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Create a cool coastal look

Start with a white or neutrally coloured room or try to incorporate wood or paneling. The coastal look is in essence all about soft, sun-bleached colors and washed-out materials such as pebbles, seashells, drift wood, wicker and linen.

It's important to bear in mind though it can be taken as far as you want - go full blown beach hut or go for a smarter Hampton's nautical look.

Maritime inspired lights look very stylish in a contemporary coastal themed home. Lanterns & jars with candles inside also look great. Or how about going DIY? A jar with string lights and shells is a really cheap simple solution to bring some ocean vibes into your home. Think carefully about the type of look you want to achieve and then plan appropriately.

In terms of flooring, natural timber looks gorgeous in a coastal themed home. Pair it with simple rugs such as the ones below and keep the colours on style by using off-whites, blues and faded greys. Try bringing in some texture with a Sisal rug, it's extremely hard wearing and it's also immensely versatile.

Instead of buying a complete new furniture set, look to update some of your accessories, it's an easy way to create a coastal look without blowing the budget. Even just changing the cushion covers on your sofa will immediately give a your room a whole new look. Rattan baskets are not only great for storage but help to bring natural materials and textures into your home.

Get that oceanic feel with driftwood inspired or simple painted reclaimed wood furniture items for a laid back relaxing look.
Sarah Norris
Sarah Norris
Visual Merchandiser, Glasswells

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