Tired of having cream everything or magnolia walls? Want to freshen up the decor in your home? If you are looking at one of our stunning coastal apartments, then why not bring the outside in, and consider decorating with these interior design tips? You don’t have to do anything huge to make them look great – they’re already the perfect blank canvas. Adding a hint of the sea to the fresh decor can be an interesting way to match your home with the surroundings.
Coastal doesn’t have to be tacky…
First of all, let’s point out that coastal interiors don’t mean pirate ornaments, miniature ship models placed in glass bottles, and red and blue stripes everywhere. Contemporary and stylish coastal interiors are all about layering up textured fabrics and materials, cool colour palettes, and natural accents.
You can add simple things to a room including rugs, cushions, baskets, and wall hangings that could create an aesthetic that is relaxing and coastal themed. Even just popping down to a beach in North Wales you might find something interesting to have on display.
What else could you add?
Driftwood is the ideal way to add a bit of a beachy-vibe to a room. This distressed tone and light colour of wood remind us of holidays. The perfect way to style this, if you like getting crafty, is to turn it into a macrame piece. You can use the driftwood as a base to start a woven macrame wall hanging, and voila – you have both texture and driftwood in one piece.
Glass topped coffee tables, other recycled wall art pieces, or even large interesting pieces of art propped up against a wall are ways to incorporate a contemporary beach theme into your apartment. Teaming this with a neutral and subtle colour palette will create a stylish yet calming space. It’s not going to be difficult to achieve a calming coastal look with the panoramic views of the sea out the windows!
Let’s talk about accessories…
The best accessories to include for a sea-themed apartment will be things such as rattan lanterns and chairs, seagrass wall hangings, and vintage wicker baskets. If you have any shelving you can display glass jars, coastal painted or blue and white crockery.
One of the easiest rooms to include a coastal theme is the bathroom, blue and white lends itself perfectly to this room. Both the sea and a bathroom have water as their focal point so it makes sense. Add a few key accessories such as anchor or nautical motifs, striped towels, and anything with shells on in and you’ll be on the right track. Just don’t overdo it – you wouldn’t want it to end up looking like a stock room for a beachside shop!
We still have apartments available at The View Apartments in Old Colwyn, Conwy, that are just a stone’s throw from some of the beautiful beaches North Wales has to offer. Contact us to book a viewing.