There is something about beach home decor that I have always loved. Unlike other decor trends, beach homes are less about actual trends and more about lifestyle. Coastal home decor never seems to lose its charm. While a few larger trends often shape this style very slightly each decade, there are no major changes and no real effort is made to fit in or follow fads.
On the blog today, I’m taking a virtual trip to the beach in search of dreamy beach home decor that makes me forget that summer is not quite here yet over on my side of the world.
Beach Home Decor Inspiration
Looking to add a touch of coastal cool to your home? Daydreaming about the ocean? Love all things beachy? Have a look at these beach home decor ideas to get you inspired.
Image: Vogue Australia
I adore modern boho and minimal boho is even more lovely. This is not a style that you would normally associate with beach homes, but it works surprisingly well. The laid-back, anything goes appeal of boho style decor works well in rooms that have lots of natural light, white walls and interesting furniture. White, wood, corals, sponges, seashells, glass jars of sand, washed out cushions, and rustic touches all help to create an eclectic, contemporary space.
Bright and Airy
Image: Paint Me Pink
For those who prefer a more traditional take on coastal decor, this beautifully bright and airy room features natural woven rug, statement mirror, plenty of white on walls and furniture, wooden touches, pale blue touches, softly hued coastal decor with boats and marine colours gently reflected, a plant or two, and a treasure chest with plenty of beachy finds to add the final touch.
Image: Coastal Living
Great for kids rooms, the nautical style does not have to be cheesy or over the top. I love the way that this room has been given a nautical makeover. The subtle duvet colour brings in the red and white colour scheme nicely, working well with the blue toned rug, whitewashed walls, subtle wooden touches, and sailor style decor elements such as bells and boats. This would also make a stunning guest room.
Blue and Green
Image: Adore Magazine
This is one of my favourite examples of how coastal does not have to follow any set rules. Rather than using traditional beachy colours such as blue and white, this room uses marine-inspired colours that bring to mind the depths of the ocean. Blues and greens are balanced by earthy colours that make me think of sand and cliffs, white subtle beachy decor elements such as driftwood sculptures allude to the beach home decor without being too obvious.
Image: A Beach Cottage
Then there is the new generation of shabby chic that goes perfectly well in a beach cottage. Vintage style furniture is mismatched, in white and wood. Navy and white rugs balance natural whitewashed baskets, chalky cupboards, beach treasures, hats, and simple wooden floors. This room looks lived in – I could totally imagine myself enjoying a holiday in this lovely cottage.
Image: TLC Interiors
I am also rather taken with tropical decor at the moment, not least because I have a dream of living in the jungle when I grow up one day. Tropical does not have to go all out to be effective. I love the balance of white walls, bright leafy rug and pillows, island-style rattan side table and exquisite cane bed frame. This room could easily be in a luxurious tropical island resort. As a bedroom, it would inspire plenty of pleasant dreams, I am sure!
Image: Harpers Bazaar
Finally, we have the most relaxed style of them all. Surf shacks are super casual, with no effort or thought put into making this style work. Rather than trying to make it happen, this style happens all on its own. I love this cheerful room with its colourful walls, interesting decor touches, mismatched chairs, greenery, pops of colour, and overall atmosphere. It’s the type of home where feet are bare, people are happy and sand is between the toes.
What would your dream beach home look like? Let me know how you would bring in beach home decor to create your very own coastal haven.