What should you consider in order to get a coastal feel for your home?
- Coastal color scheme
- Choice of décor
- Overall styling
In a tropical country like the Philippines, locals are lucky because the beach is relatively close to most places. That doesn’t mean, however, that people would not like to feel the warmth and freshness of the beach right in the comfort of their homes.
In the Philippines, the design of tiles can tremendously help in bringing out the coastal feel in home designs. Pair that with your usual décor and an interesting layout of furniture, and your home can feel like a beach house by the coast of Boracay!
Coastal Color Scheme
The most apparent way to create a coastal feel in your home is to use the colors reminiscent of that environment. The coastal retreat is all about the muted yet windswept colors. Play around natural white, stone, pebble grey, and a bit of vibrancy with palm green, refreshing sky blue, and shades of rusty brown.
Make sure to make muted colors the primary color for your design and add accents of vibrancy that can bring life to the whole design. A good tip is to design your walls and floor with either natural white, or grey tones and then add color through your furniture, décor, and other pieces of accents.
For your floor tiles, you can play around with its design. You can keep it simple and choose pure colored ones. However, for an added aesthetic feel, you can choose from our Tropical or Classic collection. The tropical collection has that rustic look while the classic collection gives you the glossy factor. Choose carefully because in the Philippines, the Tiles’ design is vital in making these concepts complete.
Choice of Décor
For a coastal feel, you would want to be as simple as you can be while also prioritizing comfort. Choose furniture that is low slung and have clean lines. To further emphasize comfort, get yourself some oversized cushions. This design can transform even the simple task of sitting in your living room into an amazing experience – as if you were sitting down by a seaside lounge.
For any wooden furniture, choose whitewashed wood. This is a classic choice for your coastal abode. You can emulate this on your floor tiles through our Nara Collection, particularly the Moon and Taupe styles. Another tip is to make sure that you use fabrics that add depth and texture to your interior.
From washed, crumpled linens to natural fibers and heavy woven knits, there are a variety of ways to spice up your already cozy coastal design. Wall décor such as paintings and picture frames are also encouraged, though they’re better off with whitewashed frames, or as plain canvasses. Put up giant photos of the ocean or any coastal area for more ambiance. You can also add potted plants to your design!
To fully achieve a coastal feel for your home, you have to focus on getting back to nature. Imagine the coasts with its light waves and long sandy beaches. Some beach towels and umbrellas near the coast and at the back some palm leaves and a few small wooden establishments.
Now put the feeling you get there into your home design. The secret here is to keep things simple and comfortable. Your bigger items, the sofas, and tables should be as simple as they can be on their own. Layer them with pillows, rugs, wall art, and a vase of tropical plants. Make sure that most of the décor you use as accents are made of natural material such as woven baskets to add another element of texture.
Then, use stripped carpets or hang stripped beach towels by the walls. We suggest installing tiles from our Chantilly collection to add more muted colors—further helping emphasize the other décor that you add. Add a little more of your personal touch and you can easily end up with a tropical, coastal feel for your home.
You don’t need to live by the beach to have a coastal home. With just a few little decorative changes, you’ll be able to transform your home into a coastal retreat that is cozy, refreshing, and aesthetically pleasing. If you are thinking of more ideas to design your home for a coastal feel, visit a Floor Center branch near you and ask about the products that can help you achieve this style!