Beach or coastal décor used to mean painfully obvious design choices like anchors and oars on the walls, but by selecting a few more subtle design choices, you can bring that feeling of palm trees and perfect weather to any room in your house.
Use these design tips to make your home feel like summertime on the coast.
Wicker (or Rattan) Works!
Wicker and rattan have always been a staple in beach design. But rather than overwhelm or date your space with an entire wicker furniture set, instead opt for a bold statement piece like a light fixture. Whether it’s a bright sunny color or earth tone, wicker lighting can make any room, from the dining room to a reading nook feel like a warm summer day.
Our Mineral Oak flooring from the Elevae collection is influenced by the exquisite look of natural agates. The grey and blue tones of natural stone combine with rich, greyed browns for a striking weathered look all of which works to complement the natural earthiness of wicker and rattan.
Using a traditional nautical blue as an accent wall color is perhaps the simplest way to update your space with beach inspired design. From the deepest blue to sea foam blue-green, the color choices are endless!
Sand Castle Chesnut in our Elevae collection is reclaimed from a Vermont cottage. It is an antiqued white washed chestnut featured in a cream color with hints of grey. This bright floor is the perfect contrast or complement to the deepest blues or brighter, ocean inspired blues.
Beach Inspired Color Palette
Decorating with shells, natural beach grasses, and sea or beach glass – all give a room a pop of color that bring you back to sunny days and umbrella drinks.
Our Salt Swept Oak mimics driftwood aged from the ocean winds to create a beautiful grey oak floor. This subtle comforting greige (grey/beige) adds a light, fresh and contemporary color palette with a mix of traditional rustic elements that beautifully complements beach inspired color palettes.
Vacation at Home
Update your office space with a bit of each of these design tips, and you can create a beach inspired home office space. An ocean blue accent wall, a pop of shell inspired color, wicker storage, and a few plants can bring that beach feeling to your home office.
If you’re looking to add high style and dramatic contrast, look to our Elevae collection’s Inked Oak flooring. It’s black finish is sleek and modern.
With a variety of finishes and tones, beach inspired flooring offers low-maintenance, durable and beautiful texture to your beach inspired décor in any room.