When the kids were little our favorite place to vacation was Hilton Head Island.
I love that island with its graceful palmetto trees, saw grass beaches, and beautiful coastal homes.
Like Hilton Head living, coastal style decorating is carefree and beach-inspired.
For today’s Humpdays with Houzz, I’ve rounded up 5 ideas for adding coastal style to your home.
1. Take Your Color Cues from the Beach
The blue of water and sky and the beige-y tan of sandy beaches pair with white in this coastal style living room. The chairs are covered in a seashell fabric.
Fish and starfish are carved into the beach-inspired trim above the blue shutters.
The same watery blue and sandy tan color scheme creates a restful bedroom.
Geometric prints keep the room from looking ho-hum, with stripes on the wall and pillows, and fun circles on the bedside chair.
2. Use Rope Type Natural Textures
Roping is used prolifically on boats so be sure to add this natural texture to a coastal-inspired room.
Rattan shades mimic the texture of roping and the seating repeats the color and look.
This dining room sports natural textiles in the end chairs and the rug underneath.
Soft blue tones create a soothing environment in which to dine.
3. Punch Up the Room with Beach-Inspired Colors
The red and white of this beach house kitchen is reminiscent of a striped lighthouse.
The bright red is a fun accent color in this gorgeous room with a view!
This coastal style kitchen has an element of fun with its electric blue stove and starfish on the range hood. Barrel type stools stir up visions of rum barrels transported by pirates on boats.
4. Create Beach-Inspired Vignettes
A trio of boats adds instant coastal style to this blue and white living room,
and tropical plants create a South Seas vibe.
A large sea shell and oversized fishing float are used with ocean-colored books to create a beachy vignette on the coffee table.
Coral artwork on the wall completes the look.
5. Add Coastal Style Wall Art
A large pelican painting takes center stage in this beautiful blue and white living room.
Seashells and coral repeat the coastal theme on the button tufted ottoman.
Does anything say coastal style as much as a surfboard hanging on the wall?
Summer is the perfect time to add a beachy vibe and now you can use some of these ideas to go a little coastal in your own home!