Decorating a beach house is all about incorporating fun, quirky pieces to evoke the carefree feeling of an ocean lifestyle. Not surprisingly, typical beach style revolves around aquamarine hues, driftwood and seashell accents, as well as plenty of maritime lore. Playing with lots of textures and a variety of fabrics effortlessly yields visions of the sea and sky.
Using conch shells, coral, beach glass bottles and more to create a coastal vignette is the perfect way to play around with different shapes and sizes. Employing glass vases and other shell and glass pieces can make coast-inspired centerpieces look even more engaging. Other popular trends in beach home decorating include using a nautical color scheme, such as blue and white, as well as integrating cottage-inspired furnishings to give the home a quaint, cozy feel.
Here at Gabby, our designers love to play with the textures and colors of the shore. Furthermore, we’ve diligently innovated many pieces to positively compliment a coastal home. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces below.
Worthwhile to use while entertaining guests at a beach home, our Barnaby Vellum tray features a unique quatrefoil design as well as gold accents. You can take this gorgeous transitional tray outdoors while you serve cocktails on the deck.
An ideal example of cottage-inspired furniture, the Chelsea Demilune is a wooden, half-moon cabinet that is an excellent piece to add to any coastal bedroom. The distressed, white wood finish adds to the piece’s farmhouse appeal.
Our Ansley Parched Oak Cabinet was constructed from strong, sturdy oak with a plethora of draws for storage. The neutral feel of the piece lends well to any transitional, coastal-inspired space. Try using this piece to store towels in while you’re not at the beach!
Looking for a unique barstool for a transitional dining room? Do you need eclectic seating for a coastal home? The popular Cooper Barstool stands out with its eco-friendly parawood legs and white linen cover. The stool can be turned at different angles to allow for varied sitting positions, and it can even be formed into a long bench by pairing multiple stools together.
For a sophisticated finishing touch to a coastal living room, consider our Sierra Coffee Table. This table embraces the simplicity of white faux shagreen, which is then accented with an uncomplicated honey-colored oak wood trim. Add an Impossible Ship or a special piece of driftwood to tie the coastal theme together.
Which one of these beach-inspired furnishings and accessory items would you love to add to your next project? Let us know in the comments section below.
To see more of our transitional style furniture, lighting, decor, and accessories, please feel free to browse through the catalog on our website.