Whether the ocean is in your backyard or not, you can bring the beach home with these 10 coastal essentials.

By Coastal Living
November 28, 2016
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1. Bold Stripes

Add a nautical touch to any space by incorporating this classically coastal pattern. A blue-and-white combo—like the one that adorns the banquettes in this Hobe Sound, Florida, breakfast nook—is a no-fail choice, but any hue or stripe weight—whether on a throw pillow, curtain, rug, or upholstery—will infuse your space with beachy charm.

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2. Easy Slipcovers

The best thing about beach houses? They’re inherently laid-back. A crisp white slipcover you can throw in the wash is as low maintenance and stylish as you can get. A neutral cover can also be a blank canvas for fun accessories, like colorful pillows and throws.

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3. Pops of Turquoise

The shade that instantly transports us to the sea? Turquoise. Touches of this happy, watery hue remind us of the clear blue sea, and there are endless places to embrace it in your home.

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4. Natural Fiber Rugs

Seagrass, jute, and sisal rugs are built to stand up to sand and foot traffic—and they look effortlessly good while doing it.

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5. Colorful Art

Brighten up your home’s walls with color-drenched paintings and photos for lots of personality. Whether you’re steps from the water or wish you were, art that depicts the sea can impart a soothing, beachy touch to your space.

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6. Shell Accents

You don’t always have to go beachcombing to find the best shells. Fun accessories like mirrors and chandeliers are fresh and exciting when decked out in conch and capiz.

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7. Garden Stools

These pretty accents add character and can serve as side tables or even extra seating. They come in a multitude of colors and styles, and they work well in just about any space, whether indoors or out.

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8. Cozy Throws

Throws are the unsung heroes of the home: They’re go-tos for color, texture, and cool nights.

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9. A Well-Decorated Bookshelf

Give your favorite finds prime real estate by displaying them artfully. A carefully curated bookshelf can be the perfect home for beachy treasures as well as cherished books, and is a wonderful way to showcase your seaside style.

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10. Fun Pillows

Give neutral furniture a quick facelift and switch up your look with throw pillows in every imaginable pattern and hue. The options are limitless!

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