Introduce a touch of nautical into your home by adding some summer inspired designs in soft relaxing, seaside tones.
Whether you are wanting to achieve a classically styled New England Sailing Club look or give your home some British Beach House charm, here are our top tips for bringing the seaside, inside.
Bathrooms and Bedrooms are a natural choice for this fun loving style and are guaranteed to make you feel peaceful and relaxed, however, with some creative flair, this style can create an excellent Living room or kitchen too! Use bright whites, linens and sandy tones as your base to help create a serene coastal style and to improve the light airy feel of your interior. Splash hints of colour around the room to bring out the playful seaside sparkle and make a statement with Sanderson SAIL AWAY to evoke those childhood memories of summer.
For that quirky beach feel, the right accessories are a must. Add an eclectic mix of antique furniture, fun accessories and scrimshaw for a real visual impact. To create a beautifully rustic bedroom, SEAGULLS is the perfect seaside wallpaper to give your room a relaxed twist. Finish off the look with a selection of vintage trunks and steamer chests to spark the imagination with thoughts of running away to sea.
The British Seaside style is all about relaxation and fun, don’t be too regimented with coordination and formality, instead opt for the look of found treasures.
If you like to give your home an extra special personal touch, try transforming an old chest of drawers with our coastal inspired SEAGULLS wallpaper and style it with coastal finds from your family holidays.
If you are searching for something a little more formal for your coastal look then take your inspiration from New England Style. This style is primarily inspired by Colonial design, which dates back to the 17th Century, it features a crisp mixture of British and Dutch influences, brought over by the early pilgrims to the North West coast. New England style is synonymous with coastal living, beaches and is a timeless classic look – it really is the interior design equivalent of a crisp white cotton shirt. The style naturally has a very preppy country-chic look, meaning it is easy to recreate yourself. To create a New England style, capture is the essence of seaside living without being a caricature of it. Resist the urge to be overly thematic but don’t be afraid to be bold.
To really grasp that glamourous club house vibe, keep things simple by using one base colour with one or two accent colours. Aged furniture and accessories perfectly complements this style with scrubbed wood looking just at home in these settings as fine antique arm chairs.
As the summer grows closer to the autumn season we all try to hold on to the warmer weather and memories of the beach and what better way to do it than transforming your home!