Eight blogs to read if you are looking for coastal decor inspiration - A Life Unfolding

Eight blogs to read if you are looking for coastal decor inspiration

Hello!

Lately, I have been all about coastal decor. If you follow me on Instagram and I hope you do, you know we are in the middle of rehabbing a distressed property that we are turning into a short-term rental. The property is two blocks from Lake Michigan, so I really want it to have a laid-back coastal vibe when designing the interiors. I envision guests opening the door and seeing lots of natural light streaming in. I think of comfy furniture, wood floors, and white walls with beachy blues and greens throughout. Can you see it too?!?!? Here is the Coastal mood board I am working on.


Coastal Living Room Mood Board

While I am immersed in all things coastal over here, I thought I’d take an opportunity to share eight blogs that are filled with beautiful coastal inspiration. These bloggers are sharing lovely spaces, DIYs, and gorgeous free printable! There is something special here for every coastal design lover. So grab a beverage and get ready to get your scroll on. While you are visiting, stop and say hello. Okay, ready?

First up is:

Lisa at Shine Your Light


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Lisa’s home is coastal casual perfection. Everyone loves a great before and after, so don’t miss Lisa’s light and bright kitchen remodel; it is filled with so many pretty details. I also love this herringbone tile. I think we should all meet at Lisa’s fire pit for s’mores this summer… I’m sure she wouldn’t mind. 😉 Follow Lisa on Instagram @lisashineyourlight

Let’s move on to our next share:

Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies


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Danielle’s blog is filled with beautiful DIYs. I especially love this octopus dresser. Her coastal pool house makeover just gives me heart eyes, but what stops me every time I visit her site are her gorgeous watercolors. Danielle, in addition to her Interior Design skills, is a very talented artist. This is a Watercolor Bunny free printable she did for Easter, but she has many beautiful prints on her site, so be sure to look around. Follow Danielle on Instagram @findingsilverpennies.

Now we are off to visit with the husband and wife team:

Morgan and Sean at Charleston Crafted


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Aren’t the two of them adorable? I love the mix of DIY’s both big and small; they tackle on the blog. Wait until you see this dining table they made. I have put it on a wish list for my husband to make for my Christmas present. I also love this coffered ceiling in their nursery. Don’t miss this DIY post on extending a fireplace they did for the One Room Challenge. Follow them on Instagram @Charlestoncrfted

Now we are off to visit:

Maria from Simple Nature Decor


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One of my favorite things to do in my own home or a client’s home is to bring a touch of nature inside. Maria does this so well! Be sure to check out these bookends and this DIY pillow, and this DIY Easter Basket using recycled paper bags. Follow her on Instagram @simple_nature_decor

Need a refill? I’ll wait because you are not going to want to miss:

Meg from Green With Decor


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Meg shares DIY makeovers that I love. It was hard to choose which ones to share. Check out these barstools (I love the color she chose), this basket wall, and her mudroom. Follow Meg on Instagram @greenwithdecor

Let’s meet the sister duo:

Sonja and Jane at Sustain my Craft Habit.


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How fun would it be to work with your sister? I love that they are working on a family cottage together. This Coastal Cottage Kitchen turned out charming. And this Lavender Sachet idea which I may use for an upcoming baby shower. Don’t miss this canvas planter which is perfect for the upcoming porch season! Follow them on Instagram @sustainmycrafthabit

Next up:

Carrie at Lovely Etc.


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Carrie shares my love of a wood accent wall. Take a peek at her take here in her entryway. And her kitchen before and after (on a budget) is so good! I love that backsplash. You guys know I love participating in a design challenge. See what Carrie did in her bathroom in the 100 dollar challenge here. Follow Carrie on Instagram @Lovelyetc

And our last share for today:

Samantha at Little bits of Home


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Samantha is all about sharing her DIY adventures. I adore the Star Wars theme bedroom she did for her son. This laundry closet gave me an idea I hadn’t thought of for the short-term rental property. As I mentioned before, I have two baby showers coming up this summer, and Samantha shared this paper flower tutorial that would look beautiful above the buffet, don’t you think? Follow Samantha on Instagram @littlebitsofhomeblog

That’s it for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the coastal Inspo. I know I found all kinds of ideas for my next projects.

Until next time,

Libbie

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  1. Alyssa says:

    Ohh love these! Costal decor always makes me feel like I’m on a vacation!

  2. Lisa says:

    Libbie this was such a fun group, I love how everyone has their own vibe but are all coastal or lakeside-influenced! I love your beautiful blog and the inspiring projects you share!

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