Do you love the beach look? Well, we are here to tell you that you can decorate your home using coastal interior design elements all within your budget, and not only that, we will also teach you how to do it yourself (DIY) so you can save even more money. Right now you might be confused on how to pull off the coastal look or think that you don’t have the imagination or creativity for a DIY design but sometimes just a little faith and allowing your imagination run free is all you need.
Pinterest has some great ideas for DIY décor for all themes, even the coastal beach theme. So, you might have furniture lying around the house that isn’t your style anymore but want to turn it into a coastal style to fit the new theme in your home. You might even need a little assistance with the little things like adding small touches here and there. Keep reading to learn some cool DIY tips and tricks.
Choosing the colour
White is a very predominant colour when it comes to the styling beach coastal furniture. The thing with white is; is that there are no strict rules when it comes to the colouring. If you are looking for a budget-friendly way, then sticking to just two colours may be a good option for you. Blues and yellows work well for this type of theme as well. The thing with white is; is that there are no strict rules when it comes to the colouring. If you are looking for a budget-friendly way, then sticking to just two colours may be a good option for you. Blues and yellows work well for this type of theme as well.
You can quickly turn a dull room into something eye-catching just by adding the right accessories and the right amount. It’s so simple but so accurate, try it! You can completely capture the coastal theme well within a small budget. The best place to find beach items is, of course, the beach. You can find seashells, dried seaweed, sand and even an old anchor or two buried in the sand. These are free but ensure if you are taking seashells that nothing is living inside. You would be surprised by the beautiful shells you can find at the beach.
Slipcovers can transform stained or shabby furniture and help to achieve the coastal look. osnaburg and muslin fabric is a lot cheaper than canvas and linens. Check your material store as they often have thrown out materials for slipcovers if you want to make your own. Slipcovers can be draped over the sofas or chairs, and you can DIY and make ones to fit correctly. Hide your old futon and create a beach sofa without the cost of buying a brand-new sofa.
Wood furniture that isn’t trendy anymore can be turned into coastal furniture. There are two simple things that you need to achieve the seaside look, and that is paint and sandpaper. You can check thrift stores and even the roadside for furniture that is old and distressed that you can love and turn into the masterpiece for your coastal theme.
Lighting is essential for a coastal design you want to find items that can reflect the light and go with lightweight fabrics like muslin and cotton. Changing the curtains to sheers that flow in the breeze works well for coastal designs. For a finishing touch, you can also add a beautiful rug which will tie everything together. If you have some old wood pieces, you can create a shabby look by sandpapering the board and then sketching beach pictures like anchors and boats or even quote that is related to sea life and the beach. There is no right or wrong way to design a home in the coastal theme, but following these few hints can see you achieve the look of the beach and coast all on a cheap DIY budget.