Coastal living rooms

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Coastal interiors can be achieved in your living room by playing with the colours of the sky, sea and sand to form a dreamy coastal theme. Bring the themes of the seaside into your living room and channel coastal chic with soft furnishings in calming whites, washed-out denim and cool shades of blue. A weathered, faded look is the essence of coastal interiors.

Choose a living room with a whitewashed colour scheme for a décor filled with space and light. White or neutral-toned wall panelling creates a great beach-hut vibe – coordinate with sand-coloured sisal flooring or carpet. Team this decor with white linen furnishings and a wicker chest-style coffee table. Add a seascape canvas on the wall and accessorise with beach ornaments such as seashells, coral and beach pebbles.

Add a pop of colour to coastal interiors with coral or seagreen tones. Keep the walls a fresh white, and add a large mirror framed with driftwood to reflect a feeling of light and space. Position nautical striped soft furnishings in the room for laid-back coastal charm.

A grey or blue feature wall with shimmering metallics will bring a warm coastal theme to your living room.

Driftwood is a wonderful material to add a feeling of relaxed coastal charm. Choose furniture crafted from driftwood such as a coffee table or open shelving. Position a sailing boat on your mantelpiece, arrange pebbles and wood in a corner of the room for relaxed coastal chic.

Make an art display the main feature in your living room. Position alternate sized picture frames or a large canvas against whitewashed walls. Choose art that reflects a coastal theme, with beach landscapes and sketches of sea life or birds.

For more seaside inspiration, check out our nautical decorating ideas gallery.

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