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Decor Spotlight:
California Casual Style

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Reviewed & Fact Checked By:

Celia Carroll – Interior Design Expert, Lead Designer, ASID Industry Partner

With its breezy aesthetic and effortless charm, California Casual has emerged as a popular interior design trend that encapsulates the laid-back vibe of the Golden State. A blend of comfort, simplicity, and natural elements, this design philosophy creates a welcoming space that encourages relaxation and connection. The team at Amerelle, one of the leading voices in interior design hardware, wants to delve into the unique characteristics of California Casual and understand its continued resonance in contemporary design.

A professionally designed California Casual style bedroom with arched windows, beige walls, exposed wood ceiling beams, warm colored bedding, and a brown area rug
A Cali Casual decor style bedroom with wide plank wood floors, beige walls, a white chair, and beige bedding

The History of California Casual Decor

California Casual's roots are deeply embedded in the multifaceted landscapes of the Golden State, encompassing everything from its sun-kissed beaches to its rugged, untamed mountains. California's early architectural and design movements, such as the Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival, laid the groundwork for what would become California Casual. These styles emphasized simplicity, local materials, and a connection to the outdoors, values that continue to resonate in California Casual design. This unique design philosophy is more than just an aesthetic choice; it's an embodiment of a relaxed and easy-going way of life that is quintessentially Californian. It seeks to break down the barriers between indoor living spaces and the natural beauty of the outdoors, creating a seamless transition that encourages an open, connected lifestyle.

Key Elements of California Casual Decor

A California Casual decor style living room with white walls, a white area rug, a wood chair with woven rattan and jute sides, and a wood countertop

Natural Materials

Essential to the California Casual aesthetic are materials that evoke a sense of nature and warmth. Think rattan, jute, leather, wood, and linen. These elements bring texture and a tactile quality to the interiors.

A California Casual open concept style living room with a rounded lounge chair, green plants, a contemporary painting on the wall, and a dining area in the backgroun

Neutral Color Palette

Shades of beige, cream, and soft earth tones dominate, reflecting the colors found in the Californian landscape. The palette is occasionally punctuated with coastal blues or forest greens to bring in a subtle touch of vibrancy. Amerelle has an assortment of wallplates and light switch covers that blend in with a “light” touch while still offering a subtle elegance. Others, however, find something bold, like our Sonoma Collection, to be the perfect accentuation to the muted palette of California Casual

A professionally designed California Casual decor style bathroom with marble countertops and walls, and black metal furniture and hardware

Personal Touches & Vintage Finds

Personalized accessories and vintage treasures add character and make the space feel lived-in and authentic. Amerelle offers some of the most incredible customized and personalized hardware in the design industry.

A California Casual decor style living room with a tan area rug, a wood chair and coffee table with rattan accents, a white couch, and natural window lighting

Open Spaces & Light

California Casual celebrates open, airy spaces filled with natural light. Large windows, glass doors, and skylights emphasize a connection with the outdoors.

Amerelle: A Definitive Voice in the World of Interior Design

In a world where our lives often feel hurried and complicated, the allure of California Casual provides a refreshing antidote, offering a haven where we can unwind and feel at home. California Casual is more than just a decor style; it's a lifestyle statement that celebrates simplicity, comfort, nature, and a connection to one's surroundings. Amerelle understands the timeless quality and universal charm that makes this one of the steadiest trends in interior design. When you need to put the final touches on your next home remodel, turn to the experts at Amerelle Wallplates for premium quality hardware from a source you can trust.

California Casual Wallplates


Metro Line

Brushed Bronze



Matte Black






Aged Bronze

Meet Our Contributor

Katerina Herman is a former writer for a health blog covering the foot and ankle disorders. She is a podiatrist with over 10 years of experience. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions, including dermatology, orthopedics, and sports medicine issues specific to the foot and ankle.

“Foot health problems can affect anyone of all ages. A podiatrist can help restore the health of your feet and prevent problems. The list below offers options that fit your needs, as well as general advice on what to look for when shopping for comfortable heels.”

 - Celia Carroll