Coastal Home Styling Trends

As you bring in the New Year, why not do it in style? Coastal style.

Coastal interior designs ebb and flow like the ocean, and keeping up with the latest modern coastal interior design trends can soak up precious time you could be using to relax.

We’ve taken care of it for you with our list of coastal home styling trends that could give your space the fresh style, feel, and atmosphere you’ve been looking for.

Coastal home colours

Colours play a lead role in coastal interior decorating and styling and can change a room’s character entirely. Nothing says ‘beach house’ like a soft neutral palette of warm greys, whites, pastels, and cool tones like the ones found in our Cumberland 266 display.

Living room of the Cumberland 266 display
The Cumberland 266 display showcases a coastal style with a soft neutral palette.

In a leap from the quintessential coastal palette, it’s predicted to be a year of bold strokes and playful artwork to add a colourful edge to your coastal home.

Interior designers and homeowners alike are drifting away from neutral ‘everything’ in favour of décor and interior styling that is brimming with vibrant colours, textures, and patterns with a personal edge.

Rustic coastal home styles

The beach is one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, so incorporating other natural materials into your coastal home is the perfect complimentary choice.

The beauty of coastal home styles is that the soft, neutral colour palettes and open spaces make way for statement areas and pieces to be accentuated.

One coastal interior style that’s set to be a favourite is breaking up the neutral tones with rustic features and timbers.

Living room of the Foreman 219.
Rustic elements such as flooring, and furniture can also create a coastal feel to your home.

Introducing a rustic element to your coastal home could include anything from stunning coastal flooring seen in our Foreman 219 display, feature timber cladding and artisanal rustic furniture designs.

Coastal textures

How your coastal home feels is just as important as how it looks.

Textures will still be a popular choice, and coastal textures are rich with natural elements, gorgeous accents, and detailed finishes that catch the eye every time.

Just like the feeling you get when your feet first touch the sand, your coastal home flooring should inspire the same sensation with warm, natural timbers such as Spotted Gum, stunning timber fittings and fixtures, and textured loop pile wool carpet we use in many of our display homes.

Wall panelling.
Coastal textures are rich with natural materials, gorgeous accents, and detailed finishes that catch the eye like this V-J panel feature wall.

Another clever way to introduce texture to a room is through feature walls with wall panelling, textured plaster or wallpaper that draw the eye and senses. Coastal textures making waves in 2023 include jute in earthy tones, grasscloth in cool and neutral pastels, and chunky woollen and jute rugs.

Coastal style lighting

Bright, open, and relaxed lighting is the key to enhancing your coastal home’s inviting ambience. Designing spaces with lots of natural light to bounce off the soft hues is a must, but lighting trends are elevating coastal homes through lighting fittings that exude natural and organic beauty.

Foreman 219 display kitchen.
Wicker and rattan pendant lights are a simple way to enhance the coastal interior of your home.

Some examples of trending coastal lighting fixtures might include pendants and ceiling fans made from wicker or rattan weaves, terracotta pendant lights, rope lighting, and elegant ceramic wall lights.

Coastal home minimalism

Creating a minimalist feel to your coastal home without sacrificing character and a homely atmosphere can be a delicate balance to maintain. But, it’s achievable through a few subtle adjustments you can make to appear minimalist without stripping your rooms bare.

Your coastal home décor plays a lead role in whether spaces look cluttered or contemporary, and 2023 is predicted to be the year of de-cluttering. Clear your spaces of any tired décor that no longer fits with the look you’re creating and consider adding a splash of nature with some lush indoor plants to break up neutral surfaces. You might also opt for simple furniture that sets a baseline canvas for adding statement pieces of artwork, décor, lighting, or feature walls.


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