Today I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to beach-up your home. Even if you don’t live by the sea, it’s super easy to get that breezy beach vibe flowing through your house. Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you already have a lot of the elements needed for a coastal design. It’s just all about how you put the look together and finish everything off!
Let’s start with fabrics. Using more natural fibers like linen and wicker around your home can make it feel more connected to nature i.e. the sea
Incorporate sea shells as trinket dishes on coffee tables or in bookcases.
Bring in the scent of the sea through coastal soaps, candles and essential oil diffusers.
Weathered wood fits perfectly into a beach home and it’s super easy to distress a piece you already have with some white wash and sand-paper.
The bedroom is another great place to add more natural fabrics, a linen throw and simple striped pillows add just the right touch.
If your beach home doesn’t have beach views, consider adding beach prints instead!
Soft blue hues on cabinets offer reminders of the sea
Now let’s take a look at the outside of your home. If you’ve got room for outdoor seating make sure you take advantage of it!
A cozy spot in the shade, surrounded by plants and still maintaining that breezy-beach vibe through striped pillows and wicker seating.
Dutch doors and weathered stoops feel super coastal. If you rent or are afraid to saw your door in half, don’t worry! Just add a beachy doormat and some plants to beach-up your entrance.
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Have you ever seen someone’s home and wished you could shop it? Like, “Hey girl! How much for that sofa and those lamp shades?”. That’s the feeling I got when I first saw Heidi Correa’s beach house in Palm Beach. I wanted one of everything! Let me walk you through my shopping extravaganza…
First item on my shopping list, that view! I want it!
More lovely views (le sigh)
Item #2: A simple yet beautiful coastal bathroom
Item #3: An oversized white sofa that never gets dirty, complete with a white cozy blanket that also never gets dirty. I want it!
Item #4: The super cute turquoise cabinet. I want it.
Item #5: All those throw pillows. I want ’em. All of ’em.
view upon views upon views
Item #6: That pink feathery thing that may be a hat or a burlesque accessory. I want it.
Item #7: That small yet whimsical wicker chandelier. I want it.
oh yeah, and those views!
Item #8: Large tropical fronds. Okay so I already have some of these in my home… BUT I want more!
Item #9: Please add those throw pillows to my shopping cart and that aqua tv cabinet. I love ’em. I want ’em.
Item #10: A home that looks like a lifeguard tower but with more square footage and a bathroom. I want it!
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How adorable is this beach cottage?!! The outside literally looks like it’s made of lace, giving this little beach cottage a delicate and feminine feel. The gorgeousness of the outside spaces in this seaside home do not stop there either! Scroll down to see the rest this quaint cottage has to offer.
Who needs indoor living space when the outside looks this good??
Loving these walls!
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One thing I’m loving about this coastal home located in Sydney, Australia is how well it’s all put together. There’s a layering of nautical goodness that carries throughout this beach house that I can’t get enough of! Take a look and I’ll show you what I mean:
Stepping out to the backyard!
This is a perfect example of what I mean by “layering of nautical goodness”! Natural easy fabrics, stripes and roped light fixtures, I love it all!!
more beautiful layers!
which just happen to be located on an antique jewelry bench ❤
This combo of mirror, dresser and stripes also has me falling in love…
and did I mention the amazing foliage??
gotta love a girl who has a pirate flag hung outside her house!
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Happy 4th of July!
This Nantucket inspired beach house is easy breezy with a side of fun! From swings in the living room to the family motto tiled into the bathroom floors, I love it all. Oh yeah and lots and lots of white, my personal favorite. I also have a deep appreciation (being serious!) for the lack of window treatments in this space. Why obstruct the views? Do we really need curtains in our kitchens? I say let the sunshine in! Check out what this beach house is all about >>
Really obsessed with those chairs and that ceiling fan!
The kitchen is all white but still feels homey
more curtains, more problems, that’s what I always say…
Swings in the living room? Yes, please!!
and of course I love this mirror too!
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I’m loving this beach chic California bungalow located in L.A.! Not only is this beach house beautiful and chic but so is its owner. I love how clean this house feels while still adding lots of earthy elements like driftwood and wicker. I also spied some pampas grass which I’ve been meaning to get my hands on. Take the tour >
Loving everything about this room!
and of course I love that light!
I’ve seriously been thinking about clearing everything off my kitchen countertop. I worried about it looking too bare but this is incredibly inspiring!!
Only in a bungalow can you find such a cute way to display/organize shoes
Loving how photogenic this pool is!