Coastal Design Elements
Get the Exterior Style of Coastal Homes
From cozy bungalows to sprawling seaside mansions, there is something about that beachy vibe that many of us would love to have at our homes. The style of coastal home exteriors is something you can emulate in any city, whether waterfront or landlocked. With just a few key features you can bring your outdoor spaces right to the beach.
For that classic beach bungalow feel, natural materials are the way to go. Wood shingles and shutters are often a staple of coastal home exteriors, neatly surrounded by a quaint picket fence. You can line the perimeter of your fence or years with some lantern style posts for a gorgeous nighttime look, and if your home has a porch or patio space, a pendant from our Coastal collection would make a nice addition as well.
Part of the charm of many beach-side towns is the variety of color exteriors coastal homes use. Pastels are a natural choice, echoing the tones of the ocean at twilight, but more bold colors, such as rust reds and vibrant blues can also be used to great effect. Lighting fixtures with a black finish, like our Lisbon collection, will match well with any color. For a lighter touch, opt for a steel finish like those found in our Coastal Outdoor collection.
A bold nautical style combines the best of both worlds with natural wood painted in distressed colors, with a bit of kitsch added in the form of nautical-themed decor. Round windows and lights are a good addition to this style to add to the feeling of a boat out at sea. Our round nautical outdoor ceiling light or Tuscan outdoor wall light with a decorative copper disk would be a great match to any nautical style.
Coastal or industrial, farmhouse or art deco, whatever your dream home looks like, indoors or out, Urban Ambiance can help you find the light fixtures to suit your style. Contact us today to find out more.