Interior Design Styles
Whether you are decorating your home or a beach cottage, Coastal design is a fun way to bring the outdoors in. Often inspired by the beach with natural wood, white walls, and blue and yellow accents, the color palette is characterized as “breezy” with bright or pastel hues influenced by the sea and sand. To achieve the interior look of a beach cottage, bead board and clapboard are commonly used as wall coverings. Natural light is often enhanced through the use of sheer window panels or white slatted blinds. Furniture is comfortable and functional so as to fit in with the active beachfront lifestyle. Interiors are often accented by nautical, fishing, starfish, and other regional design elements from well-known beach communities, like the Hamptons, Nantucket, Pacific Coast, or Caribbean.
Elements of design