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Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

by | May 10, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration

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Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

It sure can take awhile to get into a groove when you move into a new-to-you home! I’ve always felt that if you are on a budget, have other priorities and/or the house has unique needs or opinions of its own it takes at least three years to find a groove.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

White Slipcovered Sofa / Blue and White Pillows

We will have lived here four years this fall and I feel like we are just barely getting ourselves pulled together, let alone the house. HA! Moving has always been kind of an ordeal for us. But I think we are rounding the corner to where every design decision we have to make is becoming a little bit easier, so that feels great.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Rattan Day Bed / More Daybeds / Macrame Stool / Round Pillow

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Wood Bead Chandelier

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue Botanical Art / Pom Pom Curtains / Guest room details

Trying to decide the most comfortable color scheme and determine the style your house wants to be doesn’t always happen overnight, especially if your house has a mind of its own. For best results, you have to get to know your house and what it wants first. With some houses, that can take time, trial and error.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue and white runner rug / Hallway Makeover Details / Teal lamp

But I feel like this old gal (the house, not me, but I guess it applies to me too, hahahahahah) is settling into the fresh updated look she feels most comfortable with.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Master Bedroom Details and Sources

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Round Rattan and White Mirror

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Patio Details and Sources

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Our Deck Reveal and Sources

The natural wood hues and shades of blue and white (and some deep greens!) feel right. A subtle, natural modern coastal vibe seems to fit, so we’re going with it!

I love working with a mostly neutral palette because it is so flexible. I enjoy that the shades of blue and white elements can be played up or down, depending on the season, room, or even my mood! It’s fun to have that flexibility and creativity.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue and White Rug (my design for Annie Selke Dash & Albert!) / Kitchen Details

I’m looking forward to my next projects around the house, thank you guys so much for hanging out with me here. You make sharing this journey fun!

My decor sources

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

My House Tour

You’ll find some items on my blue and white wish list in the scrolling bar below (and even more right here!).

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

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  1. Susan

    What size ( small, medium or large) is the white and rattan mirror in hallway?

  2. Susan

    May I ask where you purchased the antique brass gooseneck lamp? Thank you.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I got it from Birch Lane a few years ago! If you look in the Shop My House tab via the menu at the top of the blog I often have my house sources or similar items!

  3. Pat M.

    Your home, although small, has all the elements of a cozy and comfortable place to live. I love cozy. I love comfortable. If style happens along with cozy and comfortable, that’s a bonus. You’ve done a wonderful job of creating a true family home, not just one for the Pinterest boards.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you so much, Pat! We are loving this cozy little house more and more! It makes me so happy as we design a home for our family that others like yourself are able to enjoy it with us, too. <3

  4. Jo Jo

    I’d say you’ve found your groove in this home! Love the light bright coastal vibe you’ve got going on! We live near he ocean as well, and Inam a lover of neutrals and blues and whites in my;home! Coastal is my home’s vibe as well. I never tire of blue and white. Most fed it since I as a little girl and memories of my grandparents summer lake cottage. She has fresh white kitchen and beautiful blue and white willow ware! I’ve always loved it. So much so, I hav a full set of my own and use it more than my fine china for entertaining and everyday!

  5. Suzanne

    Love the gorgeous four-legged model. He/she makes the photos!

  6. Megha @ Crafts N Chisel

    Hey, it’s a beautiful home, loved the white and blue color scheme. Amazing use of every corner, especially the book rack.
    Thanks for Sharing, really enjoyed it.

  7. IRchitect

    Cozyness overload :))

  8. Dana McCurdy

    Hello! I am hoping around on Home Style Saturdays and what a pleasure your home is. I love how your home looks curated and not purchased. Very nice. Come see me sometime over at


  9. elizabeth

    You have definitely found your grove and it shows! :) Such a beautiful home!

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