Let Coastal Chic Carry You Away

Leah Meldman 25/08/2016

Whether you’ve got the ocean nearby or want to feel like you’re at the beach all year round, coastal chic style has something for everyone.

The classic, kitschy cottage has come a long way, evolving into a more sophisticated look that we love. Read on to learn how to turn your home into an ocean-inspired oasis.

Smooth Sailing in the Entryway

Put your guests at ease as soon as they walk through the front door with a coastal chic entryway. Make the space feel larger and keep it organized by adding a hall bench. Available in a variety of distressed finishes our Amish Pine Hall Bench with Mirror (bottom right in the image below) will anchor your seaside entryway and act as an ideal backdrop for ocean-inspired accents.

Amish Pine Hall Bench with Mirror

A blue-hued console table makes for a great complement to your hall bench and opens the door to play up nautical elements. Use high-gloss reflective surfaces like tall vases to give your space a bit of shimmer that reminds us of the water at sunset. Offset this with rustic accents like a weathered clock and tiered candle holders.

The Amish Pine Corner Cabinet Hutch also works great in the entryway or anywhere with unused corner space. Style it for the bathroom with fresh flowers, plenty of plush towels, and a starfish!

Amish Pine Corner Cabinet Hutch

Reclaim Your Dining Room

An elevated approach to coastal chic means embracing raw and unfinished wood elements for a casual yet sophisticated vibe. Use your dining table to inject a weathered feel into your ocean oasis. An aged appearance is sure to create warmth reminiscent of the beach at all of your dining occasions.

The Amish Mission Reclaimed Barn Wood Table is as rustic as it is refined. The addition of a driftwood candle display makes for inviting seaside appeal. Pair it with the plush Amish Sheldon Parsons Dining Chair for chic comfort you can’t beat!

Amish Mission Reclaimed Barn Wood Table

Nautical Elegance for the Bookcase

Keep all of your favorite books organized while injecting a room with nautical style by adding our Amish Lake Placid Bookcase. Use pieces of coral as bookends and add your collection of shells or sea glass to the shelves for added interest and color. You’ll want to keep things subtle given that the shape of the bookcase does most of the work for you! Flowers in creamy shades or jars of sand easily add to the open-air feel that the beach is known and loved for.

Amish Lake Placid Boat Bookcase

Embrace a Beachy Bedroom

A beach-inspired bedroom is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. Remind yourself of paradise by creating a cozy space where comfort is key. Experiment with different textures like woven blinds paired with seagrass rugs, and make use of brass accents in elements such as lighting for a touch of nautical. Bedding should be light and airy with tones of blue incorporated into your throw pillow colors.

The Amish Watford Slat Bed with a white distressed finish brings the beach right into your bedroom.

Amish Concord Arched Footboard Slat Bed

You won’t have to part with paradise even as summer starts to wrap up by using elements of coastal chic design in your home. Embrace the breeze year-round with Amish furniture that is nautical in nature and sure to carry you away to your happy place.

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