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When you think of coastal style, many different images may run through your head. This isn't surprising, considering there are many different sub-styles that fall under
the umbrella of coastal style. Bur regardless of which sub-style you're thinking about for your home, they all have some elements in common. And they are all perfect for
casual Florida living. Ocean-inspired colors, plenty of natural sunlight, and natural fibers and textures are all in the mix.
The casual, breezy feeling of a vacation home can be created in any space with
Inspired by the tropical climate and relaxed sophistication of casual Florida living, this design style relies on light weathered wood, natural textures, and dècor
that references the sun and surf just outside the door.
Natural fibers such as woven seagrass and wicker are hallmarks of coastal furniture. They go well with rugs made of jute or sisal for an overall textured look and feel.
Popular in coastal homes because they stand up to foot traffic that brings in sand and moisture, they also give rooms a casual vibe.
Fresh but timeless, the
Barclay Butera Malibu Decker Woven Cocktail Table
brings in texture and interest with woven Anakao braided and applied to every side of the table. It adds a natural touch and elegance when paired with neutral upholstery
for a casual Florida living space.
You can also pair white furniture with natural materials, such as in this
Stillwater Harbortown Round Pedestal Dining Table
which pairs well with the unique
Seagrass Dining Chair.
When the trend goes minimal, coastal steps up to the plate. A minimalist approach gives homes a modern, open feel. To get this look, add only what fits in the space,
with a focus on both form and function. The difficulty is finding the right furnishings and furniture to complete the room without overwhelming it. Once you get it right,
you'll be happy with the result.
A counter height table, such as the
Barclay Butera Malibu Seaboard Counter Height Bistro Table
Cliffside Swivel Upholstered Counter Stools
fits this aesthetic even as it brings in a touch of coastal style. It's the perfect set as it does triple duty in a space often used for working, dining, and entertaining.
Although inspired by the sea and seafaring, casual Florida coastal style doesn't need gratuitous use of ship wheels, nautical ropes, driftwood, or seashells.
These can be charming accents when used with a light touch; an excess of these accessories can easily stray into kitsch.
Skip the overflowing glass vase filled with seashells and make a statement with one or two large shells, specimen corals, or a uniquely formed piece of driftwood.
Any of these on their own will make an ideal conversation piece.
For example, this sculptural piece of driftwood is displayed on the
Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Breeze Turtle Point Buffet,
giving the room a subtle coastal feel.
One of the key features of coastal furniture is its light, distressed wood finishes. Whether white-washed or unfinished and worn down by sand and sea, this quintessential
coastal look instantly brings to mind sunsets on the pier and long walks on drift-wood strewn beaches.
In re-interpretation of this weathered look, the
Barclay Butera Malibu Broad Beach Buffet
features a wire-brushed taupe finish that gives it an air of easy-going elegance. With warm, burnished metal hardware the color of an old copper coin, and raised
beaded moldings, this piece brings coastal vibes into both formal and casual dining rooms.
With a wide range of coastal furniture to choose from, Baer's Furniture has everything you need to create the perfect coastal look for casual Florida living. Visit the
Baer's Furniture store
near you to discover pieces you'll love, or make an appointment with an in-house design professional to help bring your vision to life.