Beach Retreat Bedroom Design

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Coastal Bedroom Design Idea

The smell of the salty sea air, the crush of the waves, the feel of sand between your toes. Are you getting the picture? Having an apartment or a house by the sea is what most of us dream of. If you don’t have one, then think about creating your very own beach bedroom.

Cool blues, whites and browns are an ideal combination as these colors replicate the sand, sea and fluffy white clouds. Ultimately you are looking for a tranquil, serene look to the finished beach bedroom.

Check out some of my suggestions in this themed room. For this beach themed room we have picked out a nice tranquil color for the walls – Glimmer manufactured by Sherwin Williams.

All of the walls can be painted this color, alternatively if you are looking for something a little more rustic and coastal, take a look at the white timber paneling available in most DIY stores.

In Canada you can pick up a really nice paneling in Home Depot. This is ideal as a feature wall, for example behind the bed. Similarly adding more white into the room comes in the form of Pure white, again by Sherwin Williams, it will also be a good idea to keep the ceiling in white as well.

Mood board for a Beach retreat bedroom

Mood board for a Beach retreat bedroom
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Bed duvet - White bedding
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Think of the floor

Carpet is always a first choice in bedrooms as it is very cozy and warm, but for this particular bedroom we are looking for a more coastal beach bedroom theme. Adding a good laminate like the type we have shown in the mood board will help to achieve the right affect.

Its best to visit your local store and take a look at what they have in stock, possibly ask for a sample to take home if it helps.

Obviously every bedroom needs a bed. If you already have a bed and don’t want to change the one you have, then consider replacing the headboard to a more natural finish. We have picked out this solid wood bed frame as it complements the overall look.

The duvet is from the Sweet Home Collection and comes in white, with a pinch pleat which will be ideal as the backdrop for our beach color cushions.

Soft furnishings are essential to break up the hardness of the wood, for example, the floor, bed etc. Having an absolute fetish with cushions, all shapes and sizes, we would recommend these little gems in blue and white. Adding another pair in a sandy brown color, which will give some color to the bed.


Light up in wicker

Now let’s move on to the lighting. Table lamps are perfect for night time reading and also subtle accent lighting. These pale blue table lamps for your beach bedroom will fit right in, they also look great on these modern white and walnut night stands by Baxton. The ceiling light is a natural wicker pearl shape.

Four drawer dresser large

Four drawer dresser large
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Throw in an ornament or two

You can go wild with accessories, anything from starfish ornaments, nets with tiny fairy lights or even a lighthouse, not full size of course. Here are a few favorites which includes a nice sage green throw.

This can be draped elegantly across a chair as shown in the mood board, or alternatively across the bed. A driftwood mirror adds some interest to the walls and the rug brings in the colors of the soft furnishings and softens the wooden floor.

Don’t forget to add some picture frames, flowers and a couple of pieces of storage to further enhance the beach scene. Why not purchase a wicker basket to add at the bottom of the bed or in a corner of a room as these are great for storing blankets, shoes etc.

To keep the room light and airy I have added some voile curtains in white, obviously these will not keep out the sun, but you could always add a wooden horizontal blind for the evenings for added privacy. So get your flip flops on and lie back and think of the Caribbean – you will be halfway there with this beach bedroom design.

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Time for Bed

If you need a new bed, this is an ideal choice, if not pick up a light wood washed headboard, or make one out of some old pallets, great creative.

Warm and cozy

The Sweet Home Collection 3-Piece Luxurious Pinch Pleat, in white ready for dressing. White goes with everything and doesn’t fade.

Sheer elegance

From the Emily Collection a set of Sheer Voile Tab Top Curtain, pair with a wooden blind to keep out the sunlight.

Throw caution to the wind

A beautiful sage green throw which has been imported from Europe with waffle effect, over the bed, over the chair, over you – who cares.

Slowly we glow

Set of two Crackled Pale Blue Finish bedside lights with Ivory Linen Fabric Shade, the colour is reminiscent of the sea.

Be Beside the Bedside

Handy for drinks, books and with a drawers for storage. Available from the Baxton Studio in Modern White and Walnut Wood 2-Drawer Storage Nightstand, White/Walnut Brown.

Blue coastal cushions

Set of 2 Throw Pillow Covers Coastal Cushions in 100% cotton. Super durable and machine washable.

Take your pick

Two Pillow Covers in four different colours and two different sizes. Invisible zipper and machine washable.

Coastal Chic

All the way from Turkey this unique Teal area rug will be super warm with a medium density pile and very easy to wash.

Wick-ed light

A hand woven KOUBOO Wicker Pear Pendant Lamp. In a beautiful pear shape which looks a little like a fishing basket. Other shapes available should you want them.

Distressed? Look in the mirror

Looking like it  has washed up on the shore this Parisloft Vintage Rectangle Wood Wall Mirror with Wood Border in Distressed White Finish and with Hanging Rope with be a beautiful addition to any coastal bedroom.

Rustic Storage

You can never have enough storage so check out this Manhattan Comfort Mid- Century Rustic Modern 4-Drawer Wide Dresser in White and Natural Wood.

There she glows…

A perfect accessory, just add a tealight for a warm inviting glow in this Stonebriar Coastal Candle Lantern with Nautical Rope.

Flower Power

10 beautiful white tulips which will never die, fine the perfect vase and pop them in. No need for water.

Pack it up

The perfect wicker storage hamper, ideal at the end of the bed, in a corner, fill it with spare blankets or other items you want to hide.

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