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Home decor tips and tricks to help design coastal homes

:: Get Your Coastal Home Cozy For The Holidays ::

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Coastal kitchen decorated for the holidays with ribbonsThis holiday season focus on the important things: loved ones, warm drinks and coziness. There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm blanket and getting extra cozy, especially during the holidays. We aren’t shy about our feelings when it comes to being cozy, we love it! But why not bring that idea to your home decor?

It should be easy when it’s cold and Christmas time is here. It’s an easy process of elimination and addition to get your home ready for maximum holiday cheer and cozy comfort. All you have to do is ask yourself these very simple questions.

Question 1: Does it keep me warm? If the answer is yes, then we keep it, add it, buy it, love it and get warm in it. If the answer is no, then we get rid of it. Simple as that. Pack it up and bring it back out once it gets warm again.

Question 2: Can it be used as holiday decor? If the answer is yes, then we keep it, add it, buy it, love it and get cozy with it! If the answer is no, we do it anyway! Okay, maybe not because there’s only so much space for holiday decorations, but you get the idea. If it isn’t serving a festive role then time to pack it up until the holidays are over.

That’s all it takes. It really can be that simple. Little effort, maximum result! Get your home more cozy and more Christmas-y with those two simple questions. Stay warm and don’t forget to have fun!
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:: Natural Design Elements This Thanksgiving ::

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Coastal home with fall decor effortlessly mixed in using natural elements and festive accessoriesThis Thanksgiving try using natural and organic elements to decorate the home. Fall foliage is a great way to provide a fun, festive look! And if you still have a few pumpkins left over from Halloween that weren’t carved they just became Thanksgiving decor.

Use those beautiful fall leaves and flowers to bring those fall tones and style into your home. Look into small gourds and pumpkins to use as table decor or as small decor pieces in the living room. Bringing in a few natural fall pieces to mix into your existing decor can give the appearance of a well decorated and festive home.

If you’re looking for a little design inspiration then we’ve got you. Check out how these spaces have been decorated for the fall! Get inspired and get creative!
Fall decor with natural elements in a rustic, cottage style home Fall details on a coastal detail Simple fall decor in a coastal cottage style home

:: 3 Tips For The Perfect Holiday Table ::

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Coastal holiday dining table decorPreparing for the holidays is half the battle. So this week we have a post that will help get you prepared for any hosting of friends and family you might be doing during holidays. Let us help you take some of the stress off your plate because we’re focusing on table decor. Let’s get your table ready for the holidays! We’ve got 3 tips to help you and your table make it through these holidays. Ready? Let’s go!

1.  Stack & Layer

Let’s give your table depth. We can accomplish this with table clothes, runners, place mats, and stacked dishes. Layering your table linen will instantly give your table depth and if you want to play with colors it can even add contrast or fun pops of color. Don’t limit yourself by placing each and every dish, utensil or napkin on its own. Stack them up under napkins or other dishes to add dimension to the table.

2. Simplify The Centerpiece 

We love gorgeous and stunning centerpieces, but they can be large and take up valuable table space. This year remove the stress and save your time for what’s important. Go with a simple yet elegant centerpiece design. Depending on your table size, you may be able to leave your stunningly simple centerpiece out for the actual dinner. Another option is to create a centerpiece design with quick and easy to remove pieces. No extra time spent removing every piece one at a time. This will make clearing space easy and no one will be left out of the conversation during dinner.

3. Prepare For The Mess.

Holidays are messy – plain and simple. So lets be prepared for them. Mentally preparing for that stain that’s going to happen on your new or favorite table runner is probably going to help you cope with it a lot better when it happens. With that in mind, maybe we don’t want to use our newest or best during actual meals. Lets show them and then remove them. Unless you’re using white runners. Then we can bleach them after and be done.

Coastal dining table with a beautiful layout featuring shells Simple dining table decor featuring some fun pumpkins

:: 3 Tips For Getting The Entryway Ready For Fall & Winter ::

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Coastal fall entryway mudroomNow that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready? Getting your entryway ready for the wet seasons is necessary when your layers deep trudging into your home. Make it so when you get home on a wet day that you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. It’s ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes or rain boots fast. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your wet season easier. They will help, check them out!

1. Grab A Seat.

Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.

2. Toss The Coat.

Get a couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.

3. Lay Down A Rug.

You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.

These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!

Cute boho chic entry way ready for fall and winter Simple entryway with space to strip off the layers and take off the wet boots Festive rustic entryway

:: Go With Reclaimed Wood ::

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Coastal cottage dining spaceAre you looking for a cozy style tip for the up coming cold months? Here it is – reclaimed wood.

