The Coastal style

Coastal style is a collection of laid-back, cozy, and casual designs that reflect an easy-going way of life near the coast. This style being featured is typically considered American Coastal. This is a style that you can have at your beach house or can be perfect for a home that is inland and gives you the feeling that you’re near the beach. A key color is white, which is used within the furniture, the wall colors, as accents, moulding colors and more. Wall and ceiling finishes are normally painted wood paneling; however, the floors are often left natural using lighter colored woods. You should expect to bring in lots of natural light, warm whites and ocean hues, reflective surfaces, soft furnishings and top it off with nautical décor. It really gives off a simplistic elegance.

Mainly, with Modern Farmhouse, you would be mixing and matching vintage with new. This allows for the authenticity of Farmhouse style to be present, but the new furniture adds comfort and style into the mix. There is also the mix and match of natural elements, for instance wood and stainless steel.

Coastal style bedroom with bathroom

Coastal style

This coastal style bedroom brings in all the elements mentioned. From the white shiplap walls and moulding to the blue accents, your look will be completed and bring in all the natural light you were hoping for. For a look like this, check out the key elements below.

Key Elements


Reminiscent of boardwalk planks or ship frames, shiplap is a common feature in coastal homes. This also helps to add to the casual, yet tailored look of your beach retreat.


Doors are always an understated feature. Adding crisp white doors allows for the airy feeling to continue from room to room and gives you beach vibe you’re looking for. Since doors are a necessity, use them as an accessory to your design.


White moulding adds on to the light, airy, and breezy feel of the Coastal style. Then, adding in different tones and textures allows your unique style to appear.

Coastal style living room with a beach window view to the left, white couch and ottoman facing a mounted flat screen tv and fireplace, a blue single cushion sofa in the left corner, and shelves to the far right


You’ll notice that the white carries throughout the entire home, with the shiplap, moulding, doors, mantels and more. It allows the airy feeling mentioned above to flow throughout the entire home.