You may not know it yet, but there’s a good chance you gravitate toward one home decor style, even if you’ve never thought to give it a name. We compiled a list of some of the most popular design styles we have seen recently in stores, on blogs and in our homes. And don’t worry — you don’t have to stick with just one style.
1. Coastal Style: Relaxed, Sea-Inspired Comfort
Coastal style takes a hint of the beach and brings it home for a relaxing, water-and-sand-inspired atmosphere. Soft sky, sea and sand tones dominate a room decked out in coastal decor. This is definitely one of the easier styles to achieve because stores such as Bealls, Pier 1 and HomeGoods almost always carry beach-inspired pieces that can be the perfect addition to your space.
Relaxation is front and center when it comes to coastal decor. Decor elements may include worn rowboat oars, jars of seashells or a collection of vintage bottles in various shapes and colors. More recently, coastal style has moved away from the traditional wicker and rattan furniture and more toward incorporating plush or microfiber couches and accent chairs into the mix.
If you’re not fully committed to coastal style but want to try it out, you can get a few seahorse or seashell pillows and beach-inspired wall pieces to test the waters and add some character to your space.