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Let the colours of the ocean wash over your home with cool blues and calming whites.
Here's how to get nice and nautical in your living room for a cosy yet fresh scheme all year round.
It's time to sail away (without getting seasick) ...
Adding shells, maps and decorative fish to side or coffee tables is an easy way to add some seaside chic to all white living rooms. Go all out with the nautical look by adding a splash of blue and white textiles.
Earn your stripes
Temper bold blue and white striped sofas with softer shades, to create a calming nautical living room scheme. The original beams painted in white and the wooden cabinet will add a touch of shabby chic to the space.
To the beach
Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a nautical living room. Create an informal beach-house feel with understated and informal soft furnishings, such as these loose covers and throws, and set against stone walls and white washed floors.
Make a splash
A contemporary grey sofa is given a splash of nautical living with a scattering of blue and white cushions and a cork stool. The bottle vase, floor lamp and white painted paneled walls come together to create a breezy, fresh scheme.
It's all white
Wicker chairs are a great way to bring a touch of coastal living into your home. Create a stylish workspace by pairing with a rustic wooden desk, vintage maps and off-white furnishing.
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