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Adapted from Original Article posted on MyDomaine
The décor of your home does more than reflect your personal style; it also has a way of transporting you (if only mentally) to any place in the world. If all you can think about is a day at the beach, it's time you bring in some elements that remind you of soaking up the sun, feeling that cool ocean breeze, and taking in the sights. We're, of course, talking about letting the light in, incorporating easy, breezy linens and decorating with cool, ocean hues.
Whether you're looking to bring the open, airy style of the Mediterranean stateside, or you prefer the look of a classic beach house that screams Americana, here are 20 rooms with beautiful coastal decor to spark some much-needed inspiration. It's time to stock up on some rattan, grasscloth, and sun-bleached fibers and let your new coastal style whisk you away to an island in the sun.
Here are our picks for the best coastal decor to inspire your next trip to the beach.
1. Faux Views
A large print of an on-theme beachside locale hung right in your front entryway is just what you need to set the tone as guests first walk into your home. The way we see it, just because most of us don't have the fortune of owning beach-front property, doesn't mean we can't enjoy the view courtesy of a gorgeous photograph.
2. Seaside Mudroom
Mudrooms aren't just reserved for farmhouse layouts. This seaside-inspired room is the perfect place to shake off some sand (or not, for those of you who live inland), kick off those shoes, and unload at the end of a busy day. A bamboo and rattan bench serves as a catchall and sets a paradise-found mood all year round.
3. It's In The Materials
Coastal décor is all in the materials. From the linen pillows and window treatments, to the jute rug and the bamboo coffee table, there's no confusing this room is the place to retreat to after a long day of lying on the sand.
4. Print Paradise
If you favor eclectic spaces, but you still want your home to feel coastal cool, this is the living room that proves you can have the best of both worlds. We love how this play on patterns still feels undeniably beachy. The trick is to stick with blue and sandy hues and incorporate the occasional beach-inspired motif when it fits.
5. Neutral Grounds
If blue isn't your hue of choice, this space is the inspiration you need to create a space that feels coastal, without the color. Here, sandy tones look stunning, and still feel equally serene.
6. Dinner With A View
There's nothing like enjoying a sunset while sipping a glass of wine at your dining room table. But if you're not currently living in a house on the beach, an oversized print hanging in your eyeline is just what you need to mentally transport you to your private island. Some live greenery doesn't hurt either.
7. Beach Classic
The decor in this dining room feels straight out of Huntington Beach, California. The white-on-white color palette (including the very preppy hydrangea in the centerpiece and white-painted) bamboo is almost as classic as the American flags placed in the middle of the table.
8. Tiny Touches, Big, Beachy Finish
You don't need sprawling spaces and tons of décor to make a home feel like a beach house. This dining nook incorporates a few touches of jute and rattan (like the rug, chairs and placemats) and a simple shell pendant light hanging over the table to make even the coldest days feel sunny. We bet you didn't even notice the snow outside, did you?
9. Feeling Blue
Blue is the color of the ocean, so it's no surprise including the hue in your décor will remind your of sitting seaside. This bedroom incorporates all shades of indigo in a variety of prints to an all-white canvas for a serene space.
10. Bring Sand To The Beach
There's no better place to kick your feet up at the end of the day, than a neutral retreat like this sand-inspired bedroom. To recreate the look in your own home, look for light-toned wood accents, sandy linens, and not much else. It's the single-toned simplicity that does it.