Creating a coastal space 

Bringing those wavy beach tones into your abode can make any space feel airy and fresh. But how do you get that modern coastal feel in your home without being by the beach?

Start by selecting a fresh white for your walls, Dulux natural white or lexicon are a relaxing choice and a good base colour. Natural white is a warm tone, while lexicon and snowy mountains are cool.


Bring in raw wood furniture for warmth. A carved coffee table or natural finish buffet, even a cane piece for a more tropical coastal vibe.

Accessorise your lounge with textures by choosing macrame or knitted cushions in natural white yarn. Tassels are a must. Pick white linen cushions to use as a base and break up your patterns.

Soft powder blue can be brought in through  vases or throw blankets giving a small pop of colour. Stick to a three shade rule when choosing your blue or green hues. I like to have the same shade but in a dark , medium and a light tone.

Add some Depth to your walls with prints that represent the ocean to you, could be Palms for a tropical coastal feel, a mandala print, or even a gorgeous oceanic scene.

 Coastal interiors doesn’t have to be all shells and sand so don’t get swept away with too many in your decor a small cowrie shell piece is enough to tie it all together.

My favourite and most important accessory is the indoor plant and choosing the right one to perfect your coastal vibe is essential.

Two must have indoor plants:

The Kenita Palm – beautiful and graceful and requires minimal care. Gives a floaty airy feel.

The Nicolai – commonly know as the bird of paradise. It’s large fan like leaves bring a deep depth of green to your space.

Choosing a large over sized decorative pot in white makes the greenery pop! My secret tip: keep your plant in its plastic potting pot (so you can always change the decorative one later) and put a plastic plate inside to catch the water.

Sea grass baskets are the perfect option for storing your throws or cushions.  

Bring in a drift wood piece or add texture with a large over sized macrame wall hanging, a salt lamp will regulate your air and offer a soft mood lighting.

A coastal space is airy , fresh and natural throwing tones of blue. It’s calming a wonderful place to relax.

To get the look and beautiful pieces for your own coastal sanctuary, shop here at The beach side collective

Macrame Cushions: Sea Tribe
Macrame Wall Hanging: Mac and More Decor
Throw: Ikea
Jute Rug: Temple and Webster
Cushions and Vases: Kmart
Sea grass basket: Aldi

Learn about the designer

Thanks for clicking to learn about me! Let me introduce my self, my name is Sherise, I’m married to an amazing man named Matt and have two gorgeous children Tyren and Shylah.

My design career is fresh but I’ve been creating all my life. Starting at a young age in my first job in a jewellery story I worked as the visual merchandiser. This role was to create visual captivating displays for the head store in Perth. The regional manager saw potential in me and sent me off to do a visual merchandising certificate which was run by the head of visual merchandising for David Jones (at the time).

This course gave me a taste of home merchandising, store merchandising, interior design and photography. After completing the certificate and acing the assignment, I worked my way up the food chain within the jewellery company to a manager of a $2 million store by the age of 21. After 10 and half year with this company, I decided to take my career on a different path and was hired as a marketing manager for a real estate company.

During my time with the real estate company, I was able to learn and excel in design and marketing. I was able to work with John Dwyer at the institute of WOW,  many marketing gurus in the Street Smart Marketing company, completed Publicity for Profit and have completed many courses along my journey that have flourished my marketing experiences.

During my marketing career, after my first child was born I found the world of Instagram. Building up my Instagram profile, i’ve been able to work with other small businesses by styling their products. I’ve been truly blessed with the opportunities that have arisen for me. Dabbling in a little bit of Instagram influencing also (@life.with.odeas), I feel that I can now truly focus on what my heart desires and that is Interior Design.



I want to work with businesses by styling their products in the best possible way to show how diverse a product can be in a variety of styles. I’m a lover of ALL styles, I can appreciate all designs. My husband and I have built two homes but lived in four, and over the course of the years my style has developed, changed and grown as I’ve been introduced to different colours or textures or patterns.

Currently I am in the process of renovating our forever home, and always looking for new opportunities to work with other businesses, stylists or photographers. So don’t be shy to reach out.