The style that springs to mind when you think “beach house” is commonly called American coastal. The palette of this style is drawn from sand, shells and, of course, sea and sky. It feels like summer all year long. Coastal style is all about creating a relaxing, airy and cheerful atmosphere indoors. Whether you live by the beach or just dream about ocean breezes, enhance the natural beauty of your home with crisp white, splashes of bold color, and sea-themed accents.
Light may be the most important element of beach house style. Plentiful windows, glass doors and skylights will allow sunshine to flood in.When it comes to colors, white is key to the beach palette. Crisp white rooms are arresting in their purity and simplicity. Also, you can use shades of cream, beige and barely-there blue is another iconic beach house color that evokes ocean and clear blue sky.
In coastal interiors, fabrics are simple, unassuming and comfy. Think linen slipcovers, cotton rugs, and muslin curtains or floaty sheers that billow in the breeze. Use striped fabric, with widely spaced stripes, for upholstered furnishings to create an instant beach vibe. There are a lot of chic shell and nautical themed print fabrics that can look very tasteful if you keep these patterns minimal. A pair of throw pillows or a single side chair can go a long way.
Furniture should be comfortable and purposeful, in simple straight lines. You should use natural materials , in the first place wood and then glass, stone and ceramics. In the finishing touches add some beach symbols or a few pieces from your last trip to shore like shells, sea glass, bottles or starfish.
You don’t have to live by the sea to get a coastal look for your home. Just by putting a few tips into practice, you will feel like you’ve got the ocean on your doorstep.
So if you like this style, take a look at following pictures.
Decorate your beach house with these accents: