Turn Your Bedroom Into a Beach Cottage With Ocean Themed Décor

A seaside visit may be just what your bedroom décor needs to send you drifting off into sweet dreams. A beach theme is perfect when you want your bedroom to have the air of a beachside retreat. Cool, soothing colors and coastal themed décor combine to create an atmosphere worthy of any vacation getaway.

Start With Color

Just about any beach cottage has a light and airy feel to it thanks to a simple, cool color palette. It doesn’t take much to achieve this. Stay neutral with creamy shades of white and add a cool shade of blue for an accent. White furniture can serve as a perfect foundation; consider a whitewashed headboard or a shabby chic bedside table. Hang a piece of abstract art in the bedroom that channels this refreshing color palette.

Go for Cover

Set your seaside mood with beach themed bedding. Try a nautical-style quilt set with matching shams and layer it with crisp white sheets. Keep accent linens, such as blankets, in a neutral shade. Be sure to add plenty of throw pillows to match and support your new ocean inspired room.

Think Organic

Natural textures are a natural fit in any coastal themed room. Throw down a basket weave, sisal indoor/outdoor area rug next to the bed. Try changing up a traditional bed headboard for a natural seagrass headboard.

Hunt for Shells

No beach cottage look would be complete without a few shells, a piece of coral or coastal artwork around to provide the right flavor of seaside bliss. Look for a few key decorative accents that add just the right touch. The key here is to not go overboard. It’s okay to be subtle. Read our inspiration for ways to create the coastal look for less.

Picture This

The view out your window may not be anywhere near a beach, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t set the mood with a lovely piece of coastal artwork that makes it seem not so far away. Pick a piece of canvas wall art with a seascape, or a charming bicycle waiting for you once you finish walking along the shore. Just one piece of artwork can practically have you smelling the salty air.

Be Practical

Let a nautical-themed table lamp, like one made out of ship rope, provide light while extending the beach look in the room. Or add an oversized nautical clock above a foyer table. You need light and a timepiece in your room; you might as well use these opportunities to extend your beach décor theme.

How did you Decorate Your Nautical Bedroom?

Share with us how you transformed your bedroom with a seaside beach cottage theme in the comment section below.