Imagine the sounds of waves crashing onto the beach, seagulls singing and the salty wind blowing in your hair. If you can’t tell, we are feeling inspired by the nautical life and we believe any home can be a beach home! Through implementing the colors of the ocean and sand paired with nautical accessories, you too can achieve the calming feel of coastal decor.
Let’s start with the decor underfoot … the rug! A fun coastal rug is the starting point to create the ambiance of beach life. With blues, greens and sand inspired beiges these rugs will transport you to relaxing beachside living. When it is time to anchor your beachy room with rugs, look for ones with stripes, nautical-themed designs or coral patterns.
Nothing says coastal casual like weathered wood, so look for furniture pieces in this seaside style or wicker pieces. Weathered wood is a great way to bring the outdoors inside, and wicker furniture is indoor/outdoor transitional. The beach vibes will start to come together when you throw in these accent pieces!
Look for accessories that incorporate glass, rope, driftwood, anchors and seashells to complete your nautical look. We love using the natural elements of driftwood and seashells to give the finished look an authentic, earthy feel. While rope, glass and anchors pull in the maritime pop you want. Even better yet, find blue or green glass wrapped in rope for a perfect beach finishing touch.
Once you create your coastal oasis, you can sit back and relax. Just remember whether you live on a beach or in the middle of a farm, beach life is a state of mind … so enjoy your seaside escape!
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Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.