Be cash clever and get the cosy coastal look for less

Reinvent seaside style with inspiration from dramatic moody skies and the wild shoreline

bedroom with blue bed and pillows

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Mix slate blues and warm greys to create a soft, tonal scheme, then add accessories with stripes, checks and dots for a cosy, casual feel.

Layer the bed with chunky knits and stone-washed linen for a relaxed look

Get the Look

pillow with polka dots

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Bobble finish

Add interest with a tactile cushion in tonal blues

Woollen Pom cushion, £48, Anthropologie

stone and glass

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Set in stone

Concrete and marble provide a natural feel

Large stone and glass hurricane lamp, £30, John Lewis

; marble candle, £8,


Marks and Spencer

flower pot with white and grey strips

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Waves of colour

The watery glaze gives a seascape effect

Two vase, £17.50, Idyll Home

woolen basket with white background

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Wonder weave

Go for textured accessories

Small Dove Grey Cloud basket, The Basket Room range,

pillowcases with white background

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Stormy shades

Team Ocean hues with cloudy grey for a soothing scheme

Parisian Blue pillowcases, The Linen Works



ocean wave

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High impact

Go bold with this dramatic print

Berrow III Left print (H117cm x W87cm), £240, Neptune

Great deal

beach with black and white theme

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Low tide

Softer greys have a tranquil vibe

Shi Shi Beach print (H122cm x W91cm), £114, Alan Majchrowicz range,

Find more cosy coastal buys on the high street

Love this trend? Whether you want to try a lot of it or a little, here's where to shop

Opt for a lighter version of this look with a palette of pale blues and greys, or keep it nearly neutral using almost all white with highlights of inky blue.


Take a closer look at the Coastal range from Sainsbury's for tactile finishes and bubbled glassware-perfect for giving your living room a fresh but cosy feel.


Create a relaxing space to unwind in with Dunelm's New Purity range, which includes textural wicker storage and hand-painted bathroom accessories.

living room with cushions

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Cool coastal

Create seaside style with soft hues and natural textures

Cushions, from £12 each; Coastal ombre stripe throw, 330; vases, from £6 each; sailing boat object, £10; all Sainsbury's

basin with tap

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Clean finish

Add hints of cobalt blue to a bathroom

£3.99; lotion dispenser, £6.99; both Purity Dot range; Marble hand towel,
£5.99; wicker basket, £3.99; all

towel with white background

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Subtle pattern

Keep it cosy with a herringbone design

Moroccan blue throw, £16, Sainsbury's

glass bottle with white background

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Sea glass

Use to display garden foliage

Onion bottle vase, £59, Furniture Village

blue cushion

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Nice pad

Add soft, tactile finishes

Knitted cushion, £12, Tesco Direct

rattan basket

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Dip Dye

A gentle wash of grey gives this wicker basket a fresh look

Ombre basket, £35 for two, Matalan

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.