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Bring the beach vibe inside: effortless coastal chic for your home

When living in a desirable beachside locale, such as the Sunshine Coast, a coastal chic style interior is an easy way to create connection between your home and the laidback vibe of sun-drenched days by the ocean.

Here's a few tips to create a luxurious coastal chic aesthetic to instantly make your home feel more relaxed.

Begin by setting the mood with a crisp white palette accented with shades of blue, marine green and yellow tones – including art inspired by the ocean.

Woven or knitted accessories and furniture made from organic materials – timber, cane and pieces with a rustic element – will increase the connection with nature. There’s bonus points for the weathered look, including white washed or greying timber.

In addition to house plants with bright green leaves, consider incorporating native bush elements and items foraged from the beach to create a truly unique aesthetic, such as driftwood, stacked stones or vases filled with shells, seagrass, gum nuts, eucalyptus or anything else you happen to find in the great outdoors.

With the coastal style, generally less is more, with emphasis places on comfort, balance and symmetry, however do consider utilising feature pillows, throws and rugs to make a room ‘pop’.

For more coastal interior design ideas, be sure to take a stroll through our recently opened Cottontree display home at Aura, the Sunshine Coast’s burgeoning city near Caloundra, to draw inspiration from its raw materials and open, flowing living spaces that support both leisurely and active lifestyles.

The Cottontree combines affordable quality with stylish innovation, with its contemporary design perfectly suited for Queensland, ensuring an abundance of light and including a focus on outdoor living.

The four-bedroom home design has numerous special features, including:

  • Smart home technology and solar
  • Centralised kitchen with functional walkthrough pantry
  • Walkthrough robe and generous ensuite in the master bedroom
  • A separate kids’ retreat or media room
  • An in-ground pool and gorgeous outdoor entertaining area

The Cottontree display home can be found at 6 Patricia Lane in the new Aura display village. It’s open 10am to 4pm daily.

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