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Interiors: Bringing home the beach

PUBLISHED: 12:18 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 10 July 2017

Living room area with cosy armchair located close to the window

Living room area with cosy armchair located close to the window

KatarzynaBialasiewicz

Ideas for introducing the energising aura of beach life to your home

Beach Hut Lampshade, £45. Joanna Corney at www.notonthehighstreet.comBeach Hut Lampshade, £45. Joanna Corney at www.notonthehighstreet.com

The seaside has always been a source of inspiration for everyone from writers and musicians to artists and designers. The coastal trend is continuously being revived and reworked each season.

This seaside style is about injecting a hint of carefree, relaxing holiday atmosphere into your home. It doesn’t have to be about statement motifs or obvious beach influences. There are plenty of ways to bring a subtle coastal feel to your home, whatever the room.

Coastal Cottages Wallpaper, �120. Jessica Hogarth Designs at www.notonthehighstreet.comCoastal Cottages Wallpaper, �120. Jessica Hogarth Designs at www.notonthehighstreet.com

Most coastal inspired decor starts with a neutral backdrop on which colour, patterns, motifs, soft furnishings and accessories can all be layered. White is a great base shade for walls, providing underlying calm. Keeping the base colour of walls simple also gives you the option of indulging in colour and pattern elsewhere in the room.

If you’re looking for something more than neutral, classic coastal stripes are versatile. A feature wall of striped wallpaper paired with seaside motifs is a simple and effective way of creating a beach feel.

Blocks of colour are traditionally from the blue palette, from pale sky blue to deep and moody indigo, with accents of red, pink, green and grey added to provide contrast.

Whether you’re going all out or subtly bringing the coastal theme into your room, the materials used should be based around nature – think driftwood, stone, rattan, wicker, stone, slate and natural wools.

Sanded or lime washed floorboards are great in living rooms and bedrooms, while stone or slate tiles work perfectly in kitchens and bathrooms.

Accessories and soft furnishings will add a personal touch, with everything from cushions to throws and artwork to lamps adding character. Bathrooms always benefit from a touch of coastal charm, whether it’s the room’s colour palette or complete design. This look can be created simply by incorporating a few key items, such as a porthole style mirror or nautical bathroom linens.

Create the look

Cosy up your living room with these seaside inspired cushions. Both the colour scheme and the print are seaside inspired, yet portray the trend in a stylish subtle way. Mini Moderns Whitby Cushions, £55. Esme’s House, Framlingham.

Why not get creative and make your own soft furnishings with nautical print fabrics? Textured fabrics with stripes or anchor motifs are excellent for cushions, curtains, throws and bedspreads. Sarah Hardaker Fabrics, from £45 per meter. Esme’s House, Framlingham.

Brighten up any room with this beach hut lampshade, handmade to order and available in a variety of sizes. Beach Hut Lampshade, £45. Joanna Corney at www.notonthehighstreet.com

Complement your coastal décor with a summer inspired Vespa lamp. The floor and table lamp would both sit harmoniously among sandy colours and stripy prints. Vespa table lamp, £139.95. Vespa scooter floor standing lamp, £749.95. Abbeygate Lighting www.abbeygatelighting.co.uk

Create a feature wall that will be the talking point of any room with this coastal wallpaper, inspired by the many seaside towns in the country. Coastal Cottages Wallpaper, £120. Jessica Hogarth Designs at www.notonthehighstreet.com

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