Coastal-inspired interiors remain in vogue any season of the year, but they really come into their own when the weather warms up and people start yearning for a more relaxed way of living. If you want to achieve a carefree, seaside aesthetic, but don’t have that dream beach house, don’t worry. Wherever you live, it’s easy to evoke the spirit of the ocean by injecting just a few essential nautical elements and accessories into your home.
1. Marine hues
A blue and white colour palette can provide a splash of seaside chic when used in any room setting, or even outdoors. Choose striped textiles for your bathroom, cushions, or table setting and experiment with layering different designs to achieve depth and interest.
2. Rustic accents
When it comes to texture, nautical style is weathered and foraged, so try to avoid anything that’s too glossy. Instead, keep surfaces untreated, introducing natural or organic materials, such as jute, wicker, bamboo and rattan. Combining contrasting rough, curved and woven qualities will add interest and tactility to any space. A jute rug is perfect for the living room, while rattan trays look great in the kitchen. We also love these seagrass tealight holders – a must-have for your alfresco dining table.
3. Industrial lighting
There are plenty of seafaring-inspired lighting solutions out there. If you want just a subtle nod to the trend and favour a more modern approach, we love the idea of introducing lanterns to tables and displays during the Summer months. For ceiling lights, hanging vintage-inspired metal pendants in the hallway or kitchen sets just the right maritime mood.