It’s simply no secret that I love to travel as often as possible, and lately, I’ve been itching for a little of that beach-side charm. And while I’m itching for those sandy shores, I’m also itching for some of that classic beach-cottage decor. Something about it just makes me feel like I’m on vacation, so I want to theme a room of my house around that beautiful seaside style. Here’s everything you need to make your guest room beachy and beautiful.
When it comes to the coastal home, it’s not possible to have too much driftwood. Especially if it’s driftwood that you’ve salvaged yourself off of the beach! Learn how to clean and preserve the driftwood for your home decor with this handy tutorial from Sand Between My Piggies. After you’ve learned how to clean and preserve the wood, check out this article from her if you’re looking for things to do with it. What’s really cool about the driftwood decor below is that it doubles as a planter for air plants. Such a great seaside style home decor idea.
Tinted Blue Mason Jars
I think that mason jars are a classic element of any home. And with the right kind of glass tint, they can look wonderful in even a coastal home. Use blue food coloring, glue, and a mixing bowl to tint the mason jars you already have. Use this tutorial for step-by-step instructions. Once complete, you can fill your mason jars with fresh flowers, cooking utensils, or anything else you’re looking to quickly store away. I love these!
Beautiful Patterns (And Other Cozy Accents)
What’s a coastal home without plenty of patterns and tons of cozy accents like plenty of throw pillows? Mix and match patterns across your coastal home for that perfect seaside style, and don’t be afraid to get wild with it like the homeowner below did! Find adorable coastal patterns and other cute decor pieces like the ones below at World Market and on Amazon. They’re super cheap, too!
Tons of Turquoise
What’s a coastal home without a coastal color scheme? Mix and match shades of turquoise, off whites, and even shades of navy blue and yellow together to get your home looking perfectly cozy and perfectly coastal. If blue isn’t quite your style, go with shades like coral and cream for a similar but warmer look. Image from The Spruce.
Other Natural Accents
Complete the coastal seaside style look with other natural accents like twine rope, seashells, dried coral (not real, of course), and even the driftwood we mentioned earlier. Adding things like this around your home will add tons of texture and visual appeal. Plus, everyone knows that it’s the little interior touches like these that really resonate with guests, and the residents of the home, too! 😉