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How to Give Your Home That Coastal Feel

The beach is definitely my happy place.  I love sitting ouside reading a book listening to the waves break. Have you ever thought about bringing the beach feeling into your home?  Don’t worry if you don’t have a vacation home or you don’t live at the beach.  As long as you pull your accessories and colors together you can pull this off.

Color is very important.  Using blues and neutrals will definitely give you that beachy vibe you’re striving for.  Using cool tone paint colors will show you are committed to the coastal theme.  A light and airy color palette will go amazingly well with ocean waves and salty air.

These accessories and colors give this home a coastal feel.

If you’re looking for coastal inspiration, check out Kim’s blog Sand and Sisal.  She decorates her home year round with a coastal feel. It’s a place where you feel at ease and welcomed when you enter.  Isn’t that the feel you want from a beachy home?

Accessories are also very important.  Color comes to play again in your use of accessories. I love this blue coral and all the different shades of blue I used in this entry. The sky and the waves are all different shades of blue and it brings in those elements.  Also, using shades of tan work well because of drift wood, sand, and other natural elements like shells.  You can also use things that you find on the beach to put in your home.

This entryway uses different shades of blue to pull off a coastal feel.

Picking out decor will give your home those finishing touches.  You can pull in your color palette with your bedroom comforter, rug, artwork, and pillows.  These touches will show your guests you’ve thought of everything right to the smallest detail.  Even though I’m saying these items are the final details, sometimes I actually start with a rug or pillow as an inspiration piece.  They usually have a pattern or a color I like.  I use that inspiration to get the color scheme and vision for the room.  Whatever works best for you and your creative process.

Using certain colors and accessories help you achieve that coastal feel.

I’m curious if any of you have a vacation home along 30A in Florida.  If you do, I would love to pick your brain.  We are considering looking there or Hilton Head for a beach home.  Any suggestions or feedback you have would be amazing.

If you are looking to add some beachy accessories to your home I hope this gave you some new ideas. I am going to start posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays so look for new posts on those days. Have a great summer!

Yours Truly,

Jenn