Create a coastal theme living room
Escape to the seaside with an inviting scheme of sunny yellows, aquamarines and beach motifs.
Love this living room
- Choose streamlined furniture shapes and complement with contemporary styling to act as a foil to the vibrant primary shades.
- Use white floor planks or cladding on walls for a beach-hut effect – lay them horizontally to create a feeling of space.
- Carefully curated clutter is key to ensuring this pared-back layout feels full and lived in.
- Finish the look with loose arrangements of handpicked country-garden flowers, such as delphiniums, asters and hydrangeas.
Keep the floor as visible as possible to lend an airy feel – go for furniture that is raised up by slim wooden legs.
A strip of patterned feature wallpaper above a picture rail draws the eye upwards, creating a sense of height.
Decorating with summer brights
Aquamarine – Balance the colour of the sea with lots of white for a fresh and light result. In a family room, choose a punchy turquoise, and go for more tranquil tones in relaxed areas.
Lemon Sherbert – Add warmth to a crisp nautical scheme with accents of this zesty shade on upholstery and accessories.
Wave of calm
Add balance to this colourful room with a quiet reading corner, which mixes soft shades of blue and grey
Mix & Match
Display collections of shells, pictures and postcards alongside Scandiinspired crockery
Photography: Andrew Boyd