In this Post: Learn how to create a stunning nautical-themed bedroom with coastal bedroom furniture!
In the United States, there are thirty states with a coastline! Beach living is becoming more popular and accessible each year! I mean, how could you blame anyone for wanting to live where others spend their vacations? Imagine waking up in a beachfront resort every day, and then remembering that it is your home! However, don’t forget, a beach property is not just home by or near a beach. Instead, a beach house is a mood filled with all things coastal and relaxing! That’s right– coastal bedroom furniture, coastal paint colors, and nautical accents and decor! There are many ways that you can bring the beach to your home!
A Coastal Home Starts with the Bedroom!
Many first-time homebuyers have a tight budget and can’t always afford a property directly on the coast. Instead, you may have to buy a house a few blocks or miles from the beach. Whatever the case, being near or around the beach or having access to a beach is a huge perk! As a homeowner, you can increase your property value by giving an ode to the beach through your interior and exterior decorating. If a prospective homebuyer tours your home and thinks, “Wow, this gives me beach vibes, there must be a beach nearby” then you are successful in creating a mood that people spend buckets of money to get!
So, what is the first step to creating a perfect beach resort-like home? Well, start with the bedroom! Why? Because when you sleep and wake up in a beachy environment, then you will be motivated to continue that vibe everywhere!
This guide will show you how you can use coastal bedroom furniture to create a dreamy and relaxing bedroom!
Coastal Bedroom Furniture
Coastal bedroom furniture starts with a gorgeous, eye-catching duvet cover! Your bed is the star of the bedroom, so why not make it as eye-catching as possible? I personally love duvet covers because they are easy to remove, clean, or change to match any style or season! To start, look for nautical duvet colors that grab your attention.
I personally love the Moby duvet cover from Burke Decor, but there are many other options as well!
For a coastal duvet cover, you want to look for a few things! First, does the duvet cover have light and airy colors? It would be best if you were looking for colors like seafoam, light blues, and dark blues, along with corals. Your duvet should give a nod to the beach, either through its patterns or through its colors.
If I lived right by the beach, I would have a bold duvet cover with a large pattern like whales, seahorses, or colorful corals. Whereas, if I lived a little further from the water, I might give subtle references to the ocean with simple tones and colors.
Whatever your style, the opportunities are endless!
Decor Decor Decor!
Duvet covers are only the start of your coastal bedroom furniture! However, after you have updated your duvet, you need to compliment the room with some decor! The author of Dream Decor writes, “A coastal space takes its cues from the natural environment for everything from color palette through to materials used.”
So, when thinking about decor, think simple but elegant with a touch of nature. If you are still stumped or need more explicit ideas– then try out these suggestions!
Simple but Elegant
This room is a perfect example of less is more! Coastal bedroom furniture can be both relaxing and simple. This room is designed using bamboo blinds, and a wooden headboard. Natural wood elements make a perfect yet simple design statement. Our friends at the Spruce write, “the spirit of the sea is a natural one, so it makes sense that you’ll find plenty of natural elements, such as wood, bamboo, seagrass, and rattan in a beach-inspired room.”
Another option is to have a plain duvet cover and decorate your bed with some nice accent pillows. Clean lines, blue hues, and shabby chic designs make great beach-inspired bed accents!
If you have coastal duvet covers and coastal accent pillows, then you are on your way to a relaxing room! Other coastal bedroom furniture ideas include wall art, beach-inspired curtains, and coastal wallpaper!
High-Impact but Low-Cost Coastal Bedroom Furniture
Coastal Wall Art
When it comes to coastal wall art, you want to make a statement. Adding a large hand-painted work of art that showcases the ocean can be the coastal bedroom furniture that gives your room a nice edge. If you have seaside views already, then you should focus on smaller wall art instead. A nice large painting is great for rooms that don’t already have water views. The “Ocean’s Eleven” painting is not only high quality and gorgeous, but it is 100% hand-painted. Add natural beauty to your room with this stunning piece of art!
You can’t have coastal bedroom furniture without honoring lighthouses, anchors, or ship wheels! TideandTales makes stunning wall art that is minimalistic but also features coastal designs and colors. Instead of one large wall art piece, you can add a variety of decor that creates a nice accent wall. However, if you have searched for the perfect wall art and you can’t find anything– then try a reverse canvas DIY and make your own coastal bedroom furniture!
Your coastal bedroom furniture won’t be complete without curtains. Curtains are great for blocking unwanted morning sun, but they can also make a nice statement. A beach house with coastal drapes will really bring a room together. You will be able to enjoy your beach theme at night when the curtains are closed, and also in the day, when they create a perfect border for your gorgeous view.
Ideally, you want to add curtains that match the color and theme of your room. While your curtains can be a statement piece, you want to make sure that it doesn’t steal the show. Curtains are nice backdrops, but the real focus of coastal bedroom furniture should be on the bed. So, I would recommend adding curtains that bring out the duvet cover details that you pick!
If you are looking for simple elegance, then stick to linen sheer curtains at a great price point. You don’t always need bold patterns to make a statement. Instead, simple high-quality curtains can also give your room a nice coastal flair without drawing too much attention.
The teal blue Nickel Grommet curtains add simplicity, quality, and style to a room. The teal color gives a nod to the ocean, while the linen sheer brings subtle texture and beauty to a room.
Some people have extreme opinions about wallpaper. Some love their wallpaper to be super busy with lots of prints, while others like simple designs and colors. Regardless of your style, nautical wallpaper can be as complex as waves and coral designs, or as simple as blue hues and simple accent colors. Your wallpaper should help bring out the character of the coastal bedroom furniture in your room. I also love peel and stick wallpaper because it is super easy to put up and can be used in various projects.
For some color consistency, you can match your bedroom wallpaper with other areas of your home. For example, peel and stick wallpaper can be great as lining in a drawer. Or, perhaps you want to add an eclectic wallpaper to open shelving. Whatever you decide, peel and stick wallpaper is a godsend and the project ideas are endless. I also love using peel and stick wallpaper to update an old shelf!
However, if your style is more simple, then a shiplap wallpaper can do the trick! Not all homeowners are lucky to find shiplap behind old walls. Instead, many homeowners need to create a faux shiplap wall. HaokHome has a gorgeous shiplap wallpaper that looks super real because of its distressed wood look! This wallpaper will come in handy for so many of your DIY projects!
The Possibilities are Endless!
There are so many ways coastal bedroom furniture can add style and character to a room! Comment below and share your favorite coastal bedroom furniture ideas and designs! If you have a coastal-inspired bedroom of your own, then share it with us and you may be featured on our blog! We hope this helped you make a happy home!