While summer holidays may be firmly behind us, you can still channel the seaside spirit in your home with some stylish and quirky coastal decor…
In beautiful colour tones, all with a distinct and gorgeous texture, sea glass is a great touch for any coastal theme.
While you can buy it from various seaside shops and stalls – there’s also plenty of it on sale on eBay! – taking a stroll on the beach to search for it yourself can prove to be a relaxing and fun holiday activity.
Embed it in plaster to use as decoration in either bathrooms or kitchens, fill mason jars and vases with the stone-like shards to create a colourful and unique display or sprinkle it on your tabletops for a stunning centrepiece decoration.
Cute and quirky, these gorgeous bookcases will create a stunning display unit for all your coastal trinkets or every day ornaments.
Whether they’re up-cycled from a boat itself or just fashioned to look like quaint rowing boats, these bookcases will create a fun and funky atmosphere in your home and also prove highly practical.
We particularly love this one from Not On The High Street – with added oars to create a beautifully realistic look, this bookcase will complete your nautical theme.
Dressing your windows doesn’t have to be a dull affair – you can even pick up various patterns and colour schemes that will fit in nicely with the rest of your coastal decor!
This Freeport Delft Blue roman blind is a particularly good choice to give a nautical effect – the bold stripes have a distinct sea-bound feel to them and the beautiful blue hue will provide an excellent accent in your home.
If you’re looking for something a little more fun and interesting, why not try something like this Seagulls Summer Sky roller blind? Great for use in a bathroom or kitchen, this blind packs a fun-loving punch with it’s pattern of seagulls, perfect for bringing a little bit of the coast right into your home.
Starfish and Shells
Whether you use them in a garland form, like in the picture above, or you fill vases with them to create quirky displays, shells and starfish are an ideal way to create a truly coastal finish to your room, as well as adding a uniquely personal touch to your home.
We love the idea of using shells in bathroom displays – try pairing them with small glasses or vases with a little sand in to create a mini-beach or fill an ornate bowl (or a larger shell!) with them to give your room an interesting ornament.
Once again, while you can buy them from coastal towns and over the internet, there’s nothing more fun that spending a seaside day searching for shells on the beach with your family.
We love decor that features cute little messages – from framed quotes to hanging signs, they really give your home a personal touch.
Combine this with a bit of driftwood and you’ve got a meaningful message that can be displayed alongside your coastal decor – even better, if you’re the creative type you can scour the beach for driftwood yourself and paint it with whatever message you like!