Trend Inspiration: Coastal Charm

A trip to the beach on a whim this week had me falling head over heels for coastal influences for the home.

The most wonderful thing about adding a touch of coastal charm is that it can suit such a multitude of interior styles.

For those who seek a rustic or country decor style, we used white chalk paint that is so often a “beachy” decor go-to and distressed a rustic industrial modern coffee table.

Those who prefer cleaner lines can opt for a coastal minimalist look that mixes light or white decor with blues and greens.  The key is to use natural wooden accents and add a splash of colour from an ocean or sand palette.

Mid-century modern furniture works well with this style as do jute rugs, clear glass decor, simple greenery like succulents, twigs or driftwood and rope.

Coastal Minimalist

Image Credits: Ashley Clark of @shopskout.

If you prefer to show off the coveted vintage style, you should opt for whitewash (you can create a whitewash at home by simply mixing paint and water at 50/50) and furniture made from reclaimed wood.

Wicker, naval ropes and knots, anchors, wire or straw baskets and linen fabrics are all the perfect accompaniments.

rope inspiration

Image Credits: House & Home via on Pinterest

The best way to bring coastal charm to your casa comes from carrying your outdoor setting indoors rather than the other way around.

We are currently transforming our outdoor living space (new blog post on this soon) to recreate the style of our Greek Island honeymoon.  As you can imagine, this will include a lot of white, splashes of blue that scream Santorini and my favourite, the fuchsia florals of Bougainvillea.

To sit in silence at the shore, watch the waves and hear the surf, is to appreciate the very breath and heartbeat of the earth – Doe Zantamata –

Try adding a little coastal charm to your home with this simple DIY decor project:

take 4 yards of thick rope + knot (I used a Monkey’s Fist Knot) & display.

I used an empty distressed frame, but this would look great in those glass bowls we were inspired by earlier!

Oh, fancy that!



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