How To Achieve California-Cool Style at Home
Natural textures, earth tones, rattan and crisp white textiles are common characteristics of Contemporary California design, a trending style loved by more than just the beach-dwellers. From country cottages to city apartments, we’re sharing four tips for bringing this sunny and sought-after style in your own home this spring.
Coastal Colour Palette
Contemporary California style is all about warm, earthy colours and naturally soothing textures. Light, grey or white woods offer a beautifully breezy base for your space. Aim for a palette featuring ivory, beige, light blues and muted greens to create your coastal-inspired oasis.
Focus on Comfort
A space that feels relaxed and lived-in is the cornerstone of Contemporary California style. Focusing on comfort when making decisions, from the fabric of the rug on your floor to the fill of the cushions on your couch, will ensure your home feels as laid-back as it looks.
Pro-tip: nubby textures like bouclé are right at home in contemporary spaces!
Keep it Simple
Pulling together a West Coast inspired space involves a balance of rustic, natural, and organic elements. Keep your focal pieces grounded in earth tones and err on the side of minimal in your wall art and added décor.
Pro tip: aim for accessories that remind you of your coastal theme through colour, shape or texture, rather than getting too literal with beach-related décor.
Just because you’ve set your sights on an airy, beach-inspired abode doesn’t mean you have to avoid dark tones altogether. In fact, it’s encouraged! Create contrast in your Contemporary California home with accents like dark drapes, black frames, or metal side tables for a welcome dose of drama.