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We all know that being by the sea is good for the soul. But even if you’re not lucky enough to hear the splash of the waves from your home, with a few top tips you can create that same feeling of wellbeing in your space.

Get the most from the coast

Architectural designer and TV presenter Charlie Luxton’s chic Cornwall home mixes texture, seaside shades and natural tones for a coastal look that’s serenely sophisticated. At the window, Charlie layered linen-effect Voile curtains and bold Brindle Denim Roller blinds for a flexible approach to controlling light and privacy – even when the coastal climate throws the elements at him.
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Edge it up

Give coastal an industrial edge with rough-hewn wood and distressed metals. Materials that become more beautiful with age and wear are a great way to get the look,like the lighting and tables in this living room. These soft Element Grey shutters from our House Beautiful collection not only control light and privacy, but also help to keep things cosy by reducing heat loss when the elements are against us.
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The warmth of wood

There’s no better partner to the coastal scheme than wood, from washed-up driftwood to smooth panelling.The textural contrast of relaxed bedding, a squidgy headboard and painted tongue-and-groove in this serene bedroom is a beautiful example of how texture really counts with this trend. Combine with a Wooden blind, or try a subtle coastal-themed pattern, like we have here with this Boats Navy Roller blind from our new collection.
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Fun and fresh

A fun, nautical print can lift any room. This bathroom features crisp white walls, but the splashes of colour keep it interesting. The Little Fish Marine Blue Roman blind has a potato-print style design which is simple and will look just as at home in a children’s bedroom as it will in a bathroom. The glassy blue toothbrush holder, a pop of ochre on the towels and a flourish of ferns on the window sill finish off the look.
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Sumptuous waves

Luscious folds and plenty of texture is another top tip for a coastal-themed room. Curtains are a great partner for this, as the soft folds nicely reference the sea waves. These sumptuous curtains called Forest Duck Egg set up the colour palette for this tranquil bedroom. Limed wood and chalk-painted furniture give the space a beach hut feel, while a selection of ornaments gathered from travels add a home-grown feel.

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