Give your home a laidback feel with Coastal Style!
What Is the Coastal Style?
Coastal style is all about breeze. Relaxed vibes, airy textures and refreshing colors come together to create a totally beachy ambience.
Types of Coastal Style
Because of its effortless balance between laidback and chic, ‘coastal’ – and all its subcategories – has risen to become one of the most popular styles of interior décor.
- Beach Chic. In interior design, ‘coastal’ encompasses every type of shore lifestyle – from lakes to rivers to oceans – but beach chic specifically celebrates oceans. Sand, surfboard and seashell décor incorporated into a palette of light beiges, blues and whites recall the seaside bliss of carefree summer vacations.
- Nautical Style. A little patriotic, a little country, and totally reminiscent of life on the sea, nautical style blends rustic sailor elegance into a coastal setting. Navy-and-white stripes, distressed anchors, and rope accents turn any interior into a charming saltwater retreat.
- Beach Boho. Beach boho is all about the eclectic twist. A pop or two of bright, unexpected pieces – like a hot pink flamingo or orange chair – against a canvas of muted hues like light brown and sky blue put the ‘fun’ into coastal.
- Tropical Style. Tropical style recreates all the Hawaiian resort feels with tikki-worthy designs and island-in-the-sun hues. When incorporating colors into a tropical atmosphere, it’s all about saturation. Layer sea aqua, pineapple yellow and palm tree green over a main palette of sand-beige and cloud-white furniture for pops of playful island breeze.
- Coastal Elegance. Coastal elegance ups the levels of luxurious textures and polished metals in a standard coastal interior. When contrasted against a palette of whites and light beiges – and minimal color – dark woods, thick blankets and shiny flourishes balanced with buoyant drapes, beach décor and lots of natural light create laidback sophistication.
- Coastal Casual. As with coastal elegance, creating the perfect coastal casual paradise means paying attention to texture and material. Keep a casual feel by staying away from heavy colors and metallic accents, and bring out the beach breeze with airy cotton drapes, teakwood furniture and jute rugs.
Coastal Décor Tips
Nothing says ‘coastal’ like nature, so remember to incorporate earthy hues and unrefined materials. When contrasted against a plush upholstered sofa, a teakwood bench paired with a potted indoor palm adds definition, relaxes the color temperature and brings all the shore vibes.