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15 Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas

15 Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas

Season’s Greetings! Whether you’re spending Christmas vacation at the Beach or you simply enjoy coastal style, here are a few ideas to decorate your home for Christmas.

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You don’t need to have a beach house to enjoy these Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas. I have listed fifteen beautiful coastal Christmas ideas below such as trees, ornaments, festive signs, and beachy aqua decor from my favorite places like Amazon and Etsy.

1. Start With A Beachy Aqua Christmas Tree

This gorgeous tree also come in several colors including white.

Amazon

 

2. Add Natural Coastal Ornaments

Etsy

 

3. Nautical Blue & White Themed Christmas Tree

The designers of this tree created a beautiful coastal look by simply using cream, white, aqua and blue ornaments.

https://randigarrettdesign.com/blue-and-white-christmas-family-room/

 

4. The Perfect Mini Christmas Tree For Beach Lovers

Create a cozy mantel or display this cute mini starfish tree in any room in your home.

Amazon

 

 

5. Display Coastal Christmas Signs

Remember to Have Yourself A Beachy Little Christmas even if your not spending it by the sea!

Amazon

 

6. Create A Fun & Festive Staircase

Add turquoise and teal garland along with beachy Christmas stockings along the staircase.

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7. Add A Starfish Tree Topper

Amazon

15 Coastal Christmas Decorating Ideas

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8.  Add Starfish And Seashell Garland

Amazon

 

 

9. Add Festive Pillows For A Cozy Coastal Feel

Amazon

 

10. Display A Coastal Inspired Seashell Wreath

Etsy

 

11. Add Beachy Aqua Sand Dollar Ornaments

Create beautiful DIY Sand Dollar Christmas ornaments by painting them in coastal colors.

https://acrosstheblvd.com/sand-dollar-christmas-ornaments/ornaments

 

12. A Nautical Themed Coastal Tree

22 Awesome Coastal Christmas Trees From www.completely-coastal.com

 

13. A Beautiful Coastal Tree By The Sea

https://www.interiordesigninfo.com/index.php/h9/73-christmas/541-how-to-decorate-a-beach-house-for-christmas

 

 

14. Add Cute Ornaments Inspired By The Sea

https://livingporpoisefully.com/2017/12/22/diy-aqua-turquoise-coastal-christmas-ornaments/

 

15. Get Inspired With A Beautiful Coastal Tree From Pinterest

Coastal Blue and White Tree From Pinterest

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you love to bake, see my favorite recipe for Buttery Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies! Thanks for reading and Have A Very Merry Beachy Christmas!

 

10 Bright & Beachy Coastal Fall Ideas

Welcome Fall! Get inspired with these ten coastal fall-themed decor ideas. If you are searching for the perfect coastal fall decor items, look no further. This season’s fall home decorating trends consist of using earth tones such as honey, natural wood, and woven elements such as soft textured throws and textiles.

Also mixing modern and vintage, and coastal grandmother styles.

 Fall is my favorite time of year! I am completely obsessed with aqua pumpkins! I have chosen items that have beautiful soft aqua and neutral hues that blend perfectly with your coastal-themed home. These fall finds are not only beautiful but affordable.

10 Bright & Beachy Coastal Fall Ideas

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1. Start with this Blue Painted Pumpkin with Starfish & Seashells

Buy on Amazon

 

2. Welcome friends and guests with this fall Aqua Pumpkin Wooden Sign

Buy on Amazon

 

 

3. Add Starfish or Seashells to this beautiful Boho Beachy Grass Wreath

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4. Use this Glass Candle Lantern with Rope Handle for your favorite fall candles

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5. Beach Mason Jars are a perfect Coastal Fall Centerpiece

Buy on Amazon

 

 

6. Add your favorite fall decor to this Farmhouse Wooden Tiered Tray in Coastal Aqua

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For More Ideas See: 15 of The Best Coastal Halloween & Fall Decor Ideas Trending on Pinterest

 

7. Add a New Pumpkin Throw Pillow To Your Fall Decor Collection

Buy on Amazon

 

8. Add a cozy Coastal Knit Thow Blanket to stay warm on those chilly nights

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9. Enjoy the glow of these cute Nautical Pumpkin Flameless Pillar Candles

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10. These Real Decorative Seashells with Blue & Green Starfish & Aqua & Blue Sea Glass can be added to your existing fall decor & be used all year around.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post! For more fun ideas and inspiration see Simple Coastal Fall Decorating Ideas or Visit my Etsy Shop for fun coastal fall prints!

