Text by Holly Seng
With inspiration ranging from maritime charm to coastal chic, give your cottage a breath of fresh seaside air.
A crisp backdrop of white paired with a blend of blue hues sets a tranquil tone, while red accents bring the room’s nautical theme to life. Painted floors are easy to maintain, and stenciled sea creatures offer a whimsical nod.
When styling a coastal vignette, avoid a cluttered appearance by opting for large shells and coral sculptures, spacing them throughout the design. Save a few small collectibles for adding any final touches.
Finding one-of-a-kind pieces you love will impart personal flair and keep the look from feeling too clichéd.
Incorporating a variety of textures for your furnishings creates extra dimension and a comfortable, laid-back style. Mix and match natural materials, such as a wooden table and woven dining chairs, with more formal upholstered pieces.
Nature-inspired accessories, organic lines, and a cool palette of soft whites and gentle blues capture the beauty of the coast.
Add a colorful panache to your table with vibrant accents such as coral napkins or citrus fruits.
Let your seashell collection shine by scattering pieces along the table or displaying them in an elevated glass dish.