9 Coastal Bedroom Ideas to Inspire Your Next Room Refresh

Summer is open us and we are all dreaming of sandy shores. Here are nine suggestions for bringing your vacation into your home.

These coastal bedroom ideas blend beachy colors and natural elements for a bright and airy feel.

Recreate the relaxed, stress-free feel of a beachside vacation in your own bedroom. A coastal-inspired bedroom design can bring an airy, open feel to any space, so you can recreate the charm of ocean blue hues and sun-bleached linens without tracking sand through your space.

To help inspire your next room refresh, we’re sharing our favorite coastal bedroom ideas. Whether you’re decorating a beach house or just want to add a breezy feel to your land-locked bedroom, these ocean-inspired decor ideas are easy to recreate. These spaces blend natural textures, rich blues, and nautical touches to bring the relaxing beach-side feeling to you, wherever you are.


Nightstand Decor

coastal bedroom with yellow headboard beachy refresh

One way to create a coastal feel without doing a full bedroom remodel is to add layers of texture and color. Here, the buttery yellow tufted headboard offers a sunny hue, while the styled nightstand holds a shell-textured lamp, abstract art in beach-inspired colors, and gilded heron figurines. Warm taupe walls and white linens allow these colors and textures to stand out without competing for attention.








Coastal Gallery Wall

coral to add a beachy refresh feela coastal gallery wall in bedroom for beachy refresh

This gallery wall brings a definitive coastal flare to the room thanks to the cohesive blues and greens of the artwork. The symmetrical look of the frames is clean and polished, while the abstract prints inside are reminiscent of beach waves. Seafoam bedding, a natural wood nightstand, and a coral figurine add to the calm, beachy feel.


Travel-Inspired Decor

map wallpaper in bedroom beach

Repurpose paper maps into a gorgeous and unique wallpaper to add a bit of coastal flair to your room. And just because you have an eye-catching wallpaper doesn’t mean you need to play it safe with the rest of the room. A geometric-print headboard, midcentury-inspired nightstand, and a tiny sailboat all add to the coastal feel.









White Coastal Bedroom

beachy fish wall hangingwood bed frame against white walls with blue art

One way to achieve a maritime look is to keep the color palette simple, bringing in brighter hues through texture and art. Here, a dark and weathered headboard looks almost as if it were pulled from the water and restored. Pops of texture, such as the macrame wall hanging, abstract seascape artwork, and patterned throw pillows add interest to the otherwise white bedroom and makes the simple space feel finished and intentional.


Natural Rattan Shades

rattan shades in coastal bedroom

When designing a coastal bedroom, think about what colors and textures you’d expect to see when you’re at the beach. Consider classic coastal colors like whites, blues, and greens, paired with natural textures like jute or rattan. If you’re not feeling white walls, a crisp yet pale blue paint can bring out the depth of the deeper blue accent colors.








Farmhouse Coastal Bedroom

modern farmhouse bedroom blue and white comforter

Coastal decor meets farmhouse style in this stunning yet simple bedroom. Luxe blues and creamy whites dominant the space, but there are some unexpected pops of yellow and red for visual interest. The polished four poster bed adds both a modern and maritime feel to the room.




Layered Linens

blue headboard in white bedroom with coastal theme

With a cozy and carefree feel, this coastal bedroom invites guests to curl up and relax with a good beach read. Layered bed linens add texture and warmth to the space, while the blue upholstered headboard grounds the space. Decorative elements like nautical pillows and blue glass jars add to the beachy feel of the room.









Blue Coastal Bedroom

white bedroom with royal blue accent table and lamp

Designing a costal bedroom doesn’t mean you have to shy away from traditionally glam elements, like this lacquered blue nightstand and studded headboard. When working with a monochromatic color scheme, don’t worry too much about all the shades matching. The nightstand, lamp, and pillows are all varying shades of blue, but they work well together against the all-white backdrop.





