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Creating a Coastal Vibe in Your Home

Last Updated on August 1, 2022

The coastal look is so much more than decorating in blues and greens. It’s about creating a space that brings a sense of peace and tranquility. As we embrace this summer as a time to reconnect with friends and family, it comes as no surprise that the “coastal vibe” is trending as one this season’s most sought after looks.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations is excited to share with you some of our favorite coastal looks and helpful design tips that can bring a light and breezy feel to your home. Get ready to be inspired!

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light living room

Our gorgeous line of etherium® By E-Stone surfaces go way beyond kitchens and baths. It can be used as stunning flooring, as you can see from this beautiful coastal living room. The neutral hue and polished look combine to create the perfect palette to show off this eye-catching look.

Coastal kitchen

contemporary kitchen

Whether you live on the coast or somewhere in between, creating a coastal vibe in your kitchen begins with light and airy tones. This casual but elegant kitchen features gorgeous glass-front cabinets in a shell-colored tone, paired with sandy-colored walls and plenty of sunlight for basking in the afternoon sun.

Beachy bathroom

Move over wallpaper. Mosaic tile is today’s “design diva” and it plays center stage in this striking coastal-inspired bathroom. Soft shades of blue and green create a soothing and whimsical look that bring a refreshing twist to the space.

mosaic tile

Casual spaces

deck overlooking pool

Whether your lanai overlooks the sea and sand or grass and geraniums, adding a coastal touch can be as easy as swapping the traditional outdoor rug for a beautiful coastal-inspired floor. Include a potted palm tree and fun seat cushions and you’ve created a relaxing coastal look to enjoy all season.

Design tips for creating a coastal look

If you’re loving what you are seeing, then read on to learn some easy design tips to help you bring a coastal look into your home:

  • Neutrals are best—Coastal looks are all about light, airiness and casualness. Sticking with neutrals is the easiest way to bring in pops of color without overpowering the look. Some great examples of beautiful neutrals include crisp whites, soft greys, soft sandy tones, and dreamy creamy neutrals.
  • Go with your view—Whether you have a beach house, lake cabin, or a house in a neighborhood, creating a coastal vibe is all about designing around your view and choosing colors that you see. For seaside homes, choosing bluish tones of the sea is a beautiful way to tie in a coastal look, whereas homes nestled within a neighborhood will look fabulous in shades of neutrals and soft greens with pops of color.
  • Casual furnishings—If a casual, coastal look is what you’re going for, you’ll want to ditch the rugs and go with solid flooring. Furniture should be made from durable, user-friendly material. Try using slipcovers. Or, you can opt for the trendy wicker or rattan-style furniture with coastal-colored cushions.

Are you inspired to bring a coastal look into your home? Granite and TREND Transformations offers a vast selection of etherium® By E-Stone countertops and surfaces, mosaic tile, and cabinets in today’s most popular design styles and colors. We invite you to schedule your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation. Our skilled design professionals are ready to help you create the space you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us today.

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