Last updated on January 31st, 2018 at 11:55 am
Whether you’re decorating your home with coastal-inspired furniture because you live on the seashore or simply because you’ve fallen in love with its beautifully relaxed and comfortable style, you’ll find a wonderful range of choices at our furniture showrooms and furniture galleries.
Generally, when we envision coastal décor we think of the colors of the seashore—the changing colors of the ocean from deep blues to stormy grays, the soft shades of windswept sand and the hues of the sky at sunrise or sunset. Wood furniture is often painted white or washed in pale shades of gray or blue, though darker finishes are also used.
No matter your choice of color palette, there are a few elements of coastal décor that have stood the test of time. Slip covered sofas and chairs in soft white cottons are often the focal points of coastal cottage living areas. Wicker pieces are also very important in some designs. Often used in outdoor spaces like on the front porch, wicker rockers are equally at home in living rooms and bedrooms.
Collections of seashells or a seashell encrusted mirror may appear in any room, from the entry way to the bath. Wall art often brings the ocean and sandy or rocky coastline inside. Other accessories are also inspired by the coastal environment, whether from nature or nautical themes like boats and sailing.
You’ll also find lots of textiles in soft solids, beautiful florals and strong stripes. Decorative pillows, quilts and throws can be found scattered in every room. Comfortable worn cotton rugs are the perfect floor coverings laid out on whitewashed or painted wood floors.