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Create a coastal holiday feel at home

14 Dec, 2020

Create a coastal holiday feel for warm days and long light evenings spent at home. Surround yourself with inspiration that evokes days at the seaside for relaxed, easy living this summer.

How to prepare for summer guests

Transform your bedroom into a holiday retreat with beautiful natural fabrics. Organic cotton, crisp cotton percale and the casual beauty of relaxed linen are perfect for summer beds. Use an ocean palette of blues, fresh white and soft greens for a tranquil, coastal feel. Try a whitewashed wicker screen or painted shutters as a headboard for a hint of Antipodes style.

Bring the seaside to your kids bedrooms with ocean inspired bedding in beautiful shades of blue and fresh white. Add matching cushions and coordintating sheets in stripes for classisc coastal style and a soft blue throw for the finishing touch. To complete the look, add white painted furniture.

For a beachy feel, style your summer table with seashells, jugs of wild flowers, seagrass place mats and layers of lovely table linens. Pile up plates, napkins, cutlery and glassware ready for summer gatherings. Dress up your kitchen with accessories in coastal colours and themes to bring the ocean to the every day.

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Create an outdoor space to enjoy all summer long. Use bean bags and cushions made from outdoor fabrics so they can stay set up ready for instant relaxing and entertaining. Use glass hurricane lanterns filled with a shallow bed of beach sand to secure a fragrant candle, for evening dining al fresco. Add pots of pretty flowering herbs and plants to outdoor tables to enjoy and share with the honey bees.

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