Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: A Nice Welcome Home ::

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Bright coastal entryway with a large bead chandelier After a long day spent out at the beach it’s nice to be welcomed home with a great entryway. There’s no reason you should’t have a nice welcoming entry when you get home. Show yourself and anyone that comes over to the house that you care about your home and you want to greet them the right way. This can be accomplished by a great entryway and will little effort. Enlist a simple side board, a lush plant and a couple coastal accessories to create a welcoming entryway.

We’ve gathered some great images of what we would love to come home to and we think you’ll agree. Be excited to open your door when you come home! Check them out and get inspired to improve your entryway! Coastal entryway in a minimal modern coastal home Coastal home entrance decorated with boho chic style Simple coasatal entryway

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:: Decorating With Textures ::

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Bright coastal living room with a mixture of textures and stylesIf you’re looking to add a little more style to any space the best way to do it is with textures. Textures can be used in many different ways with many different materials. The best part is, you can use as many as you want or as many as you need.

Add texture to the walls with textured wallpapers or introduce a textured animal fur or jute rug on those wood floors. Textures are essential to creating a great space. They allow you to layer up a space without cramming stuff into it and make the room more interesting.

Imagine you are going for a modern coastal look in your home. If you try to keep it clean and minimal you will create a sterile looking space that may come off lifeless. When you introduce textures like metals, fun patterns or coastal accessories it brings your home to life.

The possibilities are truly endless with the available materials we have out on today’s market. Take a look at the pictures and notice the different materials the designers use in each space. More importantly, take notes on how the designers use specific textures in each space and what that texture accomplishes. You’ll be a texture wiz in no time!

Coastal dining living room with bamboo chairs Coastal kitchen with carrara marble coutner paired with metal high chairs

:: Using Rugs In Layers ::

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Coastal living room with layered rugs under the coffee tableWhy limit yourself to one rug? Layering rugs is a great way to bring more color, texture and depth to the room. This decorating technique is a great way to bring the space together with a larger area rug and then anchor a specific spot in the room with a smaller rug.

Layering rugs usually consist of a sisal or jute rug as a bottom layer because of their natural, neutral tones that allow you to add a pattern or color on top of it. Is this the only way or bottom layer? Of course not, but it is a very common one that happens to look good as well. Once you lay down your base layer, a popular choice for the top layer rug is an animal hide rug, faux or real. Other popular choices, especially in coastal homes, consist of striped rugs and colorful patterned rugs.

It’s fun to combine other colors, patterns and textures while layering to create the look you want. It’s a great exercise to flex that creative muscle and maybe you’ll shock yourself with a great looking combination that you would have never even considered!
The pups approve of the layered rugs White cow hide rug layered on top of a jute rug in a coastal family room

:: In Love With Built-In Shelves ::

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Coastal decor details on built-in shelvesWe’re loving these built-in shelves! Who doesn’t like more storage? We know we do! We’re always wishing we had more space for all the things in the stores and in our homes. This thought got our brains thinking about extra storage and creative ways to maximize the space we have. So naturally we hit the boards in search of some inspiration and now we’re sharing some of our favorites!

We adore and swoon over these built-ins. They make us kind of – okay they really make us – want to tear into some walls and start a new project. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Until then we’ll just dream and share some beautiful built-in shelves we have found.

What do you guys think? Are you in need of built in shelves? Share some of your thoughts or favorite built in’s with us! We’d love to see them!Coastal living room with cozy built-in shelves Large coral pieces displayed on built-in shelvesCoastal kids bedroom with built-in shelvesCoastal nook with built-in shelves and seating creating a perfect a space

:: Get That Mudroom Ready! ::

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Coastal mudroom ready to greet you after a long day at the beachGet the mudroom ready because the weather is coming! It’s going to get wet, muddy and dirty which means you should be prepared! There’s nothing worse that tracking a mess through your home. Let the mudroom do the heavy lifting for you when you trudge in from the weather. Drop the load, hang the coat and slip off the mess!

We’re loving all these coastal mudrooms and think they’re great sources of inspirations. These designers show us a few great ways to maximize the mudroom with colors and accessories. The mudroom is a space where function trumps style, but who’s to say you can’t do both? Take notes and check out these great mudrooms we have for you guys!
Extra coastal style in the mudroom Mudroom drop zone painted in a bright blueDreamy mudroom set up in a coastal home

:: Fall Pumpkin Decor Throughout The Home ::

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Fall table decor with wheat grass and white pumpkinsFall is the perfect time to decorate the home with pumpkins! We especially love the look that white pumpkins offer and how they can add a little festive fall cheer. The white hue of the pumpkins is easy to match or accent any color palette in any home. If they weren’t seasonal we’re sure some people would use them to decorate year-round because they look so cute!

