Tag Archives: trends

:: Pendant Lights In the Kitchen ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with a pendant rope lightPendant lights are a great way to bring light and style into your kitchen. They work offer even more when you have a nice island space to display them over. They’re perfect for task lighting and can add the right touch of coastal feel to any kitchen. Pendant lights also provide a fuller look in the kitchen since they hang from the ceiling. It give the eyes something extra to enjoy.

You can get pendant lights in a variety of sizes as well! You can grab a large pendant and make a bold statement or grab a few smaller ones to highlight the space. You can find the right one the that works for the space available to you. So if you want to change things up in your kitchen and you aren’t looking to break the bank, it’s time you look into pendant lighting in your kitchen.

Not sure where to start? Get inspired by these beautiful coastal kitchens and then start shopping our online store for pendant lights here! Nautical inspired pendant lights in a coastal kitchen Pendant lights made out of bambooPendant lights hanging in the kitchen

Save

Save

Advertisements

:: Stripes + Coastal Decor ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Beautiful coastal home with nautical inspired decor and fun unique stripesStripes come in every size and shape imaginable. Okay, maybe not shape since stripes are just straight lines, but you get the idea. That’s why when you stumble across unique ways that designers have incorporated stripes into coastal home decor, you pay attention.

We love finding new and interesting ways that make us think about design. Maybe it’s as simple as layering stripes to add a new dynamic or adding stripes to place you normally wouldn’t think to try. It’s always fun to try and pair stripes with new and different patterns and textures. It’s also nice surprise when you find an unexpected match in patterns.

Take a look at what these designers have done with stripes and get inspired to broaden your way of thinking when it comes to stripes and designing.
Coastal dining space with layers of stripes to create a unique lookMixing stripes to create a unique dynamic in the coastal decor

:: Open Kitchen Design ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal kitchen with boho chic style and open shelvesWe’ve been seeing a lot open shelf and open storage kitchens lately that we love! It’s another fun way to bring style and character to your coastal kitchen. It’s a pretty simple idea; stop hiding everything and show it off!

Let people see all of your plates, cups, spices, utensils, cooking supplies, pots, pans and small appliances. We love it because it opens the kitchen right up. It gets rid of the closed off look and invites everyone right in. When people display their spices and baking essentials in mason jars or other glass jars it gives the kitchen a cute, homey look. Plus when they’re out, they’re begging to be used and make you want to cook and bake!

With everything out for your family and guests to see there will be no more wondering where the mugs or a spatchula are. Also when you have no where to hide your dishes it will finally give you a good reason to go get that cute set you’ve been eyeing for awhile now! Stop hiding and open up your kitchen! Coastal kitchen with open shelves Bright coastal kitchen space filled with open shelves Open shelf displaying dinnerware in the kitchen

:: Hello Indigo! ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Blue and indigo hues in a coastal cottage living roomIndigo is a classic coastal home color. The rich, dark blue is the perfect compliment to the white palettes often used in coastal decor. It’s a bold and striking color that just feels so good to look at. The color is also very versatile. We often see indigo dyed pillows and accessories used in coastal design. These offer another treat to the eyes as they are interesting to look at and can show the range of indigo hues.

The color can also be used a solid color without the dye effect. It still offers that rich color that fills a space with ease. This staple color in coastal design is a great hue to add to your home’s palette if you’re wanting a classic coastal look.

Get inspired by these uses of indigo! From the wall art to the lovely dyed pillows, the design possibilities are endless and that what makes this color so interesting in coastal home decor.
Coastal bedroom with an indigo and white color palette Indigo pillows in a little nook with seating Indigo sea life inspired wall art

:: Bring On The Breakfast Nook ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Breakfast nook in a coastal cottageHow nice would it be to wake up and have breakfast your breakfast nook. Who doesn’t want to cozy up with their favorite book/magazine and a warm cup of coffee? This scenario sounds perfect to us!

