Coastal decor has been popular for quite a while but seems to have reached its apex in the past few years. With the global economy forcing many of us to move frequently — and often to places we would rather not live — taking the beach with you no matter where you go has great appeal.
Luckily, coastal styling is so popular that it’s not difficult or expensive to achieve anymore. DIY blogger Kim Wilson’s Sand and Sisal lists a few must-have color palettes and themes that can help you get started on your coastal design.
Echoing her thoughts, we suggest that you consider the more natural elements — sun, sand, sky, and surf — to guide your inspiration.
In touch with nature
images you’d like to add to your room: perhaps beach photographs from a vacation or paintings that fit the theme and color scheme.
American Frame carries an entire line of coastal-themed wooden frames. Here are some coastal elements we’ve applied to our frames to add a splash of realism to your interior design:
- Natural, worn, or whitewashed woods and finishes
Natural or worn looks easily convey a beachy setting, no matter what art you are framing. Consider this white wood frame to start!
- Neutral tones: blue, grey, and white
Stick to the basics here and you may expect to feel the ocean breeze right outside your door. Touches like this grey wooden frame can help bring more nautical neutrals to your walls.
- Sand, seagrass, and beadboard textures
Let’s not just look at the beach; let’s feel the beach. Bainbridge offers some wonderful mats to pair with wooden frames, such as this sandmat board with this grey wood frame.