Coastal design means the idea with the key-anchors of white and blue dominating interiors and exteriors of home. Sometimes, it takes coastal elements like seashells and other sea-animals living in the ocean, and this is called a nautical decor idea. But actually coastal isn’t same with nautical. They just entail.
Coastal means beachy. It prefers exposing soft tones, natural light, and clean lines. It also evokes the breeziness commonly felt in beach. The idea is meant to bring a summer-feel inside the house.
Will Taylor, a Dream Decor’s author, says that a coastal design takes the features from nature, especially the color palettes and materials. Bright Bazaar, a home design blogger, agrees with that. He adds the key features of coastal design are earth tones, jutted textures, crisp whites, layers of blue, loose linens, and stripes.
Abundant light is also important. It lets the natural light accesses the space entirely. There is no dimmer interior; they’re rather airy, opened, and light – it feels there is no difference between the indoor and outdoor. To get this, large glass windows and doors are surely required.
About the window treatment, it should be minimalist (as not to block the natural light to come in).
Keep being natural. To create calm, relaxed, and comfy nuance, coastal design commonly involves a lot of natural elements like all furniture sets made of rattan, wicker, fabrics, or weathered wood.
Rugs in coastal-style decor are also usually made of jute, sea grass, fabric, or straw that are simple yet adorable. You will not discover any shiny metals but rather the light or natural materials and fabrics.
Whitewashed finish is often found in most coastal designs. It visually brings a shabby chic yet clean look to all spaces.
Coastal designs believes that white is the main key. This makes all spaces are dominated by crisp white or at least light & airy look.
White is the key but it doesn’t mean that you can’t accentuate your rooms with poppy or bold colors. It’s okay to pick one or two bold color palettes, but remember to make the space soft, airy, and light. Neutrals are the best choices to add as they give a subtle yet warm look. Neutrals here include grays, light blues, greens, and beiges.
These neutrals, of course, can be customized according to desired taste. Crisp white – deep blue, for example, can create a Med-vibe, light blue-green combined with white surely will be a comfy country-coastal look, and sky blue paired with vivid blue for an exotic coastal. Amazing, aren’t they?