Coastal Charm: Get the Look

by Fiona Mitchell

Coastal Charm: Get the Look

Whether you live beside the sea or not - Creating the perfect seaside look doesn’t have to be difficult. At times, coastal style can be predictable, but with the right tools, a coastal inspired look can transport you to the sandy shores of Cape Cod - Whatever the weather! These five tips will ensure your look is fresh and inviting.

Source: Pinterest

Tip 1: Include pieces made from reclaimed wood

Reclaimed wood has its own individual style and of course - story.

The weathered finish and tactility will automatically achieve a sense of rustic seaside charm. Aim for lighter woods such as beech and elm, as they are more reminiscent of a sun-bleached landscape.

Redford Table Small - €1,549.00

Source: Pinterest

Tip 2: Accessorize with subtle, nautical elements

Introducing nautically influenced pieces doesn’t have to be excessive or over-the-top. Subtle elements achieve a carefully considered look whilst still making a statement. 

Haylee Lantern Small - €119.95

Source: Pinterest

Tip 3: Muted seascape hues evoke a sense of calm

Be it in a bedroom, living room or kitchen, muted colours are a great way to create a sense of calm in a space. Stick to earthy pastels to achieve a space reminiscent of soft surf, folding over a sandy shoreline. 

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Source: Farrow & Ball

Tip 4: Introduce natural textured linen for style and comfort

Linen works wonderfully in a coastally influenced space because it is lightweight, beautiful and natural. Go for pieces in lighter tones to ensure you have created a bright, airy space to relax in after spending the day at the beach.

Carlton Coffee Table - €319.95
Yeats Armchair - €599.95

Source: Pinterest

Tip 5: Use elegant accent pieces with a modern twist

An elegant console table is a classic addition to any entrance hall. When painted in a pale grey or blue it provides a crisp, modern twist and ensures an instant breath of fresh sea air when people enter your home 



Source: Pinterest

Danton Console Table - €459.95