cff COASTAL LIVING: FAVORITE FINDS 16 | Simple and Serene Living


Friday, July 16, 2021

It's summer and I am pining for the beach. However, as it looks like I will once again not be going to gaze upon the ocean this year, I decided to do some internet surfing instead. 

I love coastal living; the blues of the ocean and sky, nautical motifs, light woods, and painted and comfortable furniture. So today let's imagine that we are burying our toes in the sand, sipping a cool drink on a porch overlooking the water, and falling asleep to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. 

Shhhh!! Don't tell anyone, but you don't have to live by the sea to add coastal elements to your home.

cottage by the ocean

Wicker and Rattan

What beach house would be complete without wicker and rattan. A Seagrass basket is perfect for tossing children's toys, paperback romance novels, and clean beach towels. When cold weather returns they are great for storing extra throws. 

large seagrass basket

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When I think of beach houses I picture light wood floors with natural jute rugs, and these affordable and eco-friendly fiber rugs can work with any style of decor. They are perfect for high traffic areas and for concealing stains, and are easily vacuumed and spot cleaned.

jute rug

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Rattan furniture, including a bedside table, adds to the natural feel of a coastal home.  

Did you know that rattan furniture can last for decades indoors or outside and because it is sustainable material it is good for the environment.

rattan bedside table

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Beach Blues

The color blue reflects the sea and sky. A beautiful blue glass vase can hold your collection of sea glass or artificial pampas grass.

large blue glass vase

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How super cute is this blue linocut fish print

linocut blue fish print

At the end of a day spent out on the beach dinner on the couch sounds perfect, especially with these three pretty aqua blue trays

coastal living aqua blue serving trays

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These four beach theme pillow colors will provide a finishing touch to a coastal room. 

beach theme pillow covers

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Perfect Light Whites

Coastal decor should be a place where you can shut out the busy world and relax on a comfortable couch with soft lights, and a table to gather around. 

This slipcovered chaise and sleeper sofa combo has easy-to-clean covers and works double duty for you and for overnight guests. 

white slipcovered chaise and sleeper sofa combo

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This beautiful lamp will add a modern coastal look to any room with its natural rattan base and crisp white shade.

I love the idea of this folding rustic white table. It's sturdy enough for daily dining or games of Monopoly, but can be folded away when not in use.

folding white pine dining table

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Coastal Living and Kids

While you are relaxing on the beach or on your cozy sofa the kids will need to be entertained. 

I love this all-in-one beach toy set that contains everything your little one will need for playing in the sand (even if it's just a backyard sandbox.

all in one kids beach toy set

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I have created a Coastal Living idea list in my Amazon storefront where you can find these and other items.

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  1. Well you know I'm loving all the boho style. And that white table is especially charming!

  2. It's all so appealing to the eye - I may have to go on a shopping spree!

  3. You found some great finds. I love the lamp and at one time I had the sectional. I miss the white slipcovered sectional but with a doggie is was not practical with having to wash them all the time. Happy Friday sweet friend. Have a good weekend. xoxo

  4. I love the slipcover look, but it is too much washing for me! lol


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