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Pin Away Wednesdays: Coastal Style and Beach Cottage Decor

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Welcome back to my Pin Away Wednesday series! In just a few days our family will be at the beach for our annual  vacation and I can hardly contain my excitement! I thought today would be a perfect time to share highlights from my Coastal Style and Beach Cottage Decor Pinterest Board. Because I am a beach lover and dreamer of coastal dreams, (one day we plan to retire near the beach) this is one of my favorite boards. If you love beautiful beach decor and vintage coastal treasures too, get ready to pin away!


…For the love of the Sea and all things beachy!

Shabby Chic Beach Cottage on Casey Key, Florida – Beach Bliss Living - Decorating and Lifestyle Blog

Beach Bliss Living

One of my favorite decorating styles is French vintage coastal, or at least that is what I call it. Bascially it’s a combination of coastal treasures and vintage shabby chic, brocante and vintage French found objects. There is something so romantic and magical about this style!



Simple Summer Lantern Decor






coastal shabby chic decor | shabby chic beach decor | Vintage living


Dreamy…absolutely dreamy!


Old farmhouse treasures also look gorgeous mixed in with nautical inspired decor.



Ever since my very first beach vacation at age four I have been a collector of shells. I think seashells are truly the most amazing free gifts of nature. There are so many creative ways to display them, even in homes with more traditional decor.



Common Ground: Shells and more, decor...

Common Ground

Shells in a gorgeous chippy urn? Yes please!!!



basket of shells


 The Easter bunny could trade out eggs for a basket full of beautiful shells and beach treasures and I would be perfectly content!




C'est la belle vie

I love the simplicity of displaying tiny seashells in glass bottles.


Brocante upcycled bottles seashells in glass bottles repurposed salt shaker lids

A few years ago I made several keepsake bottles filled with seashells from our trips to Wrightsville Beach. For vintage whimsy I topped each bottle with salvaged vintage salt and pepper shaker lids.



I adore this simple beach vignette with seashells under a cloche and a vintage Ball jar full of beach treasures.


somewhatvintage: (via | Pinterest)



Decorating for Summer with Vintage Beach Decor

Decorating For Summer With Vintage Beach Decor~ Virginia Sweet Pea




Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

Coastal Dining Room Decor~The Turqouise Home



Decor To Adore Summer Home Tour

Decor To Adore



In addition to collections of seashells and creative seashell displays, I also pin lots of pretty rooms with coastal decor and beach vibes.

fall home decor master bedroom

Gorgeous bedroom with nautical vibes~ The Lilypad Cottage



Heather Strommen



Lake House Blue and White Living Room Decor #roomdecorideas #livingroomdecoration



21+ Best Coastal Living Room Design Ideas #livingroom #livingroomdesigns #livingroomdesignideas







Every year on our beach vacation my husband and I scope out the area for possible retirement cottages. Many of the pins on this board will be used as inspiration for decorating our beach home.


Cottage furniture




A color palette that's light, bright and mostly white fills a Wisconsin couple's home with a serene vibe. #Beachcottages




Designer Libby Cameron’s Century Old Beach House



Elegant Beach Mantel - Welch House 1900


One of my favorite parts of our beach trips is visiting the local antiques and thrift shops and shopping for nautical treasures like these sweet vintage mermaids that my friend Larissa of Welch House 1900 just shared on her summer mantel.




Vintage Marketplace in Wilmington, NC is my absolute favorite stop on our beach trip! I will certainly find some treasures there to share with you when I get back from vacation. Check out my previous post all about Vintage Marketplace to see more of this beautiful shop.



beach wishPatina White



Beach style Coastal style rooms Coastal living, beach homes coastal decor summer decorating ideas #coastalstyle

For more dreamy beach decorating inspiration, check out my post, Easy Breezy Coastal Cottage Style.




I hope you enjoyed all of this beach “pinspiration” today! Don’t forget to follow along on Pinterest for more vintage- coastal inspired pins too. I am sure I will be pinning lots of beach related photos over the next couple of weeks since I will be in total beach vacation mode!


Thanks for visiting today!



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  • Reply Cindy

    A fantastic post Amber and many beautiful coastal images. Can’t wait to see what you bring back with you.

    Enjoy your vacation


    July 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Oh Amber I am LOVING the beach inspiration you have gathered here! If I lived near the coast I would definitely be doing a photo shoot on the beach!! Thank you so so so much for adding my picture! I am truly honored!! I hope you have the best time at the beach with your family! There is nothing better!


    July 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Kathy

    Hi Amber,
    I really enjoyed all of the lovely photos you shared. The coastal/beach style is always so pretty and relaxing. I just got back from Florida yesterday and I had the opportunity to visit the Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island. It is definitely one of their prettiest idea houses and has pretty beach colors throughout. I definitely recommend visiting it if you get the chance.

    July 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply katherines Corner

    Hello friend, lovely inspiration. I’ll be adding these to my cottage by the water board. xo

    July 25, 2019 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I have a thing for coastal style and beach cottage decor! I’m loving this post Amber!

    July 9, 2020 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Of course, you know I love this post! So excited to be able to share your collection at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Thanks for linking up each week, Amber (pinned)!

    July 21, 2020 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Beautiful and inspiring ideas and photos, Amber!! I too love the ocean and am always so happy to go to the beach. It’s just a calming place and all of your ideas reflect that calm, serene home. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

    July 18, 2022 at 7:23 pm
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