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Coastal Chic
Coastal Chic (Source Lowe’s)
Beach house with coastal interiors
Beach house with coastal interiors (Source Home Bunch)

Classic coastal interior designs are a favorite among many people. People love the coastal style for its fresh colors, abundance of textures, and relaxing vibes. In classic coastal interior designs, the inspiration comes from natural shoreline elements such as sea, sand, and sky. The design style is described as more casual, combined with nautical details and textured fabrics that bring an authentic look. When you combine the right elements, you can bring the beach-chic look to your home. So, let us guide you through this popular style and its main characteristics!

Best coastal design tips
Best coastal design tips (Source Southern Living)

The Origin of Classic Coastal Interior Design

Elements of Classic coastal style
Elements of Classic coastal style (Source Houzz)

The coastal style originated from the Atlantic coast. The designs have spread widely through the states. Even though the basics remain the same, every region has its own interpretation of coastal designs. Hence, it is up to the homeowner to decide how they want to implement it. 

Beach house with classic coastal interiors
Beach house with classic coastal interiors (Source Pinterest)

Classic coastal interior looks bright, airy, and also relaxing. You can instantly spot the nautical accents, rattan, and blue colors. It is a beautiful idea to display the seashells you gathered during your last holiday for a touch of charm. You can add anything related to sea and sand as they are never outdated. The coastal style is heavily inspired by nature, including the colors and materials. Glossy textures and metals don’t fit the vibe. 

Striking coastal bedroom ideas
Striking coastal bedroom ideas (Source Completely Coastal)

Moreover, a coastal home should feel bright and airy since a cramped and dark home won’t have those cozy coastal vibes you aim to achieve. You need the natural light to stay unobstructed. You can use sheer curtains, minimal window treatments, and light colors to get the most available daylight.

Mix of Textures

Coastal home décor ideas
Coastal home décor ideas (Source Elle Décor)

In both classic and modern coastal interiors a carefully selected mix of natural textures works. The coastal style prefers a weathered look. Therefore you can opt for whitewashed finishes instead of crisp paint. 

Coastal décor ideas
Coastal décor ideas (Source Architecture Lab)
Coastal living room Ideas
Coastal living room Ideas (Source RenoGuide)

Bleached oak is an ideal choice for furnishings. Other than that, blond maple or ash can also be considered. If you are interested in driftwood, it can be added in the form of decorative details, complemented with wicker and rattan for the ultimate touch. Authentic jute texture is one of the style’s signature features. Therefore, adding a jute area rug will bring a touch of warmth. Moreover, linen upholstery in light colors can bring the summer vacation feeling to your home. 

Color Scheme

Coastal color palette (Source Home Bunch)
Paint Color Palette
Paint Color Palette (Source Home Bunch)

The coastal color scheme starts with layering neutrals with white and off-whites being the base for your accent colors. They provide a neutral backdrop and make the space feel airier. You can use beige, gray, turquoise, or light blue and especially a mix of lovely turquoise and teal tones will introduce a pop of color. For a lively coastal interior a gorgeous coral shade can be added. Other than that, you can opt for navy blue. This will create an accent for a slightly bolder choice. If you prefer, a curated mix of neutrals will keep things simple. 

Home bunch interior design ideas
Home bunch interior design ideas (Source Home Bunch)

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