Happy Fall!!

15 Coastal Aqua Blue & Green Paint Colors You’ll Love

All About Aqua

Aqua is a serene color reminiscent of the beautiful blue-green waves of the sea. Aqua, Latin for water inspires a feeling of peace, and tranquility, and calms the senses. This breezy color is a great choice for decorating your home because it’s bright and cheery, and brings feelings of happiness and well-being.

Shades of aqua blues and greens are known to have a relaxing effect conjuring up tranquil ocean vibes that make any space feel instantly calm. No wonder this paint color is used in so many coastal-style homes.

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Light and airy blues and greens are natural colors that are easy on the eyes. They remind us of the colors in nature such as sitting and looking up at the trees or looking out over the ocean on a beautiful day. There are many shades of aqua from light to deep that pair well with neutral tones such as whites, creams, greys, wheat, and yellow which make it a great choice for interior design.

15 Coastal Aqua Blue & Green Paint Colors You’ll Love

Aqua Blue

 

 

How To Use Aqua Throughout Your Home

Drawing inspiration from the sand, sea, and sky, coastal paint colors help you bring the serenity of the beach into your home. I have picked fifteen of my favorite timeless aqua blue and green paint colors from Sherwin Williams. It’s my favorite paint because I used it to transform my entire home.

See the Before & After Home Transformation here.

Did you know that choosing the right paint colors for your walls can have a positive effect on your mood and reduce stress and anxiety? Studies have shown that watery blues can slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Subtle shades of green are soothing and comforting. These shades are mostly used in bathrooms to create a spa-like feel and in bedrooms to create a cozy feeling of zen.

You want to choose interior paint colors that give your home a rich personality. Remember to create a color scheme that matches your home’s furniture. Use these bold, bright blues and soothing green colors to refresh your home.

Aqua Blue/Green

The key to using coastal aqua paint colors is that they should blend seamlessly from the outdoors to the interior. You can use aqua to paint the entire room. kitchen cabinets, or paint a feature wall to add a fresh pop of color to any room in your home. Remember to choose a color based on how the room will be used and the mood you want to establish.

For example, choose dreamy coastal colors for the bedroom to help you sleep and brighter aqua colors for accent walls, smaller rooms, or children’s play spaces. If you are going to use any of these colors to paint the entire room, I recommend using Sherwin Williams Extra White or Highly Reflective white on the ceiling, trim, and molding.

 

Aqua Green

Aqua has always been my favorite color ever since I was a child because it reminds me of the beach. It’s what inspired me to create this blog and it just makes me so happy! I hope you enjoyed this post and these colors do the same for you! For more coastal decor ideas see: How To Decorate With Aqua

Also see: Stylish Coastal Furniture Pieces You Must Own

 

 

 

Beautiful Beachy Bathroom Decor

Soothe your soul and create a spa like atmosphere with these beautiful beachy bathroom decor ideas! Browse these coastal style bathroom ideas.

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It’s no secret that I love coastal decor. Growing up in New England surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches is probably why. When I started renovating my home, I knew that I wanted coastal themed decor. I want to feel as if I wake up at the beach everyday! The colors of the sky, sea and sand make me so happy.

Adding beach themed or coastal style decor to your home is a wonderful way to express your love for the ocean and nature itself. Bring a little beach into your home with this list of ten of my favorite bathroom decor items from Amazon. These classic styles, colors and natural elements never go out of style.

 10 Beautiful Beachy Bathroom Decor Ideas

  1. Haus and Hues Framed Ocean Wall Art
  2. Safavieh Quatrefoil Ceramic Decorative Garden Stool
  3. Costa Farms Cat Palm 3-Feet Tall, Live Indoor Plant
  4. Sand + Fog California Beach House Scented Candle
  5. Bekmore Large Apothecary Jar with Airtight Lid
  6. Household Essentials Large Wicker Floor Storage Basket
  7. Aqua Bath Towels Set
  8. Avanti Linens Farmhouse Shell Toothbrush Holder 
  9. Bamboo Shower Bath Mat for Spa Relaxation
  10. Premium Bamboo Cotton Bath Towels

Thank you for reading! I hope you are inspired by to create a cozy home you love. Just click on the links above to find the items in the photo. Also see: Coastal Fall Ideas & Inspiration 2022

 

 

 

 

Sherwin Williams Serenely Paint Color

Want to know how to choose the best paint colors for your home? Start with the colors you love, and then create a whole house color scheme that matches your furniture and makes your happy!

