Gorgeous Coastal Aesthetic Wallpaper Designs You’ll Love

I know that people have opinions about wallpaper, but it’s hard to deny the impact it has on a space. It’s an instant way to add depth, texture, and character to any room.

Not only does wallpaper set the tone for your overall design scheme, but it also allows you to create a bold statement or tell a story through patterns and imagery.

flatlay of 5 serena and lily, coastal aesthetic wallpaper samples and hydrangeas

In addition, unlike paint, wallpaper is relatively easy to install and replace, making it a cost-effective way to transform your walls and achieve the coastal aesthetic.

Selecting Patterns, Colors, and Materials That Align With The Coastal Aesthetic

coastal aesthetic wallpaper graphic

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This of course isn’t an exhaustive list of how to choose wallpaper; it’s a super personal design choice, but I did want to give you some guidelines if you’re specifically looking to bring in a coastal vibe with the wallpaper you choose.

Patterns

Look for designs that reflect the natural beauty and tranquility of the beach.

light blue frond wallpaper in a breakfast nook

Patterns featuring plants native to coastal regions can instantly bring a sense of the seaside into your home.

Subtle, beach-inspired wallpaper patterns like the ones discussed in this Coastal Nursery Ideas post, are also a great way to add a touch of whimsy to a nursery or a children’s space.

Make sure you always consider the scale of the pattern in relation to the size of your room to ensure balance, and to avoid overwhelming the space.

Colors

Just like when choosing coastal paint colors for your home, think of how many shades of blue are in the sea and sky. Then throw in some sandy neutrals, soft whites, and the grays of weathered wood and you have yourself a coastal color palette.

light blue and white striped wallpaper behind a rattan headboard in a bedroom

For a more subtle approach, use muted versions of these colors for a calming effect or go bold with bright blues and yellows for a playful and vibrant look.

Materials

Texture is key when it comes to achieving the coastal aesthetic. Woven grasscloth, wood paneling, and shiplap are all popular materials that can add depth and a sense of “authenticity” to your space.

white and blue floral wallpaper in a powder room with a white mirror and white sink

Pro tip: If you’re looking to add wallpaper in a room with a lot of moisture or humidity (i.e. bathrooms or an accent wall in a sunroom), make sure your wallpaper can resist those things so you’re not dealing with peeling wallpaper months down the road.

Traditional vs. Peel and Stick

coastal aesthetic wallpaper peel and stick graphic

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Traditional wallpaper installation requires a bit more effort since it involves measuring, cutting, and using adhesive to install. However, this method allows for a seamless look and can last longer compared to peel and stick options.

Peel and stick wallpaper has gained popularity in recent years due to its convenience and ease of installation. It also allows for more flexibility in terms of design options as it can be easily removed and replaced without damaging walls. This makes it a great option for renters, or those who love to change up the look of spaces in their home on a frequent basis.

When deciding between traditional or peel and stick wallpaper, consider the level of permanence you want for your space and the complexity of the design you have chosen. But at the end of the day, it’s all up to you!

blue and white floral wallpaper in a living room with white sofa and navy pillows

Whether you have a beach house that overlooks the waves or a condo in the city that you just want to infuse with coastal charm, choosing the right wallpaper can turn any space into a haven of coastal calm.

Remember, the best interior spaces are those that tell a story or convey a feeling – so let your wallpaper be the (literal) backdrop of that story!

XO,

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