Coastal Decorating Ideas: There are many approaches one can take in decorating their log home aside from taking a traditional rustic or western approach. Coastal decorating is another great option that works well in rustic style construction. A coastal look can easily be achieved by incorporating a sandy palette, gentle hues of blues and greens with whitewashed accents. Nothing says “coastal living” quite like an open living room, oversized sofas, nautical stripes, and sea-inspired accents such as ropes, sailboats, and sea-side prints.
One of my favorite interior design firms mastering coastal decorating is Muskoka Living Interior, based in Port Carling, Ontario. Muskoka Living (ML) celebrates the elegance of casual coastal-inspired living. They have grown from a small, local design firm founded in 1991 to a forward-thinking purveyor of design and décor that carries on the tradition of casual living with a coastal flare.
Designed by Muskoka Living Interiors designer Cory DeFrancisco, the following homes are effortlessly coastal and chic and combine a stunning neutral palette with white and hues of blue that would also work well in a log home interior. Bring coastal style to your living room with these inspirational design ideas, whether you’re by the sea or not.
I’ve provided a selection of images optimized for Pinterest at the bottom of the post. If you’re looking for interior design inspiration or coastal decorating ideas, please visit my Pinterest Group Board on Stunning Home Décor & Design. This board combines many of the top pinners and really has a wide collection of spectacular interiors. If you are looking to purchase coastal decor, I’ve also included a list of top suppliers of unique coastal home decor.
Coastal Decorating Ideas/House Tour: Abbington
An extraordinary and elegant coastal-inspired property located on a unique section of Lake Rosseau’s southerly shore (Armstrong Point). Exceptional design and architecture, westerly exposure: all day sun with full sunset views, open panoramic views and gentle shoreline with both deep and shallow water. Abington boasts a coastal take on timeless transitional styling.
With a gorgeous palette of crisp white and maritime blues, this living room creates an easygoing coastal feel that brings to mind a lovely seaside cottage. The accent pillows work well in bringing in soothing hues of blue as well as elegant pattern and texture.
Elegant Dining Room
Coastal Dining Room
Coastal Decorating Ideas/House Tour: Tradewinds
Rustic redefined. White paneling serves as a clean slate for timber coffering and elegant finishing touches. From architectural concept to interior planning, cabinetry and furnishings, MLI combines inspiration from timeless homes of The Hamptons with bespoke windows, doors and hardware for a truly custom expression of home design.
Beach Home Sun Room
SHOP COASTAL DECOR
Coastal Decorating Ideas: Where to Shop for Coastal Decor
Serena & Lily Hands down – Serena & Lily is the best place to find high quality coastal decor, furniture and bedding. If you enjoyed the images above, this is the type of decor you will find in their collection. Fabulous custom prints, unique throw pillows and much more.[Explore the Collection]
Kirklands Experience the beauty and majesty of the beach with Kirkland’s Coastal Cottage collection. With their wide selection of beach decor and coastal furniture, any house can be a beach house, even if you’re nowhere near the gently lapping waves of the ocean. Touches of turquoise, eye-catching coral accessories, and subtle nods to seafaring creatures are the keys to achieving the cool calm of coastal decor. Shop online to find the perfect coastal view with their great selection of beach art and coastal mirrors, or add the beauty of the ocean to any room of your home with their wonderful Coastal Cottage decor.[Explore the Collection]
Potttery Barn Pottery Barn is one of my favorite places to shop as they carry such a gorgeous array of unique home furnishings with great fabrics. Here’s where you can find great nautical blue & white stripe print throw cushions and beach-style home décor.[Explore the Collection]
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