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How to design the Perfect Coastal Home

Australia is known for its beach lifestyle, and Western Australia even more so due to the amazing weather. Living near the beach is a dream for many people, and designing your coastal home to reflect the beach vibes is top of the list for lots of new home buyers. Everybody wants their home to feel like a haven away from the stresses of the outside world, being able to incorporate a coastal theme into your home is the next best thing to being on a beach holiday. The following tips will help you create the perfect coastal home design and achieve the look you are after.  Who can blame you for wanting a beachside forever home!

September 17, 2021  |  Read Time: 3 minutes  |  Interior Design


Open plan kitchen and dining area


Colour scheme

When it comes to colour, stick with whites, deep blues, and light wood tones throughout. These colours help to bring a coastal living vibe to your home all year round, but should you want a change in the future, the neutral colours are versatile enough to accommodate this without too much hassle.


Wood features

Consider adding some natural materials such as wood feature products to your elevation, such as Accoya cladding, weatherboard, or a deck with a rope balustrade. The outside of your home is the first thing people will see, so incorporating coastal themes into the exterior features is a great way to set the tone for the interior of the home.


Tiling options

For the coastal getaway feeling in your living area, add patterned feature tiles to your wet areas. Paired with clean, light floor tiles, white wooden cladded cabinetry, and beach-sand inspired Essastone benchtops, standout patterned feature tiles will bring a real sense of character and charm to your new home, and make a splash at the same time.


Benchtops and cupboards

In keeping with the white and light colour scheme, light Essastone benchtops look like clean, beach-white sand, but without the mess and irritation. The best thing is that white benchtops pair beautifully with deep blue cabinets, and bring a real sense of living amongst the ocean right into the heart of your home.


Tapware and handles

Consider adding brass or gold tapware, cupboard handles, and shower fittings. These look amazing, and fit with the coastal design perfectly. Brass fittings have grown in popularity, and it isn’t hard to see why, they will definitely help to bring an extra sense of style to your new beach house.



If you have the budget, think about adding extra high ceilings throughout the home, or even to key areas such as the main living spaces. High ceilings will give your home that extra spacious feeling, and will let light filter through more freely, bringing that open air feel inside.



Consider adding thicker, hardier carpets for that rustic boho look and feel. Not only will it look amazing, but the tougher material will also wear much better in the long run, while still being comfortable underfoot! Flooring is one thing that can totally change the look of a beach house, don’t underestimate its part in making the whole coastal design work.



Add in some dark, double-glazed windows to your new beach house. They will keep your beautiful home nice and private, but you will still be able to enjoy the sunshine soaking through!


Get professional help with your coastal home design

To find out more tips and tricks about building your perfect coastal-inspired abode, speak to one of our expert Design Consultants, and let them see what they can do for you. They guide you every step of the ay and make the whole experience stress-free.

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