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Are you designing a blue coastal bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Cognac2 designed by Angie Johnson
Cognac2Designed by Angie Johnson
Serena & Lily Vision 2022 designed by Kailee Carneau
Serena & Lily Vision 2022Designed by Kailee Carneau
Artsper & Framebridge Challenge - Immersive designed by Ilona Kim
Artsper & Framebridge Challenge - ImmersiveDesigned by Ilona Kim
Untitled designed by Erika Fadden
UntitledDesigned by Erika Fadden
Bedroom 4 designed by Kaitlyn Aronis
Bedroom 4Designed by Kaitlyn Aronis
MASTER BEDROOM designed by Maggie Misner
MASTER BEDROOMDesigned by Maggie Misner
Playroom (Bora) designed by Mary Kate Blum
Playroom (Bora)Designed by Mary Kate Blum
"Coastal" Master Bedroom designed by Jackie Slemmer
"Coastal" Master BedroomDesigned by Jackie Slemmer
Downstairs Bedroom designed by Showplace Design
Downstairs BedroomDesigned by Showplace Design
Blue Vibes designed by Yunique Gresham
Blue VibesDesigned by Yunique Gresham
guest bedroom-2 designed by JULIE von Gremp
guest bedroom-2Designed by JULIE von Gremp
Italian tropics designed by Talia Gates
Italian tropicsDesigned by Talia Gates
Bedroom 2 designed by Janae Sullivan
Bedroom 2Designed by Janae Sullivan
BeachHouseSophistication designed by BRI NIC
BeachHouseSophisticationDesigned by BRI NIC
Queen Bedroom designed by Janae Sullivan
Queen BedroomDesigned by Janae Sullivan
Bedroom designed by Janae Sullivan
BedroomDesigned by Janae Sullivan
Primary Bedroom Mood Board designed by Whitney Crutcher
Primary Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Whitney Crutcher
sleepingarea designed by sallie tyler
sleepingareaDesigned by sallie tyler
Bedroom designed by sallie tyler
BedroomDesigned by sallie tyler
Master designed by Vanessa Perez
MasterDesigned by Vanessa Perez
Bedroom3 designed by sallie tyler
Bedroom3Designed by sallie tyler
bdrm2 designed by sallie tyler
bdrm2Designed by sallie tyler
Primary Bedroom Mood Board designed by Eileen Preston
Primary Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Eileen Preston
Kelli's Bedroom 2 designed by Carol Matula
Kelli's Bedroom 2Designed by Carol Matula

Design tips for decorating a blue coastal style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the blue coastal aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a blue coastal bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the coastal style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your blue coastal style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Coastal Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and coastal style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your coastal bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

How do you decorate with blue?

If you want to make a bold statement with blue, consider painting the whole bedroom (ceilings included) in a single shade of blue. No one regrets painting a bedroom blue.

Decorating with blue can transform any space into a serene sanctuary or a dynamic cozy cocoon, depending on its shade and application. Lighter shades of blue like sky blue or baby blue can create a sense of openness and freshness and a soothing atmosphere, while darker shades like navy blue or royal blue can add depth, elegance, and sophistication.

Blue pairs beautifully with a range of colors. For a classic, crisp look, combine it with white or cream. For warmth, juxtapose blues against earth tones like sandy beiges or soft browns. For a more dynamic and contemporary color palette, consider coral or mustard (orange is the complementary color opposite blue on the color wheel), which provide a striking contrast and elevate the vibrancy of the space.

Don't shy away from mixing different shades of blue within the same space. Layering light and dark blues can create a sophisticated and dynamic aesthetic. This approach works well in spaces where you want to maintain a monochromatic scheme without it feeling flat or uninteresting.

Blue is often associated with the sea and the sky, making it a perfect choice for creating a coastal or beach-inspired room. Pair blue with white or sandy beige tones or incorporate nautical elements like striped patterns, seashells, or rope accents to enhance the coastal aesthetic.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a coastal bedroom design?

Coastal interior design captures the essence of breezy beach living through its use of light, airy color palettes, natural textures, and nautical motifs. This design approach leans heavily on cool colors (particularly shades of blue and white), and warm, sandy neutrals to mirror the colors of the sea, sky, and beach. Coastal interior design comes in many forms, from lavish beach house living in the Hamptoms and condos in Florida to rustic cottages in Martha’s Vineyard and modern seaside California-cool villas on the west coast.

Common coastal decor elements include weathered wood furniture, reflecting the driftwood found along shorelines, fabrics such as linen and cotton take notes from cloudy skies and allow for relaxed, easy living, and materials like jute, wicker, and rattan represent the sandy environment. Shiplap is a popular choice for walls in coastal spaces. Light blue and white tile is common to use in bathrooms or kitchens for a coastal vibe.

When decorating a coastal-inspired beach bedroom, you’ll want to keep things bright, airy, and sophisticated. Unless you are specifically going for a theme park nautical adventure room, steer clear of artwork featuring anchors and navy stripes. Instead, opt for an abstract piece that mimics the waves in the ocean. Beachy accents like seashells, coral, and maritime-inspired pieces, such as lanterns and ropes in a chandelier, reinforce the connection to the coastal environment without being corny. Incorporating large windows and ample natural light further blurs the lines between indoors and out, creating a seamless, tranquil retreat that embodies the serene and laid-back lifestyle of coastal regions.

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