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Summer: Surfing into coastal styles in your home

Castlery   |   Nov 28, 2022

As an oddly cold spring bids us goodbye, we cannot wait to grab our swimsuits and say hello to long summer days down at the beach. For those fortunate to have a home by the beach, there are various elements of summer that can be incorporated into your home on the sandy shores of the Gold Coast or Byron Bay.

Summer vibes can easily be found in decorations and homestyles, famously the Hamptons, while indeed bougie is a classic representation of summer style. The blue and white stripes, the bright white walls and navy boats all relate to a similar summer holiday feel. Here are some useful style guides if you want to bring in a more coastal style to your current home.

Mix natural textures for a Coastal vibes

The Hamptons are a classic summer style to go for. Not only a classy fashion style, the Hamptons are famous for their coastal location and similar white and natural elements. Mix natural textures such as fabric, rattan, jute for a simple yet telling coastal feel, with minimalist patterns and colours such as white, navy or the natural shade of rattan. The Hamilton Chaise Sectional Sofa(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/hamilton-chaise-sectional-sofa) showcases all the above elements well, with its white shade and pinewood frame. Hamilton as a sectional sofa is also ideal for sharing a space with others, especially if you want people over for holiday parties.

A wooden sideboard in front of a tropical ethnic design on a rug on a wooden floor next to 2 potted plants Follow in @genevavanderzeil‘s(https://www.instagram.com/genevavanderzeil/?hl=en) design principles and give your home a tropical makeover for summer.

For those with a big yard, channel the true hamptons party vibes with a large outdoor pool or summer themed parties. The Mico Rattan Armchair with Stool(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/mico-rattan-armchair-with-stool) is a great inner yard decor to pair with the Lilou Jute Area Rug(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/lilou-jute-area-rug) for a natural aesthetic that not only looks calming, but is cooling to sit on as well. An alternative if rattan is not your thing is the Maui chair and table set(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/maui-2-lounge-chairs-coffee-table-set), that not only saves you the thought of pairing another coffee table, but is also weather resistant and suitable to place right by the pool.

Bring the outdoors in

While the Hamptons style caters to minimalism, it may not quench your thirst for the sun and surf. To bring these elements into your home, extend your activity space towards the patio and beyond to soak in the sun, and for more area for beach-like activities! A barbie by the beach in the evening is always a treat (literally!) and while you might not have the sand in your toes, you can have the pool water on your feet.

A teak outdoor dining table on a patio with a dining ware and centrepieces set up for a meal @charlotteshappyhome(https://www.instagram.com/charlotteshappyhome/?hl=en) sets up for an outdoors family dinner on the Rio Teak Dining Table

The Rio Teak Dining Table(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/rio-teak-dining-table-200cm-with-bench-and-2-chairs) is not only suitable for outdoor dining, but big enough to fit the whole family or a few guests, and a barbeque is always better with more people. The Castlery outdoor collection(https://www.castlery.com/au/outdoor/all-outdoor) also features other tables and chairs that all have a similar natural makeup that suits the beach vibes, and can withstand the moody Aussie weather.

Contrast colours for summer

Having covered style and material for summer, the other best way to bring in coastal styles into your home is with coastal tones. While outdoor colours are more limited due to the furniture material, indoors is also a great way to bring in the summer colours. Play around with colours in the bedroom(https://www.castlery.com/au/beds/all-bedroom); bedsheets are changed regularly and it is about time to change out that thick cool toned throw for a brighter quilt. Add mood to your bedroom with contrasts, pair dark with bright colours to really make them pop.

Summer is categorised by bright and oceanic coastal colours, such as turquoise blue, bright yellow, and whites. Wooden beds(https://www.castlery.com/au/beds/wooden-bed-frames) such as the Emery Bed(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/emery-bed) are best suited as backdrops to neutral tone bed sheets(https://www.castlery.com/au/beds/bedding); consider the waffle quilt set(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/waffle-quilt-percale-sheet-set), which is white and minimalist and a strong contrast to the dark features of the bed frame. For those looking for brighter colours, the Nathan Velvet Sofa Bed(https://www.castlery.com/sg/products/nathan-velvet-sofa-bed) serves as both a sofa and bed, and comes in a rich emerald green to contrast light earth tones.

A woman in a long orange dress makes her quilted bed in a bedroom @designlovesdetail(https://www.instagram.com/designlovesdetail/?hl=en) sets up her bed with the waffle quilt set for a summer beach house feel

Complement your bed with a dresser, and using the Emery bed as an example, it comes matched with a dresser already. The Emery 6-drawer Dresser(https://www.castlery.com/au/products/emery-6-drawer-dresser) has all the storage space you need in one dresser, and also the wooden makeup you need to have a feel of nature in your home.

FAQ:

How do I make my home more summer themed?

To make your home more summer themed, use more natural materials in your furniture, and opt for brighter coloured furniture to really make the house pop with bright summer vibes.

Is there an easy way to make my home more suited for summer?

The easiest way to make your home suited for summer is to change up your quilts and bed sheets into brighter colours that match the summer tones such as blue, yellow and white.

What are the summer essentials i need in my home?

The summer essentials to have in your home are outdoor furniture, and thinner cooling bed sheets and covers, as well as a good swimsuit!