Get The Look: Relaxed Coastal Style

Sally Denning's Relaxed Coastal Style profiles a gorgeous selection of homes that capture the carefree and enchanting atmosphere of life by the sea. Be it colour, texture, light or unique decorative objects, Sally explores coastal styling from around the world. Here are some key ways to incorporate this cozy charm into your own home, taking inspiration from this Victorian cottage in the north Cornwall village of Port Isaac. Get the Relaxed Coastal Style look whether you're new to ocean-side living or just wanting to bring a little piece of the coast inland!


Relaxed Coastal Style



Much of the furniture the Port Isaac homeowners sourced was from Scandinavian brands. You can easily add a Scandi touch with soft, contemporary armchairs such as these from Furniture 123 and Ikea.



Steer away from the obviously-nautical and try abstract photography and botanical prints, like this ocean landscape collection from Ikea or set of two ferns available at Next.



Cushions offer the perfect way to re-style your existing furniture: build some texture with linens and velvets in cool, refreshing blues, much like the cottage's ocean-inspired colour palette. And why not throw in some personality with the odd botanical or marine print? (Clockwise from top left: Zara Home, Amara, H&M, Amara.)


Table Lamps

We think that these simple, distressed glass lamps with neutral fabric shades from John Lewis would make great additions to a desk or table in a coastal-inspired room.



Soft throws in natural fabrics from John Lewis and H&M are a good choice for adding the comfort and coziness synonymous with coastal style. Keep it relaxed with simple patterns and tasseled edges.



Now we know that 'natural' has been a bit of a key word throughout, but an inexpensive way to bring some nature inside permanently is to accessorize with a faux Palm or (very on-trend) Monstera leaf like these from West Elm.


For more interiors inspiration, check out Relaxed Coastal Style by Sally Denning.