Coastal Minimalism – What it is and How to style it

My latest style obsession is something I like to call, “coastal minimalism”. It takes a minimalist’s approach to the whole coastal home style. Part of why I’m loving it so much is that it’s effortless and allows for more space and light in a home. For that very reason I’ve taken on a huge Spring purge, in order to try and live with less. I started with my closet and literally went through EVERYTHING and was able to get rid of sooo much stuff that I just wasn’t wearing. I’m currently on part 2 of my purge, which means attacking the basement. I’m about half way through it and I’ve already found loads of home decor pieces that just aren’t my current style. My goal is that once I’m done purging my home of the things I don’t care for anymore, I’ll be left with everything that I truly love. When dealing with coastal minimalism, the main focus is on love. Only having items in your home that you adore and tossing out the rest. So if you love it, keep it but if you bought a vase just to fill a space on a shelf, then it’s time for it to go. Check out some more examples of coastal minimalism and gather some ideas from this beach home in Costa Mesa, CA.

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Gain more space on an entryway table by placing sconces on the wall instead of table lamps. Also having just a few items that you love instead of filling the entire table, gives you room to unload as you walk in the door.

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Placing plants in white or glass containers allows you to bring in pops of color while still leaving the room with an airy feel.

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Don’t overcrowd a space with more places to seat than you really need. Being able to walk through a room without bumping into furniture can be a luxury in today’s world.

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Bringing in elements like wicker, sea grass and rattan help incorporate a coastal feel with minimal pieces.

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Not overcrowding the kitchen sink. When was the last time you only had one or two items surrounding the kitchen sink? I’m completely guilty of hoarding plants and fun antiques in my kitchen! oops!

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

An island that you don’t have to clear off before cooking, sounds nice!

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

You’ll notice that the colors don’t change much from room to room. Lots of white, pops of sea blues, mixed with greys and natural elements.

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

Stripes are a must in a coastal home!

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

 

Coastal Minimalism - What it is and How to style it

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