Ways to ‘channel’ seaside sophistication in your interior.
Capture the coastal trend
Just as we rely upon the ebb and flow of the tide, you can expect the coastal trend to return to fashion time and time again. ‘Nautical but nice’ décor has the wow-factor all year round, but proves particularly popular over the summer months.
Blue is a ‘shore’ hit in coastal schemes, as it mirrors the sea and sky. So it follows that your windows are a great place to start when introducing this palette to your home. Here are seven of our favourite ways to create a chic seaside vibe with blue blinds
Add a ‘splash’ of colour
Venetian blinds are fabulous for adding a ‘splash’ of block colour to your room. In this case we went for a pretty powder blue tone, but the world is your oyster when it comes to finding your favourite hue.
Keep things cool
As well as offering a refreshing look, blues can be practical too. Pleated blinds in performance fabrics - like this ThermaShade™ design - work to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors, whatever the weather is like outside.
Play with prints
Once you’ve settled on your favourite shade, it’s time to think about pattern. These pretty Boats Teal Roller blinds are ideal if you fancy playing with prints. They’re the perfect choice to help you ‘coast’ into style.
Get the little ones involved
Shiver me timbers! Along with sophisticated ship fabrics, we’ve lots of lively options for little ones. This Ahoy! Ocean Blue Roman blind is just one fun example. The vibrant material features an eye-catching pirate motif - arrrr me hearties!
Inject a hint of ‘ooh la la la!’
After sailing the seven seas, even the hardiest seafarer is happy to set foot on dry land. This elegant Toile French Blue Roman blind is inspired by our neighbours across the channel. The whimsical detailing has a lovely French feel. Ooh la la la!
Layer up for variety
With our help, picking the right blue blinds is a doddle, so we’re sure you won’t want to stop there. Here, we started out with Daze Peacock Roman blinds, then layered Riviera Turquoise blue curtains over the top for a touch of variety. This cosy idea is brilliant for autumn and winter as well.
Remember the finishing touches
Of course, once you’ve got your windows looking ship-shape, you’ll want the rest of your surroundings to follow suit. Accessories are what set the seasoned seamen apart from mere landlubbers. In our bathroom, we paired a simple blue Vertical blind with beautiful boat ornaments.
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