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15 Simple Coastal Decor Ideas For Any Home

Here are 15 Simple Coastal Decor Ideas that we used in our Tiny Beach Cottage that will add a touch of coastal decoration to any home. You don’t have to have a beach home to decorate with a coastal vibe.

With summer in full swing, decorating your home with touches of coastal decorations is very on trend regardless of where your home is located.

What is Coastal Decor?

When planning a coastal vibe, you want to think casual, cozy and simple living. Slipcovered chairs, sisal rugs, soft sandy colors all help to create a relaxed coastal feel.

Slipcovered furniture, creamy walls for a relaxed coastal decor ideas and nautical colors

First, to achieve this vibe, we look to natural elements. These 4 elements will give your home a subtle beach like feel.

  • Sand
  • Rope
  • Driftwood
  • Shells

You can instantly creates a coastal feel in your home by filling a container full of collected sea shells.

Fill any container with collected sea shells for instant coastal decor ideas and summer beach decor

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In addition, adding driftwood to a thrifted glass bowl is another instant coastal decoration.

Driftwood and twig arrangement for coastal decor ideas and beach decor. Nautical Decor

Today’s Coastal Vibe Blog Hop is hosted by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. If you are joining me from Kelly at The Tattered Pew, thanks for stopping by. Be sure to follow along by clicking the links at the end of this post.

Coastal Vibes

What Colors Create The Feel Of A Coastal Home?

Once again we look to nature when we consider decor colors that create the feel of a coastal home. Soft sand colors such as white, tan, beige and grey are the perfect backdrop and allows you to add more coastal colors of nature. With a neutral color pallet, you can add any color pallet your prefer but natural beach colors of watery blues and sea greens will look right at home.

When adding metals, consider the warm colors of nautical brass and copper.

Add nautical coppers and brass to coastal home decor ideas and a nautical feel

Coastal Lighting

For a cozy home feel, adding soft light is essential in a coastal inspired home. There are so many lamp options with a nautical coastal feel and most work well in any home.

faux driftwood lamp base for coastal decor and beach decor ideas

Pulling from those natural coastal elements is this hanging rope light fixture. The fixture isn’t hardwired, however we added this smart remote light switch and we can easily switch it on and off without moving furniture.

Nautical Rope light for coastal decor ideas, beach vibes.

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Coastal Inspired Books

Another great and easy way to add coastal charm to your home decor is to add a stack of coast books.

I love using books of all types in my decor and these coastal decor coffee table books give the pelican a little lift.

Stack of coastal books add beach vibe to any home for a great coastal decor idea. Beach Decor

In addition, a great coastal read is this classic book by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I read it at least once a year and get new insights into the season of my life each time.

Books for coastal decor ideas -  Gift from the sea beach read.

Coastal Decor Ideas – Art

Filling your walls and shelves with pieces of coastal art is another way to add a warm and cozy feel to your home. You can create a coastal vibe with images of shorelines, coastal wildlife, ships, etc.

On this accent wall, you can see many of the natural elements that I mentioned above.

The sand filled DIY Candle Holders and the Nautical Mirror are both DIY projects that I made for the beach cottage and are perfect coastal decor ideas.

DIY Project for coastal decor sand filled candle holders and nautical rope mirror.  Beach Decor

You can elevate the value of any object, such as this wood carved sea turtle, with a glass cloche.

A wooden sea turtle under a cloche for coastal decor ideas. Beach decor.

I love to display collected sea shells under a cloche in the farmhouse also. You can fill them with driftwood, coastal books and more for an instant treasured feel.

Fill a cloche with collected seashells for instant coastal vibe and summer beach decor ideas

In addition to cloches, you can create a coastal decoration by filling a bowl with shells, ornaments, driftwood, etc. I added nautical inspired beads and a glass star fish ornament to this thrifted wooden bowl.

Bowl filled with glass beads and glass starfish ornament for coastal decor ideas.

The accent wall with peg board shelf holds a vintage rusted door stop in the shape of a pirate ship.

Old rusty ship door stop make a great coastal decoration and nautical decor

I hope you find these tips are helpful in adding coastal decor to your home.

Coastal Decor Ideas for any home.Beach cottage decor.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Up next is Shelley at Calypso in the Country with a great coastal table idea. Be sure to click each highlighted link below to follow along.

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Monday 24th of April 2023

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Monday 24th of April 2023

Thank you so much. I appreciate the comments.

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Monday 25th of July 2022

Rachel your little beach cottage is just the cutest. You have added such lovely beach decor. Thank you for the ideas, pinned!


Monday 25th of July 2022

Kelly I really appreciate your sweet comments.


Sunday 24th of July 2022

how beautiful! I love how you decorated with all of your coastal tips! Love it!


Monday 25th of July 2022

Stacy, Thanks so much.


Saturday 23rd of July 2022

Rachel I your beach cottage is wonderful and I love all of your beautiful coastal touches mixed with your signature farmhouse style! The cloches are so pretty and I love the painting and the vintage ship door stop! The pelican on the books is perfect too! I am going to check into the Seaside Gardening Book and the Gift from the Sea book.

Thanks so much for joining the hop. Enjoy your happy coastal cottage vibes!


Monday 25th of July 2022

Amber, Thanks so much and I appreciate you for organizing.


Sunday 24th of July 2022

Thanks Amber, I enjoyed it very much. I appreciate your sweet comments!