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Coastal style pays homage to the simplicity of life by the ocean. It has a clean understated aesthetic featuring relaxed and comfortable furnishings and natural elements. Embracing the freshness of costal design, a refined colour palette of neutrals and gradient blues echo the close proximity of crashing waves and create a relaxed yet modern interior. The Coastal style has a more contemporary and edgier aesthetic than the Hamptons style, often featuring photographic art and Scandinavian influences.
Inspired by modern day natural elements such as neutral canvas fabrics, blue pinstripes and crisp white linens, complimented by reflective surfaces, light coloured timbers, marble, linen, jute and cane that create an uncomplicated back drop to a seaside lifestyle. Easy and neutral individual lighting crafted in timbers, metals, concrete and rattan often make a statement in pared back functional spaces.
An abundance of natural light is the most important element of Coastal style. Bright airy open spaces are a key feature of the sought-after Coastal design reflection of seaside living. Wall-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors allow sunshine to flood in, creating a flow from interior to exterior. Clear glass fixtures plated with silvers, gold or even distressed wood add texture and warmth to the otherwise neutral space, allowing light to pass through translucent pieces. Evoking the breeziness of the beach, relaxation and comfort are inevitably understated in Coastal interior design.
The use of seaside prints, neutral tones and plenty of white enforce the fresh, pure simplicity associated with coastal interior design and outside al fresco living. Finish off your Coastal style with a splash of mother natures coastal colours and textures such as light blues, aqua greens and earthy sands through cushions, art, plants and choose accessories made from natural materials such as shells and reclaimed timbers.