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Coastal Wall Decor Ideas + Decorating

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Sharing coastal wall decor ideas with 25 decorating tips to get that gorgeous classic coastal look – even if you don’t live on the water!

Our family loves the sun and sand.  We spend half the year planning our waterfront getaway, and the other half savoring the memories that we made there.  I can be happy with lake or ocean water, as long as there’s lots of it and plenty of sunshine! This picture was taken on our trip to Lake Winnipesaukee. We stayed at Mills Falls and it was amazing.

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Coastal Wall Decor Ideas

Not only do I enjoy the setting of a waterfront view, I love the decor that goes along with it!  There’s something so summery and fresh about nautical elements and seashells.  Granted, I’ve seen a lot of bad examples of coastal style.  But when it’s done right–oh, man, I just love the way a room with a beachy vibe can almost make me smell the saltwater!  Here are 25 examples of how coastal style can be oh-so-very-right, even in landlocked homes!  Just a note, many of the ideas pictured below have instructions for how you can get the same look, so make sure you click on the links provided for more details.

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Nautical Gallery Wall at Bungalow Blue Interiors

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Cape Cod in a Frame at Better Homes & Gardens

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Planked Wall with Oars at The Lily Pad Cottage

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Retro Turquoise Kitchen at Coastal Living

Coastal Wall Decor Ideas Living Room 

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Coastal Cottage Living Room at Fox Hollow Cottage

Coastal Pottery Barn Living Room on a Budget

My friends coastal living room above is beautiful and we spent a weekend decorating the walls, adding new pillows and coastal decor to refresh the living room for summer. See the rest of this living room by reading the post, “how to get a coastal pottery barn living room on a budget. 

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Lake House Living Room at Simple Stylings

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River House with a Beachy Vibe by A House Full of Sunshine at Practically Functional

Our coastal living room in our basement remodel below came out amazing and I love the seagrass baskets hanging on the wall. I found the baskets at Homegoods a few years ago but you can get this same look with these seagrass hanging wall baskets.

driftwood planks, white plank wall, modern coastal basement family room, blue walls, seagrass baskets on walls

Our coastal living room below at our old house featuring wythe blue paint color and coastal decor was so inviting. You can see this entire room coastal living room here. 

Christmas in July | Gorgeous Blue + Green Coastal Living Room Hardwoods

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Nautical Picnic Table at A Night Owl Blog

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Oar Headboard at Bees Knees Bungalow

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Bright Beach House Boys’ Bedroom at The Happy Housie

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Nautical Guest Bedroom at Perfectly Imperfect

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Staircase with Rope Bannister at Projects by Laurie

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Nautical Style Dresser Makeover at Petticoat Junktion

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Beach Style Vanity at Me and My DIY

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DIY Nautical Rope Towel Hook at H2O Bungalow

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Nook Bed with Sailboat at House of Turquoise

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Colorful Screened Porch at Jane Coslick

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White Planked Walls at Adore Your Place

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Coastal Sign Trio at City Farmhouse

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DIY Starfish Pencil Cup at See Jane Work

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Homemade Rope Light from The Marilyn Denis Show

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Surfboard Chalkboard at Desire Empire

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Beachy Vignette at Simplicity in the South

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Starfish Table Runner at Boogieboard Cottage

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How to Make Hanging Starfish at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Don’t these pictures make you want summer now! I love coastal decorating and waterfront views.  These coastal wall decor ideas and decorating tips will help you get that coastal feel in no time. You don’t necessarily need to live on waterfront property to create a coastal theme in your home. Incorporating a few key components is all you need.

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  1. Thanks so much for including my nautical towel holder in this impressive round-up of nautical decor! Love…love…love your collection here!