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The modern trend for coastal style is focused on creating a relaxed and comfortable environment rather than filling the space with ocean-themed references to the point of feeling kitsch. Coastal style is natural, textural and breezy with a lived-in vibe that’s all about feeling carefree, comfortable, and relaxed!

Architecturally, coastal interiors are open plan spaces, with a celebration of natural light and flooring options are usually timber or tiled flooring, softened by textural floor rugs in jute, seagrass, cotton or wool.

This style features layers of white and natural textures with soft furnishing fabrics of washed cottons and stonewashed linens. Linen slip-cover furniture, raw timber tables, woven baskets and jute rugs all suit this style perfectly.

Décor needn’t be overtly ‘beachy’. In recent years, cliché coastal wall art has been replaced by more sophisticated photographic pieces, and décor of shells, coral, oars and lifebuoys have been set aside to make room for abstract pieces such as bowls made from aged wood or shell. Don’t forget to add some oversized rattan or jute pendant lights for serious wow-factor.

The coastal style is also perfect for mixing with Boho style or Scandinavian style.


  • Colour palette ~  Layers of white and muted neutral tones are complimented by natural and bleached timbers, wood, rattan and cane.
  • Architectural features ~  Shutters, screens, ceiling fans, tongue and groove panelled painted walls.
  • Natural flooring ~  Natural timber, lime-washed or painted floorboards with sisal and jute floor rugs, wool and cotton floor rugs.
  • Lighting ~  Glass, clay beaded chandelier, rattan and bamboo pendant lights or sheer fabric pendant shades.
  • Window treatments ~  Celebration of natural sunlight with sheer cotton curtains and painted or lime-washed shutters.
  • Furniture ~  Bleached timbers in tables, side tables, muted chalky painted sideboards, occasional chairs of rattan and cane and linen slip-covered sofas and chairs.
  • Fabric ~  Natural linens and cottons; light, cooling and breathable fabrics.
  • Art ~  Mounted woven baskets, shell art, photographic prints and coastal style framed wall art.
  • Decorative ~  Natural collected elements; aged wood bowls, driftwood, seagrass baskets, coral pieces.
  • Plants ~  Large fiddle leaf fig, palms and succulents.


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