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Decor Spotlight:
Coastal Style

In the world of interior design, there is a timeless charm in combining the old with the new. Vintage elements bring a sense of nostalgia and character, while modern aesthetics keep spaces fresh and contemporary. When it comes to adding a touch of retro style to your home, consider incorporating vintage light switch covers. Amerelle, a leading brand in home decor, offers a delightful range of vintage-inspired light switch covers that seamlessly blend the allure of the past with the functionality of the present. Join us as we explore the art of retro revival and discover how to incorporate vintage light switch covers from Amerelle into your modern spaces.

Reviewed & Fact Checked By:

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

Embraced as the epitome of "Seaside Serenity," Coastal decor is an enduring and serene design aesthetic that has left an indelible mark on the realm of interior design. Drawing inspiration from the captivating beauty of coastal landscapes and the soothing influence of oceanic hues, Coastal decor effortlessly fuses elements of seaside living with sophisticated design principles. Amerelle Wallplates' team of experts is dedicated to delving into the core of Coastal decor, unraveling its origins, highlighting essential elements, and offering valuable insights on how to infuse your living spaces with the timeless allure of this design trend.

A professionally designed Coastal decor style kitchen with white cabinetry, a light blue kitchen island, light wood floors, and lots of natural light
A Coastal decor style living room with white linen couches, navy blue pillows, white shiplap walls, and a white area rug

The Roots of Coastal Decor Style

With a history rooted in the architecture and design of cottage decor and coastal retreats, this decor style encapsulates the relaxed and airy ambiance associated with beachside living. Coastal décor in the US can be traced back to the idyllic settings of coastal regions such as the Hamptons, where the marriage of nature's beauty and human habitation birthed a distinct design aesthetic. It reflects a lifestyle that prioritizes relaxation, escapism, and appreciation of the natural landscape, capturing the essence of seaside living in a visual and sensory experience. Coastal décor often takes on different regional qualities. For example, while East Coast Coastal is typically more preppy and traditional, Florida Coastal features bold colors and lush tropical details, and West Coast Coastal often gravitates towards Bohemian and Mediterranean influences to reflect the more laid-back California mentality.

Key Elements of Coastal Decor

A professionally designed Coastal decor style kitchen with a blue kitchen island, white cabinetry, a bright blue tile backsplash, brass dropdown lighting, rattan bar stools, and a light wood stove hood

Oceanic Hues

Coastal interiors are characterized by a soothing color palette inspired by the ocean and surrounding landscapes. Soft blues, sandy neutrals, whites, and seafoam greens dominate, creating a tranquil and refreshing atmosphere.

A Coastal living room with white walls, a white couch, blue pillows and blanket, a light wood coffee table, rattan basket, and a rattan cabinet in the background

Natural Materials

Reflecting and amplifying the beauty of their seaside surroundings, natural materials take center stage in coastal decor. Light-colored wooden accents, rattan, jute, and seagrass evoke the feel of the beach and contribute to an organic and laid-back vibe.

A Coastal decor style living room with white walls, white linen window drapes, white couch, blue pillows, and a large wall mirror with a seashell border

Nautical Accents

Coastal decor often incorporates nautical elements such as ropes, anchors, and boat-inspired decor. These accents add a maritime charm, emphasizing the connection to the sea.

A closeup photograph of a couch with light natural material fabrics, with the ocean in the background shown through large windows

Breezy Fabrics

Fabrics in Coastal decor are light and airy, reflecting the effortless elegance of seaside living. Linens, cottons, and sheers contribute to the breezy and relaxed feel of the space.

Implementing Seaside Serenity in Your Home

Adding elements of Coastal decor into your home can transports you to a realm of tranquility and relaxed elegance. Grounded in soothing oceanic hues, natural materials, and nautical accents, this decor style creates a space that mirrors the calm and refreshing ambiance of the seaside. Introducing coastal-inspired furniture, incorporating breezy fabrics, and adorning spaces with nautical accents can gradually transform your home into a restful haven, whether or not you happen to actually be on the waterfront!

Coastal Wallplates

The Bethany Brushed Bronze decorative metal wallplate from Amerelle

Bethany

Brushed Bronze

The Savannah Distressed White decorative wood wallplate from Amerelle

Savannah

Distressed White

The Cottage White BMC decorative wallplate from Amerelle

Cottage

White

The Baker Unfinished stainable and paintable decorative wood wallplate from Amerelle

Baker

Unfinished

Amerelle's Coastal Charm

As advocates for timeless design, Amerelle’s wall plates and light switch covers provide an excellent opportunity to enhance the Coastal spirit in your home. Whether you are captivated by the serenity of coastal living or the effortless elegance it exudes, our wall plates can help you curate a space that reflects the relaxed charm and natural beauty of coastal decor. Explore our collection featuring coastal-inspired finishes and specialty light switch covers to add the perfect finishing touches to your coastal retreat.

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