Beach Cottage Decor


The best interior design can evoke memories and inspire imagination the moment you step into a room.

For me, beach cottage decor brings back so many happy memories - sunkissed lazy days, salty air and sparkling blue waters. I love it because it is so relaxing and tranquil. And just because it's winter right now, doesn't mean you can't create warm cosy beach vibes at home. Picture yourself snuggled up with a cup of tea, candles burning and the sound of waves crashing in the distance. Bliss.

Here’s how you can master beach cottage chic at home… 

Pale, muted colours are the way to go with this look. Choose from crisp whites, barely there blues and seafoam greens, in matte paints. You want it to look sunbleached and lived-in, not overly polished.

With such a delicate and muted backdrop, your decor is only limited by colour and the boundaries of your creativity. Most beach cottages sustain the “natural” theme with shells, coral and pieces of driftwood used on their own as statement pieces, or as part of a larger artwork.

Take a sparing approach to props in this particular style - less is definitely more. 

Experimenting with coastal chic? Try this DIY project.

Grab a plain wall mirror (from your house, a discount store or your friend’s unwanted scrap) and an assortment of seashells (which you can buy from craft stores). Use a hot glue gun to decorate the entire mirror frame. When the shells are placed randomly, it looks organic and effortless.

Here's what we're snapping up for a little beach cottage style...

COTTON WHITE CUSHION - CUSHION ID, $34.95
DRIFTWOOD ROUND STICK BOWL - EARTH DE FLEUR, $39.95                 
MASON JAR WATERFALL CHANDELIER - ETSY, $245.90
BEACH CHAIRS WALL ART - WAYFAIR, $161.00
CANDLE HOLDERS - EARTH DE FLEUR, $14.95
  MARY EMMERLING'S BEACH COTTAGES - BOOKTOPIA, $36.95
DRIFTWOOD CANDELABRA - ETSY, $99.30
  RUSTIC BLUE WALL CLOCK - EARTH DE FLEUR, $24.95
  SEA URCHIN BOWL - DAVID JONES, $139.00
BEACH HOUSE TWIN FRAME - WAYFAIR, $22.91
  CANDLE - DAVID JONES, $32.95

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