How to Paint Furniture Coastal Style
You can achieve a coastal look by painting your furniture in a beachy or coastal color. MudPaint is a great product to use to get this look. There are a few differences between coastal and Boho style, but both are more lived-in, worn-out, and natural. For furniture to achieve this look, make sure to avoid using too much color. You don’t want to create an overly sterile look either.
Coastal style is natural, textural, breezy and lived-in
Coastal style is easy to achieve in the home, thanks to the use of light wood, organic fabrics, and potted plants. Furniture in this style is often made from sustainable materials, such as bamboo, wicker, and teak. Its relaxed, breezy vibe is made possible by the use of natural materials, such as driftwood, shells, and foliage. Lighting fixtures in coastal styles are often made from cane or glass, and candles are placed on coffee tables for extra ambiance.
Pops of natural green are essential to coastal style. Each room should contain a plant element that brings in the colors of nature. Plants like olive trees, eucalyptus, and monstera are good choices for this look, and even a single leaf in a vase makes a statement. Coastal style doesn’t require formal living spaces, so it emphasizes an open and airy environment.
It celebrates bringing the outdoors inside
Bringing the outdoors inside can make a home feel lighter and more inviting. Bringing the outdoors inside with simple changes and natural elements will help you and your family feel closer to the outdoors. Consider rearranging your furniture so that it creates the feel of a yard or patio. Floor seating, planters, and open windows are also great ways to bring nature indoors. You can also bring indoor furniture outside to add a stylish and cozy feel to your living space.
It isn’t nautical
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a piece of nautically-inspired furniture, then this is the style for you. You’ve been dreaming about a red-orange skiff, and you’ve even admired pictures of ships in a blue sea. Using a combination of transfer and silk screen stencils to add depth and detail to your furniture’s surface is the perfect way to achieve the look without shells, trawlers and other nautical decor.
It’s not nautical
In terms of decorating style, you can opt for a coastal or nautical look. This style is less kitschy than the former, and emphasizes natural elements, rather than kitschy nautical designs. Coastal style homes are generally more comfortable in terms of scale and decor. You can use more natural elements in your interiors, such as wood and natural fibers, such as seagrass. For more ideas, visit our coastal living style page.