Coastal Style Home Makeover: Get a Taste of Life at the Beach

Coastal Style Home Makeover: Get a Taste of Life at the Beach

You don’t have to own a beachside home in order to experience that cool, relaxed coastal vibe.

It is easier than you can imagine to transform your home into a coastal retreat no matter where you live. You just need to adapt a few coast style home makeover ideas. And summer is the best time to add this style to any room in your home.

Coastal style living room
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That said, let’s look at 3 simple ideas to create the coastal aura in your home.

Add Coastal Colors

A subdued color palette will work best for you. And you should choose color combinations that are typical of the beach. These include crystal blue sky, blue-green water, peachy pinky seashells, white and gray clouds, and neutral sand.

Modern living room
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Modern kitchen interior
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For large expanses of wall, white, off-white, gray, blue-gray, or beige would be your best bet. In light of the fact that beach sand normally has a neutral hue, you should choose a light floor color for your coastal style home interior.

Incorporate a secondary color to give your space a visual depth. If you are into vibrant colors, splashes of red, lime green, or orange evoke memories of colorful beach umbrellas. You can even use deeper variations of your primary color palette to create a relaxing and sophisticated beach aura.

 Dining room with windows and furniture.
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Invest in Coastal-inspired Furniture

Another great way to create a coastal vibe in your home is to add whitewashed furniture pieces. You don’t have to buy new pieces. Simply paint and sandpaper your old pieces to transform them into an elegant addition to your coastal-themed home.

Summer house interior
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What if your budget allows you to buy new furniture?

Then you should go for wood pieces with an ebony finish and details like frieze drawer fronts, hand-carving, turned legs, and bun feet. This also adds a British Colonial feel to your home.

Using outdoor furniture pieces, such as a wicker, is another stylish way to create a coastal feel in your home. For example, a vintage dining table paired with wicker head chairs and metal side chairs can create a striking coastal look.

Interior room with a tropical theme.
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Small relaxing room in a summer house
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Accessorize

You don’t have to create an overly nautically themed space. Simply add items that you would naturally find in a coastal environment.

Things such as coral, driftwood, seashells, sea glass, and specialty lighting are cheaply available. And they can make attractive additions to a home. Consider adding candles for a romantic touch.

You can’t go wrong with candles that evoke memories of lovely beachy scents like cocoa butter, key lime, sea spray, or island margarita.

Sea shells displayed in a glass jar
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New style grey room with nautical decorations, sofa and floor lamp
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Final thoughts

Coastal style is one of most popular home decorating styles today. It is a relaxed and timeless style. While it is suitable for any season, it works great for summer. There are so many ways to give your home a coastal style makeover. If you don’t know where to start, you can draw inspiration from this 3 wonderful ideas.

Modern penthouse
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Resources:

Coastal living

Elle Decor



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