Elements of contemporary coastal style include clean lines and natural materials and
textures, simple lines and basic finishes. It begins with a neutral backdrop and often
features woven materials. Once you have that set, add interest with statement
furniture and art, but be sure to keep the look uncluttered. Deep shades of turquoise,
orange, coral, and blue can be used as accents to brighten the space.
These tips will help you pull off contemporary coastal style in your home.
It may seem contradictory, but clean lines with a vintage flair will set the scene for
your contemporary coastal d?cor. This Bungalow Seven Piece Dining Set from Paula
Deen demonstrates how you can have both in one space. The Sunday Supper Table
features a linen-like finish in keeping with the traditional neutral color palette often
used in coastal d?cor. The fully upholstered Host Chair brings in a subtle gray color
with its elegant color-blocked waterfall skirt. The relaxed fabric brings a cozy feel to
any dining room.
Lightness and brightness are hallmarks of coastal d?cor, so begin by choosing a beachy
color scheme of light, earthy neutrals and mix in some shade of blues and greens.
Basically, any color that reminds you of the sea. Grays are great, too, as they can bring to mind a stormy sea. Use upholstered furniture, such as the gray host chair above,
and add a blue striped area rug to bring in sea colors. Throw pillows and other
accessories are also great ways to bring in some color.
Although contemporary coastal style isn’t a cluttered look, a carefully curated
collection can increase the coastal vibe in your home. A collection of blue ceramics
displayed in the Bungalow Curiosities Chest from Paula Deen make a subtle statement.
And don’t forget the tops of your tall furniture. This is a great place to add some
texture with a woven basket or larger pieces of pottery.
Nautical-themed d?cor is a hallmark of coastal style, so be sure to include these
touches with brass accessories, botanical prints, and even a whimsical throw pillow
with anchors, sea horses, or starfish on it. Blue and white stripes are great for
referencing your theme and you can mix together your patterns on throws and pillows
to highlight a specific design.
Woven baskets, nautical rope, and driftwood from the seashore have unique textures
that you can use to bring an authentic coastal feel to any space. Baskets, ottomans,
and area rugs constructed from natural fibers give a tactile appeal to your rooms,
while driftwood accents give your d?cor an authentic feel.
Glass accents are another hallmark of coastal style. Add some blue glass bottles of
various shapes and sizes throughout a room. The light they reflect will brighten the
area and add to the beachfront vibe. For a more informal look, try glass floats
suspended with rope to bring to mind the feel of an old marina. Collections of smooth
sea glass will add a touch of vibrant color to any space.
Wall art is one of the easiest ways to give your home a coastal vibe. Use decorative
oars, ship wheels, old portholes, and anchors to add nautical flair. Or, you can choose a
specimen coral, jars of shells, and fish-related elements for something inspired by
When you want to add some coastal d?cor to your home, you’ll find the perfect pieces
at Baer’s Furniture. If you need help deciding which pieces are best for you, take
advantage of our free design service and talk to one of our in-house design