20 Coastal Designs That Will Have You Ready for Summer

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April 30, 2019

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Beachy Layers

Swoon much? Crisp, white shiplap serves as a simple backdrop to beautiful beachy design elements in this small, coastal condo. The open concept kitchen and living room appears cohesive with elegant, aqua details and sea glass accessories used throughout the space. Honey-colored wicker stools and small rattan accessories team up to warm-up the room and to bring natural, coastal texture to the design.

Elevated Outdoor Space

Porch sitting has never looked quite as a pretty as it does here, friends. The white coastal home features a covered porch with a soaring vaulted ceiling. A classic, all-weather ivory sofa sits opposite of two, deep-blue armchairs to provide unmatched comfort for outdoor entertaining. A stunning, weathered-copper lantern dangles from the pale wood panels overhead to illuminate cozy, seaside conversations into the night.

Breezy Bedroom

Crisp white walls, grand windows and exposed, weathered wood beams create an idyllic oasis for a coastal retreat. Romantic white curtains dress the sleek canopy bed and airy blue accents pair with blonde furnishings to complete the sea-inspired look.

Bright White + Beachy Blues

The shades of the sea inspire this sophisticated, seaside sitting room design. The bright-white shiplap walls serve as backdrop to a vibrant, navy settee and ivory linen armchairs. Sleek, sand-colored console tables flank the fireplace, both sporting identical blue-and-white Chinoiserie vases with a trio of fresh palm leaves. A splashy aqua abstract painting hangs above the fireplace as a stylish, finishing touch.

Deep Blue Scene

Dark and oh-so dreamy - this nautical navy study is the ultimate space to crank out work while on vacation. The dramatic grasscloth wallpaper creates drool-worthy contrast against the glossy white molding and built-in bookcases. Classic striped seat cushions, banana leaf toss pillows, and two, steely-blue bamboo Chippendale chairs pay tribute to the home’s festive, coastal surroundings.

Feature Creatures

Airy and cozy, this coastal den is outfitted with a sandy sofa, blue-and-white details and aqua accessories throughout. A certain, ahem, leggy onlooker couples with coral and shell accents to set the tone for seaside style in the space. (Who knew eight tentacles could look this stylish and inviting, right?)

Beachy Texture

Subtlety is key for achieving a classic coastal design. This crisp formal dining room shows how it’s done with natural fiber dining chairs and golden, grassy-textured chandeliers pay tribute to the home’s coastal surroundings. Navy armchairs nod to the deep-blue sea, and a vibrant, sea-inspired abstract ties all the coastal elements together, from above the buffet table.

Neutral Appeal

Beachy design, without a speck of blue? Color is secondary to texture in this cozy, coastal eat-in kitchen. A gray, weathered wood table provides beachgoers a stylish spot to enjoy their midday meal. Eight, elegant white wicker chairs wrap around the dining table and infuse the design with classic, coastal style. Three, antiqued-iron lanterns dangle from an aged wood beam above the table to provide the space with a beachy glow, well into the evening hours.

Shark-Dressed Room

A stylish shark bedroom? Okay, we’ll bite. This ultra-bright, coastal kids’ room is given a sharp new look, courtesy of six, smiling shark heads lining the wall. The stylish shark crew pairs with a teal-striped rug a pair of beachy poufs to infuse color and whimsy into an otherwise minimalist design.

Unlikely Art

This dreamy coastal dining room forgoes the typical, seascape painting on the wall and, instead, opts for the unexpected. A pair of weathered boat oars add beachy blue hues to the wall behind the table. The oars’ horizontal display benefits the design in that it accentuates the length of dining table and creates an illusion of an overall, more expansive space.

Seaside Snooze

A true classic, this coastal master suite is rooted in simplicity. The space boasts brilliant waterfront views through a row of windows. Instead of competing with the turquoise coastline, the timeless space uses crisp white shiplap and transitional neutral finishes to draw attention out to sea. The design celebrates its surroundings with subtle seaside accessories including breezy linen bedding, seagrass shades and a large, driftwood sculpture over the bed.

Coastal Flair

Nothing spells "seaside design" quite like an oversized print of seagull feet, right? Webbed toes aside, coastal flair is abundant in this charming, traditional bedroom design. Sandy drapes feature a classic, coral ribbon trim that coordinates with the cozy, cream and coral bed quilt. A glossy-white rattan armchair, a soft blue throw and a woven wicker serving tray enhance the coastal appeal.

Punchy Pigment

Preppy patterns marry punchy pigments in this seaside sitting room. The lively mix of coral and turquoise finishes create a quintessential coastal design that primes the space for energized entertaining and bright conversation. A rattan chandelier and woven, paint-dipped jute basket anchor the ultra-vibrant hues with a touch of natural texture.

Sunny Shades + Shiplap Walls

The shiplap paneling behind the windows and cabinets in this kitchen instantly gives an inviting, nautical vibe. Add lemon-yellow shades, quirky coastal signage and classic chrome pendants and the whole room is ready for laid-back, beachy fun.

Serene Ensuite

Just imagine enjoying a nice, long soak in this freestanding tub after a nice, long day of basking in the sun and soaking in the sea. This coastal ensuite features airy, aqua shiplap walls, a classic white vanity and gray, weathered wood pieces throughout. A large, glass jug holds a vibrant, green monstera leaf, to bring a bit of tropical style to the space.

Coastal Cottage Kitchen

A pair of blue-and-white bistro bar stools add to the coastal allure of this traditional white kitchen. Pale wooden floors bring a lived-in warmth and texture to the space, while Chinoiserie vases and fresh-cut blooms enhance the seashore charm.

Beachy Conversations

Playful and pretty, a pair of rattan wingbacks create a cozy conversation spot in front of a playful fireplace. Nautical accents fill the walls of this fresh, coastal living room. Framed sea fans embellish the whimsical fireplace, an aqua-blue accent chest adds a pup of beachy color and a festive, fresh palm frond further enhances the tropical appeal.

Caribbean Blues

A series of artwork recalls the heavenly blue of clear Caribbean waters, setting a beachy tone in this living room. The pretty color play continues in the collection of mixed pattern pillows.

Sleeping With the Fishes

Sleep comes easy with a friendly, white whale keeping watch overhead, pals. Whimsical and welcoming, this coastal bedroom mixes soft coral details with rich teal accents and some special, sea creature artwork on the walls. Bright white linens, lamps and bedside tables bring a crisp breeziness to the cozy, colorful design.

Sophisticated Seaside Dining

Understated oceanic accents unite to create this stunning, transitional coastal dining room design. White shiplap serve as backdrop to a grand, grayed wood table and beachy, blue linen chairs. Seagrass shades join forces with gauzy white drapes dress the floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning, natural coral objects crown to the twin china cabinets that flank the fireplace.

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