Coastal designs are always tranquil, soothing and comforting to look at. Even so, you can introduce a few bold accents, decor and design ideas to your living room without disrupting this relaxing synergy.
A spot of color. The most obvious way to make a bold statement is by adding a spot of color to your living room. Break out a bit from traditional neutrals, soft blues and greens by adding another coastal color to your palette. Look for a brightly colored sofa or love seat in sunshine yellow, coral orange or a fun pattern and watch how it transforms your space.
Unique lighting fixtures. There are so many fun chandeliers on the market, and they’re perfect for adding whimsy, color and style to your living room space. Suspend one over the coffee table or above your favorite reading nook. You can go casual with The Sullivan, or more formal with the Southampton, which was recently featured in Elle Decor.
A taste for the exotic. When sailors and seamen traveled the world, they would bring exotic relics back home to show off their adventures. You can kick your interior design up a notch by adding exotic prints and collectibles.
Art appreciation. Sometimes a single piece of art can be the bold move you’re looking for to put the finishing touch on your design. This living room is beautifully decorated, but the stunning octopus canvas sets it apart from other well-designed spaces. Search the Cottage & Bungalow art galleries for pieces with note-worthy beach-themed subjects to adorn your walls.
Have you recently found the courage to go bold with your coastal living room design? Share your ideas with us or continue peeking around Cottage & Bungalow to find the perfect accents and furnishings for your living space.