Colorful Coastal Bedrooms
Coastal Bedroom with Layered Decor
Mixed materials like the down-filled duvet, grass cloth wallcovering, bamboo bench, and wool Berber carpet add warmth. The sleepy space gets a gentle wake up from the quiet splashes of celadon green on the bed linens, pillows, and bench cushions.
The plush wool Berber carpet is a soft landing spot for bare feet. (The rest of hte floors in the house are sisal or hardwood.)
This homeowner wanted a calm, ocean-like room that reminded her of her childhood on the water. Muted hues of blue and green give the room a serene and beachy feel.
The colors and design of this bedroom are slightly reminiscent of coral. The bright persimmon-and-white duvet are grounded with a soft blue coverlet. The squared-off headboard's casual slipcover, made with a soft blue linen, can be removed and tossed in the laundry.
The crisp white walls and wooden floors are given life with lively bed linens and pops of yellow throughout the room. For a casual beach feel, books and artwork are leaned and stacked on the built-in ledge.
The architects designed a row of three built-in beds on the third floor loft, each lit with a marine-style sconce and closed off with curtains. Storage areas for the bunks line up across the hall, with a cubby and a drawer for each bed. The colorful bedspreads and rug add color and vibrancy to the space.
A classic striped headboard and bed skirt are combined with Indian batik-inspired textiles for a sophisticated look. The curtains' woven tape trim adds natural textures, and a photograph of an alligator above the bed is a nod to Louisiana's gator-inhabited marshlands.
Shades of blue are everywhere in this beach house. A floral blue-and-white bedspread adds a tropical touch, and a built-in platform bed and shelves make smart use of the small room.
The graphic black-and-white bedding on simple pencil post beds makes a bold statement against the muted blue in this tranquil room. Prints of coral above the beds help add a beachy feel.
In this nautical-themed twin bedroom, red cannonball beds reside under the dormered roof. Sculpted metal fish swim above, and a fly-fishing basket lamp underscores the home's proximity to the water.
Blue and Green Bedroom
To balance the tropical colors in the bedskirt, chairs, and window treatments, a pale-green sorbet was chosen for the walls.
Oyster Shell Mirror
You don't have to redo your whole room to reflect beach-house decor. Inject coastal style into your decorating in small doses. Take a lackluster mirror to the next level by adorning it with a collection of dazzling oyster shells. You only need a glue gun and a little patience. Take this same easy idea and apply it to large photo frames.