Elegant Coastal Bedroom Inspiration

If you’re trying to bring the coastal decor into your bedroom, here are some of my favorite tips and tricks to make it a reality!

Our primary bedroom has been a labor of love, but now that it’s done, I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite spaces in our own home.

A lot of times, the primary bedroom can be neglected, or left to one of the last house projects. While we did put ours off for a while, we did finally make it a priority and I just love how it turned out!

Instead of just showing you our room, I thought I would use our bedroom as inspiration and share with you some of the top ways I think you can use these same coastal bedroom ideas in your own home!

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Designer Approved Coastal Bedroom Ideas To Steal

Start with a Neutral Color Palette

light and bright open windows in coastal bedroom with vaulted ceiling

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No, you do not have to use white as your wall color, but I love showcasing white in spaces for myself and design clients to prove that white can feel crisp and clean, yet warm and inviting!

I love bringing in soft, subtle color and texture into a space with my rugs, drapes, bedding and accessories, and I went this route to design this space.

Layers, Layers, Layers

closeup of coastal bedding with quilt and stacked pillows

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Nobody can make a bed like Pottery Barn, and what I learned from them is that they use SO many layers to make their bedding look cozy without feeling too overwhelming.

If you’re aiming for a coastal vibe, layer your pillows and bedding, but select items with little to no patterns and use quilts instead of heavy comforters.

This will give you the look of luxury, but will not make you sweat like crazy in all those said layers.

large french doors in bedroom with outdoor balcony and woven shades on the doors

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You can even layer your window treatments!

We have French doors as opposed to windows, but this would work with windows as well.

Add woven shades behind your curtains for added depth. We did this in our office and I love the fact that it allows me to choose how much light I can filter in to a certain space.

Be Cohesive with Light Fixtures

light and bright open windows in coastal bedroom with vaulted ceiling

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So often I see people that have a gorgeous room designed and completely forget to change out a light fixture.

There are some stunning light fixtures that you can find for a great price, and while you can absolutely spend tons of money on new lights, you can also find some great options on a budget that can bring in the coastal feel.

Our wood bead chandelier is one of my favorite light fixtures in this house but if it isn’t in your budget, this one from Amazon (which I have hung in my home office) is a great alternative!

fabric bed with white nightstand next to it and white sconce

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I am also IN LOVE with the sconces we have above our nightstands because they provide a perfect amount of light at night if I don’t want the brighter overhead light on.

The design detail with the rattan wrapped around the arm of the sconce is just gorgeous and perfect for keeping up the coastal vibes in here.

Simple (and Neutral) Coastal Decor

white nightstands with gold clock and coastal decor

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I love having white nightstands because they seemingly blend in to our walls and so it feels like anything on them can be a statement piece.

When decorating nightstands, you want to aim for fewer and larger items to prevent it from looking cluttered.

closeup of stacked books on nightstand in bedroom

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Some of my favorite coastal decor for nightstands are:

  • Large coffee table type books
  • Driftwood
  • Dishes or bowls to house smaller items like rings or earrings
  • Stylish clock
  • Plants! (Faux is okay; I’m a chronic plant killer)

Bring in the Greenery

bed with white bedding and large rattan mirror in the corner

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Pro tip: greenery is never a bad idea!

It always breathes life into the space and like I said already, I’m not the best at keeping plants alive, so I often opt for faux and that’s okay.

electric fireplace in bedroom with white mantle

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The most you’ll need to do to upkeep your faux greenery and plants is to take the occasional microfiber cloth to the leaves and stems to dust them, but that’s it!

I love having different size plants in the room as well because it keeps things interesting from a design perspective.

Wood or Rattan Accents

closeup of rattan floor mirror

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If you’re trying to keep up with your own coastal bedroom, make sure that you’re incorporating natural materials into it too.

You can do this with textiles (rugs, bedding, curtains) or with decor, like this beautiful floor mirror we have in our own bedroom.

Then by adding simple art pieces, it gives the calm of the ocean waves and the sand all in one for a perfect coastal bedroom oasis.

sitting area in bedroom with rattan chair and electric fireplace

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Our bedroom is on the larger side, but even if yours isn’t, you can still take these simple design principles and create the perfect coastal bedroom for your own home!

Happy decorating!

Elegant Coastal Bedroom Inspiration
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2 Comments

  1. Brenda Hembree
    September 23, 2023 / 2:59 pm

    It’s gorgeous. What is the white paint color. It looks bright and happy with no yellow undertones. Thanks!

    • March 15, 2024 / 9:33 am

      Apologies for the delay – I never received a notification with your question! Yes, I used Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace in my bedroom! It’s a really nice crisp white!

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