Soft Bedroom Rug

Bedroom with bed, blue pillows

A shiplap headboard painted in a light blue shade provides a relaxed, beachside feel to this bedroom and provides a focal point to center the rest of the decor around. A neutral plush rug is reminiscent of sandy beaches, while the bright blue throw pillows mimic sunny skies.











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Why Do New Home Builders Want You to Use Their Lender?

If you have spent any significant time researching new home construction options and new home builders, you’ve discovered most builders have a “Preferred Lender” listed on their website. Why do builders and lenders form these “preferred” partnerships? Are there nefarious back room deal makings going on? No, absolutely not.
There are two main reasons builders will partner with a mortgage lender – and both give advantages and buying power to the home buyer.

First – most mortgage lenders have new construction programs that offer a percentage or flat rate towards lowering the mortgage loan amount or closing costs. Different lenders offer different incentives to use them.
Secondly – over the course of the partnership the builder learns the lender’s processes and the lender learns the builder’s. There are no surprise bumps or procedures securing the mortgage loan and ultimately the closing goes much smoother and efficiently. Less stress on all parties!

Core Homes is happy to announce we have entered into a Preferred Lender partnership with FirstBank Mortgage!first bank logo

Recently, Core Homes entered into a partnership with FirstBank. We have done business with FirstBank for several years and we are excited to work with them as a Preferred Lender.
We sat down with Rodney Long, our Mortgage Banker, to ask him some questions about what FirstBank Mortgage is now offering Core Homes home buyers.

Rodney Long Preferred Lender for Core HomesPlease introduce yourself. How long have you been in mortgage lending? What do you like to do in your down time?
My Name is Rodney Long and am currently working with FirstBank Mortgage. I have been blessed with the opportunity to assist families with their mortgage needs for 23 years. In my spare time, me and my family enjoy walking our dogs, kayaking, riding our bikes along the Tennessee River, and family game night.

What is the mortgage outlook right now, considering the Fed’s increase in interest rates?
The purchase of a home is a great way to secure future wealth through equity of owning a home. Today’s interest rates impact a family’s buying power. In a rising rate environment it is more important to put together a sound mortgage plan for future success. FirstBank can tailor a plan that meets their current need and stability to meet long term goals.

What information should a potential home buyer bring with them when they talk with you?
In order to complete a mortgage loan in a timely manner, I need the borrower’s driver’s license, most recent pay stub, and W-2. If they are self-employed then two years of their most recent tax returns.

Is now a good time to buy or build a new home?
Today is a great time to buy a home while housing prices are still affordable. Chattanooga home prices are still 22% lower than the market average. Families should buy today and take advantage of the equity appreciation in their new home.

In your experience, what are people most afraid of or perhaps, have the greatest misconception about mortgages?
I think the misconception of buying a new home is that it requires a large down payment. FirstBank has a wide array of mortgage products that require as little as 3% down and nothing for Veterans. Contact me to see what products fit your needs. We have an online application to get you started.

What should a person looking to buy or build a new home do right now, today?
I your are thinking of buying or building your forever home, I recommend the buyer(s) sit down with a FirstBank Mortgage Professional to start building a successful mortgage plan.

Last question: Why is FirstBank a good choice for Core Homes buyers for a mortgage loan?
FirstBank is one of the top mortgage lenders in our area. We are a personable, local community bank that can meet in person or we are able to utilize the most up-to-date technology to make the lending process seamless from start to finish. We offer Conventional, FHA, USDA, THDA, and VA loans to those deserving Veterans. And for Core Homes home buyers, we are offering a Lender Credit of 1% of the loan amount at closing up to a maximum of $5,000. This credit can be used to lower the interest rate on the loan, or can apply towards closing costs. This can represent a significant savings to the Core Homes buyer. 


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We have available homes in Apison, Harrison, and Ooltewah  and Soddy Daisy. From just at foundation to nearly complete! Give Kadi or Dell a call and discuss which Core Community is for you!


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