If you are lucky enough to live by the coast or just simply adore the relaxed and elegant look of a coastal style home, we have some simple tips to creating your own Coastal Style living space.

Coastal Decor

Image: Sita Montgomery Interiors

Colour & Light

Brighten your living space with a coat of white paint to transform your room to an open and light filled space. Add your colour with pale neutrals and texture with your cushions, throws and a floor rug.  Decorative lamps create ambience with soft lighting and an ottoman will add an elegant casual touch.

Coastal decorImage: The Room Edit

Window Furnishings

Light is very important in a coastal scheme.  Choose window furnishings that are light weight.  The amount of light you have in your living space will determine the type of window treatment you use.  Full length curtains in a sheer fabric with light coloured blinds will work well.  White plantation shutters are perfect for privacy.

Coastal Decor1. Beaded ball Chandelier – Alfresco Emporium | 2 Somerset three seat sofa – Freedom Furniture | 3. Lamp – Provincial Home Living | 4. Chair – Provincial Home Living | 5. Rug – Winton House Australia | 6. Seaspray stripe Cushion – Villa De Luxe Boutique | 7. Ceramic Shell – Alfresco Emporium | 8. Baskets – Provincial Home Living

Coastal Decor

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Balance & Comfort

Use balance and symmetry to create a calm living space.  Choose a comfortable sofa with slip covers or a more casual wicker chair for your Coastal style home.

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Homewares and Accessories
Choose decor items for their coastal or nautical theme.  Adding shells, a model sailboat, wicker baskets and coastal artwork to the finishing touches for your coastal style living room.

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