Tired of beach styled decor with old shells and broken surf boards? Learn how you can give your beach style a vintage twist this Summer. We all love the blue tones and soft palette of a nautical home, even if we’re not lucky enough to live at the beach. Today we will give you some inspiration on how to get the coastal style, but add your own Vintage style twist. You can also see it as having a vintage style, but adding a beach decor twist! So how do you combine these two styles successfully without having to replace half your furniture?

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Beautiful vintage timber furniture will be a fantastic accent to the all neutral coastal style. The richness of the natural timber, combined with natural cane will complement your treasures from the sea. Make your vintage furniture the focal points of your room, and play around with coastal displays in neutral colours.

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The white floor planks, white walls and neutral furniture creates a fabulous backdrop for your natural vintage treasures. Stay away from bright colours and see your home as a mini art gallery to display your treasures. Antique lanterns, old hats and bottles are all references to the sea.

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Weathered furniture painted with chalk paint will give you that old coastal feeling. (We will soon blog about this new chalk paint phenomenon and how to do it!) Don’t be afraid to use soft blues as your accent colour. With the vintage style it is always nice to re-use furniture for a different purpose as initially intended. A chair becomes a bedside table and a ladder becomes a wardrobe. Don’t forget that you can make a beautiful head board from old marine timber!

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A coastal home with a vintage feeling will always have beautiful old bottles that looks like they’ve washed out onto the beach. Fill them with succulents or candles.

The coastal style can be interpreted in so many different ways.  Also read our other blogs about the Coastal Style:

Happy decorating,

eriana bredenhann

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