Coastal Chic Decorating
All of a sudden you’ve moved into a new home or you realize the home you’re in has gotten a little tired looking. In either case you may have a situation where things don’t match, even though you have great individual pieces, or, the antiques are great but you don’t like the stiff, formal look anymore.
Coastal Chic from Luxury For Less in Ponte Vedra might be just the fun decorating style which can solve all of those dilemmas and more.
It can be anything you want it to be and is a great way to bring your personal style to any room. Most Coastal Chic is based on a theme of either, white on white or beige on beige. Soft pastels are often used as accent colors but with a little creativity you can add just about any color you want. A classic example of the style is to cover couches and overstuffed chairs with white slipcovers, white wash your furniture or paint it white and overlay with a wash coat of paint in a different color and hang white, airy draperies. Then hang your favorite artwork in the most prominent place in the room. Choose one or two colors in the art as accent colors and repeat those colors in throw pillows, flowers, throw blankets and candles.
Another great feature of Coastal Chic is the worn and well-loved look. The side table that has an interesting shape but has seen better days can be a perfect fit when it has been white washed and has a vase of flowers on top. Better yet, use an old china teapot or your Grandmother’s favorite vase for the flowers. It’s the small details like that which make Coastal Chic work so well.
If you’re on a tight budget, Coastal Chic can be a wonderful choice. Pick up interesting accessories at yard sales and flea markets and paint all of them same shade of white or beige. Pull out your favorite pictures and put them in frames painted white or a coordinated accent color. Throw in a few candles, flowers, pillows and you’ve got a beautiful Coastal Chic room!
Coastal Chic is also perfect for highlighting single pieces of furniture. If you have a beloved antique but nothing goes with it… decorate the room in Coastal Chic and let the antique be the center of the attention.
If you would like more information on our home decor and design services call Elaine Caldwell at 904-285-1986