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Coastal Style Bedroom Design Tips

by Susan Kay Holler 07/27/2022

As the weather warms up, so do the decorating trends and nothing is hotter than coastal design style. Coastal design lets you bring all the best of the beach home with you no matter where you live. You can create a lush tropical oasis or a casual beach house in any room by following some basic design elements. If you’re looking for a way to refresh your bedroom, here are some tips for utilizing the coastal design style.

Start With Blue

Blue is essential to coastal design style. Keeping blue in your color scheme will bring the sea and sky indoors for a refreshing and relaxing vibe. The choice of blue is your preference and mixing different shades can increase depth and coziness in a bedroom. Try navy paired with crisp white for a traditional take on coastal or go for more foggy gray blues contrasted with dark browns. While your palette should involve blue somehow, you don’t have to make it the focus. Adding blue accents or a single statement wall can work wonders for a coastal-inspired space.

Opt for Weathered Finishes

Coastal style draws inspiration from natural elements found in coastal environments. One of the best natural elements to use in your decor is driftwood. While actual driftwood might be scarce, weathered wood finishes are widely available and vital to many modern design styles. Reclaimed wood furnishings and accessories make a perfect addition to your coastal inspired bedroom, whether you go with a rustic wood headboard or distressed plank flooring. If you are lucky enough to find furniture or accessories crafted from driftwood, this is the perfect excuse to splurge for the perfect coastal aesthetic.

Try Shiplap

Shiplap has come into fashion among lovers of the farmhouse and rustic design styles. This horizontal wall paneling is great when used for accent walls or entire rooms. If you want to give some texture and character to your bedroom walls, try shiplap in white, off-white or light gray to give the space a coastal style boost. One of the best advantages is that you can do it yourself: you’ll have your own private beach cabin bedroom in no time with DIY shiplap paneling.

Add Coral or Tropical Accents

If you’re worried about a beige and blue color palette being dull, try adding in pops of coral. This perfect mix of orange, pink and red will contrast beautifully with any shade of blue and add visual appeal while adhering to your coastal theme. Another idea for adding some vibrant color accents is to go tropical. Banana yellow, orange, fuchsia and hibiscus pink are all perfect additions to a coastal style color scheme. Some easy ways to add these bold colors is with decorative accents like lamps, throw pillows or even smaller furnishings like bedside tables or sideboards.

Pick a Motif

The inspiration for coastal design is far more than just the environmental elements—it includes plants, animals and man-made objects as well. If there is a motif you love, use it as a repeating theme in your design to make the room cohesive. Ideas for motifs include objects like wheels, anchors and fishing paraphernalia. For animals, you might choose sea horses, starfish, sharks or sea shells. For a tropical edge, you can never go wrong with palm trees or hibiscus prints.

Coastal design is a style you can enjoy no matter where you live. It’s a casual and easily accessible style that will promote a comfortable and invigorating atmosphere in any room. Try these ideas for your bedroom and make every day a beautiful beach house retreat.

About the Author

Susan Kay Holler


Whether you are an experienced investor or a first time buyer, I can help you in finding the property of your dreams. Please feel free to browse my website or let me guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing me to set up an appointment today.

About Susan: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, I worked in the field of Graphic Arts, specializing in the design and development of marketing and publishing materials for various production and publication companies. I fell in love with the fabulous Florida Keys with its tropical colors and climate and became a permanent resident in 1994, melding my talents and abilities into the field of real estate. I believe that I bring to the Marr Properties Team a unique combination of knowledge, talents and experience.

From my three-year experience as a Legal Assistant to a real estate attorney, I gained invaluable insight and knowledge regarding the workings of the legal and technical aspects involved in real estate, from dealing with the intricate issues of land use, to assisting with closings. From my years as a Marketing Director for a real estate company, I have developed specialized marketing skills, which I have utilized in developing my unique and successful marketing style and approach. With my experience as a graphic designer, I have developed an ability to grab the viewer's eye, which I apply to my real estate marketing and direct marketing materials in order to best present my customers' properties in an eye-catching manner that sets them apart from the rest. In today's market, it is important to not only find the right property for the right person, is it also valuable to be well versed in short sales and foreclosures. I am a Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist and am proud of being able to help many sellers out of stressful situations by successfully closing their short sales.

The Keys is a beautiful place to live and vacation! This magnificent chain of islands has served as a splendid backdrop and inspiration for my passion for real estate. I am dedicated to and passionate about my real estate career; whether you are a buyer or a seller I work equally hard for both. I always go the extra mile to make the deal happen! My honesty, integrity, upbeat personality and expertise in my field are the keys to my success.

When I am not busy with real estate I enjoy boating, biking, swimming and my hobby of fine art painting. I am a member of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and also a member of the Florida Keys Artist's Guild and the Purple Isles Artist's Guild. My artwork can be found in Out on a Whim, at Treasure Village. I find that living in the Keys provides a constant series of opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the wonder of the art of island, ocean, nature and sun everywhere one turns. I have learned that there is an art to bringing together the right property with the right person: the right picture with the right frame. As a true artist in buying and selling properties in the Fabulous Florida Keys, I want to be your Realtor for life. Let me paint you into this Picture!