A bedroom and the essence of the beach go well together. Most people when designing their bedroom describe the space they want as being a relaxing retreat, a place for them to unwind after a long day. Beaches are practically synonymous with the idea of a retreat. The sights, sounds and textures of a beach are known for their calming qualities, making them the perfect inspiration for a relaxing bedroom. Beach themed bedrooms don’t have to take their inspiration too literal. In fact, some of the best coastal design is very subtle and focuses more on capturing the essence of the coast rather than just filling a space with seashells and rope. Here are 10 beach themed bedrooms that perfectly capture elegant coastal style.
Beach Themed Bedrooms
1 The deep blue wallpaper with a subtle sheen mimics the beauty of the water, while neutral elements bring warmth to the space. Crisp white bedding pops beautifully against the darker tones.
2 A beautiful beach shot of a furry family member sets the entire tone for this bedroom. The woven headboard is a subtle ode to the beach, while the soft blues and greens bring a sense of serenity.
Photographer: David Tsay
3 Light wood adds a nice texture to this bedroom that reminds one of the coast. Decorating the ledge behind the bed in a relaxed style has the same flair as a laid back day at the beach.
4 A wall installation with an ocean motif in vibrant coral is eye-catching and sets the tone for this bedroom. A soft blue on the walls offsets that bold color to create a more relaxing atmosphere.
Designer: Lori Smythe Design
5 With a view like that, simple is better. Like an art gallery, the white is the perfect backdrop to showcase a colorful view. The Adirondack chair is a nice touch, showing an easy way to bring the outdoors in in a fun and stylish way.
Designer: Jacobsen Architecture
Photographer: Richard Mandelkorn
6 Wood planks painted grey make a chic wall treatment with coastal flair. Those hanging pendants add a touch of elegance and style that makes the space a little more unique.
7 The glossy wood focal wall captures your eye immediately, especially against a stark white palette. It makes for a captivating backdrop to the blue artwork.
8 Soft neutrals pair well with blue in this tranquil bedroom. Many elements are at play here, from contemporary to traditional, but it all comes together to create a space that flows like the ocean.
9 This unique nook reminds me of a ship’s cabin with the rich wood and interesting shapes. The sculpture hanging between the windows also looks like the figurehead often found at the front of a ship.
10 Reclaimed wood makes for a headboard full of charm and character. The metallic end table is a nice juxtaposition against the rustic wood, while the orange and coral accents are just enough color to liven up the space.
Which of these beach themed bedrooms is your favorite?