cottage decorating ideas, coastal decorating ideas, country decorating ideas

Coastal Decorating 

Coastal decorating ideas and  ideas to help to bring the seaside feeling to any room. Coastal decorating posts include Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Color Boards, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips all with either a beach house, nautical or whitewash & driftwood feel. All of these coastal decorating posts can be sorted by the tags listed below each article, if you have a target color in mind or are a specific cottage room. For additional help please feel free to contact our coastal style designers.

Color Board: Cottage Colors

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Hayden Hand Tufted Rug, 5 x 8, $995, other sizes available  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Basket Straw, $65 per yard  |  4. Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug, 6 x 9, $930, other sizes available  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Tricotte Scuba, $65 per yard

As the hot summer months cool down for a crisp September here in Maine, we start to crave the warmer tones of fall foliage.  In today’s cottage style color board, we chose warmer autumn colors, like pumpkin and marigold, but since we aren’t quite ready to let summer go, we used a couple of amazing ocean blues too.

You can find all of these spectacular colors in the Hayden Hand Tufted rug, which is made of 100% wool, and perfect for large gathering areas, like the living room or family room.  The design of the rug is a mix of traditional and transitional, and will fit many different cottage style homes.  We chose fabrics to complement the focal point rug, and they can be used in any combination for a sofa, loveseat, accent chair(s) and throw pillows.  Do you love the colors, but want to choose a more subtle rug?  Check out the Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug that brings a burst of color to the space in a simple print.

Which rug would you prefer for your family room?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – distinctive cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Retreat

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: My Domaine

This beautiful seaside bedroom is just one room in a stunning Newport Beach residence, click here to see the full house tour. The home features grey-washed floors, crisp white painted walls, and barn wood beams for a touch of rustic elegance. The bedroom combines ocean inspired colors like seagreen, dusty blue, and sand, that embody the feeling of a soft sea breeze. Billowing sheer curtains wrap around the canopy bed for an elegant and dramatic focal point. And think this room is a coastal style retreat?  You need to see the amazing bathroom featuring a clawfoot tub and huge glassed-in shower!

What is your favorite ocean inspired element in this beautiful bedroom?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – distinctive cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid’s Room

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid's Room #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagedecor #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid's Room #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagedecor #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Charleston Bed, customizable, As Shown: Twin, Standard Footboard, All Painted, Color: Sunshine, $1,865  |  2. Shipshape Table Lamp, 34″H, $560  |  3. Brentwood Dresser, customizable, As Shown: 42″W x 22″D x 42″H, All Painted, Color: Blueberry, $2,390  |  4.  Brindle Stripe Carnival Hand Knotted Rug,
5 x 8, $572

Designed with kids in mind, today’s Inspiration Board is filled with vibrant color and style. The focal point, and main source of incredible color, is a hand tufted wool rug, perfectly plush for long afternoons of play time. Building off of the bold palette, we chose sunshine yellow for the bed and blueberry blue for the dresser. Both colors are happy and playful to provide the right amount of creative stimulation that every kid needs. 

To learn more about any of the stylish pieces featured in today’s post, click on the links above.

Brought to you by Cottage Home – distinctive cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

 

Rooms to Love: Vintage Cottage Kitchen

Rooms to Love: Vintage Inspired Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #mintgreen #cottagedecor #farmhousekitchen thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Vintage Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #mintgreen #cottagedecor #farmhousekitchen thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Indulgy

We LOVE this adorable vintage cottage kitchen! The layering of white, white and more white, combined with architectural details, like the tall ceilings and over-sized windows, makes this an unbelievably bright and sunshiny space. Using hints of green accents and vintage garden chairs adds an outdoorsy feeling to this quaint eat-in kitchen. 

What is your favorite design detail in this space?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: BHG

This breezy bedroom is absolutely stunning! It’s simple design scheme creates a peaceful ambiance filled with soothing neutral colors and soft textiles. To create the desired aged and weathered look, the homeowners used a mixture of finishes, including painted, stained and wrought iron pieces. By combining these old and worn pieces with a few modern accents, like the abalone pendant, the bedroom has a unique style and unbeatable charm.

Click here to see more of this amazing beach house renovation!

Would you add an accent rug to the space if this was your bedroom?

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Cottage Furniture Collection: Sunshine Paint Color  |  2. Carolina Furniture Collection: Beach Rose Paint Color  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics:Ladbroke Punch, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  4. Cottage Furniture Collection: Mandarin Paint Color  |  5. Carolina Furniture Collection: Gullah Blue Paint Color  |  6.  Coco Red Indoor/Outdoor100% polypropylene, 4 x 6, $171

Today’s cottage style color board is a kaleidoscope of colors that come together to make a bold statement. Mandarin, sunshine yellow, beach rose pink and gullah blue are all vibrant cottage colors in this amazing indoor/outdoor rag rug, Coco Red, that we used as our foundation piece in this color scheme. The rug is a perfect casual style rug for a living room that sees a lot of traffic, because of it’s durability and beautiful color palette.  The ornate paisley print would be a phenomenal fabric choice for drapery to continue the bold color palette throughout the space.  Want to add more color? Choose any of the four paint colors for finishing occasional tables or a large accent furniture piece.

What is your favorite color found in our kaleidoscope color board?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Rooms to Love: Beach House Decor

Rooms to Love: Beach House Glamour #beachhousedecor #beachhouse #coastaldecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Beach House Decor | Rooms To Love #coastalstyle #beachhouse #beachhousedecor #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Lonny

We fell in love with this glamorous beach house, not only for the unbelievable ocean views, but for the fun and creative design spread throughout the home. Located on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the home has a distinct beach house style filled with bold color, statement lighting and a vast amount of texture and pattern. You NEED to see the entire house tour here

The designer, Jenny Wolf, focused on bringing in beach house decor wherever possible, and combined those details with modern elements for a fresh look.

After looking at the full house tour, what room is your favorite?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

These coastal kitchens are amazing!  They each have their own distinct style, but all share the same aqua and white color palette, phenomenal tiled back-splashes, and beautiful pendant lighting.  It’s a coastal style kitchen recipe that we cannot get enough of.

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image:
Centsational Girl

Coastal Style Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: House of Turquoise

Coastal Cottage Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Bloglovin

Aqua Teal Backsplash #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Houzz

Beach House Kitchen #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Centsational Girl

Which dreamy coastal kitchen is your favorite?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

 

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Living Room

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Living Room #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #coastalcolors #cottagecolors #beachhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Living Room #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #coastalcolors #cottagecolors #beachhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Provident Home Design

The color palette was the first aspect of this coastal style living room to really grab our attention! The space is home to a beautiful collection of soft coastal colors including tan, white, gray and a light minty blue. To offset the quiet color palette, the room has rich mahogany hardwood floors. Choosing a dark tone for the flooring helps to keep the space from feeling too light or bright and brings a nice cozy feeling to the room.

What is your favorite coastal style accessory in this space?

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

Color Board: Playful Pastels

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Style Me Pretty  |  1. Lyric Stripe Linen Decorative Pillow, Call for details  |  2. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Matrix Wheat, Grade 17  |  3. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Seamist, Grade 8  |  4. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Melon, Grade 8  |  5. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Strands Citrus, Grade 13

Looking for a color palette that is whimsical and exciting, yet soft and light? We have you covered! Today we put together a combination of playful pastels that were inspired by the chic living room found here.  The palette features a fresh combination of pastels including coral, mint, and yellow. We love these colors, because they instantly create a cheery, feel good ambiance that exudes personality and creativity.

Check out our Summer House Collection that offers modern and fresh upholstery styles!

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables