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Seaside style is sea breeze inspired with open spaces, island colors, beachy accents, sturdy wood that can withstand sandy feet and salty air. It is blues and whites that echo the tones of sand, sea and sky. Beach life is comfortable, relaxed and unfussy and interiors reflect that mood. Rooms are loosely arranged and casually outfitted with no finicky fabrics or fine furnishings. Opt for textiles and surface materials that are simple, natural and durable in clear blues, sea greens, creamy whites and beiges that remind us of sand and water. Nautical beach accents such as shells, coral and sea creatures, lighten up the look.
Seaside Style is characterized by casual flop-right-down furniture, from oversize armchairs and cushy sofas to distressed wooden coffee tables and woven wicker stools, creates a feeling of relaxation. For upholstered pieces, choose linen, cotton duck, or denim. Slipcovers also feel especially right for this style.
Light, sheer window treatments are a hallmark of seaside style. Not only should window treatmens be breezy enough not to block the flow of air, they should also keep the focus on beautiful coastal views if you have them. Sheers, simple panels, rattan or wooden blinds, linen roman shades and plantation shutters all work well to support the theme.
Weathered and painted woods. Light-tone woods, either left unfinished or brightened with a coat of paint, mark coastal interiors. Try woods with a grayish tone, such as ash. Whitewashing and pickling can give woods an aged, petrified appearance.