Who could possibly resist an invigorating and inviting beach-style home? There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t like the sound of soothing waves lapping against the shore and birds singing their sweet melody at an actual beach, so why not bring the same calming vibes into the one room you get to truly unwind and relax in – your bedroom!
Indeed, the Aussie coast brings an unprecedented sense of serenity and sheer bliss to anyone who steps foot onto its tranquil shores. With a few easy tweaks, you can bring the same calming atmosphere into your very own coastal oasis at home.Read more: Seaside Dreams: How to Transform Your Bedroom Into a Relaxing Coastal Oasis
How Do You Make a Beachy Bedroom?
The key thing to remember is that when it comes to beach décor, less is more. Start with a few simple elements and then work your way up from there.
Install a Coastal Bed Frame
This is, quite literally, the pillar around which you’ll build your beach-inspired bedroom. By switching to a cosy coastal bed frame you instantly get the ideal base for creating patterns and layering textures.
Most coastal bed frames are made from some shade of grey, beige or brown which epitomises the natural elements of the beach in their colour scheme. Their texture is also usually rough and wispy, adding to the natural feel of the room.
Some even have spacious headboards with intricate detailing, from shell-shaped corners to rustic woodwork. Others are more inclined to minimalist woodwork, with some featuring a unique combination of patterns and colours.
And even if you don’t want something so intricate, some designs still feature subtle details such as a curved headboard or foot-end for some added charm and panache. They’re not as over-the-top as those with intricate detailing but still feel like a sophisticated and contemporary addition to your bedroom.
You can even find drawers and shelves installed on the headboard itself for extra storage space. These are most often made of wood and designed to match the overall aesthetic. You can use them to store small items like books and magazines, or even place family photos and memorabilia to add a personal touch to the room.
If you pull up the mattress, you can find additional storage space beneath the bed frame. This is great for storing bulky items like blankets, extra pillows and other miscellaneous items. You won’t have to worry about overcrowding the room either, since everything you need is neatly tucked away beneath the bed.
Incorporate Beach-Inspired Décor Pieces
There’s a fine line between restraint and overdoing it when it comes to adorning your bedroom with charming coastal decor. As much as we’d love to tack on every beachy object we can lay our hands on, we risk overwhelming the room with too much stuff.
Instead, pick a few pieces that you really love and place them strategically around the room. Not only will this add a subtle yet sophisticated beach vibe to the room, but it also keeps it looking tidy and organised.
You could go for beachy artwork with a coastal theme, such as a painting of a sand dune or a beach scene with palm trees. Try to choose pieces that evoke a calm atmosphere, as this will keep the coastal vibes of your bedroom more consistent.
Adding items like decorative shells, lanterns, and even delicate candles with a beachy scent will also help to brighten up the space and make it look more inviting. If you want something a little bolder, you could even go for a large, statement-making piece like a driftwood sculpture or a beach-themed wreath.
Most of the coastal décor pieces have a muted colour palette, often coming in shades of white, beige and grey. This helps to keep the room looking crisp and clean, effectively mimicking the serene atmosphere of the beach.
They’re also relatively easy to care for and don’t require a lot of maintenance. You can just wipe them down with a damp cloth periodically to keep them looking clean and pristine. Any nooks and crannies can also be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush.
Add Textured Wallpapers
This is the most cost-effective way to bring beachy vibes inside your bedroom. Wallpapers can instantly transform a blank wall into something much more interesting and attention-grabbing.
Choose something with a subtle pattern, minimum fuss and neutral colour tones. These will ensure your bedroom doesn’t look too busy and still has enough of that beachy feel. Natural textures like grass cloth, linen and silk are perfect for achieving this look.
If you want to go a bit bolder, there are plenty of options that feature coastal prints such as shells and starfish. You could also choose a wallpaper with an ombre effect or one that has been finished with shimmery accents.
Place a Patterned Rug
This can act as an anchor for the whole ensemble and tie the entire look together. You can easily add warmth and beauty to your space with the right rug by placing it at the foot of your bed or in front of your wardrobe.
Opt for something less polished and more textured, such as jute or sisal. These natural materials have a subtle hint of elegance while still retaining the relaxed feel of the beach. You could also go for a rug with a subtle geometric or striped pattern, or one finished in bright hues, that replicate the colours of the ocean.