Take a Virtual Spring Break With These Beachside Bedrooms
Not taking a vacation anytime soon? Make a virtual getaway by getting lost in these incredible coastal bedrooms.
With spring break right around the corner, I have been fantasizing about the ultimate beach getaway: Soaking up the sun, napping in a cozy beach front bedroom and getting a stellar tan. Unfortunately for me, my relaxing trip to paradise isn't coming up anytime soon. To hold me over until then, I'm taking my own virtual spring break with these beach bedrooms complete with an ocean view. Is it too early to start packing?
The HGTV Dream Home 2016 master bedroom brings an entire new level of fun to beach bedrooms. Instead of the usual muted color palette often seen in coastal design, the ceiling and walls are painted a bright teal, bringing the stunning color of the ocean inside. If you’re a beach lover like I am, you want the real thing, too. Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors let in plenty of light and offer an exquisite ocean view. Don’t worry, there’s a deck right outside for all-day sunbathing.
I’m ready to set sail in this coastal-meets-traditional bedroom by Eric Gedney. Vaulted ceilings with hand-hewn wood trusses feel like the hull of a vessel and lend plenty of wall space for large windows that boast an expansive sea view. French doors open to a deck with railing which embody the bow of a ship. All aboard, anyone?
Seaside Master Bedroom with Large Windows, Blue Chaise Lounge Chairs, and a Built-in Headboard
What an inspiring way to start the day -- a view of the ocean from this amazing master bedroom! The deep blues of the matching chaise lounge chairs and throw rug echo the ocean below. A massive built-in headboard featuring carved wood and a velvet tufted center over the bed itself is nothing short of spectacular.
Kelly Sutton Design
This room designed by Kelly Sutton might be a dream. Glass walls and retractable doors bring the beach right into this seaside bedroom. White and deep blue linens echo the look of the ocean, while a velvet tufted headboard adds a touch of luxury. Need to get some sun in? Well, there are matching chaise lounge chairs perfect for catching some rays.
Oceanfront Bedroom With French Doors
Designer Donna Elle paired a mix of whites with the palest of blues to create the effect of a space that floats on air. The chocolate espresso floors add just enough warmth to ground the look, without drawing attention from the spectacular views outside the French doors.
I love the sophisticated elegance of this beachfront bedroom. White shiplap extends up the walls and covers the ceiling, creating an airy beach vibe. The white and soft pastel-blue color palette makes this whimsical room the place for the ultimate relaxation. And, of course, a complimentary ocean view is there for the happy vacationer.
Joseph Montanaro, Sotheby's International Realty Quebec
Okay, so while this bedroom is actually one of many in Celine Dion’s multimillion estate on Jupiter Island, Fla., it’s still fun to dream that this is your go-to vacation spot. This room comes complete with a double-sided fireplace and flat screen TV ... in the ceiling. Sheer curtains add that beachy touch, and when you’re ready for bed, just crawl into your platform bed with rich fur upholstery and watch the sun set over the ocean.
Designer Bruce Palmer decorated this spacious bedroom with a variety of blue hues for a dimensional look. Sea-inspired artwork is a main focal point, but coastal accessories are dispersed throughout the space for a complete beach feel. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss Architects; photography by John Jenkins
Designer Regan Baker integrated colors of the ocean to create a serene environment. Mismatched nightstands give the space a laid-back feel, and wall-mounted swing arm lamps flank the bold artwork.
The water was the main inspiration behind this guest bedroom. Designer Sarah Richardson implemented ocean blue with a soft green color for a soothing effect. The curvy headboard mimics the water, enhancing the coastal design of the room.
Soft Color Palette
A sailboat model and whitewashed walls instantly add a coastal feel to this bedroom. Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage kept things cool and breezy by implementing soft blues and grays. For a mix-and-match look, she hung mismatched frames in black and brown, giving the impression the room was decorated over time.
Combining different patterns and textures is one key element in coastal design. Designer Sarah Richardson mixed bold nautical stripes with a soft color palette to bring visual interest while keeping a lighthearted look. Accessories, like the lifesaver float on the wall, bring a beach-inspired look. Sarah continued the stripes to the floor for a complete look.
A blue color palette is common in coastal design, but designer Adam Zollinger went with a subdued green that creates the same soothing effect. The striped ceiling treatment not only adds a nautical feel, but it also adds the illusion of height to the space.
Subtle Coastal Design
Guest bedrooms should be relaxing and inviting, so decorating with coastal accents will make guests feel welcome. Designer Gina Fitzsimmons surrounded the room with a soft blue color palette and completed the look with starfish furnishings.
A sisal rug, fresh plants and crisp furnishings add natural elements to this spacious bedroom. A wall covered with multiple frames draws the eye toward the bed wall that also features a raffia bed, which is a popular furniture choice in coastal design. Photo courtesy of Felton
Bringing the Outdoors In
Surfer Girl's Room
To represent this teenage girl's love of surfing, designer Darci Goodman implemented bold colors and hung a surfboard above the pullout sofa. Simple additions can completely transform a room's design style.
Coastal and Cottage Mix
Cottage style and coastal design are similar — they both feature timeworn accessories, weathered furniture and soft color palettes. The whitewashed pine plank wall in HGTV fan homemom's guest bedroom has a beach-house look.
Relaxed and Inviting
Raffia headboards, sea grass carpet and antique accessories contribute to the coastal style of this guest bedroom. Designer Regan Baker kept the room neutral for a relaxed feel.
Coastal Mixed With Contemporary
This coastal-style bedroom designed by Bruce Palmer has a contemporary vibe, with a sunburst mirror and chic bedding. Cool blues, patterned hardwood flooring and tropical flowers keep true to the coastal design. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss Architects; photography by John Jenkins
Deep Blue and White
Designer Kim Armstrong mixed a deep blue with stark white for a dramatic look. The inspiration for the room was the flower duvet, which resembles coral in the ocean. Coral sculptures flank the bed for a symmetrical look.
Vintage Focal Point
Designer Kim Armstrong hung vintage oars above the bed to create a beach-inspired focal point in this otherwise neutral space. To enhance the design, she also incorporated rattan furniture, soft blue accents and a driftwood dresser with a weathered look.
Relaxing Sitting Area
The sitting area in this bedroom highlights the relaxed feel of coastal design. Designer Regan Baker chose board-and-batten walls, sea grass carpet and seashell accents to get the complete feel of the beach.
Coral prints and color are the main attraction in this bedroom. Designer Bruce Palmer carried the bedding pattern through to the artwork above the bed, and the bamboo ceiling fan enhances the coastal style of the space. Construction by Dewson Construction; architecture by Olivieri, Shousky & Kiss Architects; photography by John Jenkins