20 Coastal Bedroom Ideas to Transport You to the Shore

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Design: Casa Cook Rhodes; Photo: Georg Roske

The décor in your home does more than reflect your personal style; it also has a way of transporting you (if only mentally) to any place in the world. If all you can think about is a day at the beach, it's time to incorporate the best sand and sea elements into your bedroom. Seaside décor is a timeless design style that can make your home feel like a calming oasis, no matter how far you live from the coast. So, whether you're looking to channel the open, airy vibe of the Mediterranean stateside or combine classic beach house staples, we have the inspiration you need to nail the look. Scroll through and get ready to break out your breezy linens, stock up on woven materials, and style your bedroom space with relaxing ocean hues.

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Shiplap of Luxury

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Pure Salt Interiors

The simplicity of this bedroom is just what you should strive for when decorating your coastal-inspired room. Shiplap walls surround a modern poster bed with fluffy white sheets, textured throw pillows, and a linen bench. Woven pendant lights hang on either side of the bed to set the mood with an element of symmetry that's reminiscent of sailboat anchors and seaside décor.

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Sandy Shades

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There's no better place to kick your feet up at the end of the day than a neutral-toned retreat like this sand-inspired bedroom. To recreate the look in your own home, start by finding a large jute rug with plenty of texture. Style the space with all-white décor, two minimal woven wall sconces, and plush bedding. It's the single-toned simplicity that makes this design feel whole.

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Bring the View

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A large print of an on-theme beachside locale hung in your front entryway is just what you need to set the tone as guests first walk into your home. Even if you don't come home to a beach-front property every day, you can still enjoy the view, courtesy of a gorgeous photograph. Small details tie this space together, from matching photo frames that draw the eye down the hall to throw pillows that highlight accent colors from the main artwork.

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Coastal Glam

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Allow us to introduce you to our new color combo: warm gray and tan. We're obsessed with the neutrals in this bedroom, from the pearly shade on the walls to the sand suede color of the headboard. The palette feels coastal yet glamorous and somehow seems appropriate for all ages.

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On the Wall

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A gray tone in a limewash texture is the epitome of a winning interior design combo. Limewash is made of limestone that's been crushed, burned, and mixed with water to create lime putty, then thinned with water and dyed with natural pigments. The mixture creates a matte, chalky, and suede-like texture and adds so much depth to any wall. The combination makes for a moody coastal vibe that's unbeatable.

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Make It Kid Friendly

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If you're struggling to make a children's bedroom feel cohesive with the rest of your beach house, consider introducing a palette of gray tones. It's sophisticated, boasts a coastal feel, and allows for fun pattern play. And the best part is you can always infuse additional colors without making it feel alienating to adults.

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Swap Your Whites

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If your room just seems to be lacking a certain je ne sais quoi, something as simple as swapping the white tones in your room for softer grays and beiges can make it feel more inviting. When stark white walls feel clinical, soft pewter takes care of that, and when bright white sheets look too white to get comfortable in, a warmer off-white does the trick.

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Find Your Match

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Michelle Berwick Design

We typically get hung up on creating symmetry on either side of the bed, but this coastal-inspired bedroom with contrasting art on each side proves that mismatched pieces can feel just as sophisticated. Try sticking with a cohesive color palette to make things still feel uniform without looking too matchy-matchy.

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On Display

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Your bedroom is the perfect space to surround yourself with sentimental objects and collectibles from your world travels and shoreside strolls. Hang framed images and install shelves for your most prized tchotchkes to not only keep them on display but to create your happy place that reminds you of your favorite places and memories.

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Stick to the Theme

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When it comes to the art you frame, sticking with a theme will set the tone for the rest of your space. This bedroom includes black and white imagery, flags, and icons that collectively set the tone for a vintage-inspired, masculine coastal look. The rest of the room's personal touches are just the cherry on top.

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Dress Your Walls

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When in doubt, dress your walls in a floor-to-ceiling print via a patterned wallpaper. It's the boldest way to transform any room, and it's renter-friendly when you opt for a peel-and-stick version that's easy to install and even easier to remove.

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Take Up Some Vintage Treasures

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Vintage sailing imagery has a way of giving any space a worldly charm. Rummage through flea markets and antique stores for paintings of boats and textiles with coastal-inspired embroidery pieces to dress up your existing décor. The final result will be a vintage nautical look that feels Nantucket-grandma chic.

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Rope in Your Design

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Rope details will always feel unapologetically coastal. A simple decorative sphere woven out of rope instantly ups your interior maritime rank. A jute rug, statement bedside pendant light, and a collection of curated books will tie your entire room together with that seaside feel.

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Embrace Nautical Prints

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There's definitely a way to embrace a maximalist combination of anchor motifs and nautical stripes without feeling too kitschy. This child's bedroom is coastal chic, and as you can see, it doesn't scream "childish" in the slightest. Just keep in mind that working with a clean white canvas and layering on touches of themed elements help drive home your vision while remaining light and airy.  

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Beachy Keen

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When in doubt, work with monochromatic palettes. Working tone on tone is sophisticated yet totally foolproof to pull off. Colors within the same hue but slightly different tones—for example, a bright aqua on the walls and dark navy tapestries—will always look stunning. The addition of shiplap will always help a space skew more coastal chic.

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Coastal Cool

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A classic color combination found everywhere, from Cape Cod homes to beach California bungalows, a pairing of blue and white is never a bad idea. The soft aqua-toned accent wall behind the headboard ties the blue hues throughout the room together. The addition of white feels clean and fresh, natural wood tones add depth, and texture complete the space. 

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Turn Up the Texture

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Natural textures are just what you need to take your coastal bedroom to the next level. Work fibers like jute, rattan, and linens into your design for an instant Tulum feel. And of course, don't forget the macrame wall hanging, a staple in this room style.

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True Blue

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While most bedrooms fall on the spectrum of warm color schemes, this cool-toned room proves that blues work just as well to create a relaxing, serene aesthetic. While it does feel a bit more modern, the individual décor elements come together to scream coastal.

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Palm Reader

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What's the one thing that can make a palm-printed headboard feel more dynamic? Pair it with more prints. Go for a maximalist feel when you incorporate a patterned wallpaper or bedding. If the more-is-more approach is in line with your design philosophy, these floral headboards will create a perfectly lush vibe in your coastal-inspired space.

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Head of Class

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This project requires more time and additional skills, but if you're up for the work, the final payoff will be major. This built-in headboard wall adds an element of class to the room, while the color scheme feels all kinds of coastal chic.