How to Do Beachy-Chic Bedroom Decor (When You Don’t Live at the Beach)
Your perfect day in ten words? Blue seas, clear skies, warm sand and cool ocean breezes. Yep, the beach is your happy place, and naturally, you want to wake up to it every morning. Here, seven seaside-inspired ideas that sing no matter the season or locale.
Dress Down Your Furniture With A Natural Fiber Rug
With their coarse texture and tawny palette, natural woven area rugs (like jute and abaca) bring to mind sand, dune grasses, sunhats and the all-around warmth of seaside living. Plus, could they be more versatile to decorate around?
Design by Summer Thornton
Commit To A BLUE-AND-WHITE PALETTE
No shame in keeping it classic, guys. Equal parts breezy and sophisticated, blue and white might just be the most timeless color combo in history. Utilize it in the boudoir for instantly calming sea and sky vibes.
Design by Meg Braff
Paint Doors and Trims In Beachside Hues
When a room’s palette is primarily neutral (and patterns are kept non-nautical), a punchy blue paint on molding, trims and accents is both chic and playful.
Design by Sara Gilbane
Keep Textiles Light and Breezy
Linens and cottons (preferably in pale blues, taupes and whites) are the easiest way to nod to the serenity of the seaside. P.S. These fibers are not summer exclusive. If they’re your faves, add in layers during the cooler months and rock ’em year round.
Design by John De Bastiani
Decorate (In Moderation) With Your Ocean Treasures
While you definitely want to avoid sea treasure overkill, pretty bowls and canisters filled with shells, corals and sea glass look perfectly at home when layered in with blooms, books, accessories and other favorite mementos.