Thursday, 17 November 2011

At the seaside...coastal decor

coastal hallway decor

Sunny days, cool breezes, soothing waves and light fabrics floating softly in the air... memories of summer by the coast. Is there truly anything more relaxing or romantic than the sea side? As winter fast approaches we can't help but remember the wonderful days spent on the beach daydreaming in the romantic wisps of the summer breeze. It is only natural to want this memory as part of our daily lives. Coastal decor could not only provide you with the impression of sunny days but bring the cool and carefree romance of the seaside into your home...

nautical rope decor and rope decor detail

The use of white and blue give an air of lightness and tranquility. The use of wood and rope gives the impression of nature and sailing. These are best for details and accessories. Stripes are very nautical and  accents of red make it more so. Some flowers of pastel shades would add more romance to your decor.

I stumbled upon these amazing images of nautical style on Click here to see more of their images. 

Some amazing detail work with strategically placed oars and rope. (below)


For a nautical/coastal look try a combination of the pieces in the mood board  below. Stick to the simple color pallet and the woven texture and it will be plain sailing.

You will find that this is a very strong look for one's home and therefore not for the fainthearted or the seasick. Begin with light airy colors and be inspired by the romance and adventure of the seaside. 
Happy sailing,

xx christina xx