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Coastal Home Decor & Interior Trends

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

The top 8 coastal home interior and decorating trends to refresh your home.

Weathered wood and a blue and white color scheme are two home decorating trends

With more people working from home, many find themselves wanting to refresh their decor. Whether it's small changes like adding wall art and new throw pillows or larger changes like new window coverings and accent furniture, be inspired to breathe new life into your space with our trend edit. And while these trends are perfect for a coastal home, they can certainly be used no matter where you live to bring a little bit of the beach to you.

Top 8 Coastal Home Decor Trends

We take a look at the top 8 trends for the future that are perfect for the Lowcountry homes. Whether your decorating style is modern beach house, coastal chic, elegant coastal, or beach cottage, there is something in here for you.

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change.

1. Oysters

The coastal waters surrounding Charleston, South Carolina are known for producing oysters with an unmatched flavor. When it comes to home decor, this beloved bivalve has found its onto many items whether as an upcycled shell or as the subject of art.

  • Oyster Wall Mirror: 28" x 40", $435

  • Gold-painted Oyster Shell Ring Dishes: $29

  • Deep Oyster & Rope Basket: 20"Dia, $129

  • Fluid Acrylic Painted Round Tray: 13"Dia, $150

  • Framed Oyster Prints: 12" x 16", $75 each

  • Oyster Shell Tabletop Picture Frames: $20 - $41.50

2. Agate

Agate is a distinct rock formation made primarily of chalcedony and quartz. The colors of agate stone vary widely from deep browns to light aquas. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

When it comes to its use in home decor, agate can be seen in lighting, serveware, accessories, and accent furniture. Like marble, the beauty of this stone creates an easy way to introduce natural elements and a layer of texture to your room.

  • Agate Nesting Tables: 23"W x 9"D x 18"H, 25"W x 10"D x 20"H, $595/set

  • Mango Wood Box with Agate Slice: 8" x 5" x 2"H, $89

  • Agate Mini Forks: $29

  • Savona Agate Accent Table: 12"Dia x 21"H, $315

  • Agate Tabletop Picture Frames: $97.50 - $115

3. Modern Gold

Bronze has had it's time in the spotlight for a while, but now it's time for gold to shine! Today's gold home accents often have a matte, brushed, or antiqued finish, which contrasts to the shiny bright gold of years past. Often times, modern gold is also paired with stone, lucite, and acrylic to create a modern but elegant look.

  • Brass & Marble Tabletop Picture Frames: $62.50 - $67.50

  • Lucite Curtain Rod: Please contact us for a quote

  • Brentwood Marble & Gold Table Lamp: 11"D x 19"L x 20"H, $375

  • Baffo Gold Carved Table Lamp: 15"Dia. x 29"H, $179

  • Aneta Gold Wall Mirror: 42"Dia, $429

4. Blue and White

Blue and white is a classic color combination that never goes out of style. The color blue is evocative of the sea and sky. The two hues bring together the deepest depths of the ocean with the brightness of the clouds.

  • Tufted Settee Bench: 54"W x 25"D x 34"H, Starting at $775

  • Nautical Stripe Tabletop Picture Frames: $32.50 - $37.50

  • Mirror Framed Seaweed Wall Prints: 16" x 20"H, $185 each

  • Bone & White Mosaic Inlay Accent Table/Stool: 16"Dia x 20"H, $429

  • Round Blue and White Bone Wall Mirror: 36"Dia, $875

  • Koi Fish Pillow: 20"sq, $95

  • Coastal Prints in Silver Frame: 20" x 26"H, $140 each

5. Jute

Natural jute is an excellent, ec0-friendly material for coastal interior design and decorating. The neutral hues allow it to blend with other colors in the space, and the natural coarseness adds a layer of texture. Jute rope can add an accent to an otherwise simple piece of furniture or a mirror. Meanwhile, jute rugs are versatile and can be incorporated into a variety of looks.

  • Carbet Round Rope Mirror: 40"Dia, $495

  • Ro Sham Beaux Frankie Malibu Chandelier in Turquoise Jade: Call for sale price

  • Rope Bowls: $32-48

  • Rope Tabletop Picture Frames: $32 - $48

  • Curacao Hand-Woven Jute Area Rug: Price dependent on size, Custom sizing available

  • Braddock Small Nautical Bench: 24"W x 16"D x 20"H, $359

6. Driftwood and Weathered Wood

Modern style meets coastal chic in driftwood or weathered wood accent pieces. Because of the natural characteristics of the material, no two pieces will be alike. Each one will bring a unique element from nature into your home's coastal decor.

  • Ro Sham Beaux Bar Cabinet: Call for sale price

  • Augusta Table Lamp: 17"Dia. x 34"H, $225

  • Fiji Bathroom Accessories: $21.50 - $87.50

  • Britton Sideboard with Woven Door Panels: 55"W x 16"D x 32"H, $1295

  • Newport Marble Coffee Table: 50"L x 28"W x 18"H, $1045

  • Townson Solid Wood Dining Table: 78.5"L x 39"W x 30", $1065

  • Hatfield Octagonal Wall Mirror: 36"Dia x 3"D, $325

7. Casual Coastal

Blend crisp whites, ocean blues, and woven textures to infuse your home with a coastal getaway feel. To create this, a lighter overall palette with clean lines is contrasted with blue accents. Include a mix of woven elements for a home decor look that feels polished, but also warm and approachable. Think of this as the "Serena & Lily" look.

  • Rialto Blue & White Tabletop Picture Frames: $65 - $67

  • Geometric Accent Throw Pillow: Call for pricing

  • Low Rivergrass Bowl with Handles: 19"Dia. - 24"Dia, $55 - $75

  • Carson Table Lamp: 15.75"D x 28"H, $189

  • Winston High-Back Natural Rattan Armchair: $615

  • Farringdon White Console Table: $1625

8. Protective Window Coverings

Coastal interiors are highly impacted by the sun, which causes fabrics and finishes to fade over time. Window coverings not only help protect your investment with style, but they also provide a layer of insulation. Which in turn, can lower overall costs for heating and cooling your home. Hunter Douglas woven wood shades, roller shades, and plantation style shutters are popular choices for coastal homes.

  • Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Woods, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades, & Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Plantation Shutters: Call to request an estimate

If you love the trends, but find yourself unsure of how to implement any of them so that they blend effortlessly with your existing pieces, we're here to help! Call us to schedule a one-on-one appointment with any of our designers.


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