If you’re looking to outfit a shore home, or just create your home have that casual beach cottage look for summer, look no more. Following is a roundup of some of the best examples of sea-inspired products, cottage rooms, and also an explanation of exactly what makes them so darn beachy.
Clayton Gray Home
Kingston Natural Driftwood Oval Glass Cocktail Table from Arteriors Home – $1,145
Driftwood: The sector is full of all kinds of great driftwood products, if it be a vintage-inspired driftwood lamp using a crisp white color, a driftwood coffee table, or a driftwood mirror framework.
Driftwood adds age, has a history of being beaten by the sea, and a weathered patina.
COCOCOZY: Part-time – $295
Blue and white: Whether it’s stripes, florals or a shell print, then you cannot go wrong with almost any color of blue with white in a coastal cottage.
Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
Blue-and-white striped blue and wallpaper coral painting provide this bathroom an airy breezy fashion.
Wicker Ottoman | Crate&Barrel – $129
Wicker, rattan, woven textiles: Natural fibers are crucial in attaining a beachy vibe. Wicker and rattan furniture and seagrass rugs add texture.
Mahoney Architects & Interiors
Woven chairs pack a beachy punch in this space, giving a casual vibe to it.
Kylie Chair – $1,449
Casual Slipcovers: Whether it’s ticking stripes or plain white, a slipcover automatically calms the mood; loose covers help everybody relax about sitting on the furniture using a somewhat moist or sandy bathing suit.
Judith Balis Interiors
Slipcovers also make a cottage a whole lot more kid-friendly, as it should be.
Cottage & Bungalow
May River Empire Chandelier – $5,190
Shells: It would not be a shore home without at least a two or shell. This chandelier is a great way to add shells to the decor without creating clutter.
Liz Williams Interiors
Hint: Use shells from a collection. This designer used just a few favorite shells out of her client’s collection and painted the walls supporting them gray. The result is that they stand out and get the attention they’re due.
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Painterly Blackfin Triggerfish – $345
Coast-inspired art: Everything from under the sea (such as fish), over the sea (like classic clipper ship prints) and close to the sea (dunes) are a terrific fit for a beachfront place.
Hint: Look for plates of “shelltanicals” on websites like eBay and Etsy, or even old books filled with them. Set them in identical frames and you’ve got an immediate cottage art wall.
Liz Williams Interiors
When it’s a fine oil painting or a kitschy paint-by-numbers, anything beachy or nautical goes.
Ellison Plum Jar Lamp – $129
Clear and coloured glass: Whether it’s a sea glass collection, found bottles, or hurricanes, glass is a wonderful texture to grow your beachy scene. In addition, clear glass lamps take up less visual space, if you don’t feel pressured to fill them with your shell collection.
Rachel Reider Interiors
This small bedroom takes full advantage of a clear glass lamp. “Cottage” frequently implies very tiny bedrooms, frequently without cupboards. Because space is at a premium, you’ll want to use it sensibly. This chamber eliminates the need for 2 bedside tables using a floor lamp onto one side. The clear glass lamp saves visual space, and the light palette makes the space appear bigger.
PAINTBOX SIDE TABLE – Negative Tables & Dressers – Bedroom – For Your House | Robert R – $495
Hint: Talking of bedrooms, a good space-saving trick is to use bedside tables with a great deal of storage; some bedrooms are too small for dressers. This eclectic one from Sundance is one of my favorites and is big enough to fit a week’s worth of t-shirts, PJs and unmentionables.
Yoke Pendant – $895
Nautical pendant lamps: Take a cue from old boat lanterns when seeking light fixtures.
In Detail Interiors
These pendants add a hint of nautical style for the bright kitchen.
The Home Depot
NuImage Awning 60 In. X 41 In. Fabric Door Canopy – $249
Awnings: These outdoor window treatments are a great opportunity to add colour, stripes, and most important, ruffles for your cottage’s exterior.
These awnings for this cottage are like mascara is to eyelashes — that final flirty touch.
Do you have some favorite beachy decor things around your home? Please talk with us in the comments section.
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