Browsing around the internet and Pinterest we have seen a bunch of fun and festive fall decor ideas using pumpkins. Besides using white pumpkins, we love the look of using multiple hues (as seen in the fireplace below). It creates an interesting and eye catching display and is completely fall.

Take a look these photos and see how these people have used pumpkins to decorate with fall in their homes!
Festive fall decor in the kitchen with plenty of pumpkins Pumpkins stuffed in the fireplace to bring a festive look Simple fall center piece of a dining table White fall center piece decorated with white pumpkins and antlers

:: Decorate With Fall Home Decor ::

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Blue painted pumpkins laid out on the mantleIt’s always a fun time when fall starts to come. The leaves change colors and it means the holidays are just around the corner. We get to have fun with Halloween, test our cooking skills during Thanksgiving and then spread joy and happiness with Christmas. Fall also brings us all the fun fall decor and gives us a chance to decorate our homes with it.

Pumpkins are great for easy Halloween decor and can remain for festive fall Thanksgiving decor. Pumpkins also make an easy center piece for the dining table. Grab a few small pumpkins and some fall foliage to craft a beautiful tables cape for you and your family. You can even decorate the mantle with them and create scenic fall scenes in your home. Get inspired to bring the fall decor into your home and check out how these designers have embraced fall and pumpkins into their homes.

Colorfull pumpkins displayed on a rustic table Fall table decor with leaves and pumpkins Mantle with small white pumpkins for decor Rustic style mantle with pumpkin as decor

:: Create A Functional Space ::

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Coastal beach house with built in bunk bedsSpace, space, space! We all want more of it. Whether it’s just an extra cabinet here or another bedroom and a yard there, a little more space never hurt anyone. Unfortunately, it’s just not that easy which means we have to make the best out of what space we do have.

A smaller, or less desired, amount of space doesn’t limit design as much as you might think. When you are forced to get creative in a small space you tend to focus on what matters. In small spaces, it’s all about function.

A room designed with function in mind will transform it into a flowing, livable space. Strip down the design and decor to the bare essentials. When you keep it simple with the essentials you can start to build up the space or keep it simple.

Check out how these designers have used decor in smaller spaces and focused on the needs, not the wants.
Coastal, shabby chic living room decorated with naturals materials and textures Coastsal nook with hints of rustic style and decor Cottage living room based on a white palette Cozy, coastal kitchen with cute whale decor

:: Nautical Flag Home Decor ::

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Nautical flags strewn about a kids coastal bedroomThe nautical flag is no stranger to our blog or coastal decor. So it should not be a surprise that you see them on the blog today. These flags have been used in coastal homes for decor for ages. Nautical flags are great in any coastal home because they bring in bright colors and make covering the walls a breeze. Have you ever seen a boring space with nautical flags? No way! They’re too much fun to be boring!

Check out how these designers have decorated with nautical flags in each space. They infuse the bright and bold flags into the decor with ease. Take notes ladies and gentlemen because this how you design a space with nautical flags.
Coastal bedroom decorated with nautical flags Nautical flag art hanging in a coastal bedroom Nautical flags framed in the living room Coastal Living 2014 showhouse with nautical flags hanging in the kitchenNautical flags hang above the dining area in a coastal home

:: It’s Time For You To Bamboo ::

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Bamboo furniture in a tropical inspired homeBamboo decor is no stranger to coastal style and can be found in almost every beach cottage. It’s no surprise to see designers using bamboo in a space and getting in touch with their coastal roots. Bamboo brings a beachy vibe to any space and definitely lets that person know exactly what kind of home they’re in. Plus it can come in any color. Painted bamboo has really opened up the design options and lets us go wild! We love the look of bamboo and it will always be a coastal home classic.

What are your thoughts on bamboo? Do you use it in your home? Or have you guys moved onto to something new? Let us know! And don’t forget to enjoy these beautiful spaces these designers have put together using bamboo!
Coastal dining room with white bamboo chairsCoastal furniture in an outdoor spaceCoastal lounge chair made of bamboo in the living roomColorful bamboo trolley bar cart