6 Quintessential Style Tips from Homes by the Sea

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Dreaming about my summer holidays this year, I was inspired by the laid back coastal chic style of beach homes. They are usually quite obvious in decor style and layout, and sometimes ever so effortless. In need of some summer loving (interior-wise), and after my previous Palette of the Week post which was extremely summer inspired, I set to find some of the most quintessential beach homes and how their style is put together.


NAUTICAL

Nautical is the term referred of relating to sailors, ships or navigation. It is a mix of blue and white, sometimes with a pop of red. This style has been seen in fashion and homes for a while now but is ever more relevant in beach interiors.

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WHITE WASHED WOOD

This trend is ever so beachy, white washed wood gives a clean and crisp ambience to the space while not looking too rustic as plain untouched wood. This beach interior is a perfect example of minimalism and fresh style.

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SHUTTERS & DRAPING CURTAINS

Most beach homes have large windows to showcase the view. To cover it would be a shame but sometimes a little shade is needed. Whether using shutters or draping curtains that are intentionally left to lie on the floor, this laid back and chilled style tip is perfect for those homes by the sea.

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COLOURS OF THE SEA

Beach homes are usually doused in aquamarine, turquoise and bright colours that mimic the sea. Contrasted against neutrals makes them stand out even further.

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BEACH ACCESSORIES

This is easily attainable even for us city folk. Collecting shells and rocks from the sea on your holidays is something we all love to do, however when you place them in your home make sure to make them stand out, and bring the beach to your own front door. A reminder of those long hot summer days.

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LAID BACK AND CASUAL

Homes by the sea are known for their laid back atmosphere. Nothing too matchy matchy, an effortless vibe that says ”I spend hardly anytime indoors by the sea”. Well, obviously.

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Where are you off to on your holidays this summer?