Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: Decorate Those Walls With Art & Photos ::

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Black and white framed photos on a modern coastal wallReady to get the most out of your walls? Good! Because it’s time to them with art and photos!

We can’t just hang any old art though, no-no. No one wants to be that person that just puts something in their home because they saw it once in a magazine. We must take steps to be better than that. Take some time to sit down and have an honest, open conversation with yourself about art. Really put some thought into it because it’s something you are going to be looking at it everyday and every guest that enters your home with see.

This is why we must choose something fun! We must choose something meaningful! Maybe add some colorful? Maybe something silly? At least make it something cherished and loved!

A good part of the fun is the hunt. Heading out on the Wild West that is the internet and searching for your new art. The search for art is a great way to get to know yourself. You find your likes, dislikes and what really calls to you. Art is truly a great way to express yourself and to further imprint onto your home.

As always we won’t leave you baby birds without proper art inspiration. This, of course, is just a mere taste of what’s out in the wonderful world waiting to be added to your home. Go out into the world and find a piece that begs to be on your walls! Or realistically log on to Pinterest and type in ‘coastal art’ or something niche like that.
Coastal art hanging on a wall in a beach home Coastal blues in a cozy living room Coastal dining space featuring a bright and color wall of art

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:: Geometric Patterns In Coastal Homes ::

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Coastal cottage with stripes and geometric patternsPatterns are a staple in coastal home decor. With many of the common patterns used in coastal homes, a new one has been showing up. The geometric pattern has been spotted offering a fun and unique way to add some character and style to a space.

Geometric patterns effortlessly make their way into coastal homes because of their playful style. They’re also a quick step away from the classic stripe patterns that often show up in nautical home and beach cottages. The two patterns can be used to play off of each other, but the geometric pattern can quickly steal the show.

With the eye catching style of geometric patterns, a little accent piece is all you need. It’s easy to add a fun pillow, throw or rug to add a pop of style to the space. With the sharp lines and repeating patterns our eyes are naturally drawn to the patterns. This creates a fun accent piece that can help carry the eyes through the room.

Get inspired by this fun and energetic pattern! The geometric lines and shapes will be a fun addition to the home and add a great focal point!
Coastal living room filled bathed in natural light Coastal living room with patterns and fiber textures Eclectic coastal living room with geometric patterns Modern coastal living room with geometric patterned pillows and rug

:: Stay Warm Around The Fireplace ::

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Clean coastal living room with a touch of modern styleIt’s been so cold this winter and it’s time to get warm. Cue the fireplace! Throw a couple logs in the fireplace to get the home nice and toasty. It’s a great way to get cozy and warm without having to break the bank.

With the fireplace being in the living room it becomes a focal point that is easy to design around. Place a basket filled with comfy throws and a couple pillows around the fireplace to add decor to the space. They will also help keep you warm while the fire gets started!

Today we’ve grabbed a couple of our favorite fireplaces to motivate you guys to get yours fired up. Now all you’ll need is a hot cup of tea or some hot cocoa! Stay warm friends!

Coastal living room with cute small fireplace Coastal living with a cottage beach house vibe Cozy coastal living room with bohemian design pieces

:: Start Fresh With White Decor ::

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Coastal kitchen in a fresh white styleWith the new year under way we want to keep the fresh start going. A great way to create a fresh space is to use the white hues to decorate. White is known to invoke feelings of freshness, cleanliness and purity. A designer can use this color to create beautiful space that feels open and airy.

White decor is a great way to create a fresh look. The monochromatic color palette is perfectly complimented with natural pieces like woods and metals. They add depth to the space with textures and colors that help break up the monochromatic tone of the space.

Keep the fresh start motivation going into the new year going and get inspired with these wonderful white spaces.
Coastal living room space decorated with natural textures and materialst on a white palette Coastal seating area in the lving room decorated in all white Coastal white dining area with touches of rustic style and decor Open doors to a coastal bathroom with a white tone

:: Fall Tablescapes Coastal Edition ::

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Coastal dining space decorated for fall with pumpkins, shells and driftwoodThe fall season is upon us and it can now be incorporated into your tablescape! Employ they help of your dining room table during this fall to get into the fall season. This table gets used for the big family gatherings and during the holidays, but usually it sits unused for most of the year. No longer with it be ignored!

