Quick, easy ways to bring that coastal design style into your home....
Choose furniture, area rugs, lamps or accessory items that have touches of natural or woven finishes or elements. Rattan, bamboo, raffia, natural rope, jute, shell, sisal - these types of materials provide that Coastal style. For walls and fabrics utilize light colorways (think whites, creams, neutrals) and highlight and accent with touches of aquas, soothing blues or light greens.
Do you collect seashells, seaglass or coral? Display in a large clear glass bowl or tall vase.
A nice jute or sisal rug on the floor anchors the space and provides a nice sense of texture and depth. If your budget allows, a natural grasscloth wallcovering on a feature wall provides additional interest, color and pattern.