Let’s Get Beachy: Coastal-Inspired Design Trends

Artsy Chicks Rule's coastal cottage with Raintree Floors

Egret, Laguna Vibes Flooring CollectionPhoto Cred: @ArtsyChicksRule

 

Let’s Get Beachy: Coastal-Inspired Design Trends

When it comes to making cherished summer memories with the family, there’s nothing like a trip to the beach full of fun in the sun! From the cool blue ocean waves and airy sand between our toes to the weathered wooden planks that comprise our favorite pier, a memorable visit to the coast features gorgeous textures and visuals everywhere you turn. As difficult as it can be to leave the beach when it’s time to travel back home, you can bring some of your favorite coastal-inspired design trends to your interiors for a never-ending relaxing vibe. 

 

Since Raintree hardwoods provide striking wood beauty with distinctive character and charm, they make the ideal anchor to your coastal design scheme. The earthy tones and organic markings are perfect for crafting a peaceful feel, and these real wood planks can be installed throughout the home. Not only does the 100% waterproof wood flooring construction protect against wet feet and bathing suits that make their way to your floors, but the Ninja Pet Guard finish protects the authentic wood veneer against scratches from tracked-in sand and other abrasive particles!

 

Long, relaxing days on the coast are full of dazzling sun rays so it’s only right to use as much natural light as possible within a coastal-inspired layout. An ideal foundation for this look is a lighter, airy wood species such as Egret white oak from the Laguna Vibes Collection (below) that features brushed texture with a matte finish. 

Artsy Chicks Rule's coastal cottage with Raintree Floors

Inspired by the endless bluffs and hidden coves of Laguna Beach, this variety is soothing, refined, and ideal for opening up any space. When combined with rattan and wicker furniture, as well as other woven textiles such as jute area rugs, you have a natural slice of luxury that could be found in any seaside town!

The Aspen Estates Collection of multiple hardwood options that will suit coastal décor with moderate color variation and subtle graining. Whether you prefer the cream tone of Castle Creek european oak (light), the cool appeal of Crevasse oak flooring (center), or the breezy look of First Flurry wood flooring (right), the soft color palette captures fashion-forward styles that enhance a tranquil connection to the beach:

Castle Creek Flooring Duke Manor Farm with Raintree Floors Aspen Estates First Flurry

   

For a bolder look that still delivers a chic coastal space, you can opt for a high-character wood floor that brings your favorite beach memories and locales to mind. Not only is this Old Hickory floor from the Nashville Scene Collection (below) simultaneously unique and traditional, it delivers warm nostalgic shades that remind us of sand dunes, wooden piers, and wood-paneled beach vehicles:

Nashville Scene Old Hickory

 

To complete a personalized coastal design, make sure to add touches and accents that remind you of your favorite trips. Perhaps you can find a specific real or faux plant that instantly takes you back to your favorite tropical paradise. Maybe a mosaic tile backsplash or countertop in the kitchen or bathroom will recreate a cherished boardwalk. Also, find a few area rugs with pattern and color that recall a beloved beach destination. 

There’s nothing like a visit to the shore to help us recharge and relax, and your coastal rooms can help you do just that every morning. Find great design ideas for your refresh from our Coastal Cottage Décor Pinterest board and bring waves of comfort to your home!

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