Miami Interior Design Ideas | Tips from Miami Interior Designers

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Sophisticated coastal home designs with luxury interiors

Miami is known for its luxury lifestyle and gorgeous beaches, so it’s no surprise that its homes reflect this same level of sophistication and style. From oceanfront estates to sleek urban apartments, Miami interior designs are some of the most breathtaking in the world.

So, whether you’re dreaming of a relaxing summer retreat or a luxurious second home by the sea, take a look at these stunning coastal interiors for some serious design inspiration. 

Some of the most popular features in Miami’s coastal luxury interiors include:

Floor-to-ceiling windows

To take in the stunning views of the ocean or cityscape. For many coastal homeowners, floor-to-ceiling windows are a must-have. Not only do they provide breathtaking views, but they also let in an abundance of natural light. This can help to create a bright and airy feel in your home, even on the gloomiest of days. Just be sure to take the necessary precautions to protect your windows from the elements.

Miami condo living room with ceiling to floor windows

Glass or iron balcony railings

For an outdoor living space that feels like an extension of the indoors. Glass balcony railings are particularly well-suited for coastal homes, as they resist corrosion from salt air and are easy to keep clean. Iron balcony railings can also offer coastal homeowners beautiful views while providing durability and strength.

Iron balcony railings in miami

Sleek, modern furnishings

To create a chic and stylish atmosphere. Incorporate natural elements into your coastal home design. This can be done by using shells, coral, or driftwood as decorations or in the artwork. A very simple way to create a decorative object that fits the beach style is to fill a fish tank almost entirely with sand from the sea and add some shells and seashells, or simply use it as a vase. It looks great on a small table by the sofa! 

Remember, you can mix and match different textures and materials to create an elegant coastal look. You could, for example, match a dark blue carpet with a sleek white sofa, or hang a canvas splashed with bright blues and brown hues that flow together to evoke the ocean in motion. 

When it comes to furniture, keep things simple and coastal-chic. Stick with natural materials like wood and wicker. And don’t forget to add some greenery to your space! Plants and flowers will help to create a refreshing and natural look in your home.

Miami interior design bedroom decor with flowers and book

White armchair in Miami house

Sophisticated decorative plants in Miami condo

Bright, airy colors

To reflect the sunny Florida weather. The most popular colors for a coastal style are white and blue. The use of white in interior design, including walls, furniture, and decorative elements, should be emphasized. It has a soothing impact while also enhancing light visibility. 

Blue accents that evoke the ocean are essential to creating a seaside atmosphere. It’s difficult to imagine a seaside decor without some blue. In the home below, we utilized a range of blue tones to represent the sea and also to provide depth to the room. You can also make blue tones more vivid if you combine them with red. This timeless design is completed with a brown sofa, cushions, and marine details as accents.

Invest in some stylish coastal-inspired artwork to hang on your walls. Artwork is a great way to add personality and style to your home. Coastal-inspired artwork can be found in many styles and colors, so you’re sure to find something that fits your taste.

Different accents of yellow and gray are also ideal for creating a coastal ambiance in a room. 

A touch of class

With elegant lighting. Elegant and luxurious lighting is one of the most popular features in Miami’s interior design. Chandeliers, sconces, and pendant lights are all common fixtures in these homes. Often, they are made of high-quality materials like crystal or glass. They can add a touch of class and sophistication to any room.

Classy chandellier in miami condo

High-end materials

To create a stylish and soothing atmosphere. A Miami interior design would not be complete without some luxurious and chic materials to match the beautiful surroundings. Miami coastal designs usually feature high-end finishes and fixtures. This can include features like marble countertops, hardwood floors, and custom cabinets. 

Create a natural feel with matte-finished woods, granite, or tile flooring in your kitchen and bathroom. Use muted colors to create a serene atmosphere. 

By adding beautiful and luxury fixtures, you can create truly stunning spaces that will surely impress your guests.

Coastal master bedroom

Your private tropical oasis. Miami interior design is all about bringing the outdoors in and creating a space that feels like a tropical oasis. Whites and blues will always create a spacious feel in the bedroom. You may add a hint of color with accessories in seaside tones such as sand, green, or gray. 

Coastal master bedroom in blue and white

To recap

  1. Use colors and accents that evoke the beach.
  2. Bring the outdoors inside.
  3. Use breezy fabrics, natural materials, and relaxed furniture to create a comfortable and stylish space.
  4. Incorporate art deco to add a touch of luxury to any space.
  5. Miami is known for its lively nightlife, so use accent lighting to highlight key areas of your home and add a touch of Miami glamour.

With these interior design ideas, you can create a sophisticated and stylish coastal home that reflects the best of Miami.

Kathryn Interiors is a Miami’s Award-Winning, Full Service Interior Design Studio.
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Hi, I'm Kathy!

I am an expert color consultant with over 30 years of experience in interior and fashion design. I help both residential and commercial clients create unique looks for their homes and businesses.
Clients often come to me seeking sharp attention to detail, reliable work, and an excellent sense of design--all of which I pride myself on delivering.

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