A bedroom is meant to be a retreat. A place you go at the end of the day to relax, unwind and renew. When your bedroom is tranquil and inviting you will sleep better and sleeping better will help you perform better in your daily tasks.
For many, there is nothing more relaxing than a beach-side oasis. You may not be able to go to the ocean but you can bring the ocean home when you create a tranquil, beach themed bedroom.
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Coastal Elements in Room Design
Creating a seaside retreat right in your own home is simple to do with a few beach themed products and a decor style that fits the beach vibe. Here are a few interior design tips to keep in mind while you’re working on that coastal style:
You definitely want to have a great color scheme for your room. Typically the soothing colors of blue and green are synonymous with the sea.
You can use light blue, dark blue, or even mix different shades of blue to bring in that ocean water feel.
Everything can’t be green or blue colors though.
You want to balance it out with white splashes, some light neutral colors like the color of sand, and other light colors to brighten up your space.
You may even want to add in vibrant colors like coral for a unique look!
The beach is obviously full of plenty of natural elements, so your beach-themed bedroom should have lots of natural materials as well! Go for rattan headboards, wicker baskets, and little touches of natural textures and natural fibers in your bedding and decor.
Add in natural materials like driftwood, shells and sea glass to complete the look.
When we think of the beach, we all think of sunlight right? As much as possible, let natural light fill the room. Opt for light curtains that offer privacy without blocking all of the beautiful sunshine.
Pieces of Furniture for a Beach Themed Bedroom
This beachy headboard is woven of rattan for an airy, open feel, and a Seadrift finish on the wood adds a sun-drenched look.
With its rattan doors and bird-eye caning, this driftwood inspired nightstand is the perfect piece for a beach themed bedroom.
A metal wall anchor is the perfect focal point for beach themed wall decor. The metal construction has an authentic nautical look, yet is light enough to easily hang from the wall.
Beach themed bedding is usually a bit “much” but beach inspired bedding is just perfect. This beautiful duvet cover in “spa blue” is a great choice for any beach themed or nautical bedroom.
The solid color pairs well with other accessories but still brings a lovely seaside feel to the room.
Simple yet nautical, this cozy throw is the perfect addition to your bed or a cozy chair in your bedroom. Grab one just like it from Nautica (and of course they have tons of great nautical theme items you may want to check out!).
Ocean themed throw pillow covers are the perfect touch to finish off your seaside escape. The designs are colorful but not overwhelming. Don’t forget to grab a set of pillow inserts, too!
Designed for everyday wear in high traffic areas, this Thomas Paul starfish area rug is perfect, even for kids bedrooms. This coastal rug adds the perfect relaxing beachy feel to any room.
This copper ships wheel flush mount ceiling light is the perfect accent piece for any coastal inspired room. The antique red copper finish offers a distinctive look and white frosted glass provides bright illumination and a coastal feel.
Old Wooden Ship
Nothing is more nautical than an old wooden ship. This small model boat can be nestled on a shelf or a dresser to add a bit of whimsy. Grab this one from Wayfair.
DIY Projects for Your Beach Bedroom
DIY Beach Bedroom Projects
DIY Beach Decor Using Ropes
Did you know that you can make your own DIY beach decor in minutes using ropes? Just grab some rope and start wrapping.
Coastal Wreath: a beautiful coastal statement wreath made out of twigs
This DIY Coastal Wreath is made from the twigs and seashells you'll find on the beach this summer. A great way to add some beach to your home!
DIY Beachy Decor - Upcycled Jar
Use stencils and craft paint to make a beachy jar for your nightstand or dresser.
A Beachy Desk Makeover with Chalk Paint
Oh how I love the feel of a coastal home with all of its beachy furniture. Let me show you this beachy desk makeover with a fun coastal vibe!
How to make a DIY Driftwood Mirror
If you've amassed a collection of driftwood, this may be the project for you.