Have you ever had a real dull gloomy and dark day on the beach? Odds are if things got stormy with the weather you got out of there pretty fast. Life on the beach is all about soaking in the sunshine and if you are decorating with a coastal look the light is the single most important factor.
There are plenty of versions of coast-inspired interiors that range from the Mediterranean to the tropical and from the classic to the nautical. Irrespective of which specific style you pick the basics of the style tend to remain the same. Make sure you get these correct and the rest will be an absolute breeze!
Randomly throwing in a rug with zebra stripes along with a matching throw pillow or two does not mean you have adopted the African style. If anything such additions often seem more at home in glamorous Hollywood Regency-styled rooms!
Snug yellow sandy orange muted red and brown fit this billing ideally. But ensure that instead of a polished lacquered look the finish is a touch rustic and raw. A simple guide in choosing the right hues for an African-inspired interior is the image of the sun setting on the vast plains of the Serengeti!
Do not employ more than two accent colors and use sober oranges and deep coral shades in case you wish to complement the cool blues with some warm hues.
A crisp black and white color scheme (a visual reinterpretation of salt and pepper) sets the backdrop while colorful décor and brilliant wall art provide the necessary sparkle.