms.
Along with the natural fiber rug, match sheer curtains to create the perfect ambiance. Sheer curtains are light enough to create privacy, but still allow the morning light in once the day starts.
Open Shelving Kitchen
The coastal design is created by thinking about all the family and friends that we love to have over during the summer.
Because of that,
Open shelving kitchens become super popular in this style. It’s just so much more practical than cabinets, plus, they make it super easy for your guest to serve themselves - saving you the trouble of taking out the dishes or answering the same question a bunch of times.
Installing shelves can be quite a task to take on by yourself; you would highly benefit from hiring a professional for it. The average cost for this service in Cleveland, OH is $531, though in Charleston, SC it is $399. As you can see, prices vary from state to state, and even from city to city, so a local service will help you with a more accurate estimate.
The idea is that all furniture pieces will be able to stand up against wet swimsuits and summertime humidity. Of course, if you’re going for a coastal decor outside of the season, you don’t necessarily need to get weatherproof furniture - but it’ll definitely be a plus for you.
Some materials that last under these conditions are:
All of them are perfect for creating something super special in your home!
Seascape Gallery Wall
Even a coastal home can get a gallery wall! Pick your favorite seascape artworks and find the perfect wall that can benefit from a gallery. It’ll be a gorgeous yet simple addition.
Beachy Breakfast Nook
This breakfast nook is so beachy and homey that we can’t help but love it. Combining the elements of a natural fiber rug, mismatched seatings, and the blue hues makes everything match beautifully.
More Elements to Add
It’s important to keep everything balanced! I mean, it’s no use making your home look like a tourist’s beach shop, right? Be careful with the amount of elements you chose to add and make sure they all blend in.
That being said, here are some more elements you can add:
- Rattan chairs
- Nautical maps
- Woven baskets
Ready to get decorating? Get a free quote from a handyman to help you out!
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