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If you want to refresh your house with some fun design, then you might want to use coastal home décor which will make you feel calmer. The beach items that used in this design are very unique thus will dramatically change the appearance of your house especially if you use other kind of decoration before. Furthermore the theme is suitable for both children and adult so everyone will be able to enjoy this design in the house. You can apply nautical theme throughout your house or just use it in several room to refresh the look of that specific area.
How to Use Coastal Home Décor in Your House
1. Color scheme
As always you need to think about the color scheme that will be applied on the room. This will make it easier for you to choose the wall painting and even the color of the items you will put inside the room. Signature color of coastal home décor is the blue and white color so you must try to use this color as the main color scheme. But you can also use other color as accent to make the color scheme richer. Use color such as sand color, wood color, turquoise, sunlight color, and other bold color that comes from tropical flower and fruits. (via thespruce)
Pattern is another important thing in your design if you want to choose coastal home décor pattern to put inside your room. We all know that beach pattern always identical to stripe pattern. Most of the time people only use it on small things such as pillows. However you can actually use the pattern in other things such as on the area rug if you want it to appear stronger. And if you are daring enough and want to have dramatic effect on the pattern, you can even use it on the ceiling. (via coastalliving)
3. Sea shells and corals
Your best coastal home décor would not complete if you do not have several sea shells and corals in the room. That is why you should try to find decoration that has sea shells or coral shape and put it all around the house. If you want something useful then you can always find a chandelier that made from sea shells. But if you want something simple, you can just create small shelf in the wall and put all of those sea creatures on the wall to decorate your room. (via etsy & homebnc)
4. Weathered and rustic finish
For your furniture and hardware, do not use anything that look too modern and metallic. Instead having weathered furniture and rustic hardware will really make your coastal home décor become more authentic. That is why when choosing the finishing for your furniture and other kinds of metal material in your room you must try to have them weathered and rustic finished. This finishing will make them appear old as if it used to be used inside an old ship a long time ago. This will also make the furniture look unique thus will add dramatic effect on the end result of your design. (via homebunch)
5. Ship themed ornament
Of course the ultimate coastal home décor items that you should use is ship themed ornament such as boat, lighthouse, ship steering wheel, anchor, paddle, old map, ship compass and many others. This kind of decoration will remind you on the old time when there are people who do adventure to find new unexplored area. Surely this is one of the attractive items that make coastal theme become favorite by many people. You can find small fake items with those shapes then place it on the rack or tables all over your house. (via beachfrontdecor)
Tips in Using Coastal Decoration in Your House
When you using coastal theme in your house, you must think about how you can balance everything. Most of the time people go overboard with the small items that they place in the room. Sure, nautical themed items are all very unique and beautiful that is why you all want to use them in every room. However having all of those items at once will make the room feel overcrowded thus will eliminate the free and refreshing feeling that coastal theme should have. That is why be very careful and divide the items that you found evenly on all room or make a good and nice display for them so it will be more organized.
Lighting is another important thing in using coastal home décor since the decoration would not appear beautiful with the right kind of lighting. That is why you must make sure that your room is well lidded. It is better when you can open the area so natural light can come to lid the room. However for closed room you can also use light bulb, and arrange it for maximum lighting to make the room bright.