Light, bright and breezy - the coastal look is all about creating a feeling of light and space. Use mirrors and glass to catch and reflect light around your room. Works brilliantly in rooms with high ceilings or big windows.
Elements to bring in: Apothecary jars full of shells or pebbles give the beach house look. Use glass lamps & glass cabinetry. Choose a cool stone floor or whitewashed floorboards. Avoid heavy window dressings that block light.
Choose soft whitewashed walls or a palette of soft blues and greys to recreate the colours of the sea and sky.
TOP TIP - When whitewashing pine floorboards, it's best if they have not previously been varnished, stained or waxed, as the paint will be more easily absorbed.