Bring in the Beach
The colors of sand, sea, and sky are soothing to the eye and neutral enough to mix and match. Texture and shape are key too. Driftwood and glass balance heavy and light, smooth and rough.
Tip: Layer on weathered accents. Their natural finish keeps the mood casual.
Map It Out
Take inspiration from sailors who have charted new territory. Framed maps of coastlines lend a nautical feel, while their graphic color blocks add visual impact, especially grouped on a wall. Mix shapes and sizes to keep the eye moving, and match frames for a cohesive look.
Tip: Choose favorite destinations to create a visual scrapbook.
A classic blue-and-white palette will bring seaside cool to a bedroom. Tone down the vibrancy of these preppy colors by mixing in pillows in relaxed beiges and creams and using lamps in antiqued bronze or other aged finishes.
Tip: Decorative accents depicting marine life emphasize the coastal theme.