Reclaimed wood is the ultimate choice when it comes to cozy style. Think about it, it gives any space that rustic feel. The one we associate with cabins and staying warm. Plus it looks pretty darn stylish too! The best part about the reclaimed wood is that you can paint on it. That means you can get it to match any color palette or even just have fun mixing and matching different colors to create unique looks.

Take a look at how these designers have used reclaimed wood throughout these homes. Get inspired by beautiful reclaimed wood and think about designing or decorating with it in your home! Cottage style vignette with reclaimed wood cabinet Reclaimed side console in a cottage style homeReclaimed wood in a bright kitchen

:: Open Storage In The Bathroom ::

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A coastal bathroom with a clean look and open storageA great way to simplify and free up space in the bathroom is to open up the storage space. This way you can prevent yourself from stuffing the drawers and creating clutter in the bathroom. With storage out in the open, it’s easy to see what should stay and what should go. Open storage underneath the sink provides a look and feel of openness in the small space.

We gathered a few images to give you an idea of how a bathroom with open storage can look. Scroll down to get inspired to simplify your bathroom and create a clean, minimal look!
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:: Metal Stools Are Perfect For A Coastal Kitchen ::

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A clean, coastal kitchen with round wood top, metal base adjustable stoolsDo you get excited when you walk into your kitchen? If you don’t, we think we may have a solution to your problem. Take a look at metal, adjustable bar stools. These bar stools are perfect for the kitchen island or bar. They have a great look that adds more texture, style and seating options to the kitchen space.

These stool are often seen with a round wood top and metal base, but you can find all metal ones if thats the look you want. The fact that the stool is adjustable also adds a huge perk to its design. This ability allows you to get the perfect height for your island or bar which can really make or break a stool. You absolutely fall in love with the stool that is meant to be in your kitchen, but it’s too small or too tall. Well, that’s not a problem if you go with an adjustable option. All you have to do is adjust the height until it’s the perfect fit.

Browse these photos we’ve added to this post and get a feel for what we’re talking about! See how these designers have used metal adjustable stools in the kitchen and get inspired!
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:: Classic Coastal Decor – The Anchor ::

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Nautical kids bedroom with fun anchor themed art and decorAnchors are a classic piece in coastal and nautical decor. The anchor is a universal symbol for a ship and the ocean. It’s no mystery why this is used so often in our favorite design style.

You can decorate with them anywhere in the home. They are common design piece that come in many different styles, in many shape, and a wide variety of sizes. Will little hunting, the perfect anchor on a piece of artwork or even a light fixture can be found. If you have a design vision that calls for an anchor you will find it.

We’ve picked a few photos that show anchors being used in a couple different rooms and in different ways. Take notes from these designers and get inspired by this classic nautical piece. If you’re looking to add some anchor decor to your home you can shop our online store here.
Nuatical nook with fun, ocean themed decor and art Simple anchor wall art in a coastal home Simple coastal kitchen accented with lush, green plants and a lit anchorNautical entryway with anchor hooks and coastal decor

:: Using Color In The Kitchen ::

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Bright, coastal kitchen with jade dishes and accessoriesIt’s time to brighten up that kitchen! One way to bring more color into the kitchen is with your dish ware! Dish ware is an easy way to spice up the kitchen and bring some new, fresh color to it.

You can use dish ware and other kitchen accessories to compliment or contrast the kitchen’s color palette. It’s a fun, simple and easy way to bring more color into the kitchen. Don’t forget about other accessories such as jars and bottles. And when you feel like designing with different colors you can just switch them out! It’s as easy as that!

Take a look at these kitchens and see what designers have done in them. See how they used dinnerware and other kitchen accessories to put the final touches on the space.
COastal kitchen with colored dish wareCoastal kitchen with different colored dish ware

:: Get Your Summer On With Gingham Print ::

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Coastal kitchen with gingham topped stoolsAre you getting enough summer? Are the sun filled beach days and warm nights not enough? Then you should try decorating with gingham print! This pattern is the perfect summer pattern!

When you see gingham you can’t help but think of a fun picnics and the great outdoors. This is why it should be in your home for summer! Get those instant outdoor picnic feels and enjoy your summer inside when it gets a little too hot outside.

Not sure where you can decorate with your new found gingham print? Well the secret with gingham print/gingham check, and it’s bolder sibling, the buffalo check, is a little goes a long way. It’s easy to go overboard with gingham. So like some things, less is more. Keep that in mind and have fun decorating your way through summer!

Coastal kitchen with a little red gingham print pattern Nook covered in bright blue gues and fun patterns