The beach house dream conjures images of balmy ocean breezes, afternoon snoozes to the crash of the surf and sunset cocktails on the patio, as we yearn for our next vacation. Yet you don’t need to wait for that precious annual leave to roll around before you can relish the soothing feels of beach house ambience — you can create a coastal vibe to enjoy in your own home or weekender, even if you’re not beachside. We’ve got some stunning inspiration from Three Birds Renovations’ recent barn conversion to fuel some interior-decorating ideas that will invite year-round relaxation (even if the crashing surf is coming from your Spotify account!).
Create a soft layered look with throws and cushions in eclectic neutral tones on the sofa and bed. Add some wicker, rattan or sisal. These natural or natural-look materials inspire an instant coastal feel. A fusion of cushion and rug textures also adds interest, character and cush factor.
Slipcover furniture is a beach house staple. Its relaxed look invites curling up with a book or an afternoon G&T. Select a neutral shade, such as soft grey or beige, and top it up with lots of plush cushions. It’s also super practical, as the covers can be removed and dry-cleaned at the end of the summer to wash away the salt, sand and sunscreen.
Perhaps most importantly, create an outdoor oasis. If layout permits, let the deck or patio spill off the internal living space and set out an outdoor living room with an alfresco sofa, all-weather-wicker armchairs, cushions and a couple of side tables to rest the champagne glasses!
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