Interior Decor Styles We Love: Coastal

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Starting your interior design journey can feel overwhelming, especially with the seemingly endless decor style options. From minimalist to art deco, Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing is ready to help each and every client learn about their desired design.

A breezy, refreshing option for your interior decor is coastal design. Not to be confused with nautical style, coastal design is laidback, simple, and meant to seamlessly integrate outdoor seaside living within the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be. Coastal decor is decidedly not kitschy, so leave the bright blue walls and anchor decorations at home. With the right touches, coastal decor will make your home feel like summer all year long.

Big Windows

Coastal decor emphasizes the lack of boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural light create an airy and relaxed living space whether you live on the beach or in the city.

Natural Patterns

The texture and pattern of this bathroom wall mimics ocean waves, and provides the perfect combination of bright whites and seaside design for a zen-like coastal bathroom.

Details That Avoid Cliché

Although you may think “nautical” when you first consider a coastal style, coastal decor is much less kitschy. If seaside or beachy details are incorporated into the interior, they are decidedly subtle and tasteful, such as this living room’s shell mirror frame.

Natural Materials

Coastal decor features natural materials, such as weathered finishes, linen or cotton slip-covered furniture, blonde woods, wicker, and rattan.

Linen-Covered Furniture

Bright whites and touches of light colors such as pastel blues and greens keep coastal interiors looking fresh and open. Cotton or linen slip-covered furniture keep things light, comfortable, and inviting.

Is coastal decor right for you? Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing can help you create this look in your home with a number of different services: Reupholster or refinish worn vintage furniture, work with us to custom-design the perfect pieces, or shop our premade furniture ready for purchase at our showrooms. Whatever route you take, one of our in-house custom interior decorators will be happy to make recommendations and even visit your home to help you cultivate a coastal look.

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