One of the most important elements of coastal style is the use of natural materials- or at least natural-looking materials. Whether you are designing with rustic beach cottage style in mind or prefer elegant coastal decor with a nautical touch, wicker, seagrass and rope furnishings can help you get the look.

Rope probably calls to mind sailing ships and bustling ports, but this nautical design element is actually quite versatile! The simple, square silhouettes of these woven rope furnishings are perfect for a contemporary space, while the rope itself adds texture and pattern for visual interest.

Woven seagrass furnishings are another great choice for coastal interior design. Crisp white cushions add comfort and tie them in with the breezy linen-slipcovered armchairs, a combination that offers contrast and harmony.

While white wicker is a classic, there are many stylish color options to choose from today. These wicker dining chairs feature today’s hottest neutral, gray.

Wicker also stands up beautifully to bright colors, so don’t be afraid to furnish your porch or patio with a set of wicker chairs in bold red or sunny yellow.

And remember, when choosing outdoor furniture there are plenty of options that provide style and durability. All-weather wicker, or resin wicker, is a smart choice for outdoor spaces. Unlike natural wicker, all-weather wicker is made from synthetic materials that can withstand the elements, including coastal wind, rain, salt air, and of course strong sun exposure!

At MJN & Associates Interiors, we carry a wide range of high-end outdoor furniture lines to help you bring comfort and style to your outdoor living spaces. We also offer custom upholstery services, so the possibilities for sofa, chair, lounge, dining chair, and even porch swing cushions are endless. Ready to expand your home into the great outdoors and finally make use of your porch, patio, or balcony? We’re here to help, so contact us online or give us a call at 770.356.5814 to set up a design consultation today!