Coastal living is what many of us dream of. You may not live near the beach, but our great coastal living ideas will help you to create beautiful seaside-inspired schemes. Simple additions, such as shells and decorative fish, add a fun beach-style touch to any space. A coat of paint will work wonders, too, whether you go for calming blues or brightening whites.
If blue is your wall colour, feel free to add more blue to your scheme. There's no need to go around with a swatch to get the perfect colour match - similar but mismatching hues will work a treat. Choose white for furnishings and picture frames for a perfectly balanced scheme.
Raw driftwood finishes are just the ticket in coastal schemes. Cute accessories such as the hanging fish here milk the theme without being OTT. Shells are another great one, as they're easily collected on days at the seaside and look great gathered together in a shallow glass vase or dotted about on shelves.
Hansa metal fish, Nkuku
Shelves in the hallway are ideal for storing away summer essentials, from beach towels to picnic hampers.
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Shades of grey-blue have a soothing effect in the bedroom, while a floaty bed drape provides a romantic touch.