Since the move-in date for the new house isn’t until August 2021, I’ve got plenty of time to start planning all of my home projects and designing each room! One of the best features of the new home is it’s access to the Long Island Sound! The home’s proximity to the water has really intensified my desire for that classic, laid-back coastal feel. As if I wasn’t already enough of a coastal decor fan… ha! Keep scrolling for how I’m designing my coastal bedroom oasis. Please let me know what you think!
Alrighty, here it is! Simple. Crisp. Clean. & Coastal. In my dream world the whole house would be furnished in Serena & Lily pieces. Just putting that out there to the universe…maybe one day it’ll manifest into reality!
Truth be told, designing this bedroom was pretty darn easy. I’ve been set on this Balboa Bed from Serena & Lily for quite some time now and the rest of the room kind of fell into place around the bed. It’s timeless, simple, and of course I love the touch of gold at the bottom of each leg!
I think most dog owners who let their pups sleep in bed with them will agree that an end of bed bench is a must-have! Ranger (being all of 5 pounds) isn’t able to jump up directly into bed, so an end of bed bench is not only stylish, but super practical. This rattan bench brings in a subtle striped pattern and a pop of blue, both of which I love!
Now onto the nightstands. I’m LOVING these $400 finds! Pro Tip: one of my favorite ways to customize an affordable piece of furniture is to swap out the knobs. Usually the handles/pulls that come with the piece of furniture are small and aren’t that nice. By swapping out the knobs you’re able to instantly elevate the piece while also personalizing it! (Click here for my favorite place to shop for knobs with personality.) P.S. I may or may not be obsessed with these leather & gold knobs.
The flooring situation is still a little up in the air. While I think this blue rug is stunning, the bedroom currently has light beige wall to wall carpeting. We’ll have to wait until we move in to decide whether the carpeting stays or goes. (Personally I’m not a huge fan of the rug on top of carpet look, but then again, I’ve never really tried it.) Ideally I’d love rip up the carpet, find beautiful hardwood floors, and then bring in more blue hues with this beautiful rug!
Let’s talk lighting! I found my EXACT oversized bedside lamps. They look so high-end, but they’re under $160 for a set of 2! My mom found mine at HomeGoods and I LOVE the woven lampshades and the chunky ceramic bases! Since the people who bought the condo bought it with almost all the furniture, my bedside lamps are one of the few things that won’t have to be new!
Right now I’m leaning towards painting the whole house the same color. Back in the condo, I had it painted Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore, which I loved! I also really like Simply White by Benjamin Moore. You’ll have to send me your paint suggestions if you have any! I’m a little intimidated by the idea of painting the entire house the same color. What if I get tired of it?!
Now onto the wall art, which I am very excited about! Instead of a large piece of artwork over the bed, I plan on sourcing 3 vintage, wooden surfboards. While I’m not a surfer, I’m so drawn to the simple, sleek design of a surfboard. I also love the laid-back vibe that goes hand-in-hand with the surfer lifestyle, so perhaps I’m also trying to channel that a bit!
The real question though is should I have 1 large horizontal board OR 3 vertical boards? I’m really torn on this decision! The bedroom has high ceiling so perhaps vertical would be the best?
On the other side of the bedroom I’ve designed a coastal-inspired sitting area. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the heck to do with all the extra space. Will I really spend time sitting in my bedroom? If not a sitting area, what else should I do with this area? Can it just stay empty? Is that weird?
These Serena & Lily chairs might be a little too formal for the room, but I tried to play that down with the casual, gingham fabric. I seriously want EVERY Serena & Lily light fixture, but this coconut beaded chandelier is certainly my favorite.
Since my beloved floor-length mirror is back at the condo, I’ve decided to go in a different direction in the new home! This minimal arch floor-length mirror is under $500 and much more versatile than my last oversized mirror, which I loved, but it took up almost an entire wall! I’ll probably plan on putting this mirror in the corner of my bedroom.
Last, but certainly not least, I plan on purchasing this beautiful surfboard print from my amazingly talented photographer friend, Mindy Briar. The print hasn’t been released yet, but you better bet I’m counting down the seconds until it is! Check out her available prints here.
Stay tuned for more home design inspiration in the coming weeks!
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