Born from the inviting carefree lifestyle often bundled with living by the ocean, coastal style décor remains very popular with Australians. An emphasis on open windows, airy spaces, and light-drenched interiors fares well with this country’s vast range of climates. From the Mediterranean climate of WA’s South-West to the sub-tropical climate of Sydney, the relaxed appeal of coastal style décor is just as at home in the suburbs as it is by the water.
Let’s dive into a few ways our range of window treatments can have your home breathing in that fresh air!
What is coastal style décor?
The popular trend of coastal style décor is a beach-inspired palette of soft colours that rely on an abundance of natural light, textures, and furnishings to give any space a breezy holiday feeling by creating a calming balanced palette. Coastal style décor is your chance to bring a touch of maritime goodness to your home, and there’s no better time than now, especially whilst the sun is out.
How to create a coastal home:
When it comes to your furnishings, a few small changes can have a remarkably calming effect on the home. Making the switch to more natural materials, such as linen and cotton for your soft furnishings, you and your guests will find that natural fibres and textures bring a twist of warmth and depth to a space. Here are a few popular furnishing options and textures that’ll help with your coastal styling.
Wicker furniture is a fantastic, weathered material that serves as a comforting addition to any space. Whether nestled in a corner of your bedroom, as a centrepiece for your living room or out the front on the patio taking in the sights.
Glass accessories sparkle like sunlight on water and provide a subtle glimmer for any space in your home, extra points if you can find muted blue and green glass to bring ocean hues into your home.
Shaped by salty seas and as natural as textures come, driftwood’s soft finish adds a real layer of natural earth to your coastal space. Whether purchased or, even better, found – you can’t go wrong.
Natural fibres and rope accessories add a functional and nautical ambience to your coastal style décor. A great option for any room, look for items like rope baskets or rope-wrapped lamps tor really bring the feeling home.
Let the sun in:
One of the most popular aspects of coastal-inspired décor is the airy, light-filled interiors featuring large windows and sliding glass doors. Make the most of it! An abundance of natural light makes for a very coastal home and here at Half Price Blinds, we’ve got a few favourite window treatments to truly bring the holiday house vibe to life.
Basswood Plantations Shutters:
Our range of Basswood Plantation Shutters serves as an attractive natural alternative to regular shutters. Made out of top-quality wood, they can be stained in various light colours to perfectly accentuate the natural, coastal theme of the home. Our Basswood Shutters are not made of porous wood, so they’re not easily affected by heat or water. However, no wood is completely resistant to prolonged moisture. Whilst a hardy shutter, they should only be installed in bathrooms and kitchens that are well-ventilated.
A fantastic budget alternative to our range of Basswood Plantation Shutters is our Timber-Look Venetians. Their horizontal design perfectly suits coastal style décor and boast all the natural style of wood, with all the hardy properties of PVC, making them durable and water-resistant.
Soft light is always your friend, and soft Vertisheer Blinds are forever in style. They’re a sleek and effective way to add a pop of colour and texture to a room whilst offering the perfect hybrid of light control and privacy. Simply rotate the sheer fabric to let in a glorious beam of sunlight or rotate closed to keep the outside world at bay.
You can find all of our shutters, awnings, curtains and blinds online for the lowest prices, guaranteed. Plus, we deliver Australia-wide from Perth to the east coast and offer free shipping on metro orders over $449. For all other orders, shipping is $27.