In today’s interior design world, style names are thrown around everywhere and slapped on everything. There are the main style categories, like our favorite coastal, and there are usually multiple sub-style categories in each style. It can get quite confusing at times and makes it easy to get lost in decor styles. Well want to help you with that! We’re going to take a look at a few sub-styles in coastal design with our main emphasis being on coastal styles because, well, we love coastal decor! This way we’ll give you the style name, show you a piece of furniture that fits that style and give you a little info as to why it’s labeled the way it’s labeled. Please keep in mind, this is not an absolute guide! There will be pieces in each style that look very different, but are classified in the same style and some pieces that you don’t know what to do with! Our descriptions are based on the piece we have featured in the post. So keep that in mind! Now scroll down and get to know a few sub-styles in coastal decor!
This side table is about as rustic coastal as it gets. How can you tell? It looks weathered, the color is a typical coastal palette color and it’s made of wood. Rustic coastal is an easy style to spot. It tends to looks 0ldish and it looks like it was found on or near the beach. This style can easily be confused with cottage coastal, american coastal scandinavian coastal (based on color), or even the main style rustic. What separates the styles? A lot, but for this piece it’s the look of the weathered wood matched with the bright, coastal color that’s faded like it’s been sitting out in the sun.
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This style is synonymous with clean lines and sleek decor. What makes this side table modern coastal? The lighter, wood top and the clean, metal legs. It would blend effortlessly into a modern living room or bedroom. Does this mean all side tables and furniture that have wood tops with metal legs are modern coastal? No! Of course not! This table’s light wood colored, weathered top gives the piece a look that would be welcomed into a coastal home. This style can be confused with eclectic coastal and industrial coastal.
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This style is an easy one to pick out. You ask yourself one simple question: If i were on a tropical island, would I see this piece of furniture there? If it’s an easy yes, then it’s tropical coastal decor. It’s really that easy. The style uses a lot of bamboo and other natural tropical woods in the furniture which makes spotting these pieces quite easy. This style can also be known as island style or beach style because of the natural feel it gives.
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The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s ranks right behind the kitchen and we’re sure if it was possible to merge the two without it looking/being weird it would be done in every home. With such importance put on this room, why would you not try to make it the best possible? Make it the best for function, the best in design and the best in decor. Today we’ve got 3 quick tips on living room furniture to help you with just that! So without further adieu, here they are!
1. Space, space, space.
Space is a very important part of the living room. How much? How little? What measurements? Where will this fit? Will this fit? Does it scale? Not only is it important to make sure your furniture will actually fit, but it’s equally important to figure out where you will have empty space. There’s no need to cram as much as you can into the living room. Make sure the room has some space to breathe and allow for everyone to move around the room comfortably.
2. Invest in the future.
There’s a classic saying that goes, “You get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes furniture. Your furniture is going to take a beating. Maybe you won’t have kids and animals running and jumping all over it, or maybe you will, but your furniture still takes a good amount of abuse. So make sure you don’t cheat yourself by trying to take a cheap route!
3. Like the seasons, colors change.
A color palette can change with the blink of an eye. Imagine walking into a new space and you’re instantly inspired. It makes you think about your colors and what you want to change. This is why you should decide on your furniture colors last. Get an idea of what type of furniture or how you want it to look and go from there. Go bright and bold or monochromatic, it’s pretty common for furniture to come in a multitude of colors and patterns these days so that should’t be too much of a problem. If not, it’s time to get DIY and now that piece has become personal as well as custom.