Trend: By the Sea

If you can’t spend the summer by the beach, don’t despair.  It’s easy to get the seaside look at home.  Here are our tips and some excellent finds.

A nautical theme is a wonderful way of bringing a little of that beach holiday feeling home.  For the palette think of rich marine blues and greens combined with sun bleached whites and mellow greys; or sun bleached blues, greys and greens with accents of sea green, silver and bleached whites.  The options for accent colours are vast.  Just think of the colours found on a reef. The classics are coral, silver or golden yellow.

It’s a great theme for children’s bedrooms and of course a classic in the bathroom.  But it offers a sophistication that makes it suitable for any room in the house.

The danger is to go ‘overboard’! A thoughtful colour scheme with complimentary pieces will make a bold statement, go too far and it will quickly become kitsch.

Here is a little inspiration. Click on an image to launch the gallery.



To see this concept in practice here are some images from Houzz.  Use the controls below to scroll through the images or click on the image to see the gallery at




Links to Stockists

Fabrics and PaperSandersonSir Face Graphics on EtsyCoastal Home

Ocean LightingZara HomeFoundryCo on EtsyNot on the High Street

Nautical Nell on EtsyNatalie Hagan Designs on Etsy


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