The first thing that comes to mind when you think of coastal region is blue waters and not so cool breeze. Yes, the warm and cozy weather of coastal region, the rushing waves, the sand swirling through the air all leave a lasting impression in our mind. Then why not make these elements a part of your interior décor? Here are few ways of decorating your home as per coastal style.
Furniture in coastal areas is normally made of natural material like wood and rattan. This is because of the simple reason that metal furniture tend to rust quickly due to saline nature of the atmosphere. Rustic style furniture, white painted furniture etc would look great in coastal decor. For outdoor setting, wicker and rattan furniture would be ideal. When it comes to furniture upholstery and rugs natural and raw material like cotton and jute can be used.
Walls are normally done up in neutral shades like white, off white, cream etc. If at all a touch of color is required, then go for colors that represent nature like sky blue to represent the sky, yellow to represent sand and aqua to represent sea. Furnishings especially cushion and rugs and home décor accessories can be done up in these colors.
Flooring with weathered look would suit this type of décor. As such wooden floor would look ideal in coastal décor setting. Rugs that are made of natural material like cotton, sheepskin etc can be used. If you just cannot do away with carpet then go for light colors like beige and off white to provide a fresh and airy look to the room. As for mats, coir and jute mats are ideal.
For window covering, blinds are the best bet as they keep the room cool and at the same time provide the much needed privacy. If you are lucky enough to come across bamboo blinds, nothing more than that. As for drapery, you can go for sheer curtain or pure cotton curtain but make sure not to use heavily embroidered and ornate ones.
Last but not the least comes accessories. It is accessories that play the most important role of bringing in a coastal touch to décor. If you are lucky enough to be staying near beach, then use stuffs that are readily available like shell, sand, pebbles etc to bring in the coastal feel indoor. For others, beach décor items are available through various online and brick and mortar outlets. Other decorating idea includes mirror with shell edgings, wicker basket, gel candle with shell and star fish embeds etc. You can also hang pictures or painting that has something to do with the sea like picture of sunset, mermaid etc. Driftwood is another décor item that can be displayed in myriads of ways.
If you are planning to do coastal style décor in your home always keep in mind the elements of freshness and brightness. After all, this theme is all about bringing in the nature indoor.
Author Bio: The author Susan Johns is a freelance content writer specializing in home/interior décor writing. With over 5 years experience in the field of furniture and home decor, she has written numerous articles and blogs in this area. Please visit her blog http://decoreview.com. You can view interesting articles on home improvement by visiting her profile page on stumble upon.