Nothing says summer like coastal style. Watery blues, natural materials and seaside-themed accessories will bring an ocean-fresh feel to your rooms.
01 Sea Change
Coastal style is ideal in the entryway, where it brings a vacation home vibe to your front door. A few quick switch-ups of the usual accessories is all you need. Bring in blue to brighten the space – toss cushions, a runner and picture frames do the job. By far, the quickest way to put a beachy spin on your style is with artwork that speaks of the sea.
02 Sail Into Style
Dressing the bed in layers of white and blue (like light sparkling on water) immediately sets the scene for a nautical-themed bedroom. Check out the original and inexpensive window dressing: it’s actually a Turkish fouta hung from driftwood. Finally, a gauzy veil around the bed gives the feel of an exotic tropical hotel. So romantic!
03 Hit the Beach!
Pack up all the usual bits and bobs on your console and bring on a new assortment that makes your home look like a Hamptons hideaway. Nothing need be expensive. For an effective grouping, think like a stylist: include a variety of shapes, but repeat a few to strengthen the display; use colour to unite disparate items; vary heights; and add textural objects for interest.
04 Oceanic Impact
Seagrass, sisal, cane, wicker, rattan – let these natural textures dominate to bring instant laid-back beach style inside. These material choices make a major impact on a space, instantly transporting you to summer at the sea. Consider adding occasional furniture, like the light cane chair shown here, which is easy to move from the living room to the terrace and back again. Finishing touch: a linen throw for cool nights on the patio or an afternoon snooze on the sofa.