What is coastal style?
Even if you live nowhere near the sea you can readily achieve an easy, breezy coastal style look at home and feel like you are on holiday at the beach year round. Coastal style comes in various guises, from the sophisticated Hamptons Style based on the weekend homes of the rich and famous on Long Island, New York State, to natty nautical looks, Mediterranean moods and inspiration from the Pacific islands and the islands of the Caribbean.
However you interpret the coastal style look, you’ll feel like your home is filled with sunshine and sea breezes, whatever the weather outside.
Inspired by relaxed holidays by the sea, coastal style incorporates the colours of the sun, sea and sand in their various hues. Blue, white and yellow is the classic combo but sea greens and pale greys also get a nod. For a nautical look, play with riffs on red, white and blue.
Think natural materials: whitewashed timber, sisal, wicker, linen and cotton. Then add cushions and wall art prints with tropical and beach motifs – palm trees, shells, sea life, coral and waves – and a potted palm or three.
For lighting, seek out traditional marine lamps, wicker pendants and clay bead chandeliers, then accessorise with blue and white ceramics, woven baskets, shells and driftwood for a sun-kissed look of beachy bliss.
Where would you like to be beside the sea? Think South Sea islands, the Caribbean, the Hamptons, the Mediterranean or Byron Bay and take your style cues from there.
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