The best coastal home designs are influenced by natural elements and earthy tones. If possible, we recommend incorporating real timber into your home design choices - pieces like tables, beds, bench seating and outdoor lounges are a great place to start. You can then pair these with textured fabrics, like stonewashed linen, earthy ceramics and natural rattan pendant lights or home decor items, like baskets, wall furnishings and furniture in home.
A white house is a perfect canvas for designing a coastal Australian home. The colour white is a reliable anchor when infusing earthy tones through your coastal-inspired designs. The use of natural fibres and textures in a white house creates a soft and contemporary look, effortlessly allowing you to avoid too much of a rugged feel.
Functionality and flow are key in any interior design and home styling pursuit. Creative flair and usability go hand in hand. It’s important that your everyday spaces feel as good as they look. Make sure your layout and styling support your lifestyle and comfort. For example, having easy access to drawers and strategic, organised storage options, or having the right amount of light in the places that you need it. These small design decisions have a big impact on how you work, live and play within your earthy home.
We are big believers in allowing designs to unfold naturally, trusting the process and not forcing things that don’t feel right. That’s where your individual taste and style comes in. It’s a good idea to sit down and plan the overall feel of your home. Think about this from your own personal viewpoint. Who lives in your home? How do you want to feel in your home? Calm? Excited? Relaxed? Happy? What do you love? What don’t you love? Think about it like this: You might really like the sleek look of leather couches, but ultimately, you prefer winding down on the soft comfort of warm, cloud-like upholstery. Think about what works for you and what will stand the test of time in your eyes. It’s easy to get caught up in Pinterest trends without considering how we’ll personally feel about our design choices in the long run. Your home is your haven so think carefully about what works for you and how you want to feel it in everyday.