6 Ways to Bring Elegant Coastal Decor into Farmhouse Interiors

A style that has made waves by taking a pinch of one style and combining it with another is: the Coastal Farmhouse.
6 Ways to Bring Elegant Coastal Decor into Farmhouse Interiors

The beauty and sought-after look of farmhouse interiors are not only down to its traditional and elegant design. The main elements of what makes up farmhouse interiors create a foundation to build on and can be styled in new ways for those wanting to add a touch of something blue to the traditional farmhouse look.

When it comes to combining styles, one particular trend that’s since made wave in the land of interiors has been Coastal Farmhouse. Where the style takes a pinch of decorative elements that you’d typically find inside a beach house or a coastal home and combines it with the rustic and traditional elements of farmhouse interiors.

How to add coastal decor to farmhouse interiors

In keeping with the traditional elements of farmhouse interiors; the shiplap walls, light and airy colour palette, practicality, and comfortability. The layers of coastal interiors shine through by the choice of decor, hues of blues, furniture, and lighter wooden natural materials that create a beautifully serene aesthetic when brought together. We’re setting our eyes on the elegant features of coastal decor and sharing how to bring them into your home in 6 simple ways.

Add a touch of blue

Because it wouldn’t be coastal without the inspiration of water. To embody the coastal farmhouse look, add a touch of blue hues into your home, from a creamy white to navy, the colour works beautifully when contrasting with white elements. Use the colour to highlight aspects of your home or soften the room with blue, chunky materials.

Snap up some french-inspired bistro chairs

Going coastal is all about bringing the seaside vibe to you. When it comes to adding coastal elements to your kitchen, consider french inspired bistro chairs placed around your kitchen island or breakfast bar. The rattan frames bring a stunning sense of coastal living into a home and their classic design help to bring the outside in, effortlessly. To accompany the chairs, consider adding in farmhouse inspired light pendents and other wooden elements to emphasise the coastal farmhouse aesthetic.

Opt for natural and coastal elements

The hallmark for coastal farmhouse is the relaxed look and feel of the interiors. Embrace the colours of nature and opt for natural elements when furnishing and decoration your home, to round off the look perfectly. Make use of reclaimed wood that now be easily found in your favourite high street homewares stores, or on the likes of Etsy, particularly when choosing a dining or coffee table. If the wood is slightly darker than you’d like, consider painting it white to add the classic Farmhouse rustic look.

Choose playful patterned tiles

Coastal farmhouse loves a soft pattern that enriches a room, rather than overpowers it. A farmhouse bathroom tends to be the room in the home that’s left fairly minimal in terms of being adventurous with the design, but we’re here to tell you there are plenty of ways to spruce it up without needing to compromise on what’s already where. How? Patterned floor tiles. They’re the perfect feature to lift around and give it a coastal vibe, especially when the surroundings lean more towards a neutral colour palette.

Add in barn doors

A feature that is most beloved in farmhouses is the sliding barn door. They’re a wonderful feature that brings an authentic atmosphere, looks undeniably charming, and retaining a modern style that opens up a space. A traditional farmhouse barn door would have a criss-cross or z shape on both sides while painting it all white brings together the coastal vibe.


Mix and match your textiles

When it comes to choosing fabrics and decorative elements in your home, you’ve got a fair few options to go for – think nautical, strips, or checkered patterns. When working with patterns, it’s important to bear in mind to approach them with lightly to keep colour and patterns balanced evenly. Consider chunky cotton or light linen to give that coastal feel.

Photo Credits: 1. Sand And Sisal 2. Sand And Sisal 3. Farmhouse Living 4. Brooke Wagner Design 5. Brooke Wagner Design 6. Brooke Wagner Design

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