Decorating your home for summer is easy with some simple tips for getting the coastal look.

 

Easy coastal decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blog.

Seashells, new, old, found or purchased give you an instant coastal look.  Try arranging them in a shallow dish, tray or trough so that you can really see the ones that you have and appreciate their God given uniqueness.  Larger shells look great gathered in a bowl.Easy coastal Decorating ideas from Vintage American Home Blog  Feature your most special shells under a glass cloche.   Side hutch p

Easy Beach themed decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blog

For boys rooms I love the red white and blue nautical theme.  Gather decorative accents on wall shelves to allow for a place to put your knick knacks and to add dimension instead of just another painting. Easy coastal Decorating ideas from Vintage American Home Blog numbered metal wall hooks in boys coastal room with nautical accents - ideas from Vintage American Home. Rack for sale $40, Metal Wall art $20

 

 

Sailboats, a bottle in a glass an antique picnic basket, shells, arrowheads and pennants all make cute decorative accents for the nautical look.

Easy coastal Decorating ideas from Vintage American Home Blog

 

Each twin bed has a small wall bracket with a reproduction sailboat on top.  Make sure they are secure so they don’t fall on the person sleeping beneath!
Easy coastal Decorating ideas from Vintage American Home Blog

 

My favorite colors for the beach are bright cheerful colors which mimic summer’s nature hues.  Blue, spring green and beach grass beige.

Coastal Master Bedroom Decor p

Hutch top coastal p

 

This wall color totally brightens up a small dark guest room.Guest room nautical beach

 

 

White vintage ironstone and plates from Homegoods are bright contrasts to the spring green painted hutch. The shells are real but the starfish are from Christmas Tree Shops.
Coastal hutch pA  lantern with shells surrounding the cancel would add instant summer feel for your coffee table or summer porch.

Coastal Lantern Decorating ideas

Coastal Lantern with seashell collection


T his chandelier used to be a 1980s colonial “heirloom” but it wasn’t needed anymore so it takes first place in it’s new digs – Annie Sloan paint with pale green accents.

Painted Chandelier repurposed for beach house

 

This coastal bedroom has a headboard which had been wicker colored and is now painted.  More pictures and info in my post on before and after painted furniture.

Easy Beach themed decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blog

Easy Beach themed decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blog

 

The walls in this room are my favorite color.  Sherwin williams – Watery.Easy Beach themed decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blogEasy ways to Decorate with coastal, nautical and beach themes.