By the sea - Marine - Coastal Bedrooms
There's a feeling of wellbeing that comes with living
by the sea.
The smell of the brine from the ocean, blue blustery skies,
sun baked sand, weatherbeaten and sunbleached wood, bold
and bright holiday colours and the hypnotic sounds of
lapping water combine to give beach life the feelgood
Recreate some of this nautical niceness with our round
up of beach hut beauties.
Feel like you’re on holiday all year-round by giving
your home a bright and breezy beach house look.
Beachside cottages have a unique, charming and nostalgic
look that goes hand-in-hand with the sights and smells
of your treasured sunny holidays. So why not evoke those
happy thoughts and memories year-round by treating your
own home to a little seaside style.
Recreate this bright and breezy look by adding colours
and textures into your bedroom that conjure up blue skies
and warm sunny days. The beauty of this nostalgic look
is that it looks better the more lived-in your furniture
and accessories get.
Canvas and calico have a nautical association, so for
comfort, opt for big, squashy sofas in cream and add colour
in the form of cushions in bright blue or red ticking
fabric and natural linen.
Keep windows simple. If you're a fan of fabric, choose
gently folding Roman blinds in a simple cream calico that
are reminiscent of a ship's sails, or go for whitewashed
shutters and add etched glass effect film to overlooked
windows to ensure privacy.
If you have a favourite collection such as china, keys,
hats, walking sticks, black and white photos or old tins,
create a display area to add a little history and nostalgia
to the theme.
Finally, details make all the difference, so add a mix
of accessories to conjure up memories of the beach such
as rope tie backs on curtains, battered wooden planters,
green fishermen's floats, wooden boats, nautical pictures
and shell, driftwood and pebble displays. Take a look
at our sure-fire winners for creating seaside styles.
Decorating Tips: Create your own oceanfront view with
decor that makes you feel like you're on vacation. Incorporate
a variety of objects into your room, like wicker, seashells,
starfish, light houses, sand, sisal and jute rugs, framed
photos of the beach, postcards, plants, trees and other
art. Other key elements of our By The Sea style are: Bright
Lines; raw, sunbleached simplicity; blue and white with
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