You don’t have to live by the coast to create a coastal style vibe in your home.  A coastal home evokes a comfortable and yet relaxed style of decor. Decorating for a coastal style home is easy with these simple styling ideas.

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Colour

Coastal living colours mainly incorporate soft neutral tones, add your furnishings in soft or navy blues or natural linens with a natural jute or sisal floor rug.  Using natural fibre for rugs, lighting, and accessories will bring warmth and texture into your home.

I love mixing linen fabrics and adding soft furnishings in a blue and white stripe.

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coastal decor

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Furniture

Casual coastal living is all about creating a relaxed family home.  Use slip covered sofas in neutral tones of linen and an oversized ottoman.   Incorporate furniture made from raw timbers, rattan chairs and lots of wicker or belly baskets for storage.

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Decor

Choose a neutral floor rug in natural fibres or add some colour with pattern for the foundation of the room.  Decorate your ottoman with a large tray and add layers with some beautiful coastal style coffee table books and a bowl of seashells or a piece of coral.
Have fun with cushions and beautiful throw rugs, you can create warmth and interest with the different textures and patterns resulting in an elegant beach house that you will love to live in.  
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