Coastal interior design is one of the most popular design trends for living in Southwest Florida. While living close to the beach, homeowners want their home to feel light, breezy and tranquil. Designing a coastal inspired home does not mean brining every coastal item you find home but balancing between contemporary furniture and colors/textures that are reminiscent of the beach.
When designing a coastal home, you will want to keep the color palette fairly light. Use finishes such as driftwood, rattan, and linen to soften the space. If you are looking to add a pop of color, use colors such as green and blue to bring the peaceful feeling of the ocean into your space.
Ultimately accessorizing with beach inspired items will make your home feel like a coastal retreat. This includes coral, colored glass, coastal artwork and even candles to give your space warmth. You will want to include mirrors to reflect the light in your home and keep floors light in color to make your space look bigger. A coastal inspired home can be one of the most relaxing places to live and can be achieved in any design style. Check out Coastal Living Magazine at coastalliving.com for additional inspiration.