Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas
Looking for modern coastal decorating ideas? Find design tips with images of beautifully designed modern coastal living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and dining rooms.
One of today’s hottest trends in kitchen design is the use blue cabinets. This is widely due to the versatility of the color as well as its ability to be dressed up or down depending upon the environment in which it is used. Blue is not only being used throughout an entire kitchen, but shades of blue are also being introduced as an accent color for kitchen islands. The huge range of blue tones available makes it easy to choose a hue that would compliment other aspects of your kitchen. Whether you opt for navy blue, powder blue, royal or shades of blue and grey, there is flexibility in finding the perfect hue for your own kitchen.
Browse through a curated selection of stunning images of green kitchen cabinets organized by color, including light green, gray-green, emerald, hunter, blue-green, sage & olive and dark green. Green cabinets have gained popularity in kitchen design as they embody warmth, rejuvenation and renewal. "Green is a perennial favorite, but the palette has come to the fore over the last two years," says Patrick O'Donnell, international brand ambassador for Farrow & Ball. "This relationship has been heightened recently due to perceived benefits of how we respond to the palette, which, in the right shade, can be ultimately restful and calming."
Any time a designer meets with a new client, they generally take time to help them navigate through the different styles of design. It helps them to discover what they gravitate towards. It’s a useful technique to discover the direction the design aesthetic should take. When you are working on the design of your own home, it can be overwhelming to determine what your design style is. Are you contemporary or traditional? Farmhouse or modern rustic? I developed this quiz with my son as a fun project to help you get started in the right direction.
Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, introduced its stunning Fall Home Decorating Collection, which has a wonderful collection of rustic decorating ideas, from Artisanal Vintage to Farmhouse Industrial and Relaxed Rustic. The Relaxed Rustic Style is all about evoking a sense of coziness and soul and captures Provencal warmth with weathered woods, patinaed leather, contrasting tones and natural materials. The look was inspired by nature and is contrasted with warm golds and cool tones. Over-sized comfy sofas and décor that nods to the countryside all come together to create this cohesive style.
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.