Get the Coastal Decor Beach Chic Look in Your Home

Let’s go down the shore… That’s Jersey speak for heading to the beach and there’s nothing better than the seaside on a hot summer day. Since we’re not all lucky enough to have a water view, we can do the next best thing and bring the beach chic coastal decorating style inside and as a part of our home decor.

1) Water

Nothing says coastal style and beach lifestyle more than cool shades of blues and greens. Whether you commit to turquoise walls or a cobalt sofa, or instead opt to scatter a few green glass fishing buoys on a coffee table, these hues work well.

2) Sand

Bring in the feeling of coastal sand underfoot with a nubby sisal rug, wide plank floors, exposed ceiling beams or bamboo window shades.

3) Texture

A driftwood glass top coffee table, chippy paint on an old trunk, or a wicker chair brought inside are all fun ways to add dimension and texture to a coastal decorating room.

A Lamps Plus coffee table featuring a driftwood base and a glass table surface.
Bring the casual feel of the beach inside with a driftwood glass coffee table.

4) Casual

Forget formality and go for a laid-back, prop your feet up feel with a huge ottoman, baskets piled high with beach reads or a collection of faded quilts for a chilly night. These types of accents are fun to add to any coastal decorating room.

Cotton Square pouf ottoman.
Prop up your feet in nautical style on a fun pouf.

Paint floors white, bring in mismatched chairs around the dining table, add a stylish coastal chandelier and invite friends over for a casual clam bake.

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