What is the Coastal Cottage design trend?
The coastal theme involves creating a light, refreshing and relaxed sense of style in your home to take you away from the hum drum of your day to day and transport you to that light filled lazy state that you enjoyed on your summer holidays.
Creating your Coastal Cottage theme is more about a state of mind and it’s up to you how far you choose to run with the theme, you can choose to add just a few accents or to go the whole hog and transport yourself to the ship shake way of life.
What are the key features of the Coastal Cottages trend?
We recommend the use of absolute white to create the clean crisp fresh look that you’d expect from a Coastal Cottage, this can be accented with creams and pastel blues to further accentuate that fresh seaside look and theme. Rather than adding solid blocks of colour you might think about achieving a rustic look by whitewashing or distressing the surfaces to further accentuate that nautical theme.
NAUTICAL THEMED ORNAMENTS
Adding a large nautical map as a feature wall decoration will make a statement in your coastal cottage themed room, for your choice of map you could choose from a vintage treasure map, a favourite sea side haunt or a map of the world and if you source the map yourself and get it framed it needn’t be an expensive acquisition.
Other tried and tested favourites for rooms with a nautical theme include an antique diving helmet or a ship’s wheel.
STRIPED AND PRINTED FURNISHINGS
An attractive blue and white sailor stripe on the accent soft upholstery items such as scatter cushions, throws and curtains will help to bring your nautical theme to life, you might also consider a nautical themed print for your wallpaper such as boats, anchors or something a little more subtle such as birds or a lighthouse.
UP CYCLE FURNITURE
Rather than purchasing expensive items of furniture consider buying furniture second hand and up cycling it to fit in with your nautical theme. Consider buying an old chest and painting it in distressed whites and powder blues to create your very own captain’s chest, you could even change the drawer knobs to some nautical themed ones to put the icing on the cake.
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