There's no better sleep than beach sleep! Here's how to decorate for it.
Our first-ever Coastal Living condo on Florida's stunning Gulf coast, is chock-full of dazzling, beachy design ideas. Here, we've got five tips and tricks to guide you through a beachy bedroom makeover, plus all the product picks you'll need to bring this brilliant beach house look home.
1. Give a space instant coastal style cred with turquoise.
The zippy shade of blue-green is a perennial favorite for a reason, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “When we do our color-word associations, invariably when you show turquoise, people think of an amazing ocean scene somewhere in the tropics.” Channel that special brand of seaside happy by incorporating splashes of the cheery hue in high-impact accents, like artwork or a snappy wall display.
2. Strike a balance.
Ensure that even the smallest beach house spaces feel open and inviting by embracing symmetry. Created by the identical lamps and nightstands that flank the bed, this room’s clean, uncluttered lines foster a sense of serenity that replicates the quiet of the white-sand beach just blocks away. Plus, this kind of decorating symmetry ensures a room is always photo-ready.
Shop the Look (from left to right): Angelica Lamp Ensemble, $198; 360 Lighting Steel Droplet Teal Blue Small Accent Lamps, $50; Ceramic Twist Table Lamp, $395
3. Go with classic white bedding.
It’s a no-brainer for beach house bedrooms: White just feels good in breezy settings! Lindsey Ellis Beatty, Coastal Living Style Director and designer of our Rosemary Beach condo, sticks to a simple formula when it comes to bedding: “I always use a white coverlet and shams, then I customize the look by layering it with custom pillows in pretty fabrics and a pretty duvet or blanket folded neatly at the end of the bed.” Here, a white throw adds texture without bringing in competing colors or patterns.
4. Pile on the patterns.
Pillows in artful patterns are a dynamite way to dial up a room’s personality, plus they can be swapped out season after season for endless new looks. The trick to making pattern-play work? Choose fabrics in the same color family to keep things from feeling too busy. Here, a classic floral cozies up to groovy, more modern shams, thanks to its fresh periwinkle-and-aqua colorway.
5. Add character with accessories.
Next-level nightstands with a dreamy finishing layer of carefully curated accessories. The accents that make our A-list? Fresh-cut flowers, short stacks of beach reads, and catch-all boxes and dishes that are as pretty as they are practical! For master bedrooms, family heirlooms and small mementos are a sweet choice for making the space feel more personal. In guest rooms, stick to more neutral accessories, like beachy accents and nesting bowls.
Shop the Look (from left to right): Pigeon and Poodle Positano Boxes, $245 for a set of two; White Sea Urchin Décor, from $12; Lotus Decorative Nesting Bowls, $98
Here's to a peaceful slumber in a beach house-worthy bedroom!