How To Create An Elegant Coastal Look in Any Home

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 25, 2019

The waves, the sand, the warmth of the sun, cherished memories with family and friends–the beach evokes wonderful feelings and beautiful scenery. In fact, so many of us long for those nostalgic beachy days that an elegant coastal home design is one of the most popular interior design styles today–and the best news is that you don’t have to live on the coast to have a beautiful home or elegant coastal decor!

Whether you live near water or far inland, beachy decor can work in your home. At Saffron Marigold, we have a large arsenal of textiles ready for your elegant coastal decor needs. From bathrooms to bedrooms, we’ll get your home ready to head to the coast.

Click on any of the below coastal prints to order a swatch. You can also visit the corresponding collection pages from there.

So, What Exactly Are “Coastal”, “Nautical”, and “Beachy” Decor?

What defines coastal style? It’s bright and breezy, invoking the feeling of being on the beach. Soft colors, especially blues, greens and whites, lots of natural light and natural textures — like jute and rope — plus simple silhouettes define this motif. Seashells, sea horses, turtles and other ocean objects can get cliche quickly, so use these elements sparingly and keep things simple.

And, while coastal is in the same family as “beachy” and “nautical” styles, there are some distinct differences. Beachy encompasses bright colors reminiscent of a sunset and themes like palm trees, and nautical is ocean-driven, with red, white and blue palettes, and patterns like anchors and stripes.

Room by room, we’ve got your seaside decor solutions here. Read on for more inspiration.

Styling Your Coastal Bathrooms

Coastal bathroom decor can bring a calm, collected feeling to your space. Relax in a bath while you soak in the ambiance.

XXX Start with either one of our below favorites for a subtle coastal statement. Its navy colorway and wave motif is modern and versatile.

Add a coastal bath rug to set the scene. The pebble look in this rug echoes the “grounded in nature” element of the coastal motif, an important aspect to nail coastal decor. Wrap up the look with some additional accessories that have coastal touches, like a rope lotion dispenser, and hand towels in linen — another coastal staple.

The Quintessential Beach Living Room

A coastal living room is homey and lighthearted. You’ll feel as if you’re on vacation year-round with its use of natural textures, light silhouettes and serene colors.

XXX Start with coastal curtains. Building off of our asian boho floral curtain is a great place to begin.

Another way to add a coastal flair to your space is with throw pillows. With minimal cost and low commitment, they’re the perfect solution. Here are our favorite coastal-print throw pillows. 

Furniture that’s airy yet elegant will bring the coastal look together. Rattan and linen is a timeless combination, as shown in the accent chair. A beautiful coffee table made of water hyacinth in a modern silhouette is another great option. And you can’t forget to complement the furniture with coastal living room lighting. A table lamp, with a neutral color and sediment rock look and texture, would be ideal.

Coastal Bedroom Decor Ideas

A bedroom oasis is a space worth retreating to, and coastal bedroom decor creates just that feel. This style is perfectly suited for a master bedroom or guest bedroom, promoting relaxation and comfort.

Start with coastal bedding. We like our celestial blue island lightweight bedspread, tropical ocean duvet cover, and tile inspired rustic bedspread. Our collection of bedding is printed on 100 percent soft thirties cotton sheeting, which is a wonderful, soft, superior cotton fabric with the right amount of weight, softness and crease resistance to ensure durability and many years of soft breathable comfort.

Celestial Embrace - Blue ~ Bedspread Celestial Embrace - Blue ~ Bedspread
Price: $69.99 - $99.99 (Made to Order)

A bed frame made of rattan and raffia adds the natural element of coastal-inspired decor that’s needed in a room, while a dresser in a natural whitewashed finish adds more coastal charm.

Coastal pillows are also an important element of a coastal bedroom. Pillows coordinating with our Moonrise Shells and Coastal Currents prints are perfect accents, and they can be mixed and matched for an added eclectic vibe.

Decorating The Perfect Beach Dining Room

Coastal dining room and kitchen decor makes for a great environment to gather in. The feeling of dinner at the beach? Count us in!

We start with our designer batik blue round tablecloth. Other great options include the coordinating blue batik table runner and blue star patterned table napkins for alternative coastal statements.

Use a rustic, charming dining room table to set the scene. Place it on top of jute rug and decorate the room with coastal wall decor for a finishing touch.

Elegant coastal decor transforms a home’s interior into a light and breezy retreat. Whether you want to incorporate this style into one room or the whole place, Saffron Marigold is the place to start.

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