Coastal Decorating Ideas

Coastal Decorating Ideas & Lake Homes

Coastal Decorating Ideas: There are many approaches one can take in decorating their log home aside from taking a traditional rustic or western approach. Coastal decorating is another great option that works well in rustic style construction. A coastal look can easily be achieved by incorporating a sandy palette, gentle hues of blues and greens with whitewashed accents. Nothing says “coastal living” quite like an open living room, oversized sofas, nautical stripes and sea inspired accents such as ropes, sailboats and sea-side prints.

One of my favorite interior design firms mastering coastal decorating is Muskoka Living Interior, based in Port Carling, Ontario. Muskoka Living (ML) celebrates the elegance of casual coastal-inspired living. They have grown from a small, local design firm founded in 1991 to a forward-thinking purveyor of design and décor that carries on the tradition of casual living with a coastal flare.

Designed by Muskoka Living Interiors designer Cory DeFrancisco, the following homes are effortlessly coastal and chic, and combine a stunning neutral palette with white and hues of blue that would also work well in a log home interior. Bring coastal style to your living room with these inspirational design ideas, whether you’re by the sea or not.

I’ve provided a selection of images optimized for Pinterest at the bottom of the post. If you’re looking for interior design inspiration, please visit my Pinterest Group Board on Stunning Home Décor & Design. This board combines many of the top pinners and really has a wide collection of spectacular interiors. If you are looking to purchase coastal decor, I’ve also included a list of top suppliers of unique coastal home decor.

House Tour: Abbington

An extraordinary and elegant coastal-inspired property located on a unique section of Lake Rosseau’s southerly shore (Armstrong Point). Exceptional design and architecture, westerly exposure: all day sun with full sunset views, open panoramic views and gentle shoreline with both deep and shallow water. Abington boasts a coastal take on timeless transitional styling.

Coastal Interiors

Inviting Entryway

Cottage Interiors

Tunneling Hallways

Coastal Living

Bright Sunroom

Decorating with Blue & White

With a gorgeous palette of crisp white and maritime blues, this living room creates an easygoing coastal feel that brings to mind a lovely seaside cottage. The accent pillows work well in bringing in soothing hues of blue as well as elegant pattern and texture.

Coastal Interiors Design Styles

Great Room

Cottage Decorating Ideas

Elegant Dining Room

Coastal Style Dining Room

Coastal Dining Room

Coastal Kitchen Ideas

Spacious Kitchen

Coastal Design Ideas

Open-concept Design

Cottage Decor

Muskoka Room

House Tour: Tradewinds

Rustic redefined. White paneling serves as a clean slate for timber coffering and elegant finishing touches. From architectural concept to interior planning, cabinetry and furnishings, MLI combines inspiration from timeless homes of The Hamptons with bespoke windows, doors and hardware for a truly custom expression of home design.

Lake Home Living Room

Great Room

Lake Home Design Ideas

Great Room

Lake Home Dining

Dining Room

Lake Home Ideas


Lake Home Kitchen Ideas


Lake Home Sun Room

Sun Room

Lake Home Bath


Where to Shop for Coastal Decor:

Experience the beauty and majesty of the beach with Kirkland’s Coastal Cottage collection. With their wide selection of beach decor and coastal furniture, any house can be a beach house, even if you’re nowhere near the gently lapping waves of the ocean. Touches of turquoise, eye-catching coral accessories, and subtle nods to seafaring creatures are the keys to achieving the cool calm of coastal decor. Shop online to find the perfect coastal view with their great selection of beach art and coastal mirrors, or add the beauty of the ocean to any room of your home with their wonderful Coastal Cottage decor.
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Nautica Home
Founded in 1983, Nautica is a leading water-inspired global lifestyle brand including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories and a complete home collection. Nautica products are classics that are rich in performance, color and authentic style.
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Potttery Barn
Pottery Barn is one of my favorite places to shop as they carry such a gorgeous array of unique home furnishings with great fabrics. Here’s where you can find great nautical blue & white stripe print throw cushions and beach-style home décor. Pottery Barn is currently having a 20% luxurious bedding and up to 30% off outdoor collections.
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Ralph Lauren
If you’re looking for high end coastal décor, Ralph Lauren has a fabulous selection of blue and white table linens, bedding and much more. Ralph Lauren is having a white sale  – 30% off select styles until April 28th.
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Horchow is another great option for high end bedding and home décor. I love their collection of duvet covers as well as accent pieces. They are currently having a huge bedroom sale – 25% off bedroom furniture, bedding & décor.
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Joss & Main
If you are looking to give your home a touch of the ocean breeze, a nautical chic look is the perfect choice. Stock up on coastal style pillows, rugs and decorative accents like buoys, oars and shells. If you want to shop daily deals for coastal decor and furniture, shop the Joss and Main Coastal Furniture sale. Joss and Main’s flash sales help you get the best price on nautical style.
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Wayfair carries just about everything you can image, including coastal home décor. They are currently having an up to 50% off Mother’s Day Sale.
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Monique Lhuillier Kids Coastal Bedding

Monique Lhuillier Kids Coastal Bedding
A light layer that transitions easily from season to season, this bedding mimics the look of a quilt for timeless style. Designed with world-renown fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, it marries functionality with her contemporary, whimsical and magical design aesthetic. [View the Collection]

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