7 Coastal Bedding Ideas That'll Make Your Space Feel Like an Exclusive Beachfront Resort

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Coastal Bedding Ideas and Inspiration

Imagine laying in a hammock, piña colada in hand, as you listen to the sound of the wind blowing through the palm trees. It's a pretty relaxing scene, right? Although your bedroom might not be located smack dab in the middle of paradise, there's one way to capture that same feeling in the boudoir.

This is where coastal bedding ideas come into play. They're yet another way to achieve that fresh and airy look that we all love and adore. Beachy bedding is often made of breathable materials like linen and cotton, sporting signature palettes: think tropical colors, bright whites, and easy neutrals.

If you're aiming to create a bedroom that's brimming with seaside flair, look no further than these seven coastal bedding ideas.

1. Go with all white.

When it comes to coastal style, we can always steer you in the direction of top-to-bottom white to achieve the seaside look you're hoping for. In your coastal bedroom, contemplate all-white bedding, complete with white pillowcases and a white coverlet, like this gorgeous one from Serena & Lily.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Whitby Coverlet, $248 - $358

2. Include pops of color.

If your version of coastal style leans more toward island locales rather than East Coast ports of call, we suggest weaving in cheerful bursts of color. Using white as a starting point, Rachel of Pencil Shavings Studio created a truly tropical look with the help of a vibrant striped lumbar pillow, chambray accent pillows, and a custom orange headboard.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Westport Pillow Cover, $58

3. Consider subtle patterning.

Let's say the subtle side of the spectrum feels more "you" as you look through coastal bedding ideas. In this case, we recommend relaxed neutrals with understated stripes and plaids, which is what Kim of Sand & Sisal did in this modern coastal bedroom.

Get the look: Arus Highlands Collection Tartan Plaid Design Throw Blanket, $26.99

4. Sometimes, less is more.

At the beach, everything can feel so easy and laid-back. You can bring that vibe into your coastal style bedroom by going with a less is more approach. Carley K. embraced minimalist seaside ambiance in this sanctuary, opting for cream-colored bedding with matching, simple wall decor.

Get the look: Parachute Quilt, $249 - $269

5. Keep things fresh in linen.

The last time you were wearing a linen dress or pair of shorts, you might have been at the beach. But you don't have to have your toes in the sand to enjoy the airy, relaxed material. Welcome that same look into your bedroom like Mollie of Design Loves Detail by including linen bedding.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Cavallo Linen Sheet Set, $298 - $398

6. Anchor the room with stripes.

Nautical stripes are another classic facet of coastal style, something that you can play with as you set up your bedroom. By showcasing the signature motif in artwork and bedding, the team at AGK Design Studio crafted a fun and visually interesting space.

Get the look: Serena & Lily Gingham Sheet Set, $258 - $328

7. You can’t go wrong with blue hues.

If we were to choose the quintessential coastal bedding idea, it would undoubtedly involve the color blue. To bring in the feeling of ocean waves, you can incorporate several different shades in your space, proven by this setup from Anastasia of The Identité Collective.

Get the look: CB2 Weekendr Blue Chambray Duvet Cover, $149 - $199


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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