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Sherwin Williams Serenely

I recently discovered the most beautiful beachy blue paint color! It is a perfect coastal blue-gray with a hint of green. It’s a calming paint color you will want to use in a bedroom to create a tranquil atmosphere, or use it in a bathroom for a soothing spa effect.

Image Credit: Sherwin Williams

 

I have always been obsessed with Sherwin Williams paint colors! My most favorite place in the world is the beach. It just naturally makes me happy, so I knew when I bought my home I wanted to surround myself with my favorite beachy colors. I wanted to keep that serene, calm coastal atmosphere and also make my home feel warm and inviting. I’m still renovating my home, so I will add more before and after pics later.

Aqua is my all-time favorite color, so I chose a breezy relaxing color scheme in several shades of Aqua that remind me of my favorite beaches. It’s really that simple. Below is The Aqua Cottage’s whole house color scheme. As you can see these colors work well together because they are different shades of aqua blues with green and gray undertones. I always recommend using a crisp clean white for the ceilings and trim. These colors also work well together in Coastal Farmhouse and Lake House interiors.

My Coastal Paint Color Palette

  • TopsailKitchen & Bathrooms- A pretty beachy light blue-green that has slight gray undertones.
  • Sea Salt-Guest Bedroom/Laundry Room- A cool green color with gray undertones that will brighten with daylight then appear soft and muted during the evening.
  • Greek Villa– Hallways- This warm white has deep beige undertones that remind you of a sandy beach.
  • Watery -Living RoomThe most beautiful, almost tropical cool watery aqua blue with green undertones.
  • Serenely-Main Bedroom- The perfect neutral blue gray that reminds you of a cloudy day at the beach.
  • Extra-White-Family Room- A bright, breezy cool coastal white perfect for painting beadboard or shiplap.
  • Pure White- Ceilings/Trim A warm white that ties all of the colors together, perfect for doors and trim.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt Guest Bedroom

See this rooms transformation here: Before & After Guest Bedroom Makeover

How To Create A Coastal Whole House Paint Color Palette

These are the guides I use to create a matching color scheme. One of the best compliments I receive is how well the different colors flow and transition throughout the rooms into each other.

  1. Start by picking your favorite color.
  2. Choose a clean white trim.
  3. Pick 3 more colors in your favorite color family to create a cohesive look. Repeat these colors throughout your home to avoid getting overwhelmed with color.
  4. When picking several different colors the center of your home for example, the hallways should be neutral as I illustrated with SW Greek Villa in the center of the picture.
  5. Consider your furniture and fixtures.
  6. Get at least 2-3 paint chips in your favorite colors so you can play with the colors against your main color and the white trim color. That way you understand color theory and see how well the colors work together,
  7. Test the color during the daylight and compare the difference shades in the evening.
Image Credit: Sherwin Williams

 

Most important, remember to have fun! You can always use Pinterest, store paint guides, and the color wheel to find inspiration! There are tons of color palettes available to help you choose the best colors for your home! I want you to know I am not a Sherwin Williams affiliate, I have just been a huge fan of their paint for years!

Also I don’t recommend getting color mixes and taking them to get a cheaper product elsewhere. It’s not the same. Your home is your biggest investment. You want to choose a quality paint that will transform your home and last for years to come. See my blog post Before & After Guest Bedroom Makeover  to see what cheap paint does to your walls. You can also sign up for an account to get paint coupons and discounts at the sherwin-williams.com I just got an awesome $20 coupon in my email!

I hope you found this post helpful, thanks for reading!

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15 Coastal Grandmother Style Ideas

Coastal Grandmother Style is making waves everywhere and ironically you don’t need to live near the coast or be a grandmother. This new trend blends blue and white color palettes with linen and cozy cable knits. This decorating style is quite similar to the recent grand-millenial trend that favors florals, chintz and soft pastel palettes. Click on the image below to see this amazing beach house!