We’re talking gourds! We’re talking pumpkins! We’re talking fall home decor! Designing a fall tablescape brings fall decor and mindset into full swing.

Here are some beautiful fall tablescapes to get you and your table off in the right direction. We hope yogurt inspired to get festive for the fall season! Coastal dining space decorated with large pumpkins Coastal dining space with a fall decor Coastal dining space with a fall style tablescape

:: Doggy Approved Coastal Decor ::

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We love decorating and designing the perfect home to enjoy. Often we aren’t the only ones in the house. We have our best friends living right along side us! We know dogs aren’t the pickiest, but when they choose that one cozy spot to lay down then you’ve got the doggy approval.

We all spend so much time, effort and hard work on our homes that it’s nice to see all appreciating it and enjoying it. Don’t forget about those indoor/outdoor rugs! They may come in handy when the dirty dogs trots in. Just take the rug out and wash them both down!

Show some love to your beloved dogs and these ones! Check them out enjoying the coastal home decor!

Cute dog in a coastal home nookDog approved fur layered on top of a jute rug in a coastal living room Dogs posing for their picture in a coastal dining room Patiently waiting for snacks in the kitchen

:: Summer Dining In A Coastal Backyard ::

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Coastal outdoor dining space with tropical feels and decorWe love being outside during summer time and in Southern California we try to find any excuse to get outdoors. That means we’re going to want to get the family outside and enjoy dinner as much as possible. Why wouldn’t we?

It should be no surprise that a summer home trend would be all about outdoor dining. The weather’s right, the food is warm and the good times are plenty. It’s the perfect combination for all to enjoy. Plus it’s an easy way to entertain any guests coming over. Set up shop outside and keep the mess to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum.

We grabbed a couple photos to show you what others are doing outside, but don’t just sit here and wish you could do this! Make it happen and bring your families dinner outdoors tonight!
Cute coastal cottage dinging space in the backyardPerfect outdoor dining space ready for entertainingSimple outdoor dining space ready for summer dinners

:: Map Out Your Art ::

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Maps are a great way to use art in a coastal home. They allow us to escape to another part of the world without leaving the room. Inspiring ideas of travels and adventure, hanging up a map provides great nautical decor and it doubles as a great art piece. Use them to pay tribute to your favorite places around the world or frame a couple maps of places you wish to go. Visual your travel goals!

Check out how these great spaces incorporate maps into them. Use them to fall in love with the world and transform you to past travels. Coastal living room. Great natural decor offering a range of textures. Map art and cute masons jars for the perfect touch! Rustic, coastal space that gives off a tone of comfort

:: Fibers Are Our Friends ::

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Coastal living room with lots of natural fibers and texturesNatural fibers are a must have in a coastal home. It’s the texture most associated with a beach house and the style. It’s very common to feel a jute rug under your feet or see wicker fibered furniture in the living room. These textures will always have place and they look great too!

The best part of using natural textures and fibers in your home is it brings the outdoor feeling inside. It connects the home to it’s beachy roots and lets those coastal feels flow throughout each space. This materials seamlessly blend in the home and feel as though they belong.

You most likely have natural textures and fibers in you home already, but if you don’t it’s time to get a feel for fibers! Take a look and see how these designers have used natural textures and fibers in these spaces.
Jute rug in a eclectic coastal living roomCoastal living room with natural furniture Natural fibers in a boho chic style coastal living room Natural textures in a coastal style kitchen

:: Coastal Coffee Table Trays ::

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Bright coastal living room with a coffee table tray on an ottoman style coffee tableLooking for a simple addition to your coastal coffee table? Then add a coffee table tray! These are the perfect pieces for the coffee table. They build on the style in the living room by adding another layer to the space. It’s also a great way to keep those accessories or magazines in one place!

A coffee table tray can add style, purpose and texture. It’s the triple threat! It can add a clean style line in a modern coastal living room or serve as a place to put those stunning coffee table books and it can even add texture to the space if you choose a wood style tray.
Coastal coffee table tray acessories Modern coastal living room with minimal decor and a coffee table tray with accessories