Achieving coastal style in your home without breaking the bank or trashing the planet seem to go hand-in-hand to me. A beachside aesthetic is most authentically achieved by combining found objects, secondhand cast-offs and a few new pieces, which is most certainly a budget-friendly mix. And since nautical decorating styles pay homage to the beautiful beaches and oceans that surround us, it only makes sense to chose home decor items that are green enough to honor the great blue. If you don't have the time to scour garage sales or go beach-combing, you can still achieve the look of a seaside retreat with pieces like these:
In2Green Sea Star Eco Friendly Throw ($115 from Wayfair).
Bamboo Double Wine Holder from World Market ($9.99).
BeachBumChix on Etsy for $20.
Holbrook Trunk from Pottery Barn is a multi-functional wonder at $299.
Driftwood Lamp (on sale for $149.99 at Cabella's).
Lhasa 8' x 10' Natural Tan and Beige Wool/Jute Area Rug (on sale for $292.39 at Overstock.com)
Recycled Denim Jute Runner from West Elm ($99).