How to Get The Best Vintage Coastal Style ~ Top Tip for Great Nautical Beach Decor
Fri 27th, Jan, 2012
G’day lovely beach cottage ladies, I hope you are ready for some nautical, coastal style, beachy stripe in your life?
Because today we are getting our nautical stripes on!
Towards the end of last year, this little ratty old cottage of ours was featured in a couple of magazines…which resulted in a whole lot of emails from lovely girls to me…many of whom wanted the quickest, easiest & most economical way to get the Beach Cottage Vintage Beach Decor look without much fuss.
I replied to them all that the solution was the humble stripe.
Need coastal style / beach decor?
Get some coastal style nautical stripe in your life.
below some of my ideas for using the simple stripe for different beach coastal looks whatever the occasion!
…the stripe paired with very neutral white coastal look…a nautical vibe with the old oar as a curtain rail, a vintage feel from the thrifted crochet and an Australian feel with the gum
easy white with natural wood for coastal style…vintage from the ladder & the chairs, coastal stripe from the rug and the bowls, colour from the flowers and a nautical feel with the Adirondacks
coastal style stripe with some colour, vintage feel from the bottle
pop some colour in that coastal look baby…nautical stripe fabric remnants torn up and used to tie around old vintage Mason Jars, paired with lots of white & natural materials
popping that nautical coastal style stripe with some Spring colour from the tulips, vintage vibe from the mirrors, door & white painted suitcase
my tissue paper pom-poms went coastal…vintage Beach Cottage Coastal style with the old white painted ladder, nautical vibe from the glass floats, stripe napkins for a coastal zap & my fave pink pop with flowers…
fresh, light & a bit more summery…vintagey bottles & lovely patina from the blues, dahlias, I heart you, coastal vibe with the strip & cushions
ahhhh…getting a summer groove on as we came out of Winter through Spring…I did a huge clean-up & move around in the bedroom..added some polka dots and mismatched the nautical stripes with a coastal edge with the oars I white-washed
foofing with more pom-poms….that was my tissue paper phase…nautical stripe with the runner, vintage from the mason jars plus a bit of whimsy with my world famous clay tags….free added bonus old and very very loved teddy
little corners with stripes…vintage coastal love from my lady friend who lives in the Beach Cottage Sitting Room, the old Hungarian sea trunk…droopy & gorgeous lilacs from the garden and the nautical stripe sitting happily on the old white sofa for a beach decor hit
I love this shot of the hall….the old vintage oar whitewashed for a beach vintage coastal feel…my fave basket, old chair found on the side of the road, painted white and given some stencil love…and some random flowers from the garden stuffed in an old jam jar…thrown in a few IKEA stripes for a hit of nautical
…and right now, my favourite look for coastal beach cottage vintage decor style is to add some vintage colour with white, neutrals and nautical stripes…as in this tablescape
…I loved this, it’s, I think, my fave tablescape ever and the way I am going in the whole house with decorating at the moment…mixing in some blues and aquas with the putty stripe, pulling in some pattern especially love me some block print/paisley
…and then of course popping with some pink and fresh flowers…the only way to go…
I hope you enjoyed it….
I’d love to hear your easy tips for changing a look…I think flowers & soft furnishings are a no-brainer…how about you?
See you next time Beach Cottage friends
Love from the beaches