You live on the Coast and you love the lifestyle. Why not reflect the landscape with a DIY Coastal makeover at home?
Coastal style encapsulates the best of beach and brings it inside your home. Its geographic roots reach as far as Denmark, the Bahamas, Florida, California, France, Ibiza, West Indies, Australia and Asia.
Get started with the four main elements of Coastal Style:
- Colours that are crisp – white mixed with beige tones and blue and green accents
- Natural light – sheer curtains or strategically placed mirrors for added light
- Natural materials – wood, cotton, jute and driftwood
- Personal touches that make you feel like you can relax in every room.
Famous celebrities who love the coastal style include Leonardo DiCaprio, Cindy Crawford, Celine Dion, Julia Roberts, Steve Martin and Donna Karan. Learn more about their coastal style preferences.
Do not be scared off by the focus on the marine colours blue and white. There are many types of Coastal Style including Tropical and Mediterranean which employ splashes of colour, timber tones and texture, and dark accents of iron and terracotta.
Lift your mood with a DIY restyle of your home!
Build your redecoration skills today with these eBooks:
- Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials by Will Homan
- Wood Pallet Wonders: 20 Stunning DIY Storage & Decor Designs Made from Reclaimed Pallets by Samantha Hartman
- Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman
- Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More by Barb Blair
To get started, download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Browse coastal decor in these eMagazines:
- Australian Country Coastal Homes
- Better Homes and Gardens Australia
- Australian Home Beautiful
- Australian House & Garden
- Best Homes
- Create Your Dream Home
To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Go coastal with the best of the web:
- 14 of the best ideas for coastal interior decorating | Home Beautiful
- Everything you need to know about coastal design | House Beautiful
- Can coastal décor work for inland homes? | How stuff works
- Coastal decorating on a budget | The Spruce
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