Will coastal interiors ever get boring? I don’t think so. The coastal interiors trend has been around since the dawn of time but now, unlike back in the 90s, it’s not just about fiddly little shell ornaments, cutesy watercolours of generic seaside views or those huge dried sea sponge things that are an instant dust magnet.
No, these days, the coastal look can be anything from fresh New England style linens (like the Coastal Stripe Navy Percale bedding set pictured above, from The Secret Linen Store, £43.50), dip-dyed bold blues or incredibly Instagrammable pen and ink prints of random sea things. See the image below featuring the coral and shell prints from MiaFleur, £82, for an idea.
Here are five ways to bring a touch of coastal chic to your home, 2016 style…
Plates and bowls don’t need to be hidden away in cupboards, not when they’re as pretty as the new Blot range from Habitat, anyway. Display a selection on an open shelf or even consider hanging a few of the plates on a wall in your kitchen or dining room.
For an instant coastal update to a bedroom you can’t go wrong with a set of seaside-inspired sheets. Either go traditional coastal with stripes, like the linens from The Secret Linen Store or the Variegated Stripe duvet cover set in Dark Nordic Blue from John Lewis (from £40) or opt for something a bit more flamboyant in the form of coastal florals or dip or tie-dyed sheets. The bedding pictured below is the Hiroto Print range by Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser, from £20.
Nothing says coastal like stripped floorboards and a stylish jute rug. This Salcombe Jute rug at John Lewis (pictured below) is a great option and from £56, it’s an affordable one too.
4. A round mirror
Ditch the dusty shells and invest in a statement porthole mirror for maximum 2016 coastal chic effect. The mirror pictured below is the Hula Mirror by Loaf, £165, and it comes complete with a handy shelf. This one’s sold out at the moment but we’re told new stock’s expected at the end of May so get your orders in now! For an even bigger impact you could create a mini mirror gallery with a group of mirrors, like this set of five white round mirrors at Habitat – currently reduced to £52 from £75.
5. Decorative accessories
Coastal-inspired accessories don’t have to be a set of pebbles you found on the beach (although there is a certain charm to that – I have a jar of white pebbles collected from Lyme Regis in our bathroom). If you’re after a more luxe look you could go with something like the MiaFleur gold shell bookends, £42, pictured below, your open shelves will love you for it.
Here are some more picks to add a touch of coastal chic to your home. All of these can be bought directly from the Roost Shop – just add the product you want to your basket and check out from here. Easy!