Lighting is one of the most overlooked elements of interior design, but it’s also one of the most important. You may not always notice good lighting, but you’ll certainly notice bad lighting! When it comes to coastal interior design, the light fixtures are a great opportunity to enhance your theme. Read on to see some of our favorite types of lighting to add beach house style to your home- no matter how far from the coast you may be!

Lanterns add coastal style

Nothing evokes lighthouses and sailing ships quite like lantern-style light fixtures. Look for finishes like iron, bronze, and antique brass. This look can be carried throughout the various spaces of your home by using a variety of types of fixtures, from pendants to wall sconces.

Candle lanterns are also great for adding mood lighting or even used as a purely visual design element.

Nautical inspired lighting

Another great design strategy is to draw inspiration from nautical themes and motifs. For instance, the lanterns above incorporate sturdy rope, evoking sailing ships. The brass star pendants below reference the familiar segmented star design of the compass rose found on antique maps.

At MJN & Associates Interiors, we can help you achieve a uniquely elegant coastal style in your home through lighting and furniture selection, color consultations, space planning, custom upholstery, and a full range of interior design services. Contact us today to schedule your design consultation!