The clear blue sky and bright sun with seagulls flying overhead. Waves lazily lapping along the shoreline against the soft white sand. Nothing is quite as relaxing as being at the beach, and this reason is why so many of us strive to bring the beach inside with the coastal interior design trend. At Interior Images in Finksburg, MD, summer has us all dreaming about creating a gorgeous coastal space in our homes, so we’re rounded up some of our favorite coastal interior design inspiration just for you. All you need is sunscreen, a beach towel, and a cold glass of lemonade.
First, let the sunshine in! To create a coastal atmosphere in your home, it’s all about first embracing the light and bringing the feel of the outside in. This can be accomplished with removing existing heavy draperies to give more openness to your space. If building or remodeling a home, select large windows without window panes and opt for fresh white trim. Consider installing skylights or additional recessed lighting to bring more light inside your space. The more brightness and light, the better.
Next, a gorgeous paint color pallet is essential to capturing the essence of the coast inside. Beach Bliss Living provides a wealth of ideas when it comes to selecting the perfect beach color pallet, from Blue-Gray (our favorite), to Pearly Shell White, to Seaside. Crisp white paint is always a beautiful choice at the beach, accented with pale blue hues and dreamy greens that are inspired by water and natural materials found along the coast.
Here at Interior Images, we’re loving the coast-inspired flooring choices we’re seeing from leading flooring manufacturers. Architectural Remnants in Salt Air by Armstrong Flooring is a stunning laminate floor that embodies coastal design with its white-washed weathered visual featuring blue and grey accents. Wood-inspired ceramic tile by Shaw Floors is a durable, long-lasting choice for coastal environments with simple clean-ability. To add texture and layers to your hard surface floor with the coastal vibe, check out Nourison’s Sisal Soft Sand Collection from our online Rug Shop.
Nourison Sisal Soft
To finish your new coastal-inspired space, carefully select accessories that nod to the beach without looking like they’re from a local souvenir shop. For example, carefully fill glass jars with responsibly collected sand dollars. Stylish oversized clam shells are a beautiful place for displaying succulents or candles. And natural materials like seagrass baskets and driftwood accents add warmth and texture to the space.
Are you inspired? If you’re ready to bring your coastal-inspired home vision to life, Interior Images and our team of design experts would love to help you get started bringing the beach inside your space. Stop by our showroom or contact us today and you’ll be feeling the sand (or your new coastal-inspired floors) between your toes in no time!