If you search for coastal design ideas on Pinterest or Google, you will find an array of different design genres including beach shack, seaside Boho, nautical, tropical and everyone’s favourite, Hamptons. It can be overwhelming to style beachy chic and get the look right, without projecting a dated coastal shack which has seen better days. Here are our tips on creating a modern coastal interior you will love all year round.
Blend from all your favourite coastal designs
Here’s a secret which most interior stylists know: blending is the key for a stylish abode.
So when it comes to researching coastal design ideas to incorporate in your own home, take a few of your favourite beachy interior styles and blend to create a cohesive look.
To prevent a shipwreck interior, because blending is a skill, take blue tones from the nautical theme and team it with coral and beige textures of the seaside shack.
Incorporate greenery through the use of tropical palms or Monstera leaves in a glass vase.
Use Hamptons linens and textiles to set the space.
Each of these aspects of decorating will create a stunning interior. The hardest part is choosing which styles to blend together, however these are the best, from the best.
Use a warm and cool colour palette
Traditionally, coastal interiors will tend towards an all-white or beige interior. However, for a modern take on this style, mix warm and cool colours to create a soothing interior. Incorporate white, but offset with a light timber floor with beige and latte undertones. Mix blue accents like duck egg blue, mint or navy to incorporate cool colours. The balance of a warm and cool colour palette will set a balanced interior.
Investment pieces over bargain stowaways
It’s always beneficial to keep an open mind on where to source furniture and décor for your home interior. Sometimes a bargain can be found at your local thrift shop, however, investment into new pieces for your coastal retreat will result in a successful execution of the look you’re after. Cane or wicker furniture offers a natural look, perfect for your coastal design, but it’s better to buy these new, than second hand unless it’s in absolute mint condition.
Bring in the ocean
Décor pieces layered throughout your interior on coffee tables and buffets are the cherries which can help set your interior scene. Fish sculptures and coral vignettes are going to help bring your coastal interior to life. Don’t be afraid to use these pieces. Find them in tones which won’t date like a brass or white ceramic. Drift wood can also be displayed as a stylish piece on the coffee table.