We love some of these amazing breakfast nooks and had to share with you guys! We love the built-in seating and the extra dining seats it offers. The space also gives us a little extra space to compliment the kitchen decor and take it step further. utilizing the space is a great way to make sure you use every part of the room. Waste not! Plus, there are people who would love to that extra space, so use it!

What do you think about breakfast nooks? Love yours? Want one or need one? Let us know what you think and don’t forget to check out what these designers have done with these nooks!
Coastal breakfast nook with lots of natural light Cozy coastal cottage with a cute dining space Kitchen breakfast nook converted into a dining space

:: Coastal Bookshelf Design ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal bookshelf featuring blue and green huesTake advantage of your bookshelf! Use it as a creative way to not only display coastal accessories, but books as well. It’s nothing new that books can be used as decor. A well placed coffee table book can lend a great decorative hand to a coastal living room. That doesn’t mean a well thought out and designed bookshelf can’t do the same. The days of boring books on your bookshelf are over! There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of that prime design space. Bring style with the books by placing them vertical or laying them horizontal to mix up the look on the shelf. Lean books to give your bookshelf a break from the routine too. You can even plan out your bookshelf and take it a step further by creating a color scheme throughout the shelf (pictured below).

Have fun and be creative with the space you have in your coastal home. If you look at your bookshelf and inspiration isn’t sparking creative ideas then look at these photos. See what these designers have done and how they have decorated these bookshelves. Get inspired and create a stunning coastal bookshelf you can be proud of!Coastal living room with a bookcase decorated with ocean inspired accessories and books Lots of colors on the books with lighter hues on top and darker ones on the bottom Staircase with a built in book shelf featuring coastal accessories and books

:: Bring On The Bath ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Bright coastal bathroom room with a large bathtubWe love baths. We like really, really, really love baths. Then again, who doesn’t? Think about how amazing it is to come home after a long day and soak in a nice, hot tub. It sounds heavenly. And what would make this experience even better? A big, inviting bathtub. It’t just you, a glass of wine and nothing but peace and quiet.

We believe that every person, man and woman, deserves a nice relaxing bath.

That’s why today we found some of our favorite bathtubs and posted them just for you guys. We aren’t trying to create bathtub lust or envy, but it may happen. Sorry about that! Enjoy these tubs and hopefully you can enjoy yours today or later tonight! Coastal bathroom complete with a bathtub Cute coastal bathroom with a big tub White bathroom with a big bathtub and cute accessories

:: Design With The Coast In Mind ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal stariwell with a jute runner and shiplap wallsWhen it comes to coastal design the best place to pull inspiration from is the beach and the coast itself. The design elements of the home can take direct cues from coastal environment surroundings. From the earthy tones to the natural textures, there are plenty of coastal accessories that can not only be pluck right from the beach, but also inspired by elements of the coast.

Get inspired by the natural materials that can be used in home decor. Wood materials and stone are a great way to use textures in the home. Their neutral colors effortlessly blend with many hues. You can pair these natural materials with natural fabrics and fibers such as jute, linen and cotton to finish off the complete coastal style.

Take a look at how these designers use natural materials and fabrics throughout the home to bring in the coast.
Coastal textures in the living room Natural materials in the living room

:: Coastal Color Staples ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal bedroom with plenty of blue and white decorThe use of blue and white hues in coastal home decor is something that will never go away. It’s a timeless color combination that we’ve blogged about and pinned on our Pinterest boards numerous Times. It’s just too good to ignore or stop gushing over.

With spring starting to show it’s face again, these two hues start popping up more and more. There’s a pep with these two hues that bring your spirits high and a bring a sense of familiar ease. Check out what these designers have done with this classic color combination and think about using these wonderful hues in your home! Coastal dining space with a peppy blue and white color palette Coastal living room with blues, whites and a happy puppy Outdoor patio space of a coastal home decorated with a blue and white color palette

:: Decorate Those Walls With Art & Photos ::

Standard

What’s Trending Wednesday

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