Coastal Living: 5 Beach Style Decorating Ideas

Summer is finally here, and what better way to spend your days than at the beach! But if your nine-to-five job has you tied down to your desk, and you can’t make it to the beach as often as you’d like, bring the beach to you with these five easy beach style decorating ideas!

#1. She Sells Seashells by the Seashore

Say that one five times fast! We don’t know about you, but when we think of beach décor, the first thing that comes to mind are seashells.

She Sells Seashells by the Seashore
Seashells are a beautiful and great accessory to use in your overall beach style home décor. Not only are they easy to find, but also there are so many wonderful and creative things you can do with them.
Check out a few cool and crafty ideas we found on Pinterest:

#2. Boat Rope Décor

Boat Rope is not just for securing a boat to a dock! When it comes to beach style home décor, boat rope can be used in many interesting and resourceful ways.

We’ve seen some really awesome applications, where boat rope has been used as part of a staircase handrail, tie backs for drapery, towel holders, and even beautiful wall and table decorative accents. The ideas are endless, so get creative and have fun!

#3. Boat Oar Décor

Speaking of boats…. did you know you can use boat oars in some interesting and creative ways? Yes, boat oars are typically used for rowing boats, but they can also be used as a great indoor and outdoor accessory, that will help add the finishing touches to your beach style home.

Boat oars can be used as curtain rods to hang your draperies, decorative accents hung on a wall, or you can drill hooks into them and use it as a place to hang wet towels or beach bags.

If you’re looking to use boat oars outdoors, why not suspend boat rope from a wall, and tie each end of the oar to it, and then use it as a place to hang wet towels as you return from the beach? Not only is this a useful idea, it’s also a practical one too!

#4. Beach Style Kitchen

Kitchens are just as important as any other room in the house, and there are many beautiful things you can do with beach style décor in the kitchen.

Beach Style Kitchen
At TheRTAStore, we offer a wide variety of kitchen cabinets like our Aspen White Shaker, Dakota White, and Frosted White Shaker kitchen cabinets that would work well with any beach style setting. Stop by and take a look!

If you’re looking for some beautiful hardware to add that finishing touch to your kitchen cabinets, check out our Florence Collection Pulls, Geneva Collection Knobs, and Capri Collection Knobs.

#5. Beachy Blues, Sandy Neutrals, And Thinking Green

What’s beach style décor without adding in a few beachy blues, sandy neutrals, and light greens? There are many different shades of blues, neutrals, and greens to choose from, but when you’re thinking paint colors or accessories, think of the colors you’d most often see at the beach.

Bring in that sandy tone by choosing the right materials. Top wood floors with area rugs made of natural materials, like jute or sisal. Add in color by painting the walls a beach-inspired hue. Tie it all together by adding in a few fun and colorful throw pillows that fit the theme.

For more summer and beach style decorating ideas, follow our Summer board on Pinterest!