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Top Coastal Styling Tips For Your Rental Home

Top Coastal Styling Tips For Your Rental Home

By Norah Gibson

If you’re lucky enough to live on the beautiful Gold Coast, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the popular coastal interior design style. With its beachy tones, natural textures, nautical decor and comfortable furnishings, there’s a lot to love about this laidback look. But even if you don’t live in a beach house, you can get the look using our top decorating tips. What’s more, all of these styling solutions are rental-friendly. So, you can pack them down just as easy as you put them up!

1. Coastal Colour Scheme
When it comes to the coastal colour scheme, most people think blue and white. But the seaside palette can actually include many more colours. As well as the classic nautical shades, you could also consider natural hues. Think soft shades of beige, brown, yellow and green to help create a stylish beach look. If you’re living in a rental property, you can bring these colours into your home through linen, lighting, rugs, cushions, plants and furniture.

2. Natural Textures
The coastal interior design style is all about textures that portray the beach and ocean. You should keep everything natural and neutral, so your home feels light and breezy all year round. Choose decor and furnishings in fabrics and materials such as linen, jute, bamboo, rattan, wood and wicker. These textures can help create a relaxed vibe that’ll have you dreaming of summer holidays.

3. Neutral Decor
Typically, coastal decor is more about beach-inspired tones and textures rather than literal interpretations. So, don’t fall into the trap of using too many marine decorations. While adding some faux shells, coral or driftwood is a nice touch, you should try to keep these to a minimum. If you want to get the ultimate classic coastal look, consider using neutral rugs, linen throws, decorative books or wicker baskets that complement the colour scheme and textures.

4. White & Wood Furniture
One of the coastal look’s key traits is mixing white fabrics with weathered woods. The best way to do this is through furniture. Think white sofas beside a timber coffee table or white dining chairs with a rustic wooden dining table. Combining white’s freshness with wood’s warmth helps create a laidback vibe throughout your home. But, when it comes to selecting furniture that fits the coastal theme, choose essential pieces only. Usually, the beach look is simple and open, so try to keep spaces uncluttered with minimal furnishings.

5. Coastal Greenery
Most interior decorating styles are not complete without some greenery, and the coastal look is no exception. Adding some plants that are naturally found in coastal areas can help take your seaside styling to the next level. Plants that best play up this look include palm trees, decorative succulents and small shrubs. When displaying your plants, it’s a good idea to put them in neutral pots and place them in clusters around the home. If you want to create even more interest, group different sized plants which have similar coloured leaves.

These temporary styling tips can help you achieve the perfect seaside aesthetic in your rental home. At ManageMe, we love the coastal look and are proud to showcase properties throughout the beautiful Gold Coast with this interior design style. Managing properties from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta, we would be delighted to help you find your coastal home. If you would like to learn more about renting with us, contact us today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure you have an enjoyable experience renting with us.

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