Hello, sweet friends! We just arrived back from a spring break trip to Charleston and Sullivan’s Island and I’m gonna be honest, it’s tough transitioning back to reality. There is just something about the ocean that calls to my soul. In my travels, I’m always scouting chic coastal decor ideas that brings the essence of the beach and ocean into my home without slapping me across the face with a sign that says THIS IS MY BEACH HOUSE AND I AM A MERMAID. Though if I could be a mermaid, I would. Preferably somewhere warm. 😉 But decor-wise, I gravitate towards ‘Hamptons Chic’ as opposed to ‘Spring Break in Daytona Beach Circa 1996′. More handmade baskets, less neon. If you feel the same way, you’re gonna love what we’ve rounded up for you.
(SIDE NOTE: that Daytona Beach trip was epic. Just sayin’ I don’t want to decorate like it.)
The truth about decorating is that it’s not necessarily about how a room looks, it’s about the way it makes you feel. My heart is calmed by soothing coastal colors and organic elements such as driftwood, coral and beach glass. Our current home has ocean inspired decor such as vintage glass floats and an octopus woodblock print; they say ‘beach’ without said mermaid tail. We’ve rounded up 24 coastal decor ideas that suggest relaxing days spent seaside without the actual sand getting into your bathing suit.