Latest Trends in Coastal Design

Coastal style is one of the fastest growing decorating styles and you don’t need to live at the beach to achieve this calm, laid-back feel. In the simplest terms, coastal design integrates natural light, soft tones and a clean aesthetic that evokes the breeziness of the beach. The look is sophisticated and crisp, with a perfectly distinct palette of neutrals, whites, and blues. Basically, it feels like summer year-round in your house!

 

Keep it Natural

Use natural materials to create a relaxed, easy vibe. Furniture made of wicker, rattan or light woods and natural fabrics with simple designs are very coastal. Utilizing shutters in your design is another way to include a charming coastal feel to your space allowing the perfect beach views and a classic aesthetic from the exterior view.

Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, available at Avalon Flooring

Embrace Open Space

It’s no surprise that a coastal design aesthetic that prioritizes light would favor an open floor plan that creates the feeling that everything just flows. If you aren’t able to open up your floor plan, you can still create the open space vibe of a coastal style by pairing down your furniture and adding a light color hardwood floor.

Prime Exotic Oak Hardwood in Ibiza, available at Avalon Flooring

 

White is Key

Coastal home design is all about natural light, so a white room is going to make the space feel even airier. But that doesn’t mean you can’t accent with color – khaki, blues, grays and greens in your carpet, area rugs or accessories are ideal for achieving the coastal look.

Hampton Wool Area Rug in Seaglass Blue, available at Avalon Flooring

 

Intense Blues & Cool Grays

Intense navy-blue cabinets and soft cool gray tiles create a bold yet calming coastal style kitchen. Adding a pale oak floors gives even a small space a sense of style and a cohesive look.

2×6 Glass Beveled Subway Tile in Ice, available at Avalon Flooring