This living room is dressed in orange and turquoise tones, incorporating furniture into its overall aesthetic. An orange and white patterned ottoman is placed in front of a turquoise and white couch on which is coordinating orange and turquoise accent pillows.
Driftwood decor is a go-to choice when designers want to bring a coastal look into a home, whether it's on the water or not. It can be as simple as gathering one big piece or multiple pieces that catch your eye on nature strolls. A large piece also can fill a section of your bookshelf, which saves even more money on decor.
A small serving tray is used on a brown coffee table to display a piece of coral which is covered by a glass dome, a small white ceramic vase, and two white candleholders. Two books and a white rock also decorate the table.
Subtle variations in color and a few tropical touches animate this covered deck. A thatched roof shades an outdoor seating area complete with a gold sectional, striped ottoman, hammock chair and coral decor.
Narrow white floating shelves let books and games become part of the colorful decor in this girl's room. Paired with a white, child-sized table and brightly patterned wallpaper, it's a happy place to spend an afternoon.
A light aqua wall with starburst wall decor brings a beautiful and fun accent to this girl's room. The matching beds feature bright aqua bed frames and white linens with a bold pink border. A coral dresser adds even more color and a unique element to the feminine design.
The natural look of the wood mantel in this living room pairs well with a rustic paneled mirror and a vase of sprawling branches. A gorgeous piece of white coral completes the look, adding a coastal touch.
This sunny, breezy dining room embraces its coastal locale, with a fun, coral-inspired light fixture, rattan chairs and artwork featuring all the colors of the beach. A sideboard is painted in seaweed green, mixing with the relaxed pedestal table to bring a traditional touch to the space.
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.
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.
On one side of the sink, a miniature antique chest holds hairpins and rings to keep the area tidy. Salve jars, a porcelain cold cream jar and a vintage dish filled with antique buttons finish off the space. Author Susan Sully says that the lids on these jars are probably made of Bakelite, an early plastic that is now a collectible.
This sunlit entryway receives another dose of color with a painted front door. The blue hue, combined with coral and rope accents, suggest a subtle nautical theme. Urn pendants and a curved ceiling add further character to the transitional space.
Porcelain tile in a gorgeous herringbone pattern provides the look of wood, but the durability of tile, in a potentially wet space. An original work of wax art in vibrant shades of teal hangs above a white coral-esque console table. Yellow vases offer further pops of color and join the two spaces.
A coral and white striped painted ceiling in this bedroom is accented by coral bedding, which includes a throw and two pillows. Green and white decor, including curtains, pillows and a padded headboard complement the chic space.
Modern white leather chairs with matching ottomans are set over a square pattern rug. A glass table with distressed green legs split the chairs and support coral accent decor. Statues are displayed on small floating shelves lining the wall.