Bring the beach home at Forest Reach

22 March 2023

Bring the Beach Home: Coastal Interior Inspiration for Home Buyers at Forest Reach

Create your dream coastal-inspired home at Forest Reach. With a unique beach and bush location, this community has been designed to bring the natural beauty of the Australian landscape to the forefront.

Read on to learn about how you can introduce a beach aesthetic into your home.

Father and two daughters playing at beach.

Bucket loads of beach fun!

Forest Reach is in the Illawarra Escarpment, less than 20km from Wollongong. With iconic Australian beaches, hikes, and water activities on your doorstep, this community is perfect for families, outdoor lovers, beachgoers, and everyone in between.

Does being at the beach bring a sense of calm? With the wind in your hair, does everything feel possible? Bring this aesthetic home and life will feel like a holiday, everyday!

Selecting the Right Colour Palette and Design Elements for a Coastal Inspired Home

There are a few key things to keep in mind when selecting a colour palette and design elements for a coastal inspired home. First, think about the colours that you see when you look at the ocean – blues, greens, and whites. These colours can be used in your home to create a similar feel.

Secondly, consider using natural materials throughout your design. This could include incorporating driftwood into your décor or using shells as accents. Finally, don’t forget the details! Adding nautical-themed elements like rope knots or anchor motifs can really help to tie the whole look together.

Tips for Incorporating Light and Natural Textures

If you're looking to bring some beachy-feel vibes into your home, there are a few things you can do to incorporate light and natural textures. One way is to use lighter colours on your walls and ceiling. This will help reflect more light and make the space feel airier. You can also add in some natural elements like wicker or rattan furniture, jute rugs, or sea glass accents. And don't forget the power of plants! Adding some greenery will always make a space feel more inviting.

Staying On Budget Without Sacrificing Style

If you're a first-time home buyer on a budget, you might think that you have to sacrifice style in order to stay within your budget. But that doesn't have to be the case! There are plenty of ways to give your home a beachy-feel without breaking the bank.

Here are a few tips:

1. Start with the basics. When it comes to coastal interior design, there are a few key pieces that you'll need in order to get the look. These include items like seagrass rugs, jute baskets, and natural wood furniture. Once you have these pieces in place, you can build on them with other smaller details.

2. Incorporate nautical elements. One of the easiest ways to give your home a beachy feel is to incorporate nautical elements throughout. This can be as simple as adding some seashells to your coffee table or hanging a rope mirror in your entryway.

3. Use light and airy fabrics. Another easy way to achieve the coastal look is to use light and airy fabrics throughout your home. This includes items like linen curtains and muslin bedding.

4. Add pops of colour. To really bring the beach feel into your home, don't be afraid to add pops of colour here and there. This can be anything from brightly coloured pillows to patterned rugs or even paintings with coastal scenes.

Coastal-themed decor

Adding Character with Artwork

Adding character to your home doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. A few well-chosen pieces of artwork and some stylish accessories can make all the difference.

When it comes to artwork, look for pieces that reflect your personal taste and style. If you're a fan of the beach, look for paintings or photographs that capture the feeling of the ocean. Or, if you prefer something more abstract, find a piece that makes you feel peaceful and relaxed.

Start putting your mood board together with our Dreamcatcher tool. You'll be inspired by designs from Stockland-approved builders and style gurus, and you can share your style board with others as you make your dream home a reality. Whether it's a classic nautical theme that takes centre stage or a modern minimalistic approach, there are plenty of ways to create an inviting space that makes you feel like you’re on vacation everyday. From furniture selection to colour palettes, let the power of design bring out the best in your new home! Spades optional!

Lock in your future today

Tomorrow will be here before you know it. So start laying the foundations for your future, today. Whether it's your first place, or your next place, whether you're upgrading for family or downsizing for functionality, we're offering you the keys to get started. 

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