GET THE LOOK – Coastal Style

By September 14, 2014 Get the Look No Comments

Living in Geelong, we are fortunate to be close to some of Australia’s best beaches, if not the world.

Some of you may call the Bellarine Peninsula or the Surf Coast home, maybe enjoying a beautiful view of the sea.  Some of us maybe not, but you can still create the same appeal in your home through creative styling.  Simply apply the characteristics as mentioned in this blog to achieve the Coastal look, even if living in the inner city.


Above:  Photo via Pinterest

Influences from nature & culture

The Coastal style is a palette drawn from natural seaside elements and a casual laid-back culture.  However, you don’t need to fill your home with ornamental shells or nautical themed prints to achieve this look.



Above:  Photo via Pinterest

Tracy Caporusso, TILE junket’s resident Interior Designer recommends using the following elements in your hard surfaces:

  • Blues
  • Whites
  • Greens
  • Distressed Wood

Below are some tile palettes with the characteristics of a Coastal abode created by Tracy.



Above:  Photo via Pinterest

Light Open Space

Just as the seaside represents natural light, open space and natural fibres, these concepts should be incorporated into your coastal styling.


Above:  Photo via Pinterest

White reflects and enhances light and creates sense of space.  Use pale neutrals as your base colour and if desired, use an accent of turquoise, navy, coral or other contrasting colour representing the coast.  Artwork or accessories can be used this way, but don’t over do it.


Above:  Navy accents – photo via Pinterest

If you are lucky enough to have a view, maximise on it with bi-folding doors or windows.  Otherwise a large mirror positioned correctly can emphasise light and space in your room.


Above:  Photo via Pinterest

Creating an ambiance

Casual furniture including wicker and distressed timber, sheer floaty curtains and fresh linens all evoke the harmony of the seaside too.


Above:  Photo via Pinterest

The coastal look should set a relaxing, calming ambiance in your home.  Whether styling your main place of residence or holiday home, this style of interior is one that can be enjoyed by the seaside or inner city – be inspired by more Coastal interiors on Pinterest.

By Hayley Norman

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