Sea inspired interiors!
Who doesn’t want to be beside the seaside once the sun starts shining? A classic nautical mix of striped textiles, nostalgic wall art and rustic baskets are the perfect home remedy when its not sunny outside.
Take a natural, subtle approach to coastal style, using pebble shades of pale grey, sand and stone over red, white and blue. Focus on sandy tones, and breaking waves for a subtle alternative to the traditional nautical style. Instead of using accents of reds, whites and blue, use a background of stone, pebble and beige then capture the seaside by introducing grey-blues through furniture and home furnishings. For a bright feel, go for white or off-white walls and white-painted furniture. Use sea blues to add warmth to the scheme and compliment it with neutrals.
Capture the spirit of the sea with grey-blue fabrics and nautical themed accessories and ornaments, such as shells. Also, try using weathered wood and worn linen to add warmth to the scheme. Use seaside inspired wallpaper and flooring, mixed with furniture and accessories in grey and sand, finished with beached themed art to create a relaxed summery feel.
To achieve a feminine scheme – try mixing pebble colours, greys and off-whites with shell pinks to create pretty nautical interior. Use thick wooly blankets and cushions, against a simple backdrop, and all those textures will stand out beautifully. Incorporate the delicate beauty of pearlescent shells, take inspiration from mixing taupe-grey with pearlescent white and shell pinks, adding wicker for warmth.
Seaside colours are ideal for dining rooms which can often be a cluttered space. The colours give a laid-back, freshness, perfect for a family room. Keep the color palette soft and soothing and avoid over-accessorizing, such as the dining room above.
Go for stonewashed stripes, such as Sanderson’s iconic classic Tiger stripe design which has been in their collection since the 1970‘s, and never dates. The bedlinen comes in nautical blue and white and has been gently stonewashed giving it a soft, vintage feel.
A classic striped cushion is an ideal addition to a coastal or vintage scheme. Layer this cushion with others with a similar colour scheme and neutrals for a beautifully, fresh sea inspired look.
Fake the look of paneling with this limed timber wallpaper by Andrew Martin, featuring a distressed wood design. The trick is to tame the roughness and balance casual with formal by using smooth woods, ceramics and glossy flooring otherwise your room will look more shabby than stylish.
Try this stunning grey chest of drawers, which would look beautiful in a modern or seaside inspired room.
Accessories are the perfect way to freshen up any room. Go for pastel or white accessories to compliment the scheme. This graceful bottle vase in a delicate pale blue is perfect for displaying a single flower or could simply be displayed as an ornament.