Why Do We Love the Coastal Style?

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The “coastal” style is universally popular, especially for those of us who love to be outdoors or want to invoke a tranquil atmosphere with beautiful natural sand tones, or the rich blue tones of the beach. I recently came across a video on HGTV’s YouTube Channel, where professional designer Brian Patrick Flynn details how to create a seaworthy vibe in any room. 

If  you aren’t careful, nautical/coastal rooms can become very cliche and/or juvenile. To avoid this, stay away from any decorations that involve anchors, fish, crabs, or lobsters. Brian and the folks over at HGTV recommend a more sophisticated approach to the coastal style. 

In the video above, Brian brings in sand tones with a Jute Boucle rug, as well as oatmeal-sandy tones in the upholstery. As for the blues, you don’t have to only focus on navy. Bring in navy to anchor the room, and add in some blue-grays and seafoam tones to diversify. A few blue-tinted touches of glass can be reminiscent of sea glass, which you can see in the lamp, as well as in some vessels. 

Driftwood is the ultimate beachy texture, but you should use it sparingly, maybe in just one or two elements or accessories. 

If you are looking to bring a coastal feel into your own home, stay away from the more cliche approach and do it in a more unique and abstract way. 

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