Super Cute 10 minute Seaside Cottage Vignette
Looking for easy ideas to decorate your living room this summer? What about a coastal farmhouse decor idea. This beach cottage decorating is so simple and so beautiful.
Hello sweet friends, ready for a little beach decorating today? I love decorating in a Coastal Farmhouse Style even though I live nowhere near the sea, nor does my home resemble a farm in any way. But still the combination of coastal and farmhouse is what makes my heart sing. The light and airy feel combined with cool coastal colors and natural elements is my favorite way of summer decorating!
So I took a whole of 10 minutes and pulled together a little summer vignette that elevates my whole room into coastal cottage living room status.
What is Coastal Farmhouse Style?
Coastal Farmhouse Decor is a mix of two different decorating styles: Farmhouse Style that uses old and worn and vintage items with Beach Cottage that brings in the sand, the beach and the sea inspired accessories. When you bring together these two different decorating styles it creates a bright and cozy room that is perfect for summer decor.
I have combined these styles before, and I have shared many of these ideas in my collection of Coastal Decorating Ideas. And this year’s little beachy farmhouse decor idea fits right in with that collection. It was super easy to pull together and so much fun to create.
Coastal Farmhouse Decor Tips: How to Get the Look
Coastal Farmhouse Decor Tips
Choose a color palette that reminds you of the beach
Coastal Farmhouse Decorating starts with choosing the right colors. Think of the colors of the beach. The natural colors of sand and sea, the blues and yellows of beach cabins and parasols, the muted pastel colors of sea shells and ice cream.
Choose patterns that have a nautical feel
Beachy stripes, polkadots and color blocks give your home decor accessories a nautical touch that is perfect for a beachy farmhouse theme. Use geometric, floral or classical patterns sparingly. Beach cottage decorating is all about easy going and light hearted decor.
Bring in textures
Nature is all about textures and the beach is no exception. Bring in texture by adding accessories made from sisal or jute, add some rustic rope and let the textures of sea shells and coral take center stage. Both coastal decor as well as farmhouse decorating go well with a bit of a rustic touch.
Choose Coastal Farmhouse Accessories
Shells, sea stars and (faux) coral are perfect coastal accessories. Combine those with vintage elements to bring in the Farmhouse feel. I choose vintage ball jars and water pitchers in sea colors for my vintage elements. And the large triffle dish filled with seaside finds is the perfect coastal companion to my vintage blue glass.
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I hope you were inspired by my coastal cottage decorating idea. I had so much fun turning my living room into a little beach cottage with farmhouse flair. I think my summer home is ready now. Summer decorating was never this easy ??
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Thank you, I love this post, always looking for different ways to bring beachy into my home.
We live fairly close to the Alabama gulf coast, so I’m always looking. I really enjoy opening and reading your ideas.
Hi Sue, Thank you for your love for the post. How wonderful that you live near the coast. I don’t actually, the sea is pretty far away. I pretend to live in a little beach cottage anyway, because I simply love the coastal decorating style. Thanks for again for your comment! It is so nice to hear from you.
Ans Potting says
Heel mooi. Tot zooms.
Hi! I love these ideas — we are planning for my daughter’s Bat mitzvah with is a combo beach and theater theme — we want to do centerpieces that are like yours but we can’t have candles bc we are putting Playbill type pics sticking out of the sand… so perhaps more like the farmhouse ones — any ideas you have I would love!! Thank you!
Alicia Hursley says
Super fun ideas. We just got back from a vacation and I realized how much I love coastal decor. My husband won’t let me do it in the whole house which makes sense because we live in Westlake, OH, but I am definitely going to follow your tips to decorate my office. First things first though, the floor in there is in a bit of a rough shape so I’ll be calling in my hardwood floor resurfacing guys this week. As soon as they’re done though I’m heading straight to the Hobby Lobby to pick out some Farmhouse Coastal decor.