6 spins on a classic coastal scheme

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  • Update a traditional coastal look with these 6 modern twists

    Spin 1: Industrial

    Add interest to a traditional coastal look with hints of enamel. Red café chairs, an enamel pendant and a series of weathered metal jugs create an industrial feel, bringing this classic look bang up to date.

    Bleecker chairs, £99 each, Barker & Stonehouse. Industrial hanging lamp in blue, £124, Out There Interiors.

    Spin 2: Boho

    This Balearic scheme puts a luxe boho spin on the classic coastal look. Mixing and matching vibrant prints in ultramarine and cobalt keeps it fresh, whilst flowing linens and wooden textures have a chilled-out Ibiza vibe.

    For a similar rug, try the Zox, £700, Heal’s. Cotton cushion cover, £7.99, H&M.

    Spin 3: Nostalgia

    Create a nostalgic feel by layering fabrics adorned in painterly prints, jolly seaside motifs and deckchair stripes. The all-white base gives these vintage patterns an easy-going lift, whilst recycled bottles and hand-picked shells add a personal touch.

    Chair covered in Sail Away in Sky Blue, £56 per m, Sanderson; cushions made in Skipper; Seashells; Sail Stripe; all £14 per m, Maritime collection, Studio G.

    Spin 4: Maritime

    This masculine scheme offers a pared-back take on maritime style, where stylish leather, industrial metal accents and a neutral palette create a yacht-club-inspired look.

    All items shown, House of Fraser.

    Spin 5: Breton

    Give a coastal scheme a chic update with Breton-style stripes. From fabrics to ceramics, a simple pattern in blue and white is all it takes to put a contemporary spin on a seaside look – opt for a thick stripe for a bold punch of colour, or choose skinny stripes for a more subtle approach.

    For similar dinnerware, try the pinstripe range, from £17.50 for a saucer, House of Fraser. For similar fabric, try the Norfolk stripe in Indigo, £24.50 per m, Ian Mankin.

    Spin 6: Graphic

    These dynamic tiles add a bold new dimension to a simple blue and white scheme. Not feeling brave enough to cover an entire floor? Customise a table by tiling its surface, then team it with statement white furniture for a modern punch of colour.

    Trellis floor tiles, £89.70 per sq m, Fired Earth. Windsor rocker in Ash, Katie Walker range, Heal’s.

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