Perfecting a Coastal Design to Match Your Florida Lifestyle
When you reside in Southwest Florida, you want the theme of your house to match your Florida lifestyle. And that can only be done by renovating it into a perfect replica of our “beachy” city.
You don’t need the waves to feel like you are at the beach. Your house will look chic and modern when you incorporate the beach vibe into your home and you can have that beachy ambiance while sitting on your living room couch. Decorate your home with the perfect coastal design and give it the serene look it craves with our design tips.
Colors Will Do the Trick
From vibrant colors to soft palettes, you can achieve the perfect coastal design with multiple color combinations. Do you want a serene and relaxing look that is associated with the tans, blues, and greens of a Hampton paradise, complete with shades of ocean water and neutrals paying homage to the sand? Or are you more into the bright and vibrant colors of a Key West inspired home with palm trees and bright shades of green and turquoise?
Play Around With Furniture
A coastal look is more than just a color scheme; it’s the overall look of the home, especially in the furniture. Jute furniture is an ideal style that integrates a coastal design into your home. You can also go with bamboo, natural fibers, light weathered wood, and crisp clean fabrics. You can throw a nice light blue and white cotton rug on a weathered wood floor and top off the look with sheer curtains blowing in the breeze and allowing the natural light to filter throughout the room.
Bring on the Breeze
Speaking of beach breezes, a beach look is not complete without allowing the coastal breezes to flow into your home. Hopefully your luxury home builder has guided you towards incorporating large windows and sliding glass doors into your floor plan, so you can let in natural light and take advantage of the coastal breeze. Let the natural light flood into your home and the cool breeze brush through your hair, and you will feel like you are sitting on a beautiful beach with a cool drink in hand.
A Hammock is a Must
A coastal design isn’t complete without a hammock to sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous Southwest Florida weather. Adding a hammock to your porch will give you a beach vibe you can’t have anywhere else. Well, except for when you are at the beach, splashing in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
To complete the coastal look, you need to have coastal décor in your home. Seashells are the old favorite, but you can use utilize them in different ways to add a sophisticated look to your coastal home. In fact, seashells, anchors, miniature boats, rope knots, and any other nautical-inspired accessories are always welcome in a coastal design, but make sure you keep it to a minimum to keep the look fresh, casual, and classy. If you are going for a Key West-inspired home, adding plants to your decor will give it an island feel.
Say No to Clutter
The most important thing to remember when designing your coastal home is to keep it simple. You don’t want your home to look like it’s a souvenir shop at a beach getaway, but you do want to bring the relaxing, cool, and fresh look of the beach to your luxury home.
By integrating these ideas, your Florida lifestyle will be complete with a magnificent coastal design to match. Contact us to learn more about our design ideas, as well as get some help from our team at Romanza Interior Design to transform your new home into a coastal paradise.