Relaxed comfort… with a touch of industrial chic
In the living room, create a central structure with a simply designed, deep and luxurious sofa or corner sofa. Rustic Coastal is all about relaxation, so go for the highest level of comfort your budget allows. Many sofas now have pocket sprung seats, with foam with fibre wrap seat cushions that are supportive and comfortable, with luxury fibre back cushions – perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day.
For the perfect mix of laid back comfort and contemporary style, pair a classic or pillowback grey sofa with an industrial style coffee table or a lamp table with a characterful wood inlay top and black iron base. Or choose an open shelving unit with a metal frame and wooden shelves.
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Fabulous coastal finishing touches
Introduce New England chic with a beautifully crafted wooden rocking chair or vintage blanket box. Choose your accessories carefully, perhaps one large piece of wall art, or a large statement sculptural piece or vase rather than too many ‘knick-knacks’ which can look fussy.
Wall art is an opportunity to evoke the beauty of the coast, through colourful harbour orseaside prints or abstract, expressionistic paintings of the sea.
Finish with a nod to features of the shoreline with a basket of sea grasses, or – as a witty finishing touch – a quirky table lamp.
Evoke nature with texture and pattern
Woven baskets, hessian, macramé and a mix of fabrics will add texture and depth without being overpowering. This is where you can put your personal stamp on your interior design scheme. A basket of logs, wicker blanket box, knitted throw, textured ceramic bowl or tactilerug are just a few ideas. You could even make a feature of an alcove or one wall, with wallpaper in a restful pattern.
To add to the calming and restful vibe of the Rustic Coastal look, introduce soothing, understated patterns in soft furnishings such as cushions and rugs.