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Recreating a coastal bedroom is easy. Start with bare feet and a relaxed attitude. The beauty of seaside looking rooms is that they can be so affordable to create. Simple white paint on the walls and flea market accent pieces painted sunny colors is a perfect foundation.
As you can see from this room, it’s all about the perfect accent pieces and the right colors that create the mood. Summer and coastal bedrooms in particular may seem sparse at first, but touches of luxury are surprisingly still in play. Sumptuous bedding and decorative accent pillows balance the wood floors and walls.
Below are 3 easy steps to recreate the coastal look of the bedroom featured above.
1. Add Accent Pillows: This blue haze ruffled accent pillow captures the sea beautifully. The swirling fabric reminds me of the wild surf and color. Whether you perch it on a bench, bed or chair, it is the right type of accent for a coastal bedroom. Just want to make sure you “caught” the perch/ocean reference. You’re right, I should stick to design, not comedy.
2. White Table Lamps: This bedroom does not seem like an homage to kitsch nautical design. Simplicity is still the driving force. No fuss white lamps keeps everything calm. This Haeger Pottery white fluted ceramic table lamp would do the trick. The white lamps also allow the colorful objects like the small, blue decorative wall mirror to pop.
3. Organic and Natural Materials: Finally, coastal bedrooms need some form of an organic, decorative element. Be it a bowl of shells or in this case, a natural sea fan. While the rustic shelf above the bed acts as the perfect display for a collection, placing a single fan or coral on a table would be just as chic.
Image: Coastal Living
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
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