10 Coastal Kitchen Décor Tips – What You Need To Know

January 14, 2021

10 Coastal Kitchen Décor Tips – What You Need To Know

Are you looking to revamp your kitchen completely? Or maybe it needs a minor makeover? Whatever the case, a little seaside style might be just what your kitchen needs. Soft ocean blues, distressed wooden accents, and unique coastal finds can make you feel like you’re always at the beach. A cool coastal kitchen is both inviting and relaxing, making it a popular choice when it comes to interior design. So, if you are looking to create a coastal kitchen, we’ve put together a few ideas to help you out.

  • Let There be Light

Nothing says dreamy beach days like lots of natural light. So make sure that your kitchen is bathed in as much sunlight as possible. Make your windows bigger, add glass panels to your doors, and opt for a skylight if you have the budget. Be sure to swap out heavy blinds and curtains for soft, sheer lightweight fabrics.

  • Keep it Neutral

To keep with the serene seaside theme, consider choosing bright whites and soft neutrals for the majority of your kitchen’s surfaces, cabinets, and appliances. Light colors will also help reflect the natural light and help to open up the space even more.

  • Add Touches of Blue

Nothing says nautical than a bit of blue, right? Opt for heavy dark blues or light bright blues to add a fun pop of color to your kitchen. Or, better yet, include both. Think along the lines of an aqua toaster, navy tea towels, or sea-green mosaic tiles.

  • Create Different Textures

Including a mix of seaside textures is another great way to add a coastal look and feel to your kitchen. Items such as straw storage baskets, wooden bread boards, and roped door stoppers will all work towards adding extra coastal charm to your kitchen space.

  • Include Seaside Accents

Adding a few seaside accents such as shells and driftwood will add finer details to your coastal kitchen décor. Handmade and expertly crafted, our range of ocean-themed cabinet knobs and pulls are the perfect way to add a beautiful and subtle seaside touch to your cabinets.

  • Fine Tune Your Florals

Having a coastal kitchen doesn't mean you need to skimp on the blooms. Something like blue or white hydrangeas, banana leaves, and palms will only enhance your coastal aesthetic. Also think about decorating your new kitchen with dried florals such as pampas grass, bunny tails, or eucalyptus.

  • Consider Lighting Options

Choosing the right lighting for your new coastal kitchen might be a little overwhelming. One option to consider is hanging rattan basket pendants when creating a beachy feel in your home. These on-trend rustic pendants are a bit reminiscent of old fishing baskets and will also work wonderfully in a coastal-themed kitchen.

  • Chairs and Stools

If your space has a dining room table, breakfast nook, or bar countertop, you can also use your chairs to add to your kitchen’s beachy vibe. Café-style or bistro counter chairs will complete the relaxed and laid-back feel of this area. Oh, and you better make sure they’re comfy because we’re sure you’ll be spending a lot more time in your new, beautiful kitchen.

  • A Bold Backsplash

There are so many ways that you can create a coastal aesthetic with your kitchen’s backsplash. You can either go soft and subtle with light blue and white patterns or go big and bold with bright sea blues and marine greens. A patterned or mosaic backsplash is another great way to add color to a predominantly neutral kitchen.

  • Kitchen Island

They don’t call them kitchen ‘islands’ for nothing! A well-chosen island can serve as the center of your coastal kitchen oasis. Paint it a deep navy blue or a gentle duck egg shade for an added nautical twist that will make your forever summer kitchen all the more inviting.

So there you have it, our top 10 coastal kitchen décor tips. We hope these ideas can help create the seaside-inspired kitchen of your dreams. Remember, before making any big decisions, think about what you really want from your new kitchen space. Imagine how you want it to feel and flow. Do as much research online about how to create beach house coastal kitchen décor and make sure you find reliable suppliers with high-quality products.


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At Sea Life Cabinet Knobs, our wide range of cabinet knobs and pulls are designed to enhance your coastal kitchen décor. Since 2000, we’ve offered the finest and largest collection of coastal hardware in the county, and each product is hand finished and inspected to ensure it is made to perfection.


To see more beautifully handcrafted designs by talented marine artist, Peter Costello, or to find out more about our range of products visit our website today.

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