Seaside interiors we love

March 5, 2015

Seaside interiors we love

If you, like us, love seaside interiors and dream of beach living, these highlights from our Coastal Style Pinterest board will be right up your street (or is that charming narrow, cobbled lane winding down to the sea…?)

Dreamy seaside interiors

I love the pared down simple coastal styling of this cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall. It’s called The Oyster Catcher and you can book it through Unique Home Stays >>

What I love about this interiors is that the colour palette is so restrained yet still feels easy going. Soft whites and warm greys are softened with vintage finds, texture, fresh simple flowers and natural textures. I love this – don’t you?

Coastal living room ideas

love this seaside coastal vintage loft living room with whitewashed floorbards, vaulted white ceiling and soft grey wallsSHOP THE LOOK

Love this Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt scented candle. The description says it all: ‘escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful’.

The Croft Collection Findon sofa, large sofa Grand sofa and Findon armchair or Snuggler from John Lewis have a similar deep-seated look (I like the Beaulieu loose cover in Light Grey but there are masses of shades and fabrics to choose from) For a relaxed look, I’d mix toning pale shades together to avoid a too-uniform look.

Coastal Bedroom

love this simple rustic seaside coastal bedroom with whitewashed floorboards industrial lamp and galvanised metal table and pale grey walls SHOP THE LOOK

I love this pared-back natural/white/pale grey scheme for a restful bedroom. The key is to keep the colour palette muted and accessories simple and natural. Other notable additions to my shop the look gallery: source industrial lighting from DW Vintage. I like this Machine Age task light made in cast iron. This Hector Medium Dome desk lamp by Original BTC is a design classic, or get the look for much less with this John Lewis & Partners Bistro desk lamp. Find vintage glass jars and other well-chosen vintage bits and bobs at Dirty Pretty Vintage; Mix White and Blue Grey 100% pure linen bedding from John Lewis as a relaxed alternative to cotton.

love this blue and white coastal bedroom using linen fabrics by Ian Mankin. Click through for more details and for other coastal and seaside interiors ideas you'll love


Vintage & Coastal decoration

coastal style living room with white washed tongue and groove walls and floorboards, with sail boat, logs and white washed walls and floor



Seaside outdoor living

Source upcycled vintage french window mirrors at Townhouse Antiques; vintage french shutters from West Barn Country; vintage trunks (there’s a nice one on Etsy as I write…) and paint with matt white paint. Find restored vintage pond yachts at Britannia Pond Yachts

john lewis st ives coastal garden furniture table and chairs



John Lewis is a great place for picking up quality pieces to create a cool, coastal feel in your home. The St Ives range of garden furniture. I love the clean, simple lines and the pale, bleached almost driftwood feel to the timber. The range is inspired by the quaint seaside town of the same name on the coast in Cornwall and combines traditional English with contemporary Scandi design. As well as the other picks I’ve featured in my Shop the look gallery above, I would add in the Morso firepit BBQ

Coastal bathroom ideas

Check out other self-catering properties on the Unique Home Stays website here for inspiration and for stylish breaks by the sea. Here are some taster images of some of the special properties available to rent:

love this modern rustic coastal bathroom with rustic wooden sink unit, galvanised jug and flower pots, reclaimed wood rustic panelling and industrial metal taps, hooks and wall ight

coastal bathroom with white metro tiles, reclaimed rustic wood shelf and vintage wooden hand mirrors to add a quirky individual touch. Click through for more ideas you'll love


Source reclaimed wooden vanity units from Simply Bathroom here. This Gaddesden rustic wooden bathroom unit is really lovely.

galvanised vintage coat hook rail towel rail

And these industrial clothes hooks will also do the job of holding your towels and bathrobes nicely. And I also love these handcrafted cast iron reproduction school coat hooks.

Calm Coastal Bedroom

sophie allport coastal birds bedding john lewissophie allport coastal birdssophie allport coastal birds cushion

This serene and calming bedroom idea is by Sophie Allport. You can buy her bedding collection at John Lewis & Partners here >>

See more of her Coastal Birds collection here

Coastal beach house

I can’t resist including this Ickworth Summerhouse, in National Trust colour Painters Grey.

ickworth summer house crane garden buildings painters grey

Imagine it whitewashed inside, with your favourite cosy seating, perhaps a little stove and simple shelves for jars of flowers and your favourite books and beach finds. And a kettle and teapot for good tea. Maybe an old wooden oar or two propped up outside, a cedar hot tub and a deck chair or two. And a radio. You could almost just move in and pretend you’re living in a beach hut.

Seaside fabrics

love this vanessa arbuthnott By the Sea fabric. Used here to upholster a simple chair to create a contemporary rustic seaside look. Click through to see the rest of the beautiful new Artists Collection of fabric designs from Vanessa

Love this By the Sea linen fabric by Vanessa Arbuthnott – the perfect way to add some contemporary coastal style to your home. Also love this blue and white stripe linen covered armchair by Vanessa Arbuthnott – perfect for simple, scandi inspired coastal vibe…

love this blue and white stripe linen covered armchair by vanessa arbuthnott. perfect for calm and contemporary coastal interiors

Cabbages & Roses fabrics

For a floral twist on seaside interiors, you can’t go wrong with pretty Hatley Blue – particularly if you team with a fresh, clean stripe..

love these seaside blue and white towels by cabbages and roseshatley blue cabbages and roses fabric

For a more muted take on seaside, I also love this Jolly Stripe Natural Black linen fabric.

love this jolly stripe charcoal linen roman blind by cabbages and roses. Click through for more details and for other coastal and seaside interiors ideas you'll lovelove this cabbages and roses grey stripe linen jolly stripe grey black on natural. Click through for more details and for other coastal and seaside interiors ideas you'll love

Love these ideas from Cabbages & Roses – perfect for seaside bathrooms or cosy coastal living.



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seaside interiors and coastal decoration ideas including these calm and restful coastal bedroom ideas with shop the looks to help you bring the seaside to your home

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  • Reply April Swain June 7, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Hi, we’re expats,living in the USA, and are thinking of turning our home into a seaside cottage look. We live in a bungalow, and we’re starting in the livingroom. We’re looking for simple, ideas so any and all would be welcome.
    Do any of the crafters sell to USA?
    Thanks for any help.

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