When it comes to decorating your home in a coastal interior design style, there are so many options! We’ve covered colorful Florida Keys style and classic nautical style, but today we’re taking a look at one of the most popular types of coastal design- the rustic beach cottage look. Read on to learn the elements that characterize this type of coastal interior design, and contact MJN & Associates Interiors today for help implementing these ideas in your home.

Keep it light

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Whitewashed paneling and other woodwork is a classic coastal look that brightens up rustic cottages and creates a light, airy atmosphere. Keep wall colors light and neutral.

Use natural fibers and materials

Sisal, jute, and other natural fiber rugs coordinate well with beach cottage style. Warm wood furniture is also a great addition, and you don’t have to worry about it all matching or being in perfect condition- aged wood furnishings add character, and a nice mix of antique and vintage furniture creates a more organic, collected look. A quaint cottage is no place for perfectly preserved, matchy-matchy furniture sets!

Include found and natural elements

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Rustic coastal cottage style is all about finding beauty in imperfection. Incorporate found objects and natural items into your decor, from driftwood and coral to antique glass floats and other nautical salvage items.

If you love rustic beach cottage style but aren’t sure how to get the look, we can help. Our residential interior design services range from custom window treatments and rugs that pull a room together, to complete remodeling from start to finish. Call us to discuss your coastal home remodeling project.