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Modern Coastal Design
Did you hear the news? We recently relocated from Georgia to my home state of Florida. With this move came significant downsizing – from 2,600 sq. ft. (4 bed/3 bath) to only 1,100 sq. ft. (2 bed/2 bath) and honestly, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to move back. Although our new home is much smaller and dated than our previous home, we’re determined to transform it into the cutest little bungalow by the bay one room at a time and today I’m talking all about our modern coastal bedroom makeover.
While there are no hard and fast rules, here are some of the elements that I feel create a modern coastal vibe:
Light and airy colors are the main anchor in modern coastal design, with hints of blue, green, tan and other hues you’d find seaside and in coastal towns. Here is the color palette I’m using for our bedroom:
Our home is in a waterfront community and we lead an active lifestyle as a family: whether we’re fishing, at the beach or biking on the trail, it’s important that our flooring not only be beautiful, but also extremely durable and waterproof, which is exactly what NovaFloor LVP flooring provides. I’m in love with the blond tones, clean lines and organic beauty of their Dansbee product line, especially White Ash Sand Dune. I’d love to put this flooring in my home knowing it’s easy to maintain, family safe and eco-friendly. Two other beautiful flooring options are the Maybree and Serenbe collections.
When it comes to furniture for the modern coastal style, seagrass, caning, wood and upholstered furniture are all popular choices. For our bedroom, I chose a walnut wood headboard with woven rattan caning for an airy, modern look. As for clothing storage furniture and nightstands, I’ll be upcycling my mid-century modern furniture by painting it in a deep blue-grey color and adding capiz shell knobs.
Jute accent rugs, linen flax curtains, upholstered headboards, grass cloth wallpaper and organic cotton sheets all bring a natural element into a space, not just visually, but in a textural tactile manner as well.
Wood bead chandeliers, capiz shell pendants, glass or stone table lamps all lend to a modern coastal vibe.
Palm fronds or pampas grass, coral/seashell decor, woven baskets, landscape art, wood bead garlands, clay, stone or recycled glass vases are all great ways to accessorize your space.
Bring it All Together
Now it’s time to put all of our design elements together. To do this, I like to create a mood board, a design flatlay and a digital rendering of the room. This gives me a full visual representation before physically designing the space in real life.
Inspiration Mood Board
Pinterest and Google Images are my favorite tools for putting together a mood board using various images online. The cozy and coastal style of these spaces are my inspiration.
Looking at images online is usually my first step, but then comes assembling a flatlay by gathering flooring samples, fabric swatches, paint cards and other hardware and decor. Having these items in front of you will show you the true color, pattern and textures to see if elements work together well or not.
Lastly, I create a digital rendering of the space. I don’t have any formal Photoshop training so I just use Canva to create my digital mock-up. Of course, it won’t look exactly the same, but now I have a pretty good idea of what the end result will be.
So, what do you think? Do you like it? If you want to see this space brought to life over the next few weeks, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest as we create a modern coastal bungalow by the bay.
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