We’ve had the rainiest June in Illinois history, but I think the clouds are finally giving way to sunny days ahead! Finally! It hasn’t really felt like summer but I’m trying to keep my spirits up by looking at beautiful inspiration from my blogging friends. I’ve rounded up some of their decorating talent to show how to add coastal style to your home, so you can bring the season inside regardless of what the weather is doing!
Glass fishing buoys instantly add coastal style when you place them in a basket, in a bowl, on a shelf, etc. Lucy from Craftberry Bush shows how easy it is to make your own buoys. She sets them out with a grouping of driftwood. So pretty!
I just adore this pretty summer coastal mantel by Shannon at AKA Design. The little rustic boats are so charming with the fishnet draped over the edge. A pretty painting in the background sets it all off.
Another way to add coastal style to your home is to bring in colors of the sea. Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies finished this second-hand dresser in a beautiful driftwood color! A framed sailboat print and a basket of driftwood complete the look in this corner of her home.
In my summer family room, I brought in soft blues and aqua to create the feel of the ocean. The light brown bamboo mat underfoot mimics the sand while the burlap swag is reminiscent of the color of weathered driftwood.
Lucy at Craftberry Bush also uses a lot of ocean blues in her home during the summer months. Her cute puppy Brody has clearly given this comfortable room his seal of approval!
Jamie’s pretty seashell summer wreath at So Much Better with Age is a project I’m going to try this weekend. I have the wreath form and the seashells. All you need to do is hot glue the shells on the wreath and voila … you have a beautiful coastal style decoration for any door in your home!
Another project from Jamie that I plan to tackle is her DIY painted boat oars. I’ve been looking for some to go in my son’s old bedroom, but haven’t found the right color yet. After I saw these at So Much Better with Age, I decided to decorate my own!
Here’s an easy way to add coastal style to your home … download this free seashells printable from Kristen at Ella Claire. Frame it and you’re good to go! Pair it with aqua-colored bottles to reemphasize a beachy theme!
Last week I shared my own free “Gone Fishin” printable that you can download and frame.
I added a few beachy items to the coastal style vignette.
Another easy weekend project are these faux coral displays by Shannon at AKA Design. As you can start to see, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to add refreshing coastal style to your home.
Coastal style doesn’t have to be relegated to the main parts of your home. Add a little beach style in your bathroom like Kristen did at Ella Claire. Sand dollars in glass jars, a few starfish, and driftwood colored baskets give a nod to the feeling of surf and sand.
I added a touch of the beach to my farmhouse bathroom with a few starfish and ocean accent colors.
And finally … the best way to add coastal style is to actually live by the sea! Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies is one lucky girl to live in a seaside Massachusetts town. She can enjoy the smell of the ocean air while entertaining friends and family on her redecorated deck!