Large patio doors reveal an ocean view from a sitting room

Shop the Look: Coastal Home Decor Tips

We believe you shouldn't have to board a plane to catch drift of a breezy and beautiful beach. With fall just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to incorporate coastal home décor into your favorite room. Whether you’re by the ocean or not, with these nine design ideas you can have the summer-inspired look you love all year round.

Statement Rugs
Keep the aqua theme going with this wave indoor/outdoor rug from Lulu & Georgia — designed with the ocean in mind.

Coral-Colored Accents
Every well-designed room needs an accent color. Create contrast by adding coral-colored décor to the sea of aqua. Our favorite coral home décor item of the moment: these coral prints from Coco & James.

Coastal home decor ideas of lamps, wall decor, clocks and pillows

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Shades of Aqua
The allure of aqua is that it mimics the calming effect of the ocean’s blue waters. An easy way to incorporate this into your home is to start adding décor items that match your favorite shade of aqua. Our favorite shade would have to be the one found in this stunning aqua glass table lamp from Crestview Collection.

Coastal home decor in a living room with large windows lining one wall

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A Brighter Foundation
Pairing shades of blue with shades of white and grey can suggest coastal style without going overboard. When brighter colors are the foundation of a room, they can also help create a more sun-drenched look.

Nautical Throw Pillows
Bring the ocean to the comfort of your couch with nautical throw pillows. These white and aqua starfish pillows can also be ordered with sea turtle, crab and seahorse prints.

beautiful ocean view through casement window-lined wall in a master bedroom

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Open and Airy Windows
Consider adding more windows to your room or replacing existing windows with spacious casement windows. This spacious window style will help you achieve the open and airy feeling of being on the ocean because there’s nothing obstructing your view or stopping the light from creating a more cheerful space.

Natural Art
Use old shells and sand from past travel adventures or buy some from your local craft store to turn into natural art. A few ideas: turn shells into candles by filling the center with wax, glue shells to a string of small white lights, use shells to create a frame around a mirror. 

Pool view from a dining room opened up by bifold patio doors

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Strikingly Spacious Doors
In addition to open-concept windows, the wide panels of Pella’s new Scenescapemultipanel patio doors literally expand your horizons by eliminating barriers and opening your home to experience amplified scenic views. Our favorite thing about Scenescape doors? With a wall pocket and stacking option, these doors are completely foldable, so nothing will stand between you and your view.

Want to learn more about installing a casement window or Scenescape door? Click here to contact your local Pella sales rep, who can help you get the process started.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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