The coast has a life and design style of its own, which can be seen in Vero Beach and all along Florida’s beautiful coastline. Thematic coastal design trends are truly inspired by the coast, from soft color palettes with pops of ocean blue to natural fiber materials and decorative nautical elements. And, with the ocean as your backdrop, there is minimal need for hardscape designs comprised of concrete, bricks, and stone.
Before we tour the top three coastal design trends to look forward to this year, remember the two fundamentals of this design’s theme: shoreline neutrals and vernacular architecture.
“Vernacular architecture can be defined as a type of local or regional construction, using traditional materials and resources from the area where the building is located. Consequently, this architecture is closely related to its context and is aware of the specific geographic features and cultural aspects of its surroundings, being strongly influenced by them. For this reason, they are unique to different places in the world, becoming even a means of reaffirming an identity.” - Archdaily.com
3 Coastal Design Trends
The following are the top three coastal design trends you can anticipate seeing in homes this year.
#1 Bringing the Coast into Your Dining Room
Years ago, dining rooms were these rarely used, rigid, sectioned-off formal spaces. With open floorplans increasing in popularity as a more functional layout for families, the formality of the dining room is slowly becoming extinct. Whether your dining room is divided by walls or it’s just off of your kitchen, this room’s design is foregoing the formalities.
Bring coastal design trends to your dining room to add ambiance and character. Consider adding an ocean-inspired wallpaper or artwork to the walls and a beaded chandelier above the dining table.
#2 Sink Into Your Outdoor Seating
Coastal living affords you the luxury of beautiful views, and what better way to enjoy them than from the plush comfort of your home’s outdoor seating area. Coastal design lets you have fun with your seating options, so play around with outdoor hanging chairs, hammocks, deep-seated lounge chairs, and water-resistant sofas.
#3 Layering Your Textiles
Coastlines are captivating and can stimulate all of your five senses. Add a splash of coastline in every room by layering and playing with your textiles. Think natural-fiber rugs or burlap throw pillows mixed with smooth cotton fabric pillows.
Designing Your Coastal Dream Home
Designing your dream home that conveys luxurious architecture and coastal design trends can be challenging, but if it is done right, you will have the perfect indoor and outdoor oasis for relaxing and entertaining.
At its core, coastal design is the epitome of simplistic elegance. The key is to pull from elements of nature while capturing your unique vernacular architectural design.
At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we understand how important your home is to you. As expert builders and renovators of luxury homes, we provide our clients with the services and knowledge necessary for the successful planning, designing, permitting, construction, and ongoing estate management of your home. We work with you to capture and interpret your unique vision. Contact us today to learn how we can help you build the coastal home of your dreams.