Cool tones may make up a coastal entry space, but this style is anything but cold! With warm neutrals and homey touches—like woven rugs in natural fibers, soft lighting, and weathered materials—a coastal entryway creates a cozy vibe that’s oh-so-welcoming.A coastal entryway is perfect for those who want an entryway that’s warm and inviting. Even if the way you design it isn’t overtly beachy, a coastal entryway creates that fresh, laid back beach vibe in your home. And there are so many ways to make a coastal entryway come to life. You can pepper in subtle hints of coastal here and there, or take more of a themed approach—or anywhere in between! Regardless of how subtle or heavy-handed you go with your coastal entryways, you’ll gravitate toward the same general color palette. Coastal spaces tend to have soft, natural color palettes. So, plenty of sandy, white, and ivory neutrals. You can also weave in earthy shades of greens, pinks, and yellows. But varying shades of blues are definitely the predominant color you’ll see in a coastal entryway design! Beyond color, the furniture and decor you choose helps drive home the design style. Coastal design is bright and airy with a clean aesthetic. So, the furniture you choose should be light—both visually and in finish. Opt for weathered woods, natural fibers, and plenty of woven elements. But your coastal entryway layout can be pretty simple and should also err on the side of practicality. We love using benches in coastal entryways for just that reason, as it gives you a place to sit down when you’re putting on or taking off your shoes. However, a console with an accompanying chair can do the trick as well! The addition of wall hooks or a coat rack give you a convenient place to hang your coats and bags. But what style of consoles, benches, chairs, and coat racks go best with a coastal space? Well, lighter, weathered woods or pieces in a white finish are perfect for coastal entryway designs. So, perhaps a whitewashed or woven bench? A light wood or antiqued console? A rattan or wooden coat rack? And don’t forget a durable natural fiber rug to help define your entryway space and seagrass baskets for some simple added organization. To help drive home the design, opt for oceanic art or beach-inspired decor. Basically, anything that adds to a casual and breezy feel. If you have overhead lighting in your entryway, this is also a great place for a woven pendant light! Otherwise, a tabletop lamp—perhaps in a recycled glass or rope-wrapped design—will add just the right amount of warm light to your space. Large mirrors are also a great addition to coastal entryway designs. Since coastal style is all about that bright and airy feel, we love the addition of a mirror to help reflect light and visually open up the space.Ready for some coastal entryway design inspiration to help you get you started on your own entryway design or to just gather some ideas for the future? Here’s a library of our favorite coastal entryway design ideas to bring this look to life. Enjoy!
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