Whether you have retired to a beach community, own a special vacation home or want to create a coastal paradise in the suburbs, proper lighting is key to creating a peaceful, serene seaside effect! Coastal lighting is rising dramatically in popularity and widely available.
Whether you're a nature enthusiast looking to bring rustic elements indoors or seeking a coastal-yet-modern look, there is a coastal lighting style for you. When you're shopping for coastal lighting, look for these features.
- Nautical Elements. Many coastal lighting styles feature nautical looks: clean, simple lines combined with rust or metallic finishes. If it makes you think of a submarine or a lighthouse, it has nautical elements. From outdoor lighting to mini pendant designs, nautical-inspired styles always work well in coastal homes. Lanterns are also a common coastal design standby.
- Shells and Natural Materials. The natural beauty of shells and stone are used more and more frequently in lighting design, producing absolutely stunning results. Capiz shells are an especially common element used in coastal lighting and it's easy to see why: their beautiful, iridescent hues lend themselves well to providing decoration and illumination. When genuine capiz shells are used, that means each piece is unique and features a handcrafted appeal. Other coastal materials used in lighting include coral, rattan, rope and wood. Shown: the Kenroy Home Shell Table Lamp.
- Tropical Fans. Indoor and outdoor ceiling fans with oversized blades, often palm-shaped or made of wicker, provide an easygoing touch and an ocean breeze on demand! These help keep any home comfortable and can even reduce your air conditioning bill.
With a couple of key coastal lighting pieces in your home, you can truly transform your space into a seafaring paradise! Shop today to take advantage of up-to-the-minute trends in coastal lighting design.
Need more ideas for coastal lighting? Check out our Get Coastal Design Inspirations collage, read more about Ocean Inspirations in Lighting and Design or check out How to Get the Coastal Lighting Look. Also, see our Coastal Lighting store to browse our favorite styles.