Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside. It’s something that unites us all as a nation, no matter how far we are from the shore – we’re all drawn to the call of the calming waves, sand between our toes and the faint smell of salty chips mingling with the salty sea air.
A lot of us aren’t able to make the trip to the beach at the moment, so we wanted to show you how you can bring seaside style into your home as a daily reminder of your favourite place.
If you’re looking for a stylish way to remind you of the seaside, a colourful print is a great place to start. Look for coastal palettes and patterns, like beach hut stripes or serene sea blues. Think about the frame too – beachy textures like driftwood and rope instantly give your home a nautical feel.
Is there a special beach location that’s close to your heart? Friends of Joules seller Becky Bettesworth creates stunning coastal prints inspired by vintage railway posters, taking the most-loved elements of each location and turning them into colourful art pieces that will look beautiful in any seaside-inspired home.
Scatter cushions and throws are a great way to create a theme for your space, and add a touch of comfort too. Try to go for natural fabrics for that classic nautical feel – jute, canvas and linen are perfect paired with a neutral base palette and a few bold pops of colour.
Our Friends of Joules seller Tillyanna have achieved that ideal balance between modern style and traditional techniques. Their range of cushions feature seaside favourites, printed with a weathered effect to give them that sea-washed look like sand-battered signs outside fishmongers on the harbour.
The seaside and food go together like salt and vinegar – from hot and crispy chips served with freshly-caught fish to dripping ice cream and fluffy doughnuts shaken in sugar. Bringing coastal style to your kitchen is easy with the use of crockery, textiles and clever little touches.
Friends of Joules seller Beautifully Handcrafted live up to their name with their range of gorgeous teak serving boards, carved with rustic images of seafood that instantly make you think of enjoying dinner with a sea view. The serving boards can even be personalised, perhaps with your name or your favourite coastal destination.
Creating a coastal theme isn’t just about adding statement pieces to your space – make sure you consider all the little charming details that can make all the difference. It can be as simple as a collection of pebbles from the beach displayed in a mason jar, or postcards pinned onto a cork board to bring back all those memories made by the sea.
Don’t forget, it’s not enough to just to make your space look the part! Hit another one of those senses with a coastal-inspired candle like this Sea scented one from Field Day. It has an invigorating citrus blend of lemon bergamot and green tea that will whisk you away to a world of waves and wonder.
Want to discover even more fabulous things for your home and garden? Friends of Joules has a huge selection of homeware and accessories to transform your living space.