• Juliana Linssen

Style Spotlight: Modern Coastal


With an oh-so-cool casual vibe and natural elements, the Modern Coastal style feels as down-to-earth as it does polished. While it's true that the Modern Coastal design style is all about that ocean side aesthetic, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to go with kitschy beach-themed décor.


It's often best to take a more subtle approach by simply weaving in an ocean-inspired color palette and materials- think soothing blue tones, natural fibers, and weathered wood.


You'll also find plenty of bright whites and sandy neutral tones, as well as an array of blues and greens.



The Modern Coastal look is first and foremost approachable while rooted in comfort, so go for furniture that feels both durable yet lived in. This style typically leans more toward traditional shapes in combination with rustic elements, so when it comes to materials, opt for wood that's raw, sun-bleached, or whitewashed- anything that's reminiscent of driftwood will fit seamlessly in the space.

An overstuffed sofa complete with plenty of throw pillows will look right at home in a Modern Coastal living room.


In the dining room, opt for a large table in natural wood and metal paired with white linen slipcovered chairs.


In bedrooms, consider taking the coastal palette up a notch with a punch of bold blue accents.


Remember, the Modern Coastal style is all about an open and airy feel, so keep things balanced with plenty of white and light weathered-wood flooring.




The Modern Coastal style exudes a casual approachability that makes it a perfect fit for families and pet owners. If furnishings get a little worn from use, it's all good! A bit of weathering only adds to the style!


Are you loving the Modern Coastal style as much as we are? Let us know in the comments! If you'd like expert help designing a space that fits your style, be sure and connect with Spaces by Juliana today!