Creating a Perfect Coastal Vibe in your Sauble Beach Waterfront Home

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Many people love the ocean but most do not have the luxury of living right beside it. We don’t blame you if you’re missing the fresh salt air and the bright sunshine. But rest assured there are plenty of ways you can inject a coastal vibe in your home with a few interior design tricks.

If you follow these suggestions, we bet you’ll almost be able to hear the sound of crashing waves outside your windows and you might just forget that you’re not living beachside.

Sun-Bleached Palette
We all know that coastal homes tend to make use of blues, whites, and earth tones. But when it comes to picking specific shades, sometimes it’s hard to get the right look. When selecting paint and fabric colours for your space, think about picking shades that look sun-blocked washed-out.

This is even helpful when you’re picking your furniture. Wood finishes that look like they could have drifted ashore from a shipwreck or have spent days out in the hot sun will give your space a coastal vibe. There are finishes that mimic this look well but if you’re having trouble finding exactly what you’re looking for you might be better off opting for something used.

Check out local second-hand stores or antique shops to find pieces that suit the look and feel of your desired aesthetic.

Bring Nature Indoors
Biophilic design is a popular trend for interiors this year. Bringing natural elements into living and work spaces has been shown to increase happiness, health, and even productivity. And, it just so happens, that it’s a great way to help create a coastal vibe.

If you’ve collected seashells during your various trips to the beach, gather them all and place them in a glass bowl or a mason jar to put on display in a bookshelf or on a credenza. Putting sand into a jar and placing a few seashells on top is also a beautiful way to commemorate your time by the beach and bring the experience into your home.

Nature photography is also a wonderful way to create a coastal vibe in your home. Large photos or smaller groupings of ocean landscapes, sunrises, and seashells will help bring the beach to you. Use white matte to frame your photos in order to maintain the light, sun-bleached palettes of your images. For framing, use a thin white frame or a reclaimed wood frame in a light colour. These are both wonderful options for a coastal style interior.

Macrame Accents
If you Google search ‘beach houses’ online, you’ll likely notice a consistent home accent piece: macrame. Macrame is a great way to give your space a beachy touch. This textile is produced using knotting as opposed to weaving or knitting. The technique can create a beautiful wall hanging or an even be used as a hanging plant holder. Macrame was a popular pastime for sailors at sea who would create objects during downtime on the ship and sell them in various ports.

Perhaps this is why the technique has become so popular for coastal interior design. You can purchase ready-made home accents, or, if you’re looking for a fun DIY project, you can try and create one yourself!

With these key interior design tips in mind, you will be well on your way to creating the beach house of your dreams. With a beautiful lakeside property and dreamy coastal design, you might not need that oceanside house after all!

If you are interested in purchasing or selling your Sauble Beach waterfront property, contact one of our local agents for more help!

Comments (2)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Fox Bloggers I love the look in the picture, and and I am going to see if I can do that in one of the rooms in my house.

Mar 21, 2020 09:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What a great setting, and that  view is stunning.  We are a land-locked state with not much water.

Mar 23, 2020 07:57 AM