2020 Coastal Design Trends

2020 Coastal Inspired Trends

Whether you live inland, have expansive ocean views, or are somewhere in between, the feel the coast exudes can be part of any home interior. Explore the top coastal-inspired home trends for 2020 and start thinking about how you’ll apply them to your home.

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Cabinets with Coastal Flare

When people think of upgrading or designing their kitchen or bathroom color scheme, they initially envision the countertops, the floors, or wall colors. But your cabinets take up a lot of real estate and are the perfect place to add some coastal flare. The team at Hatch Works went with a not-so-subtle sunny days inspiration in the kitchen while the Studio McGee team offers the more subtle shoreline hues on a cloudy day.


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Wallpaper is Back

Why is wallpaper new again? First, it offers a lot of bang for your buck. But today’s wallpaper offers multiple options. There are peel and stick, paste the wall, and paste the paper options. Also, many wallpaper styles are washable, which is a great option for any kid or pet-friendly home. If using wallpaper in an entire room or even as an accent wall still has you nervous, consider using it in the backing of shelves for a surprise pop of tropical flare. This palm leaf wallpaper, “…is full of vibrant color. The lime green leaves pop against a beige linen print background,” according to Brewster Home Fashion.


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A Single Bold Coastal Statement

Your entire home does not have to be coastal themed, but you can still incorporate the coast into your design with a bold statement piece. You could install ship lack above the fireplace (or as an accent wall), add (or wrap existing) ceiling beams in distressed wood, or find a beautiful oversized piece of art that reminds you of the warm summer breezes that roll off the water. Also, never forget the power of a fresh coat of paint from a beautiful coastal color collection to make a big impact.

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When designing a room, there are no rules. How far you take these coastal themed trends is up to you. As long as you walk into the room and it reminds you of your favorite shoreline experiences, then you’ve accomplished coastal home decor.

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