Coastal style bedrooms are a refined take on the crowd-pleasing fantasy of what it feels like to live at the beach. With a limited palette of soft colors reminiscent of sand and sea and natural materials like weathered wood and rattan, coastal bedrooms are open and airy spaces that have timeless appeal and a fresh, timeless feel that works anywhere. Check out these chic and breezy bedrooms for inspiration on how to create your own coastal-inspired oasis.
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Accent with Pastel Blue
This chic coastal bedroom from K+Co. Living has a soft feel with pastel blue accents, textured wall coverings and textiles, and plenty of rounded shapes to give it a soothing and relaxing feel.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Incorporate Natural Materials
A natural cane and wood bed frame, a mother of pearl chandelier, and blue-gray textiles add warmth to this light-flooded, white-walled coastal bedroom from Amanda Barnes Interiors.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Highlight the Bedframe
Emily Henderson Design added an upholstered bed frame in a striking blue-and-white patterned fabric that adds a coastal vibe to this light and bright bedroom.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Add Boho Style
K Shan Design added boho style touches to this breezy coastal bedroom like a cane and wood headboard and a rustic macrame wall hanging that complements the beige walls and pale blue bed linens.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Accent with Navy
On the opposite side of this bedroom from Emily Henderson Design, a pair of curvy white lamps with bold navy shades adds symmetry and reinforces the subtle coastal theme.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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This Montauk, NY bedroom designed by Ghislaine Vinas has the vibrant electric blue and bright white palette of a Greek island setting, plus a kitschy white palm tree lamp, and a two-tone blue leaf patterned rug that packs a contemporary coastal punch.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Interior designer Maite Granda hung sandy beige-toned palm tree wallpaper mural in this Florida bedroom that pays homage to the coastal setting while keeping things neutral.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Use Pastel Shades
White Sands Design Build chose a dreamy coastal palette of whispery pastel blues and soft whites that gives this California bedroom a soothing and cloud-like feel.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Add a Blue Feature Wall
A soothing blue feature wall with wood trim detailing sets the tone in this airy bedroom from Louis Duncan-He Designs, and a pair of bedside lamps that look like they are made from stacked blue stones and a blue-and-white rug with an abstract wave-like pattern enforces the coastal feel.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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This sophisticated cottage bedroom from Amanda Barnes Interiors has a palette of white and pale blues and greens that adds contrast with the medium and dark wood tones.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Accent with Gold
Soft gold accents on the nightstand and wall sconce add warmth to this classic Southern California coastal bedroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Make It Effortless
Tyler Karu Design + Interiors decorated this casual Maine beach house bedroom with pale wood tones, faded blue linen bedding, and colored glass accents to create an effortless getaway feel.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Add an Airy Canopy
Interior designer Kara Mann added an airy white canopy on the bed of this ocean front Cabo bedroom that gives it a breezy feel, and added a blue nightstand and color photographs of a surfer catching a wave to bring home the coastal vibes.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Layer the Walls
This sophisticated kids room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has sandy toned accents and coastal wall decor that includes abstract blue-and-white wallpaper and a framed illustration of ocean waves that add movement and interest.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Accent with Multiple Shades of Blue
Louis Duncan-He Designs accented this light and airy coastal bedroom with multiple shades of blue that keeps the blue-and-white palette from feeling too one note.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Keep It Tight
This snug Southern California coastal bedroom from Brophy Interiors has a cozy feel thanks to the light neutral palette, natural woods, soft blue, white, and beige tones, and subtle patterns that add dimension.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Soften It Up
Finding Lovely created a romantic coastal bedroom using soft blue and white textiles, white walls, and weathered wood details.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Paint the Shiplap Blue
Bright blue shiplap walls add a modern touch to this coastal bedroom from
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Add a Gallery Wall
A thematic gallery wall sets the tone in this coastal bedroom from Michelle Berwick Design.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Interior designer Maite Granda added bright blue and white wallpaper with an Islamic geometric pattern to this contemporary coastal Florida bedroom that complements the crisp bed linens, modern furniture, and yellow and gold accents.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Add Scandi Style
Shades of blue and white on the bedding and weathered repurposed doors that double as a headboard in this Scandinavian bedroom from Fantastic Frank have subtle coastal vibes that could work anywhere.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Keep It Light
This light and airy Los Angeles bedroom from Brophy Interiors has a subtle coastal feel with its deep blue balcony door trim, pale wood slat headboard, and beige-and-white striped bedding. A washed out color photograph of a beach scene brings it home.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Interior designer Maite Granda designed this coastal bedroom using a blue-and-white palette that is enlivened with a mix of patterns and styled with bright multi-colored accents.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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This spacious Newport Beach, CA primary bedroom from Brophy Interiors has a view of the Pacific from the wall of sliding glass doors, while a pair of supersized chaise longues covered in blue ultrasuede offer a place to lounge.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Use Tonal Blues
Interior designer Maite Granda dressed this Florida highrise shared bedroom in tonal shades of blue on the wall covering, pillow edging, and throw blankets that gives it a modern coastal feel.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Add Contemporary Touches
This bedroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co. is a contemporary take on coastal style with its palette of dark blue gray and weathered wood and its streamlined decor that keeps the emphasis on the room's tall ceilings and generous proportions.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Add Personal Touches
This hilltop home with a view of Casco Bay, ME from Tyler Karu Design + Interiors has a coastal palette of light blue wall paint and linens with personal touches like a patterned pillow, a large landscape painting over the bed, and an oversized plant that make it feel lived in and homey.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Accent with Chocolate Tones
This comfortable coastal bedroom from Amanda Barnes Interiors has a neutral palette in shades of white with dark wood and chocolate colored textile accents that add coziness and an earthy note.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Don't Overthink It
If your coastal bedroom has a view of the water, keep it simple like this space from Michelle Berwick Design with shades of blue and white, a jute rug, and a pair of pendant lights that look like they are dropping anchor on either side of the bed.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Make It Kid-Friendly
A palette dominated by navy and white and ocean-related decor accents give this light and airy coastal kids room from Curated Nest Interiors a fresh feel.
How do you style a coastal bedroom?
Style your coastal bedroom with shades of white, beige, sandy tones, and shades of blue and green that recall the sand and the sea. Keep it soft and light, and don’t be afraid to mix in shades of yellow, pink, peach, and other pale colors found in nature that will add nuance. Dress your bed in pale-toned natural fabrics like linen and cotton, and incorporate natural materials on furniture and accessories such as weathered wood nightstands, a jute rug, or a rattan mirror. Maximize natural light by keeping window treatments minimal, like clean solar shades or gauzy curtains, and don’t clutter the room with too much decor to maintain an easy, breezy feel.
What is the difference between coastal and beachy style?
The difference between coastal and beachy style is subtle, a judgment call that is largely a matter of personal taste. Whereas a beach cottage may have a more literal beach-inspired style that works in an ocean-front setting (think blue-and-white striped textiles, surfboards as decor, or seashell-encrusted mirrors), a coastal living room might feature hints of coastal style with a blue and white color palette, weathered wood furniture, and a more polished feel. But in general coastal style is a more refined and sometimes abstract interpretation of a beachy interior that can work in any setting, from a city apartment to a suburban home located miles from an actual beach.
How do I make my room coastal?
The simplest way to broadcast a coastal vibe is to stick to a natural palette of white and blue. You can channel the Greek islands with a minimalist color palette of white walls and bright blue textiles, or use moodier shades of blue-gray with dark or weathered woods depending on your taste and style. Also feel free to add color or black-and-white wall art that depicts beach scenes; palm print wallpaper; or decor accents in natural materials like driftwood, rattan, or jute.