Text by Bethany Adams
Whether you live on the coast or just love the beauty of the beach, expressing your adoration for ocean views in your home can be tricky. To do it without falling prey to kitschy décor, consider decorative coral pieces that are as versatile as they are unique! With summer on its way, these pieces and the patterns they inspire can be incorporated into nearly any home style. Check out a few of our favorite examples to see how you can use this summer icon in your cottage!
Layered in among favorite knickknacks and stacked books, natural coral can add unique texture and character to your shelves. While it’s ideal for a beach house, these organic marvels are wonderful for any home!
In Full Color
Love a little vibrant style in your home? Faux coral pieces come in a wide variety of shades, which means you can always find something to fit your palette!
Set the Table
Serve up summer vibes with coral-inspired dishware! No matter what you’re serving, it’s the perfect splash of color for an outdoor tablescape.
A Love of Lucite
For a contemporary twist, faux options atop clear acrylic bases are perfect fillers for your shelves, side tables, or anywhere else you’d like to add a touch of summer spirit!
Don’t forget textiles when thinking of ways to incorporate coral décor! These colorful covers make fitting companions for a pair of ocean blue chairs.
Save a Place
Share your enthusiasm with your dinner guests with these coral-inspired place card holders, and make sure everyone’s place at the table is overflowing with coastal charm.
Wall to Wall
If your love for coral knows no bounds, consider making a commitment with wallpaper that’s designed to keep the ocean close! This vignette pairs the pattern with faux coral bookends for an added bonus.
Star of the Show
While coral décor is perfect for adding subtle nods to the coast, it can also be a stunning centerpiece! Here, an oversize piece in a shade of white offers a sharp contrast to the saturated scene behind.
A Marine Masterpiece
If you’re looking for something more two-dimensional, consider a coral-inspired work of art! Easily swapped out if you want to change things up during the winter months, it’s sure to be a showstopper all summer long!