If you’re lucky enough to own a coastal property or have the opportunity to, then we recommend that you absolutely take it as soon as possible! There just aren’t many coastal properties that are readily available due to their demand. They’re highly sought after and you’d be surprised at how expensive they can get especially if it’s in a desirable location.
Unfortunately, coastal properties can be a little difficult to design especially if you’re new to the lifestyle. In most cases, you could hire an interior designer to give you some tips, but if you’d like to perform a little DIY interior design and would rather save the money, then here are a couple of tips to help you beautify a coastal property.
1. Let the natural light in
Coastal properties bask in natural light due to their desirable locations, so let the natural light in and don’t block it by adding large cupboards everywhere or small windows that barely allow any light in.
2. Add nature everywhere
Coastal properties are connected to the landscape around them, so make use of it by bringing nature in. Use potted plants, large patio windows and position windows so that you get beautiful views no matter where you look.
3. Don’t be afraid to indulge in hobbies
Coastal properties are known for the beautiful views and their connection to nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a home theater system that can also make use of the surrounding environment or giving yourself a gorgeous view of the water while you work.
4. Less walls, more open space
Fantastic views are the key to unlocking the potential of your coastal property, hence why it’s incredibly important to take walls down so you have more open spaces so you can appreciate the natural light and views no matter where you’re standing in your home.
5. Add things to the water
Whether it’s a custom-designed pier from SummerSet Marine or a few amenities to make your personal beach a little more interesting, you should take advantage of your coastal property and focus on ways that you can make the most of the water.
6. Tiled floors
Forget carpets and wood flooring. A coastal property gets plenty of sun so why not take advantage of it by adding reflective floors such as tiles? This will help spread the light around your home and also look fantastic when the sun is out.
7. Let the environment do the talking
The worst thing you can do is drown your coastal property in all kinds of decorations and furniture. Go as basic as possible and avoid adding too many things. Unclutter your space and let the scenery do the talking.
8. Use outdoor furniture
If you’re going to make use of a coastal property then it makes sense to invest in outdoor furniture so that you can enjoy the fantastic scenery more. Get rid of those plastic or wooden chairs and invest in something more comfortable.