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Best Beach House & Coastal Living Tips

by / Thursday, 02 July 2015 / Published in Uncategorized

Beach homes are the envy of just about everyone, but just because you have the house doesn’t mean you have the style! There are three keys to a spectacular beach or coastal house: bring natural colors from the outdoors in; have a wall of windows; and decorate with found items from outside.

Let’s take a look at each one.

Bring Natural Outdoor Colors In

Bringing natural colors from the coastal outdoors meshes the house with its surroundings. Think soft blues like the sky and the sea, whites like the clouds, beiges like the sand and greens like trees and plants. Here are a couple beautiful examples:

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

 

Natural Lighting 

Nothing says coastal or beach style like a wall of windows with a view! It’s like having your own mural … but better. If you don’t have a big wall of windows, a good way to imitate that is by putting up several expansive mirrors. It’s a different look of course, but it has a similar vibe.

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

 

Incorporate Items from Outside

Using natural materials while decorating can really set the coastal tone. Things like shells, branches, sand, plants, rope … anything nautical works great!

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

Coastal Living Tips - Minneapolis Interior Design

For even more fun coastal ideas, check out my Coastal Style Living Pinterest board.

Do you live in a coastal home? What else do you think is a must-have for a beach home?

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