This bedroom design by Vanessa Helmick uses eclectic and coastal decor to provide a rustic feel. The distressed and whitewashed frame on the full-length mirror and planter of reclaimed wood help reinforce the casual and comfortable ambiance. A potted orchid, seashells and coral fans provide accents to complement the theme.
This coastal cottage is decked out with all the colors of the sea. Neutral walls and pale floors allow the bright blues and yellows of furnishings and artwork to pop. Slipcovered upholstery has a casual vibe that fits the laid-back locale.
Green walls and a decidedly coastal feel are reflected in the flourishing houseplant sitting on a floating shelf in the dining room of HGTV Dream Home 2013. The driftwood-inspired lamp is a nice natural touch.
Longing for that summertime feel during the winter months? Bring the beach right to your table. This sea-inspired centerpiece is easy to make and can be used all year round. "A rustic wooden tray provides the base for the rectangular glass vase filled with sand, candles and a variety of seashells," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. Add vibrant shells and starfish for an extra boost of summer hues.
Sea-blue glass accents and throw pillows in Floridian prints add a coastal feel to the living room of HGTV Smart Home 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla. At the crest of the soaring cathedral ceiling, an aerodynamically inspired ceiling fan crafted with industrial-grade components serves as an interesting focal point overhead.
Bamboo blinds, textured wallpaper and a wood board bed frame create a stylish coastal setting in this master bedroom. Open floor space keeps the room feeling open and inviting. Seashell decorations add the perfect finish for a seaside feel.
A white coffered ceiling looks down over this bright living room. The TV is mounted above a simple yet beautiful mantel and fireplace surround. Built-in shelving displays a mix of coastal decorations that — paired with the sea foam green backing — adds soft color to the room.
A textured wallpaper finish creates a calm backdrop for this coastal bedroom design. A distressed wood headboard adds to the beautiful mix of textures. Seashell art and neutral bed linens are the perfect finishing touches for an inviting coastal design.
This light and bright home office features a neutral built-in bookshelf that blends into the similarly-hued wood plank walls. Various vases and books line the shelf, giving the space a coastal look. A neutral upholstered armchair is positioned at a wood desk, while a white vase of flowers adds a simple finishing touch.
For a coastal-inspired living room, the accessories can easily be replicated at discount home decor stores, says designer Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design. Look for colorful bowls and plates for under $100.
A light, beachy vibe penetrates this dining space thanks to an expanse of large windows and an abundance of aqua furnishings. A beautiful chandelier dresses up the casual, coastal dining table and chairs.
Just inside the front door, guests are greeted by an entryway packed with architectural detail, eclectic furnishings and a hint of nautical decor. Heavy iron sconces and caned armchairs pair with a vintage life preserver to create a dynamic juxtaposition that tops off the design.
This section of Jackson Paige Interiors' contemporary master bedroom suggests an updated coastal approach to its overall design. The upholstered headboard in teal, the birdcage-style lantern and woven front drawer nightstand give a nod to the nautical, yet with an upscale, sophisticated aesthetic. The graphic wallpaper in gray and white adds texture and interest to the room.