One of the most timeless interior designs themes is also one of the freshest and exciting. Coastal dÃ©cor never seems to go out of fashion. It is never dated, it always looks current and it can work in pretty much any environment. If you're looking for a style that as true lasting power and is uncomplicated whilst still being elegant, then coastal dÃ©cor is the one for you. So what does this type of dÃ©cor actually mean? There are many characteristics that make up this style, so you can implement all or a few of them to make your space cool and coastal in no time.
White, white and more white! Coastal dÃ©cor celebrates this shade in all its glory, with furniture, walls, ceilings and floors all being likely candidates for a lick and lighten of paint. That doesn't mean you have to stick religiously and slather everything in it; play with pastels and experiment with them in the same way â€“ blues being a classic choice. Don't worry about the paintwork being overly neat; the great thing about this style is that the â€˜distressed' look can work to your favor. If you want to be a little more daring and pale neutrals don't suit you, then you can have shades of cobalt or navy blue and burgundy.
- Top Tip: Fashionable colors this season are off-whites â€“ try white with a touch of green, gray, or pink for a similarly open and fresh feel to your space.
The great thing about this type of design is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. You can play around with the ornaments and decorations, whilst being a little tongue-in-cheek. Think anchors, paddles, maps, compasses even fishing nets and rope! You still want to be tasteful, so mix a few choice items but don't go overboard (pardon the pun). You can find beautiful pieces at thrift stores, and of course stores near the coast are bound to have some unique, possibly repurposed pieces.
- Top Tip: You can make your own completely individual decorations quite easily; pop shells or sand into glass containers or thread them onto a string.