4 Ways to Find Your Coastal Feel

4 Ways to Find Your Coastal Feel

Picture crisp white shirts, soothing jazz tunes, deep blue waves crashing, and the casual elegance beaming off the screen of Nancy Meyers films like "Something's Gotta Give" and "Father of the Bride."

The “Coastal Grandmother” aesthetic is all about creating an interior that feels both timeless and rejuvenating.

Even if you’re miles away from the beach, the coastal look is not out of reach this summer. There's no better time to give your home a refreshing makeover with airy interiors, soft linens, and nautical elements that echo the natural elegance of a seaside retreat.

Here are four easy ways to bring the coastal feel into your home, ensuring that your space is ready for a soothing summer of comfort and style.

1. Bring in Light and Airy Textiles

One of the hallmarks of “coastal grandmother” is its emphasis on light, airy fabrics that mimic the breezy atmosphere of the beach.

For an easy upgrade, opt for sheer curtains fluttering in the wind, in crisp white linen. Consider soft, textured throws with blue accented patterns to add a hint of nautical charm to your living room or bedroom. For a more layered look, incorporate a jute rug made with natural fibers.

The earthy texture and neutral color palette establish harmony in the room, adding warmth and a connection to nature that is quintessential to the coastal aesthetic. The combination of light and natural textiles creates a space that feels both open and inviting, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

2. Opt for Natural and Weathered Materials

Use natural and weathered materials that bring the outdoors inside. Think driftwood, rattan, and wicker to add texture and natural warmth to your space.

Our rattan pendant light would be an excellent lighting option to hang over a dining table or a cozy reading nook to add organic charm. Opt for a weather-resistant wicker coffee table for your outdoor living area. The light-colored, weathered look of the wicker adds a touch of natural texture that embodies seaside elegance, perfect for morning coffee or putting your feet up while soaking up the sun.

3. Create a Sea-Inspired Color Palette

The foundation of any coastal-inspired space lies in its color palette. Soft blues, sandy beiges, and crisp whites reflect the natural hues of the seaside, creating a calming and inviting atmosphere.

Start with canvas wall art drenched in deep blues and light turquoise to introduce these soothing colors into your indoor and outdoor living spaces. For a more complete transformation, consider painting an accent wall in a light sea foam green or pale sky blue. Pair this with classic Papasan chairs in white-washed or cream beige to create a harmonious palette that’ll transport you to the shore every time you step into the space.

4. Add Nautical Accents and Decor

No coastal grandma home is complete without a few nautical accents. These small touches add personality and a sense of place to your decor. Nautical themes like sailboats, seashells, and marine life can subtly or boldly highlight the seaside inspiration.

Start with ceramic planters with sketched outlines of marine life for a subtle nautical touch to your living room or bedside. Pair this with wall art covered in seashells and beachy waves to bring the ocean’s beauty to your shelves or mantel. For a more whimsical touch, consider a sculptured lamp wrapped in nautical rope, a perfect piece for adding texture and visual interest to your wall decor.

Finding your coastal feel is all about blending light, airy elements with natural materials and nautical touches to create a serene and stylish space. Whether inspired by the “coastal grandmother” trend on TikTok or the timeless elegance of a Nancy Meyers’ film, you can effortlessly transform your space into a coastal haven, perfect for unwinding and entertaining all summer long.