Embodying the atmosphere of a beautiful seaside retreat through reminiscent color and furniture selections, Modern coastal design is all about a laid back, yet chic look.
The key design principles of the Coastal style
#1 Layer a washed-out palette with natural textures
To create a relaxed and fresh look use neutral colours like greys, tans and warm whites, layered with some bright blue, red and yellow, as well as texture-rich feature pieces like driftwood and fresh linens. You can even extend texture to your lighting with some pendants in rattan, or linen or knotty wood.
Coastal Living Room by Milray Park Designer Amanda Smythe
Coastal Dining Room by Milray Park Amanda Smythe
Coastal Entryway by Milray Park Designer Amanda Smythe
#2 Blends old and new to create a lived-in space
Coastal spaces are all about creating your very own ‘lived-in’ space. Think reclaimed timber, refurbished furniture, and vintage pieces like worn chairs, tables, and wooden flooring that tie seamlessly with a beautiful jute rug and some linen curtains, for example.
Credit: McGee and Co
Coastal living room by MIlray Park Designer Amy Dawnson
Credit: Adore Magazine
#3 Add your own personal touch!
Feature some of your favourite collected pieces like shells, vases, and sculptures. Dress your walls with big mirrors reflecting natural daylight and nature-inspired artwork like a coral illustration or printed leaves… Don’t feel restrained, coastal style is flexible allowing you to go off the beaten track.
Coastal bedroom by Milray Park Designer Tara Daniels
Credit: KM Design Co
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