Coastal style creates the perfect interior entryway. Adapt it to your personal style and incorporate elements from the beach and the shore for a calm and soothing atmosphere.
Paradise makes it easy to keep your mood sunny as you decorate with serene shades of blue to mimic the ocean. The breeziness of the beach makes it feel like summer all year long. Start with a stunning focal point like a sea-inspired artwork. Choose what fits your space perfectly. Hang or place items around the entryway for a visually appealing display.
Coastal living isn’t only for the heron birds, but also the sea turtles and cute little fish as well. Place coastal-inspired accents and more on the three-tier console table with shelves for a modern coastal display. Sea life area rugs, vases, and candleholders add a relaxing vibe.
Now that you have chosen the items that work well with each other and those that show off your personality, it is important to remember that less is more. A welcoming entryway, accented with a bit of whimsy, is one that you and your guests will love.
Does your home’s entryway resemble a cluttered shanty by the sea instead of a tidy coastal cottage? Let us help with these decorating ideas! Shape your entryway into a cute, accessible coastal command center with a charming mix of decorative pieces and handy organizers.
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Guide the eye upward with functional wall pieces that resemble driftwood or boardwalk planks. The Relax on Beach Time Wall Clock is hand-assembled in the USA from local natural pallet wood and features cool hues. Leave messages to your family on the Weathered Chalkboard, and use the included clips to dangle notes or your favorite beach photos.
Since this splashy command center is not just utilitarian, remember to sprinkle in some beach-kissed decorative wall plaques. The four-piece Beach Memories Wall Plaque Set features realistic, dimensional resin starfish, along with coastal quotes like “You can shake the sand from your shoes but it never leaves your soul.”
Coastal decor invokes that mystic murmur of a shell pressed against your ear or the brackish sting of salt on your tongue. Whether your home is firmly landlocked or neighbor to the sea, the coastal theme fits swimmingly into any room—bedroom, kitchen, or bath. Keep your indoor slice of paradise simplistic and light with some basic coastal decorating tips.
1. Color: A coastal color palette includes mostly cool tones, like soft blues, light aquas, and greens, mitigated by sandy neutrals. Peach or coral can bring unexpected pops of color, like an ocean sunset, but deep colors should be used sparingly. The Tides Bedspread makes impeccable use of the coastal palette, featuring a wavy blend of light blue, cerulean, celadon, light steel blue, and aqua. Its rounded corners swell like waves, and the cotton fabric is fresh and breathable.
2. Patterns & Textures: Like those on a piece of saltwater taffy or a beach parasol, stripes are a staple pattern of the coastal theme. Scalloped borders and lines call to mind the ebb and flow of waves and (of course) the scallop shell. Most of the Natural Shells Table Linens utilize both stripes and scalloped edges, as well as a machine-quilted surface reminiscent of rippling water. With a napkin set, table runner and topper, placemat sets, and a quilted apron available, Natural Shells will give your kitchen the quaint appeal of a seaside cottage.
3. Moods & Motifs: The coastal theme is remarkably versatile; you can put your own unique spin on coastal decor by invoking certain moods. With shell motifs, you can conjure a vivacious atmosphere as well as nature’s beauty. The Spa Shells Shower Curtain and coordinating Bath Collection utilize shell designs and simple lines and shapes to make entering your bathroom like stumbling upon a hidden cove.
The sticking point of the coastal theme is to keep decor as uncomplicated as possible. By avoiding overly-elaborate decorations and eliminating clutter, your new coastal room will emit a sense of floating along, rather than battling the current.