How to Bring Modern Coastal Styling into Your Home

Are you dreaming of a home that exudes the calm and breezy vibes of your last beachside holiday? Modern coastal styling is the perfect way to bring a relaxed, beachy atmosphere into your home, with a twist of the new to bring it into today and the future. 

In this guide, we will explore what modern coastal furniture and design is all about, and provide you with tips and inspiration to incorporate this style into your own space.


What is Modern Coastal Design?

Modern coastal design is a contemporary take on the classic coastal style. It blends elements associated with the beach - such as natural textures, soft neutral colour palettes, and a light and airy feel - with more modern elements such as marble and mirrored surfaces. 

At its core, this style embraces the essence of coastal living, creating a soothing and relaxed ambiance reminiscent of a beachside retreat. That hopeful feeling when you wake up to sunshine and a fresh breeze pouring into your home, and have only a lazy Sunday to look forward to.

How To Embrace Modern Coastal Styling

To bring a touch of modern coastal styling to your home, here are some key design elements  to keep in mind:

1. Incorporate lots of different natural textures: Mixing and matching textures such as rattan, jute, and wicker will create visual interest and add depth to your space. You might want to start small with jute cushions before moving on to bigger items, such as rattan accent chairs.Keep an eye out for furniture pieces with raw finishes, such as wooden dining chair legs or linen lamp shades, which will further create an organic and natural element in your space.
    2. Incorporate a soft colour palette: Opt for soft, muted colours inspired by the ocean and nature. Shades of blue, sandy neutrals, pastel yellow, ivory and white are common choices for coastal interiors that are sure to lift the mood and make your space feel both coordinated and more spacious.
      3. Embrace Linen: Another natural material, linen is a popular fabric choice for coastal-inspired spaces. It not only adds a touch of luxury but also enhances the breezy and effortless feel of the design.
        4. Opt for a lighter woods: Renowned for its durability and stylistic versatility, wooden furniture is a timeless classic. You can tie this into a modern coastal theme by opting for lighter shades of wood, such as beech or oak to create a coastal feel. This is particularly important if this piece has a commanding presence in its area, as for example  is the case for the dining table within the dining room. Here, the Hudson Oak Dining Table would be the perfect fit for a modern coastal aesthetic. 
          5. Try Textured Rugs: Add warmth and texture to your living spaces with a textured rug constructed from natural fibres like jute or sisal. Especially in winter, rugs can really bring a room together and make it feel homely. Even in summer, rugs are great for visually dividing a space and creating a clean and relaxed environment .
            6. Shine a Spotlight on Lighting: Incorporating woven pendant lights to your room will bring a touch of coastal charm and create a relaxed ambiance. What’s more, they also create beautiful shadow shapes on the ceiling and walls. The Haven Rattan Bell Ceiling Pendant Large Natural is a great choice for larger rooms, whereas the Carter Ceiling Pendant Large White with its crisp white finish will bring timeless modernity to any room in your home.
                7. Use of raw materials: Look for furniture pieces with raw finishes, such as dining chair legs or linen lamp shades, to effortlessly add an organic and natural element to your space.


                  Styling Tips for Modern Coastal Decor

                  Now that we've covered the key attributes of modern coastal styling, let's explore how you can incorporate these elements into different areas of your home:

                  Modern Coastal Living Room

                  The centrepiece of the living room is without a doubt the sofa. Choose a comfortable sofa in a neutral colour and complement it with cushions and throws in soft blues, nautical greens, and crisp whites. Sometimes, a decorative palm leaf cushion can also bring a real plantation coastal feel to the room, and goes beautifully with a set of Palm Prints in grey frames.



                  You might want to consider adding some natural texture with a rattan coffee table or side tables, and using a textured rug to anchor the space and create a cosy atmosphere.

                    In the Dining Room

                    In the dining room, you’ll want to opt for a light-coloured wooden table paired with woven dining chairs. Dress the table with linen tablecloths, napkins, and placemats for a touch of elegance, and complete the look with a statement pendant light above the table.

                      Breezy Bedroom

                      Create a serene and tranquil environment in your bedroom with a whitewashed or natural wood bed frame. Here, crisp white sheets layered with soft blue or green accents will help create a modern coastal vibe in your room. Add texture with a jute or sisal rug and rattan bedside tables.

                      OneWorld Collection: Bringing Modern Coastal Style Home

                      If you're looking for furniture and decor pieces that embody the essence of modern coastal styling, look no further than our collection at OneWorld. We love this style and carefully curate selections and ranges that meet the expected shaping, colour palette, and raw finishes of this style. 

                      From rattan armchairs to linen-covered slip cover sofas, our collection has everything you need to transform your home into a coastal oasis.

                      In conclusion, modern coastal styling is a versatile and timeless design choice that can be applied to any home. So embrace the beauty of the beach and start styling your home with modern coastal designs today! We have free consultants in store and virtual if you ever want some help and we really love talking about this style!