I am dreaming of the sea… all those blues and foamy whites. The shops are full of seaside home accessories at the moment and I for one am in love with each and every piece! I went into Sainsbury’s to get my food shopping yesterday and they had half an aisle of beautiful beachy bits for the home.
When I got home I started thinking about how you can take the coastal style in many different ways; there is the bright turquoise which looks fab teamed with white or greys. Then the palest of blue and a creamy white; maybe teamed with some white wicker accessories. Or even a nautical stripe; teaming blue and white with some red. I am thinking beach huts, fish and chips, sea shells and large pebbles. Or lighthouses, colourful fish, nets and seagulls. There are just so many options with this style.
I decided to have a little restyle of my living room to recreate this Coastal Living! My space is painted light blue so it was easy to add in a darker blue and a white scheme. I started with the cube shelving on the wall adding little touches of costal by moving things from other places in the house and adding a few new items.
The white wicker heart and lantern are both old and I moved them down from the bathroom. The heart lights up and is lovely in the evening. I brought a new scented candle from Next and both the “Sandy Toes…” sign and the sail boat are from Next too. I then filled an old coffee jar with a selection of shells and some beautiful costal pot pourri from Sainsbury’s. This was so easy and added much needed interest behind the boat. Lastly I kept the blue vase that has always been there as it fitted so well.
I tried two styles on the coffee table, the first was a large glass bowl from Ikea filled with the coastal pot pourri (which smells devine!) and I then styled the table for tea using some simple beachy cupcakes and my favourite white tea set. I added a placemat from Next, another candle and some pretty blue blooms.
I am going to add some more cushions to my sofas and then the little update will be complete. What kind of costal style are you a fan of?