How to create your own Seaside Retreat
Embrace this season’s coastal trend and infuse your living space with coastal charms, for a timeless look that's perfect for spring/summer. Bringing home the blissful tranquility and refreshing influence of the seaside will transport you to those lazy days and warm summer nights ahead.
Opt for a muted organic coastal colour scheme to lend a restful and relaxed atmosphere perfect for summer living. Instantly illicit coastal charm within your living room by simple decorative details in stark whites, maritime blues and dune-grass greens. If you're looking for a contemporary take on this theme, go for navy and coral splashes for a more modernist approach. Add an oversized abstract image of a harbour or an eclectic array of mismatch frames on the wall to set the scene as the rooms main focal point and to look like these frames have been added over time. If you're fully investing in this theme, add natural textures and materials around the room with white beadwood walls for an open but cosy feel.
Outfit some rustic and distressed furniture with clean white accent accessories and lanterns to create a refined chic sea-inspired space. Our distressed wooden photo frames are the perfect injection of rustic novelty with the jute rope and washed out paint effect, as well as printed driftwood and wooden heart hangings.
Showcase the trend throughout the room by using nautical inspired novelty anchor cushions or chunky rope curtain ties. Add cool coastal vibes with blue and white nautical striped throws, seat cushion covers or vibrant turquoise colour pop accessories. Use vintage glass jars for displaying beach glass and seashells.
Continue the coastal theme and build a beach within your boudoir by adding white shutters, crisp neutral bedlinen and painted floorboards with a sea grass or blue cotton rug. The key to doing the theme right is the inclusion of texture mixtures and decorative elements, so why not try subtle craft ideas like wrapping fisherman's net around glass jars/vases, sailboat sculptures or fresh flowers and minimalist furniture for a more simple beach look.
Carry marine inspired prints and decor throughout your soft furnishings like cushions and throws, and drift off to the illusion of crashing waves and soft sand with bed linens in muted summer shades and tranquil breezy blues. Our Newquay bedding design is the perfect focal point for the bedroom, mixing bold nautical stripes in a soft colour palette to bring visual interest to your room. The Ahoy cushions are the perfect novelty to add that quirky factor.
Add sheer white draperies to refresh the space and create the illusion of lofty spaciousness whilst they blow in the sea breeze. Our Capri White voile curtains are a beautiful way to dress your window and will drape effortlessly to tie in more of that beachy feel.
Colour is a primary component when giving your kitchen some seaside style. White and cream are a great base colour to brighten and open up the space, with soothing blue, green and beige injects across the kitchen back splash in mosaic seashell imprints. Decor around the kitchen can be in natural materials such as rattan place matts or seashell centrepieces, with blue glassware and fresh green plants. Opt for white wooden cabinets with glass fronts, traditional hardwood furniture and you could even try a feature wall with with a coastal inspired pattern- there are plenty of wallpaper designs to choose from this season, so make sure you shop around to find the right one for you!
The final touch is your home fragrance scent. For coastal themed smells, go for musky, woody sea grass notes to set the atmosphere by dispersing candles and reed diffusers. Our sea breeze, fresh linen, white sandalwood and white tea wisteria scents are perfect for setting the scene.
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The Julian Charles Team X