Coastal-Inspired Bedrooms

Adding coastal elements to your bedroom creates a serene, laid-back environment. Get inspired with these beach-inspired rooms.
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January 21, 2015

Photo By: Design by Sarah Richardson

Photo By: Courtesy of Felton

Coastal Artwork

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

Beach-Inspired Bedroom

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.

Ocean Inspiration

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.

Sailboat-Inspired Boy's Room

This sailboat bed is flanked by matching sailor boy lamps for a truly nautical-style space. To draw the eyes up, designer Jennifer Duneier added a boat-clad fabric headboard.

Nautical Stripes

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.

Serene Environment

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.
From: Adam Zollinger

Subtle Coastal Design

Nautical red is predominant in this bedroom designed by Brian Patrick Flynn. The mirrored furniture and curvy bedding pattern are a subtle nod to coastal style.

Starfish Accessories

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.

Raffia Furniture

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

Comfortable, inviting furniture gives this bedroom an easygoing feel. Designer Kim Armstrong's intention when designing the space was to bring the beach indoors with soothing color tones, sea-inspired prints and wood accents.

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.

Cool Blue Tones

Designer Darci Goodman chose a soft blue color palette to blend with the home's natural surroundings. To bring vibrancy to the space, she chose patterned draperies and bed pillows.

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 Representation

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

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