I love coastal decor. I’ve also had a lot of questions about how to recreate the coastal decor looks I’ve used in our beach house.
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When we bought our home at the beach in Delaware, I had so much fun creating my dream coastal escape.
I don’t tend to favor the kitschy kind of coastal decor with fish, mermaids and anchors… Instead, I prefer a vibe with white-washed wood furniture, and saturated navy blue against crisp white. Then, I like to incorporate subtle nods to elements from the beach.
Don’t you love the way soft coral pops against darker blues?
Home Goods and small specialty shops are often where I like to shop for things, so it’s hard to give you information on my exact items. However, I found some similar items to share with you all so you can recreate similar looks in your own home!
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Bringing Coastal To The Table
You can’t neglect the table when adding decor touches to your home. And this summer, I found some table musts that will make you dining experience even better.
I’ll start with these goblets which are one of my absolute favorite dinnerware items. They’re durable and I just adore the detailing and texture.
And that table runner? The light teal color completely complements the navy. Remember, stripes can be paired with almost any other pattern!
Then I found these napkin rings and had to pick them up. Coastal decor is a little more traditional, but I like how these add some glam to the table.
You thought I’d pick them up without matching napkins? Of course not! I paired them with these summery starfish ones.
Coastal Finds For My Living Room
Throughout the year, I like to keep an eye out for new things to change up my space. I feel like a small refresh can make such a difference!
One of my favorite things I found this summer is this seashell table lamp. It has a pearl-like look to it which is a good combination of coastal and elegant.
This discovery made me so excited… just take a look at the multi-colored wood on this clock! It’s rustic but I think it fits marvelously with a few of my other finds.
This sea horse wall art also made its way into my home. I’ve always said I like to go with the classics while keeping the “beachy vibes” subtle. But the classic colors and clean frame are what make this work.
And of course, I couldn’t leave without the store this cute beach house pillow. How could I not?
This bath mat doesn’t live in my living room… but I thought you’d like the share! I got out of my comfort zone on this one and strayed away from my go-to navy.
The colors put a smile on my face and I know that it would do the same in your home!
All of My Guest Room Additions
Our guest room has been a work in progress. It has taken me nearly three years to get it just right, but I’m so pleased with the end result!
Once I settled on the blue and white quilt, it was really the artwork over the bed that set the rest of the room design into motion. From the mercury glass lamps to the carved medallion, I had so much fun finding the right pieces for the room!
Here are some pieces that are inspired by my guestroom makeover.
This stunning navy and light blue duvet set gives off a similar vibe to the one I used. I’ve always been a fan of this look. It creates a crisp and fresh feel when you’re thinking about a bedroom makeover.
And don’t forget the accent pillows!
Here’s a navy striped option… it comes in other colors too.
I also like this Tommy Hilfiger Euro Pillow because the cushion is included. The white topstitching is a great touch, too.
This mercury glass lamp is a simple yet slightly glamorous touch to any room.
This carved white medallion is a great way to add interest to a wall space. I love how the color from the wall fills the openings!
This narrow rectangle piece is perfect for resting against a wall if you don’t want to worry about hanging.
The Blue Room
Every time someone walks into this room they exclaim, “I love the color!” Painting a room a dark color can be risky, but because we have so many windows in this room, there is really very little wall space.
The color we chose is Sherwin Williams Naval.
I kept the furniture simple since I wanted the impact to be the color and the view. But I did add a few whimsy touches to this area to tie it into the coastal surroundings.
Below you’ll find similar items to create your own beachy vibe.
This big wave picture is the perfect way to tie the shades of blue into a coastal home.
My turtle bowl was a gift from a dear friend and it makes me happy every time I see it. I have no doubt this turtle bowl will put a smile on your face too!
I think the texture of branch coral is fabulous. The look of this blue coral pillow is the perfect complement to my simple khaki sofa and chair.
This white coral lamp has an elevated feel. I love that it’s sculptural and practical at the same time.
Some Most Asked-About Pieces
The number one item people have asked me about is the oversized lazy susan I used in my charcuterie 101 video.
Not only have I used it for serving, but it’s also a great platform for creating a centerpiece for the holidays.
Here are a couple that rival mine in size and look.
This whitewashed lazy Susan is perfect in coastal settings but also for a farmhouse look too.
This “gather” serving board is another nice choice if you like the rustic-chic charm of whitewashed wood.
I think the serving and decor possibilities are endless with this scrollwork lazy Susan. It’s a little more expensive, but I’ve learned that when you find one that you really like, it’s worth the splurge.
Lanterns are a Must!
I recently shopped my home and pulled out a rustic lantern to create a new dining room tablescape. Now, I’m using it in my guest room!
It’s at least eight years old but clearly, you love the look. I’ve had quite a few requests for information.
I found some that are really similar below. (Did you notice my lazy susan is on top of the wood medallion from my guest room in this pic? Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when you’re creating!)
This wood and vintage metal lantern will give you a perfect place to use your flameless candles!
This set of lanterns still has a clean look, but it incorporates a distressed feel as well. If you ask me, it adds some architectural interest!
Other Touches To Add To Your Home
With higher ceilings in this home, I realized I needed oversized pieces to fill up some of the wall spaces. I’ve always thought a HUGE clock was a cool way to have functional art. Luckily, I found a piece that matched our wall color and subtly distressed vibe perfectly!
I’m slightly obsessed with this oversized wall clock. The distressed look paired with the cutout design is just beautiful to me. It can be both coastal and farmhouse, too.
When it makes sense, I do like to try and have a little design theme run through my home. That’s where the coral comes in. I use it sparingly and on a small scale, like in the accent piece above.
This simple coral sculpture is an easy way to bring the love of the ocean indoors.
If you’re looking for a pretty bowl for a kitchen island or coffee table, this silver coral bowl is perfect! Imagine it filled with bright yellow lemons or granny smith apples.
Speaking of displaying fruit…
The two-tiered stand I keep in my kitchen is usually just in the background of my videos, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed by you! I’m laughing because clearly, I forgot to take off the assembly sticker! Details, Jill! DETAILS! 🙂
This two-tiered metal stand is very similar to mine (though mine includes scalloped edges).
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a little more of my “happy place” and my love of coastal decor.
I hope I’ve inspired some new ways for you to bring the beach to your home.
If you love to decorate with navy blue and white as I do, be sure to check out my blog on simple and beautiful blues for more inspiration!
From my home to yours,