Decorating in the American Coastal Style

Originating in coastal homes across America, especially those on the Atlantic coastline, this increasingly popular style is rapidly in the mainland.

The American style of the coast is full of light and comfort, and is quiet as a summer breeze across the waves. If you love home decoration, ocean hues and a room that conveys a sense of airy goodness, you will love the casual yet classic American style of the coast.

The heart of an American coastal style home, community, and relaxation, so of course, there is an emphasis on beautifully worn and weather-battered decorations. Nothing should be too precious, in an American coastal style home – shells should be treated as such, the furniture should be cuddle-should be dignified and drawers open, and filled with Souvenirs.

Many confuse American coastal with Cottage style decorating, but there are differences. The American coastal style stands on its own with nautical decor, natural elements and a distinct lack of flowers.

Typical characteristics of an American coastal style, the room:

Sea and sky colors
White as a predominant color
Light-reflective materials such as glass or mirror
Rattan, seagrass, bamboo, cane or teak
Nautical and natural or “found” decor
Natural fibers such as linen, sisal, jute and cotton
Easy-care floors such as tiles or parquet
Weather-beaten or distressed woods

Painted Furniture