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10 Unique Ways to Embrace Coastal Decor that Makes Your Home Cozier

How often do you dream of living in a seaside abode? But then reality leaves you heartbroken.

What if we say that you no longer have to live anywhere close to a beach to relish the laid-back coastal atmosphere? Yes, you can feel like having a gala time at the beach by implementing coastal-style decor!

The coastal-style decor is reminiscent of a carefree day at the beach. They are airy and feature colors that portray sandy beaches and ocean waves. Moreover, they work everywhere!

So check out these unique coastal-style decor ideas to design your beach-themed oasis. It will also bring some vacation vibes into an interior space.

1. Play With The Shades Of Blue

Coastal-themed interiors feature colors reminiscent of the seashore, for instance, blue, white, green, and beige. Therefore, experiment with shades of blue and make combinations to create a relaxed feel.

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Add hints of blue wall art in a living space cladded in pale neutrals and wooden accents. Or, go moody with dark blue walls to create a contrast with pale textiles. You can also add pillows and upholstery in blue-and-white graphic prints to make the place suitable for gatherings.

2. Use Natural Elements

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Using accessories and furnishings in natural materials like weathered wood, jute, and rattan can enhance the coastal-themed interiors tenfold. Natural accents pair well with neutral-toned walls. They add warmth to the airy and light interiors. You must also incorporate natural fabrics like linen and cotton to make your interior space cozier.

3. Honor The Airy Atmosphere

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If you have visited any coastal areas, you will know they are breezy and relaxing. So, make your interior feel the same if you want to make it coastal-themed. Let in as much daylight and air as possible, and keep the window treatments minimal. Then decorate the space with clean blues, whites, and hints of earthy tones. It will maximize the inflow of natural light and make your living space more inviting.

4. Keep It Simple

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The easiest way to exhibit a coastal design is by sticking to a natural blue-and-white palette. Apart from subtle tones, include a casual assortment of pillows on simple wooden furniture to add a relaxed feel. You can also introduce a simple coastal-themed artwork to complete the beachy vibe. Lastly, avoid cluttering the room with too much decor to maintain a laid-back coastal feel.

5. Exhibit Coastal -Themed Details

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Have you thought about adorning your walls with a shiplap pattern? Then mount some framed ocean-themed wall art and make it a gallery wall! It will add a quirky touch to the living room corner furnished with antique wood or rattan furniture. Feel free to add a jute rug, a vintage wood mantel, driftwood decor accents, and DIY artifacts to depict beach scenes.

6. Add Striped Elements

Have you noticed sailors always wear blue and white striped dresses so people can spot them easily? So, take inspiration from these sailor stripes and include them in your coastal-themed interior space.

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Layer a large striped jute rug and adorn pillows with blue-and-white striped covers to make it eye-catching. You can also introduce shiplap patterns to texture the neutral walls and ceilings.

7. Give A Bohemian Touch

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Adding bohemian accessories like a woven pendant light or patterned wallpaper can make your coastal-themed interior look beautiful. You can elevate a blue-and-white coastal palette by introducing textured accessories like a geometric rug or a rope chandelier. Even a dramatic driftwood ceiling detail will add a timeless coastal charm. 

8. Introduce Golden Accents

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Warm gold metallic accents can mimic the sun or shimmery sand and set the tone for your coastal-themed living space. Therefore, you can sprinkle some gold on natural wood furniture and enhance your sandy beige interiors. 

Golden accents also pair well with moody grayish-blue hues to give it a royal finish. Finally, add a jute rug and wicker pendant lights to bring it all together.

9. Mix In Other Shades

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You should not limit yourself to blue and white while implementing coastal-style decor in your interiors. Do not hesitate to combine soft colors for nuance to the natural tones. You may add peach, yellow, pink, or orange to complement the blues and whites. It will make your living space more appealing.

10. Finish It With Green

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Green has the power to make the land and the sea come together. It also helps in adding life to a mundane space. The best way to achieve this is by introducing one or a few pots of verdant plants. You can then enhance your coastal style decor with a dynamic patterned rug and energize the space.

So, do not stray away from combining the shades of your blue-white-and-beige interiors with a touch of green.


While coastal style decor is naturally suited to waterfront settings, you can implement this design anywhere. Use a neutral color palette and natural materials to pull off a coastal look. But, you must minimize the clutter and maximize natural light in your interiors.

By Sreyoshi Dhali

While finding her solace in silence and everything mundane, Shreyosi prefers to untangle the chaos inside her head and makes an effort to paint scenarios with words that keep her awake at night.

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