Coastal interiors – how to get the look
There’s nothing quite like the feel of salty sea air on your skin, the roar of the ocean and the colours of beach life. We’ve put together a Coastal Style mood board on Pinterest with images we love and find inspiring… Hope you enjoy creating coastal interiors in your own home.
Coastal Interiors – 5 easy ideas
Coastal interiors idea 1: go for stripes
Who doesn’t love fresh nautical stripes in blues and white? And there are none better than the fabrics of Ian Mankin, beautifully made in Britain.
Synonymous with stripes for over 30 years, Ian Mankin Fabrics has the most comprehensive collection of British-made striped fabrics, all woven in-house at the brand’s family-owned and run Lancashire mill, including 44 stripes as well as mix and mix checks, florals and plain fabrics.
Love this fresh nautical stripes crisp ticking – the perfect way to bring some seaside freshness into your home. Pair with white washed walls and floors and pale natural rattan, driftwood and seed heads.
I love Meg Morton fabrics and wallpapers, all made in England and they offer some beautiful stripe designs as well as soft, contemporary florals.
Idea 2: go neutral and white
How fresh and lovely are these fabrics also by Meg Morton?
Idea 3: coastal accessories
Seagrass Designs offers a range of coastal-inspired accessories to help you introduce the feel of the sea to your home the super-easy way.
Idea 4: Hang coastal artwork, photography or prints
Seagrass Designs also sells a wonderful range of coastal photography prints, including these favourites of mine.
Idea 5: Use coastal inspired bags and totes as informal storage and decoration
Hanging a straw or nautical stripe bag or two not only brings a coastal feel to your interior, but also adds extra storage you’d prefer not to be on show. Perfect for storing reusable plastic bags in the hallway, or fruit and veg in the kitchen.
These beauties are made by Indigowares, combining jute, ethical leather and indigo dip dye (above) and recycled coffee sacks (below). I’d mix and match with a plain basket or two thrown in too.
Idea 6: use fragrance to create the mood
It’s easy to forget just how evocative the use of scent and fragrance can be when creating a mood or atmosphere. I don’t like many diffusers because of their synthetic ingredients and lack of eco credentials. But I LOVE the ones by Clovelly Soap Company handmade in Devon. The Ocean Breeze diffuser is the perfect finishing touch for any coastal interior. It combines a blend of pure essential oils of Bergamot, Lemongrass & Lime.
Made using eco friendly Augeo diffuser liquid and Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, each 100ml Reed diffuser is presented in a beautiful glass bottle with natural wood stopper and E-reeds which are designed to evenly pull the diffuser liquid up at a consistent rate eliminating the need to turn your reeds. I love that each one is presented in a beautifully wrapped luxury tube using papers designed by Emily Burningham. Something very special.
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