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25 Coastal Wall Decorating Ideas 2024

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If you’re looking to bring a coastal vibe to your home, one of the easiest ways to do so is by incorporating coastal wall decor. From beachy artwork to seashell displays and everything in between, there are endless ways to infuse your walls with coastal charm. Today I am sharing a list of 25 coastal wall decorating ideas to inspire your next home decor project. Whether you’re decorating a beach house or just want to add a touch of seaside style to your home, these ideas are sure to help you create a space that feels like a tranquil coastal retreat.

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Coastal Patio Lake Winnipesaukee

Coastal Wall Decor Ideas

Easy Coastal Decorating Tips

  • Hang framed beach-themed artwork, such as paintings of ocean waves or coastal landscapes.
  • Create a gallery wall with a mix of coastal-themed prints, photographs, and vintage signs
  • Display a collection of seashells or driftwood in shadow boxes or on shelves mounted on the wall.
  • Hang a nautical-inspired mirror with a rope or driftwood frame.
  • Install a wallpaper with a coastal-inspired pattern, such as coral, seashells, or ocean waves.

Can you mix coastal and farmhouse decor?

Yes! You can 100% mix coastal and farmhouse decor and I show you how in our lake house in New Hampshire.

brown waffle duvet cover on a queen bed with coastal farmhouse decor
coastal farmhouse decor

Want to see more of our coastal farmhouse lake home? Click through these posts:

Coastal Wall Art

Nautical Gallery Wall at Bungalow Blue Interiors

Cape Cod in a Frame at Better Homes & Gardens

White Plank Wall With Hanging Oars

Planked Wall with Oars at The Lily Pad Cottage

Retro Turquoise Kitchen at Coastal Living

Coastal Wall Decor Ideas For Living Room 

A coastal living room typically includes elements that feature a beachy, relaxed vibe. This can include light, airy colors like white, blue, green and beige, natural materials like wood, driftwood, jute, and textures like wicker and rattan.

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. 

Lake House Living Room at Simple Stylings

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 a beautiful green/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

Coastal Lanterns and Oars

Nautical Picnic Table at A Night Owl Blog

Coastal Bedroom Ideas

Oar Headboard at Bees Knees Bungalow

Bright Beach House Boys’ Bedroom at The Happy Housie

Nautical Guest Bedroom at Perfectly Imperfect

A coastal stairway with rope can bring a nautical touch to the home’s interior design. The rope can be used to wrap around the railing, acting as a handrail or balustrade, or even tied into knots to create a decorative element.

Staircase with Rope Bannister at Projects by Laurie

Beach wall decor ideas such as starfish above a bathroom mirror and navy beach sign help create a beach themed bathroom.

Nautical Style Dresser Makeover at Petticoat Junktion

Beach Style Vanity at Me and My DIY

Nautical metal anchors used as hooks on a wall can bring a touch of coastal charm to the home’s decor. These anchors can be mounted on a wall in a row or scattered randomly to create a unique and eye-catching display. Perfect for hanging a variety of items such as coats, bags, or beach towels, while also adding to the overall aesthetic of the space.

DIY Nautical Rope Towel Hook at H2O Bungalow

Nook Bed with Sailboat at House of Turquoise

Colorful Screened Porch at Jane Coslick

White Planked Walls at Adore Your Place

Coastal Sign Trio at City Farmhouse

DIY Starfish Pencil Cup at See Jane Work

Homemade Rope Light from The Marilyn Denis Show

Surfboard Chalkboard at Desire Empire

Beachy Vignette at Simplicity in the South

Starfish Table Runner at Boogieboard Cottage

Hanging starfish are classic and simple way to decorate a wall.

How to Make Hanging Starfish at The Shabby Chic Cottage

There are countless ways to incorporate coastal wall decor into your home, from nautical mirrors and vintage signs to seashell displays and beachy artwork. Whether you’re decorating a beach house or just looking to add some coastal charm to your home, these ideas are sure to inspire you. With a few simple changes, you can create a space that feels like a tranquil seaside retreat, even if you’re miles away from the coast!

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2 Comments

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

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