Summer will soon be upon us and the trend emerging is a nautical theme, but with a quirky sense of humour. It’s not just about scenes featuring coastal views or boats bobbing about on the ocean, nor is it coastal colours. It’s about the accessories and furniture, to give a room that extra bit of oomph and to add a touch of joviality.
Little wooden lighthouses, beach hut lights, port and starboard lanterns, anchors away all feature among the designs in the shops, all with a little quirky twist. Furniture gets the hand-painted look, old bedroom furniture can be given an overhaul with a lick of paint and then sanded down for a rustic look. If you want to buy new wardrobes, think along the lines of driftwood and choose a finish reflecting this, space2 has a coastal range to inspire you.
Chairs feature nautical stripes and many throws and cushions depict anchors and sail boats in blues, reds and whites. If there is one thing you buy for your home this summer, make it cheeky and fun and imagine you’re by the sea.