Coastal style ideas

Coastal style ideas

May 5, 2015 0 By Nordic House

May is one of my absolute favourite times of year; the evenings are getting steadily lighter, the days warmer, there are two bank holidays (!) and all the flowers and plants in my garden come into their own. I’ve said it before: I’m so lucky to be able to live by the sea, and I find the beautiful Cornish coastline endlessly inspiring. There’s nothing I enjoy more than taking a long stroll at the weekend along the water, breathing in the invigorating fresh air and feeling utterly at peace with the world.

Obviously, living by the sea hugely affects my personal taste and the pieces I choose for my own home, which then influences my decisions on buying trips! As far as I am concerned, you simply can’t go wrong with coastal-style pieces – they are full of timeless charm and have an effortlessly relaxed feel that makes all those visiting your home feel welcome. So in today’s post, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite coastal-style buys to help you add a cool, calm and collected nautical feel to even the busiest home, in true Scandi style!

Nordic Blue striped seat cushion

This stylish deep-padded Nordic Blue striped seat cushion comes with a handle for easy carrying. It can also be used as a floor cushion.

Citronella candle cans

Stylish and practical, these striped outdoor citronella candle cans are the perfect alfresco party accessory! Light up pathways, balconies, patios and any garden space… Sold as a set of 4 – colours as shown: Sea Green, Summer Yellow, Nordic Blue, Natural.

Glass hurricane lamp

This glass hurricane has a hint of marine style thanks to the natural rope detailing on its handle and around its rim. This is the perfect piece to cast magical candlelight around a ship-shape home. 

Bamboo ladder

Much lovelier than a towel rail and far nicer than a wardrobe, this bamboo ladder looks stunning in your bathroom or as a safe place to hang a favourite vintage frock in your bedroom. All in all, it’s a quick way to introduce simple coastal style into your home.

Driftwood candelabra

This strikingly beautiful driftwood candelabra will enchant everyone! We’re huge fans of driftwood here at Nordic House, so we’re more than a little in love with this stunning candelabra. A uniquely beautiful centrepiece that holds eight pillar candles.

Brass and leather lanterns

These strong contemporary brass lanterns with stylish leather handles will create a stunning display. They look particularly striking when clustered together on the floor, ideally in a group of varying sizes, so that all the shiny surfaces magnify the effects of the candlelight.

Zinc planters

These covetable zinc planters are just a little bit vintage and they look divine when overflowing with herbs or flowers. Each pot has a distressed finish and stylish jute handles. Perfect for a stunning display in your kitchen, conservatory or garden.

Wooden wall panel

These beautiful rectangular white carved wooden wall panels will add pattern and texture to your home. Use them as imaginatively as you can to create a decorative headboard or a filigree window treatment. There are two designs and three sizes, each of which is unique and has an aged, silver distressed finish that adds to their inherent charm.

Designed in Scandinavia, where beach houses reign supreme, all our coastal-inspired pieces come in pleasing colourways such as blue/white, natural/white and grey/white, ensuring they suit all interiors schemes!

Love this look? Take a look at my coastal style board on Pinterest for even more inspiration!