10+ DIY Coastal Decor Ideas

Bring some summer into the house with these cute & clever ideas!

Summer will be here before we know it! With the warmer and sunnier days, I can’t wait to switch the decor from spring to summer mode. I’m lucky enough to live on the West Coast where beaches are plentiful (even if they are a bit rocky). However, I used to live in the land-locked state of Iowa. Not too many beaches around there. Then again, a lot of public places are closed these days. But, just because you’re stuck inside or don’t live by a large body of water doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these beach-themed DIYs! Bring some bright summer decor into your home right when you need it the most with these cute and clever coastal DIYs!

Rope Side Table

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I love this idea for a quick and easy, not to mention cheap, side table! It’s perfect for the deck or for any room you see fit. The center of the table is a bucket wrapped in rope. Once you have the bucket covered, glue on two painted, round wood slabs, one on top and the other on the bottom. Then, just add a little loop of rope and you’re good to go!
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Decorative Shell Balls

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This is quite possible the easiest DIY project ever. And just look how great it turned out! These beautiful shell balls are perfect fillers for decorative bowls or to use as part of a fun centerpiece if you’re having guests over. Sinply grab some styrofoam balls, a handful of shells, and glue. Glue the shells on until the ball is covered and place them wherever you want an extra pop of beachy decor!
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Coastal Bathroom Makeover

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On the opposite end of the DIY spectrum, we have an entire accent wall makeover. This project is actually quite easy, but it takes a substantial amount of time. If you’re stuck at home, this might be the perfect project for you! Starm by drawing out a pattern on the wall of your choosing. Then fill in the drawing with spackling little by little, attaching glass stones as you go. Once the wall is covered, mix up some tile grout and wipe it over the stones, filling in all the little spaces. Then rinse off with warm water and a sponge.
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Nautical Lights

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How cute are these lights? They remind me of an old shipyard or hanging dock lights. Start by tying together 8 pieces of twine and them making a row of knots. Separate the strands and tie different strands together to make netting. Then, unscrew the bulb of an outdoor path light and place it in the bowl of a separate light fixture. Hang the light from a tree or from a hook in the ceiling using the netting.
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Decorative Faux Fossils

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Grab some Sculpty clay and roll it out flat. Then, take a leaf, a shell, whatever you want, and press it into the clay. Cut the shape out and bake according to the directions. Once cooled, paint and attach to a skewer and wooden disk. That’s it! Set these cute faux fossils on a side table or as a beach-themed centerpiece for your next family gathering.
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Get even more ideas in the video below!