It’s all about finding just the right balance of beach chic and seaside luxe. Follow these quick tricks to get you on your way.
Founders of The Beach People, Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie. Picture: The Beach People
Create a mood board
Mood boards help you gather your creative thoughts and are a great way to pull together patterns, colour, shades and designs.
It’s very easy to get distracted, so make sure you commit to your theme and introduce a mood board filled with inspo to help you keep your seaside luxe vision in focus.
Curate modern coastal-inspired images on Instagram or Pinterest for styling inspo you can continually refer back to. Picture: The Beach People
Keep it white and bright
When creating a coastal home select milky-white walls (lexicon half or quarter by Dulux is lovely) and white-washed or timber distressed flooring which has loads of seaside vibe.
Keep walls white and bright. Picture: The Beach People
Opt for seaside art that will really help to create a coastal-inspired environment.
Select a colour palette that reflects the Australian coastline with lots of cream, white, dusty green and, of course, shades of seaside blue.
The Sea photographic print by Kara Rosenlund would fit the part, perfectly. Picture: Supplied
Be breezy and combine natural materials such as wood and cane with rustic elements
Linen is the textile of the islands
Linen is breathable and effortlessly luxe. Our linen range is available in four sea-inspired colour-ways with considered design features like eyelash fringing around the sheet edgings and tied duvet ends.
You can also introduce neutral-toned linen slip covers into your lounge room.
Bring the beautiful Australian outdoors in by displaying a large clear vase with shells, gum nuts, seagrass or eucalyptus leaves.
Neutral-toned linen and native botanicals are new Australian coastal-style classics. Picture: The Beach People
Use seashells sparingly
Listen closely… you don’t have to go OTT with seashells in your space. Introduce an oversized statement seashell that will give an instant feeling of tropical vibes instead.