It’s no secret I love coastal style, and lately I’ve been transferring that from my wardrobe across to homeware, with a new Mariners Stripe Double Duvet Set by Joules (RRP £50) c/o Brewers Home.
Brewers Home kindly sent us the set, which has been lovely to review- as let’s face it, there’s nothing nicer than fresh bedding. Made up of a soft jersey material, the double bed set comprises a duvet cover and two pillow cases. Also available in a red stripe, single and king size version, the bedding is reversible with different width stripes on either side.
Above our bed hang pictures of the beach nearby, a place of significance to our family, and I adore the nautical look next to these frames. Featuring cute button detail, this is a high quality set from one of our favourite fashion brands, whose style clearly translates into homeware.
Covering furniture, wallpaper, paints, accessories and more, the Brewers Home site includes lots of big name interior brands. You could actually get lost for hours browsing through all the goodies up for grabs. Well, I did anyway…
Over to Brewers Home, who are here to tell you their top tips for creating a nautical theme:
Waves & Stripes
The Nautical theme in any home comes with a lot of different aspects, but one thing is always certain – you’ll find stripes. But don’t be afraid to mix and match designs when implementing the nautical theme. Various textures and patterns, such as anything wave-like or something resembling pebbles, makes for a jumbled feel, reminiscent of a collection of materials washed up on the beach.
Colours of the Sea
The classic blue and white colour scheme with bright red accents is an ideal palette for achieving the coastal look. Keeping the colours as simple as possible is often the best way to go, especially in a smaller space. Using a lot of white will open out the room and brighten it up even without much natural light. Add in a vibrant royal blue with subtle hints of sky or duck egg blue, and if you’re feeling brave add in that splash of red every now and again with accessories.
You can find a variety of truly beautiful wallpaper that goes perfectly with this theme. For example, the Whitby wallpaper from Brewers Home provides a classic look, but you can also feature a faux effect wall with beach hut or boat panel effect wallpaper.
When adding accessories to the nautical home, use things that have an air of antique elegance or an almost second-hand quality to them to achieve the rustic look that goes so well with nautical colour schemes and motifs. Stick to using materials that suit the seaside environment – think driftwood.
The bedroom is a great place to introduce a seaside or coastal theme. The bed is the main focus in this room, so introducing a nautical duvet cover, pillow cases and decorative cushions is a very simple and effective way of achieving the look. Again, stripes are ideal here, but shell, boat, wave or sea creature designs are also a nice touch.