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Looking for a laid-back feel that's inspired by seaside living? These coastal themed frames are sure to bring the spirit of the sea indoors with their whitewashed woods and nautical notes.Shop Coastal
Inspired by summer days at the beach, gentle waves and fresh sea air - the coastal interior trend has a calming influence on you and your home.
Coastal is all about the beach, it’s about using plenty of natural light along with soft tones to create that ultimate waterside vibe. To create an inviting and organic space try incorporating blended blues, whites and soft greys with natural, limewashed materials. With the addition of some delightful nautical themed wallpaper and accessories you're well on your way to your dream beach house escape.
Team bold artwork and photos with sun-bleached, tattered and distressed wood frames. It's a subtle effect, but the muted frame styles help to accentuate the bolder colours, creating an interesting coastal vibe.
For a truly authentic look, try framing a nautical note or postcards and maps. But remember is to not go overboard! Keep it feeling easy and natural.
"Aged, worn and distressed, or chalky, matt and rough – furnishings with these qualities are an integral part of the look"
Natural materials are essential to this look, but seaworn woods might not be your thing. Dial it back by using bare wood picture frames in oak and pine. These rugged frames maintain a textured appeal, but offer a more premium aesthetic that suits a wider variety of homes. Each of our barefaced frames has a unique wood grain, so try grouping different styles together to create a gallery wall which looks like a collection of discovered frames.
"Try keeping the walls neutral and then introduce the colour through accessories"
If you're using whites and greys as your backdrop, try introducing some life with a small measure of strong colour in the form of navy blue, aqua or sea glass green. These frames are available with weather-worn features to further capture the essence of this trend.
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Subtle, cool and warm neutrals pair with ice cream inspired shades to create a beautiful summer feeling all year round.
Blue, white and sandy shades make up the majority of these schemes, but you can inject bolder hues like turquoise and red to make things more interesting.
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Use a mixture of soft neutral fabrics, discovered objects and distressed white frames for a contemporary take on traditional coastal living. Other accessories with an organic feel like wicker baskets, cotton bedlinen and straw hats will complete this seashore style.
There's a never-ending collection of art, photography and beach themed wall decor available both online and in coastal art galleries. Among our favourites are nautical maps, beach photography and paintings that feature the themes colours. In addition to this you can frame personal memories, like photos from family holidays in Cornwall or postcards collected on your travels.
From personalised maps featuring your favourite coastline and beautiful illustrations of the Dorset coastline to vintage shipping maps, adding a framed map to your coastal themed room adds a real talking point.
Take yourself on a nostalgic journey of past holidays (no doubt featuring beach huts, deck chairs and donkey rides) by printing and framing your own photographs. Alternatively there's some simply stunning professional beach themed photographs to buy online.
Seascapes, abstract art and tranquil watercolours that capture the quintessential charm of British seaside towns all have their place here. These paintings are perfect for encouraging peaceful contemplation and go most of the way to completing the coastal look you've always wanted. Also, make sure to watch out for fantastic artists who specialise in beach themed pieces, like Hannah Cole.