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A Coastal Bathroom That Requires Simple, Yet Chic Lighting

For the most part, the interior of a home may reflect its surroundings, but not entirely. You may choose to display artwork from a local painter or even use fresh cut flowers from the garden as a centerpiece, but in a coastal home it’s a little easier to bring the outdoors, in. It may be due to the charming aspects of nature – driftwood décor, oversized shells and starfish scattered about or even the tranquil colors found in the sea, what’s not to love? It can be easy to go overboard (no pun intended) when striving for a coastal atmosphere. There is one go-to rule for fashion that will also work for your home’s design plan: Before you leave, take off one accessory. So, with your room you may want to take out one piece you’re not fully enjoying in order to make it appear clean and not overdone.

This Idea Cottage from Coastal Living is simple and chic, but still has an easy going beach feel. Given in part to the light sea foam green on the walls, mirrors and tiles, you almost feel engulfed by the sea – in a good way of course. The wide mirror frames are checkered white and green and act as functional artwork. Another simple detail adding to the coastal cottage look? Have a look at the legs on the vanities; bamboo is a versatile material and coordinates wonderfully in a coastal home.

Everything else in the bathroom is relatively simple and relaxed – which good coastal decor should be. So why settle for ordinary bathroom vanity lamps? A vintage brass light, like the Village Double Shade Sconce, matches the easygoing look and will look great for years. While the quantity is limited on our vintage architectural brass lights, you can get a similar look in the 2 light version of the Blairsville Bath Light.

Photo Courtesy of Coastal Living


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