Summer Trends 2015: Beach Inspired
Date: 11-06-2015 Time: 00:00:00 Category: Interior Design
A summer trend that comes back time and time again is the beach inspired look. As soon as the sun pops out to say hello people start thinking of holidays and sun, sea and sand. This look easily translates into rooms to add a bit of vibrancy and brightness after a long winter. We have taken three distinct looks that have traditional and modern elements, so there is sure to be a piece that inspires you.
The British Seaside
There are two elements to this traditional look, both stemming from Victorian seaside towns. Though there are many wonderful British seaside towns today, they all had their hayday in the 1800s. It is from this period that we get our inspiration for these first few looks
The image we see of a British seaside town is fun fairs, donkeys and beach huts. This look takes on those vintage inspirations to create a bold vintage piece. Royal reds and blues in striped patterns are a must, along with large motifs of traditional seaside imagery like star fish, anchors and lighthouses. Add in vintage memorabilia like posters, ceramics and knick knacks but don’t over do it.
The next look is more a classic Victorian Seaside cottage town with sea glass green the colour of choice. Use taxidermy, curiosities and Victorian Artwork to add a bit of drama to bright white and sea glass green rooms. We particularly like the use of natural elements.
This is a much more modern and grown up look then the previous too. Use greys, blacks and whites as the basis though sea glass green adds a bit of interest to the starkness. Smooth lines that reflect natural shapes have been created in stone and tile, reflecting the pebbles of the beach and the sheer cliffs. Industrial elements can be brought in to create a dramatic edge but use traditional motifs to bring it back to the beachy inspired look. Anchors, sails and boyes are good seaside motifs for this look. Be aware that too get the true dramatic look of this design it could set you back as the materials used tend to be expensive. For a more subtle look, use white and stone washed wood, It is more natural, cheaper and a less harsh look for those who don’t have a dramatic modern home to start with.
The French Rivera has classic stone houses that keep home and holiday makers cool during the day but this look is all about letting the sun in. White walls with furniture and décor in bright blues, reds and yellows channels a fun side into the home. Mix with vintage prints of the holiday destinations of last century and you can really inspire something creative.
Hawaii is the perfect place for fun in the sun and has a wealth of vintage pieces to create the look in your home. You can start with white walls but for a more traditional look use browns and oranges to get that real Hawaiian feel. The décor items feature lots of tropical plants and an abundance of pineapples. It’s okay to make your room like a Hawaiian Luau but don’t make it look from a tiki bar. No cane dressers or gaudy hula girls (unless you really love them)
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Summer Trends 2015: Beach Inspired
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