Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 2: Floors, Wall, Ceilings


# Floors, Walls & Ceilings in Coastal Homes


photo By Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design Fresh And Relaxing Beach House Design

Consider hardy flooring in natural materials – timber or stone look are ideal for beach house homes. Tiled or laminate open plan living areas keep the whole family cool.

2012 Aus Int Design award

Avoca Beach House – Architecture Saville Isaacs Pty Ltd Image: Kate Bayer



I just love stackstone or stackerstone feature wall tiles indoors and out for a stunning textured look. Find them online in Australia here


For a casual, less modern, perhaps almost grunge look on a feature wall, try Retro Wood panelling or wood-look wallpaper. (So hot right now) Look for it here

If you prefer paint to wallpaper and planning on DIY – read “6 Top paints for the ultimate beach house”

Key Features

*  Light coloured wooden planks or cladding fitted either horizontally or vertically helps establish a feeling of space, harmony and order.
* Natural, polished, painted or whitewashed timber floorboards or beachy sandstone pavers throughout living areas can create a cool openness and flow.
* Choose darker timbers or polished mahogany for a Balinese beach resort feel.


Photo from Trip Advisor “The Legan Bali – A GHM Hotel”

Previous Posts on this topic: 

Part 1: Architecture & Design

Future Posts:

Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light
Part 4: Colours
Part 5: Textures & Materials
Part 6: Fabrics
Part 7: Display & Adornment

About Nicki Richards

Nicki is a self confessed cushion lover, director and co-founder of Beach Abode Living, an Australian owned and operated company, based on the Gold Coast. Specialising in outdoor cushions inspired by the beach and coastal living, the focus is principally on designing and creating unique, functional and affordable products that allow everyone to enjoy and appreciate the great Australian lifestyle. Style is as important with homewares as it is in fashion, so being 'on trend' requires continual development of ideas and designs, through travel, experimentation and collaboration. Favourite Quote: "You can never over-cushion!"

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