Beach style is growing in popularity whether you live on the coast or further inland. Its light-hearted ambiance and ocean hues create an uplifting and refreshing environment for any living room.
Beach style is defined by a generous use of white paired with colors of the ocean – whether you choose the blue and greens of the sea or the beige and tan of sun-kissed sand.
It’s common to see the embrace of natural light in coastal type homes, along with plenty of sun-bleached white.
Natural elements are a common appearance in beach decor. Stone, wood, natural fiber rugs, and light fabrics such as linen and cotton.
Casual furniture is another staple of beach style decorating. Anything that echoes the easy way of life near the coast.
Of course, you’ll find beach type treasures in a coastal style living room, like a simple sailboat on a shelf.
Pastel colors in blues and greens tend to be the popular choice for beach-y decorating and can often take on a cottage look.
Artwork can always be used to create a waterfront “view” in the living room if you don’t live on a lake or ocean. Or you can do what I did and have a pond installed to create your waterfront property without having to move.
Whether your style is modern country, traditional, bohemian, or farmhouse – you can incorporate coastal decorating elements in your living room.
Do you have any elements of beach style decorating in your home? Summer is the perfect season to make it happen!