As we come into the warmer months here in Australia we seek out the rest and relaxation of the beach. Beachside homes, shacks and caravan parks become full to the brim and finding quiet, cool spaces to escape the heat is a daily occurrence. Coastal Interior Design embraces that relaxed lifestyle by celebrating open plan living and exterior spaces. However it is the merging of Contemporary Design with Coastal Interiors that is signature to many Australian homes. A refined take on a relaxed lifestyle is a common element to many Australian homes. So what is Modern Coastal Interior Design and how do you achieve it? Below I share 5 Ways to achieve a Modern Coastal Interior in your Home and take a look through the interiors of Noa by the Beach for some inspiration.
- Neutral Colour Palette
Simplify your colours throughout the home. Think light, white, nude, soft beige to create a calm palette in which to build upon.
- Complement with Natural Textures
The natural tones of timber, rattan, hemp and stone have an earthy and relaxed element to them. Think about adding things like woven baskets, hemp rugs or timber furniture to bring a coastal touch to your interiors
- Texture & Panelling
VJ panels and weatherboards are common in coastal homes. Bring texture to your interior walls through vertical or horizontal VJ panelling for coastal look.
- Coastal Decor
Bring the outside in. Collect shells from the beach or gather eucalyptus from the green. Coastal themed art prints or abstract artwork with colours that reflect the natural landscape help to bring colour to your interiors.
- Pampas Grass is always a wonderful way to add texture and will bring an instant coastal look to your interiors. This low maintenance (literally zero effort) option looks great in a large vase either on the floor or raised buffet.