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I love casual beach cottage decor. It’s a touch of farmhouse with some beach accents that make you feel like you live right at the shore line.
One of the downsides of beach decor is sometimes it can feel cluttered. This post showcases all the ways you can add a beach feel to your home while avoiding the feeling of clutter.
The goal here is a simple, airy, farmhouse look that makes you feel like you are living right on the beach.
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Nancy from ArtsyChicksRule.com created a perfectly decorated shelf with a subtle beach cottage feel.
Notice how she groups the items on her shelves. Seashells paired perfectly with picture frames. Mock sea glass adds the perfect pops of color throughout. I especially love how the rope ball gives a coastal feel without making the shelf feel cluttered.
Nancy did a fantastic job styling this shelf. She created a beach feel without clutter.
The kitchen below is the perfect look for beach cottage decor.
Kim from Sand & Sisal remodeled her kitchen and living room after a flood forced them to rip out absolutely everything and start from scratch. The end results are breathtaking.
The back splash has a gorgeous mixture of coastal blue, sand, grey, and white. The gold accents in the sink and light fixtures compliment the coastal colors perfectly. White upper cabinets with pops of blue displayed in the glass really finish off the feel of the room. Kim’s kitchen is bright and beautiful making it the perfect kitchen for gathering and cooking.
Next we have this wonderful living room.
Rachel takes beach cottage decor to a whole new level with plenty of DIY projects. Slip covers over thrift store furniture is an inexpensive way to take it from old and drab to new and beautiful.
Looking at the bookshelves she styled them with groupings of seashells, books, and sea glass. The pallet wall on the back wall makes for a great accent wall between the two shelves. It gives the room a rustic feel.
Adding plenty of greenery, DIY seaglass vases, and subtle additions of rope finish the look keeping it clean and fresh.
If you’re looking to update a bathroom look no further than Ben and Amanda’s guest bath remodel.
It’s hard to believe it’s the same bathroom from before. Gone are the pink tiles and sink and hello to this beach cottage beauty!
The painted wood wall planks make it for me in this bathroom. Paired beautifully with white subway tile in the shower and marble floors and sink, this bathroom makes for a perfect area to start your day.
Accented with flowers, bamboo shades, small groupings of seashells, and a towel ladder finishes the beach cottage look.
Let’s take a look at another fantastic living room.
Becki used light neutral colors with pops of turquoise. She achieved a classic coastal feel in this living room. Bamboo chairs and dark floors make this beach home’s living room a wonderful place to relax or gather with friends or family.
The addition of fresh flowers and green completes the beach look by giving it an airy outdoor feel. The simplistic design and natural light helps to make the room feel large and open instead of cluttered and crowded.
Next up we have a this turquoise and white dining room.
Featured on CoastalLiving.com this dining room mixes a simple country esque table and chairs with an eclectic seaglass chandelier. The pops of turquoise throughout and plenty of natural light really brings together the beach cottage look.
Related: 10 Inviting Dining Room Decor Ideas.
Learn how to style a sofa table without needing electric and lamps below.
When styling a sofa table not using lamps remember the wave effect. Tall, low, and tall. A large lantern, a small flower case, and a large vase gives the wave effect. Turquoise colors pop against the weathered look of the table.
A basket and a ball of rope underneath the table finish off the rustic beach cottage decor of the table. This table is a beautiful focal point to the room.
Seaglass in this open living room ties in the beach feel while continuing to keep a clean and uncluttered environment.
Sea glass light fixtures and vases add pops of color to this clean living room. Finishing off the color pops with turquoise pillows and light blue throw draped over the white slip covered furniture really ties together this living space.
Bamboo shades allow for plenty of natural light to flow into the room. Matching a sand colored area rug brings light to the dark flooring. If you’re looking to have a super casual but well decorated living space this is the perfect inspiration for that.
Next we will look at another coastal kitchen.
In coastal decor you see a lot of white and turquoise. I love how this kitchen mixed in a happy gold tone in the walls.
White cabinets contrast perfectly against the dark hardwood floor and match perfectly with the turquoise and white back splash. By adding small elements like the sea glass vases on the window sill, the shell display plate, and the starfish towel hanging on the farmhouse sink completes the look.
Finding unique pieces to add to your living room decor can really tie together a beach cottage look.
Jenna Sue put a lot of work into her Florida home. While I’d love to feature the entire house my favorite room in the house was the living room.
The trunk was re-purposed and made for a fantastic storage space and coffee table. By keeping neutral grays, whites, and sands throughout most of the room. The addition of blues and turquoise complete the beach cottage feel of the living space.
I especially love how welcoming she made the living room. Timeless decor and cozy fabrics turn this well decorated space into a cozy place to relax at the end of the day.
Looking to make a splash with your entryway look no further than this beach inspired California home.
The blue grass cloth wallpaper mixed with white wainscoting creates the perfect color palette for this entryway. Small pops of blue and green tie it all together. A long console table with a wicker chair give off the perfect beach cottage feel.
The groupings on the console table give a homey feel while complementing a simple coastal painting hung above. The bright greenery on the bottom shelf brings a sense of the outdoors in.
Coastal decor in this entryway really gives way to the feel for the remainder of the house. Entryways should be homey and inviting, they nailed it with this one.
Brightness is key to any successful beach cottage look.
Featured in Coastal Living this living room features bright white furniture and plenty of natural light. Looking at the smaller accents and sand and pebble lamp paired with a large glass vase filled with seashells makes a perfect combination on the side table.
The large rustic shutter next to the window is perfect for this room. Somehow even with it’s bright color in the white room it blends in, without this piece the room wouldn’t be complete.
The bright green and blue on the ottoman is the correct amount of bright color for this room and becomes a wonderful focal point. Splashes of blue on the stark white sofas turns the room into an inviting environment.
Keeping with the white furniture this next room brings a lot of brightness with white wood paneled walls and ceiling.
Also featured on Coastal Living this living room is the perfect gathering spot for friends and family. White sofas, a wicker coffee table, a light sofa table and light blue side table makes for an eclectic beachy look.
This living room features sand and blue with pops of green. Faux seaglass and large and small accents create for the perfect coastal blend in an inviting and homey living space.
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