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Rustic Coastal

Introducing the Rustic Coastal trend – a subtle and understated interiors look that suits many styles of home. The palette is dusky mauves and granite greys, the perfect backdrop for the warmth and character of rustic, natural wood furniture. Subtle coastal elements complete this sophisticated look which is sure to turn your living room, dining room or bedroom into an oasis of calm.
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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.

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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.

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Balance greys and taupes with natural woods

Create a harmonious balance, offset granites, taupes and pale greys with natural woods. Grey is a cooler colour, so adding wood adds a warmth that brings a room to life. Pinterest is filled with interior design schemes combining grey walls with beautiful wooden furniture. Think characterful sideboards and shelving in the dining room, rustic coffee tables in the living room or beautifully crafted wooden bed frames and bedside cabinets in the bedroom. If you’d like to add a touch of freshness to your coastal scheme, add touches of crisp white in paintwork such as skirting boards and doors.

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