When you think of your perfect home, do you envision a space that is light and breezy with a clean aesthetic? If so, a coastal-style home could be the route to take! At Frank’s, we have flooring and decor tips to help you create the perfect seaside-inspired home.
Coastal designs have been ever-popular the last few years and it’s clear to see why. It doesn’t matter if you live near the coastline or not, it is still possible to achieve an area that features soft neutrals, crisp furniture and an airy feel no matter where you are located.
Let’s get one thing clear first, a coastal look is not the same as a nautical look! When we think of a nautical aesthetic, seashell-shaped everything and anchors everywhere come to mind. In contrast, a coastal look focuses on minimalism, cleanliness and freshness.
Here are some ideas for making your space feel coastal.
Choose light-toned wood flooring
Light, cool-toned wood flooring is the best place to start. It works well with a variety of decor choices but works especially well for a coastal design.
The pale shades and refined textures help to compliment the airy, breezy feel that is essential to coastal style. The idea is to create the look of a sandy shore and our light-toned wood flooring achieves this beautifully.
Depending on your taste and budget, we recommend solid hardwood flooring as the most practical option. However, at Frank’s we offer many options that replicate hardwood and can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. Choose from LVT or laminate flooring if you are worried about the performance of wood flooring.
Incorporate natural textures
Once you have chosen your perfect coastal flooring, it’s time to start adding natural textures to enhance the look.
To connect the indoors and outdoors and give a casual feel, add woven materials like sea grass, jute and sisal. You could also consider adding texture and warmth with a rug or decorate with woven baskets.
Make it light and bright
One of the main features of a coastal style is brightness. To achieve this, create open spaces that are airy with lots of natural light.
Although, while crisp white surfaces and walls are essential for keeping a room bright it’s important not to go overboard. Going overboard on this can sometimes run the risk of your rooms looking sterile, which is the opposite of what a cosy beach home should look like!
Add beachy colours
White is a large design element of coastal design but it’s not the only colour you should use. Choose soft, subtle shades that evoke a beachy landscape such as sky blue, sandy beige and seafoam green. You could also welcome coral and shell pink to complete your coastal space.
Used beach-themed accessories with flooring
Now it’s time to go ahead and have some fun with accessories! To complete the coastal look, add a few of your favourite elements of the beach to your decor. Consider adding a watercolour painting of the beach, a jar of beautiful sea shells, or whatever else floats your boat (no pun intended!).
Discover the wide range of high quality flooring solutions at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home to give a coastal look.