Seaside Chic—Contemporary Coastal Decor

Contemporary coastal decor is a subtle and chic way to bring the seashore home.
Perigold, All Modern, Garnet Hill


Want to recreate the restful, playful feel of summertime at the shore all year round without your home looking contrived? Skip the souvenir shop run. Lean into the neutrals, textures, clean lines, and restrained use of color found in contemporary coastal decor. The look is subtle and sophisticated, and as easy to layer into your home as waves gently rolling onto the beach.

Mosaic tile made from sea shells is an unexpected type of contemporary coastal decor.

Here’s an unexpected type of contemporary coastal decor—mosaic tile made from Pacific Ocean pearl sea shells that are cut in a geometric shape for a multi-dimensional effect. Mesh backing makes installation simple and allows the tiles to be separated, adding to their design flexibility.

Ivy Hill tile, $21 per box.

All Modern

This woven jute pouf ottoman will do more than rest your feet, it’ll rest your eyes, too, with its calming sand and driftwood hues. Inside is a polyester bead filling which makes it extra comfy whether it’s used as a foot rest or extra seat. Gives any interior a leg up on texture, too.

Offline ottoman, $200.

Garnet Hill

Pair solid color bed linens with pillowcases in a subtle seaside print, and sail into dreamland in style. This contemporary coastal decor is available in five seaside patterns—aqua starfish, lapis whales, Oxford buoys, sand dollars, and teal turtles.

Mini-Print percale pillowcases, Set of 2/standard-$14, Set of 2/king-$36.

Pottery Barn

Create a whale of a focal point with fish platters that spin contemporary because of their artful elongated shape. 

Whale shaped melamine serving platters, $16 each.

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