Australia embraces the sunny and laid-back persona of a coastal paradise, being wonderfully enveloped by blue seas and sparkling shores--add to that, a stunning geography. The nautical vibe is induced by the lapping of the waters, the muted colours of the sand and the marine species that lurk beyond the ocean. This inspiration has swept many homes; interiors were transformed into everyday villas which one can indulge a nature of relaxation, even apart from the coast.
You too can take part in this coastal coalescence, and you can silently hint your love for the beach culture without going overboard. Let's take things piece by piece. We've picked up subtle coastal charmers that can help imbibe the resort-like atmosphere, minus the intimidation. Ready to recreate your coastal sanctuary? Here are some looks to get inspiration from!
Instead of opting to a bold, navy-stripe, why not go for a simpler, white route for those access areas like the hallways? On this design, the basic colour was accentuated with submarine inspired lamps that make you feel under the sea. Deliciously set on the wall is a slab of wood that can be alternatively used as seating, or as a shelf. White is an easy colour to work with, and is a perfect canvass for your coastal interiors.
The earthy colours of this beach-inspired interiors hints at that one fine day at the shore. White, sand and kohl are the prominent hues, while textures and patterns break the bland, neutral palette. The criss-cross leg structure of the centre table reminds one of an unfinished kite or a makeshift cot, while the design on the textiles create an eye-catching accent amongst a sea of plain. A grey art piece at the back collates the marine inspiration. More feminine objects, like a white shade lamp, create a softer environment.
How to immediately transform a simple decor into a coastal interior? Add a wicker pendant light! Like magic, it recreates a fresh, laid back vibe, even when set against a modern, urban setting. This kitchen, in particular, seamlessly infuses wood and metal surfaces in one harmonious look. Our tip? Throw in some greens! Plants and food add a pop of colour and make this space more inviting.
Tides and tales:
For the shell curators, let your souvenirs tell their tales. Pick the best of your collection and use it to decorate a navigator's bedroom, just like this interior. We love the crisp, grey tones over the white textile—the colours are reminiscent of the rippling tides of the sea (which happens to be represented by a grayscale photo framed above the bed). A makeshift table by the footing, and the raw wood texture by the headboard speaks coastal. Add a shiny floor lamp to accompany you on reading your favourite books.
Love these styles? Stay tuned to this blog for more decorating tips! Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Images via Fat Shack Vintage Coastal Chic Interiors Pinterest board.
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