The coastal palette is relaxed, welcoming and oh-so-liveable, delivering a holiday vibe all year long. Here’s how to get it.
Blues for you
At the heart of the look are blues inspired by ocean vistas – think decorating in a tonal palette of the inky hues of the deep, the vivid cobalt of sun on water, and the glassy aquamarine of tropical seas. Deep blue hues mixed with white give more of a classic style, while a blend of complementary hues has a more laidback flavour.
There’s nothing formal about the look – it’s bare-toes-in-the-sand relaxed. Look for a backdrop of whitewashed, worn timber and for pieces that encourage lazy hours with a book.
Piece it together
Add warmth to the cool palette with touches of timber; this wooden coat rack (try Mark Tuckey) is the perfect foil.
Texture and tone
Get a beach shack vibe with cane or rattan furniture that speaks to summer living, complemented by well-padded cushions and throws for softness.
Conjure the dreamy, down-to-earth feel of a boathouse with everyday objects, from nautical glassware to fishing paraphernalia.
The laidback feel is enhanced by washed-out linens and faded tones that hint at a weatherworn finish. Slubby fabrics such as stonewashed linen and cotton give a welcome shot of texture.
Conjure up days spent catching ocean waves and exploring rock pools with curated collections of coral and shells, sustainably sourced. Just don’t overdo it to avoid the look turning kitschy.
Let layers of floaty linen transport you to a serene slumber. Layering delivers a sense of comfort, while mixing and matching hues adds to the laidback feel.