Image credit Home Bunch Magazine

 

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Think Martha Stewart cozy interiors meets Ina Garten’s stylish Hampton’s beach house. The coastal grandmother  decor style embraces all the little things that make a house feel like home such as cozy throw pillows, oversized slip-covered furniture and lots of natural light. In a nutshell, the coastal grandmother look draws inspiration from the aesthetic seen in Nancy Meyers’ movies—specifically.  Think of the beach house in the movie Something’s Gotta Give which is one of my favorite movies. I loved Diane Keaton’s beach house!

Diane Keaton in Somethings Gotta Give

 

Coastal Grandmother Style is about utilizing what you have available to you in the form of heirlooms and mixing it with classic elements that evoke relaxation and calm. We could all use use a little more peace and calm after the last two years.

Are you wondering how to incorporate the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic into your space?  It’s all about using neutral color palettes, breezy white linen curtains, a mix of antiques and modern pieces,  overstuffed slip-covered sofas and handmade ceramics.

Below are 15 Coastal Grandmother home decor finds, you can click the link or the image to find the items. Click here to see all on Coastal Grandmother finds on Amazon.

15 Coastal Grandmother Finds From Amazon

  1. Hardy Gallery Abstract Beach Canvas Painting Picture 

2. SAFAVIEH Lighting Collection Maxton Set of 2 Table Lamps

3. Sliver Over Spa Blue Candle Holders for Pillar Candles (Set of 3)

4. Safavieh American Homes Collection Samantha Distressed/Cream 2-Drawer Console Table

5. Safavieh Home Antonia Coastal Grey White Wash Rattan Cushion Accent Chair

6. Set of 2 Aqua Square Pillow Covers 

7. Soft Knit Mesh Throw Blanket Teal

8. The Basket Lady Deep Wicker Storage Trunk

 

9. Calla Angel Sage Garden Luxury Pure Cotton Quilt Light Aqua

10. 2 Pack Round Rattan Serving Trays

11. Light Blue and White Flower Chinoiserie Jar

12. Blue Hydrangea Artificial Flowers Heads with Stems

13. Deco 79 18221 Glass Wide Bottle Vase

14. Sunset Trading Ariana Sofa, White

15. Set of 2 Jute Storage Baskets

I hope you enjoyed this post! Many of the items listed above come in several styles and colors so be sure to check them out. Thank you for reading and happy decorating!

3 Beautiful Coastal Inspired Mood Boards

How To Decorate Coastal Style

Do you love decorating coastal style? If so this post is for you! It’s a favorite for many home owners because coastal design incorporates natural elements from scenic beaches and coastlines. Anyone can bring coastal design into their space just by using the right colors. First, You’ll want to start with a perfect paint palette of blue and white to create an light, open and airy home design. Next, add natural elements such as seagrass, seashells, natural wood, jute, and rattan to complete your coastal decor.

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Ready to see this look come to life and get some inspiration for your own home? Below I have created 3 beautiful coastal inspired mood boards to help you design a blissful and breezy getaway in your home. Coastal style is all about that feeling of peace and fun that you get from being near the water. Regardless of whether you live near the coast, your home is your sanctuary. So why not create your own cozy seaside inspired getaway?

Whether you choose to hire a team of interior designers or plan to DIY your own coastal style, a classic beachy living space is attainable. When I started renovating my new home, I would search for hours online looking for the perfect beach inspired home decor. I wanted to find  beautiful, yet affordable items. Pinterest is a great website to start saving and planning ideas. Remember to save these pins to your boards!

Coastal Inspired Entryway

Did you know that Amazon has amazing furniture and coastal home decor? You can find each of the items on the boards listed below to find the items. Just click on the links below to see the items pricing. Many these items come in different sizes and colors.

Deco Wood Shell Inlay Mirror, 32″ 

Oneinmil Console Entryway Table 60′”

Seaside Coral Statue

Artificial Peony Flower Arrangement

Deco 79 Glass Vase

Sea Horse Candle Holder

Cotton Rope Storage Basket

Bundle of Beachy Sea Glass Books Decorative Books

Set of 2 32″ LED Seashell Lamps

Coastal Inspired Bedroom

Create a calm restful bedroom retreat, click on the links below to find the items.

