Being near the Ocean is so liberating and invigorating and yet peaceful and grounding at the same time! Whether you love the Beach for its openness, fresh air and cool waters or for the turquoise, golden and sunset colours, you can bring it home with the use of coastal themed décor styles. Whether you go for an upmarket Hampton’s look or a more Rustic Chic look, you can infuse the inspiration and freedom of the coast into your home throughout all the seasons of the year with the use of clever interior design and décor.
Using a Coastal or Hamptons Décor Style will create an environment that is fresh and inviting, informal yet with more order than other décor styles. It will immediately induce a carefree, relaxed feel and a sense of balance and harmony that natural elements bring. The Hamptons Style is characterized by painted finishes that reflect the natural color palette of a coastal setting, complemented by comfortable furnishings, soft lines and simple styling accessories. Coastal materials such as shells, coral, driftwood, jute and rattan feature in this style and can be used to tie a room or space together or to bring the relaxed feel to an otherwise more classical or stark contemporary décor. Artworks and other decorating items that reflect marine flora or fauna or nautical motifs are perfect. Using these guidelines will result in a balance and flow of elements – earth, air, fire and water.
The Coastal Style aims to bring the outside in and to create a retreat with an airy vibe. It speaks of an open and friendly lifestyle and a love of nature and the outdoors. Adopt a Coastal/Hamptons Style with confidence with our numerous inspirational style ideas, whether or not you live near the ocean.