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New Looks to Love: Coastal

New Looks to Love: Coastal


The coast is calling. But how many of us can answer on a whim and hit the sand running? Luckily, you don’t need to live seaside to capture the carefree breeze of coastal style. Here’s how you can get that vacation vibe, indoors and out.

The Inspiration

Coastal style is more than stripes, shells or shoreline - it’s both a mood and a look. Breezy and laid back, Coastal draws inspiration from the arid climates of Southern California to the charm of the Carolinas. With a neutral foundation and your favorite nostalgic accents, you’ll be well on your way to capturing the easy, breezy vibe of coastal living.

Get the Look

1.     Form a sun-drenched foundation with whitewashed woods.

Refine your furniture’s color palette to warm earth tones and light finishes to bring in some sun-drenched sophistication. Set the tone for a naturally inspired space by layering different textures like distressed wood and natural fiber rugs.

2.     Nod to the nautical with stripes, whites and blues.

Put some prep in your step with throw pillows in iconic stripes and primary hues. Let bright whites, cherry reds and royal blues do the heavy rowing. Pile on comfy pillows featuring classic stripes and plaids, then mix it up with crab designs and macramé.

3.     Cast off a vacation vibe with cheerful, beachy accents.

While burlap bordered pillows and rope-wrapped lamps are coastal staples, we dare you to dip into the shimmer pond. Place a silver hammered tray atop a reclaimed wood side table, and bedeck your bed or sofa in sequined and embroidered pillows with shell and coral motifs.

Make It Yours

Don’t forget to let this oceanic whimsy flow outdoors! Fill our steel lanterns with sand, sea glass and shells for a display that will look chic year-round. Roll out an outdoor rug featuring various shades of blue that echo the sea. Place the lanterns around a light-washed outdoor bench, and complete the space with colorful outdoor pillows featuring blue crabs and salmon-hued seahorses.

Explore some of our favorite Coastal furniture and decor. Want to see more looks to love? Shop by style and get inspired at potterybarn.com.