Woven Basket Rope Storage Basket

Kaylee Spindle Accent Chair

Modern White Wood Nightstand

Sylvie Beach Scene with Waves

8 Piece Reversible White Queen Comforter Set

Coastal Modern Contemporary Style Table Lamps

Capri Coastal Coral Border Aqua Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Sagebrook Home Antique White Wall Mirror

Decorative Coral Sculpture

Beach Cottage Throw Pillow

Escape Throw Pillow

Coastal Inspired Home Decor

Add these items to any room in your home to create a gorgeous seaside aesthetic. See all items below.

Amanti Wood Framed Wall Art Print Coastal Egret

Coastal Living Escape Newport Accent Arm

CosmoLiving  Large Round Natural & White Dip-Dyed Seagrass Baskets 

Nearly Natural 7ft. Paradise Palm Tree

Natural Jute Round 6 ft Indoor Area Rug

I hope you enjoyed this post, remember to save this beachy paint palette below. For more inspiration see my blogs post 10 Dreamy Beach Cottage Rooms.

25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon

Looking for beachy knobs and pulls for your kitchen & bath renovation or furniture upgrade? Look no further, I have created this list of my top favorites that I found on Amazon. I love the look of coastal style, and adding these tiny elements of beachy hardware will elevate your home decor.

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I’m currently in the middle of my own kitchen renovation and thanks to the pandemic, I find my local home improvement stores have been low on supplies due to supply chain issues or out of stock. If you plan on renovating, see my blog post The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation Guide.

I decided to turn to Amazon to find most of my home decor supplies because I no longer have to drive and go searching only to find out it’s out of stock. I love Amazon Prime because you can still get 2-3 day shipping, plus their prices are competitively low compared to the big box stores! Just click on the images below to find the items.

25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon

 

 

1. Franklin Brass Seaside Cottage Starfish Kitchen Cabinet or Drawer Knobs comes in 2 colors, brushed satin pewter & antique white.

2. Cosmas 228SN Satin Nickel Rope Cabinet Hardware Knob

 

3.HARPOON Kitchen Cabinet Pulls, 3″ Inch Bin Cup Drawer Handles come in a pack of 10 in Satin Nickel

 

4. Crystal Glass Crystal Cabinet Knobs Crystal Drawer Pull Handles comes in Aqua Blue & Rose Gold

 

5. Sonoma Cabinet Hardware Nautical Sea Shell Calico Atlantic Scallop Seashell Knob Polished Chrome 

 

6. Franklin Brass PBF661-BSP-C1, Seahorse Drawer Knobs Cabinet Hardware Collection in Brushed Satin

 

 

7. Nautical Ship Rudder Wheel Cabinet Knobs 

 

8. Cosmas Satin Nickel Braided Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull 

 

9. Starfish Cabinet Knobs Pulls Pretty Ocean Theme Single Hole Handles  

10. Laide Seashell Drawer Pulls Handles Ocean Theme Knobs Hardware Decoration

11. Doorknobs Nautical Twisted Decorative Jute Knobs 

 

12. Franklin Brass Brushed Satin Pewter Seaside Cottage Oval Handle Pull

13. Cosmas Satin Nickel Rope/Scroll Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull

25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon

14. RRRuo Seashell Drawer Kitchen Cabinet Knobs Beach Ocean Theme Pulls 

 

15. Franklin Brass Cockle Shell Drawer Knobs Cabinet Hardware Collection in Brushed Satin Pewter

 

16. Joyindecor Ceramic Starfish Drawer Pulls Handles for Nursery Dresser Cupboard Wardrobe Kitchen Cabinets

17. Hickory Hardware 3-Inch Newport Cup Cabinet Cup Pull, Windover Antique

 

18. Lovely Starfish Ceramic Cabinet Handles for Kid’s Room Door Handles or Cupboard Knobs

 

19. VOSAREA 2PCS Seashell Knobs Nautical Door Handles

 

20. Retro Seahorse Knobs Cabinet Drawer Cupboard Furniture Door Decorative Single Hole Handles

21. Franklin Brass Seaside Cottage Turtle Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

22. Seahorse Shaped Drawer Handle Pulls Coastal Metal Decorative Drawer Pulls

23. Beach Bum Cabinet Knobs

24. MechWares-Retro Marine Style Cast Iron Drawer Handles

 

25. Octopus Drawer Pulls and Handles

 

I hope you found this fun list helpful, good luck with your renovation!