The Hamptons look for home interiors has been welcomed around the world by interior designers and is set to be the hottest trend for Australian homes this Summer. We take a look at this interior trend and share our tips on how you can achieve this coastal style.
The Hamptons is a seaside haven for New York’s elite. This long stretch of coast and sandy beaches are dotted with rustic farmhouses, colonial style homes and luxurious beach pads. More than just a destination, the Hamptons “look” has become a revered style, replicated around the world by homeowners wanting to embody a sophisticated coastal lifestyle. A style that should feel fresh, relaxing and timeless.
The exciting thing about the Hamptons style, is that it can be relatively easy and inexpensive to achieve this look in any Australian home. Whilst on trend for Summer, this is a look that will keep you going year to year, and will allow you to refresh with décor and soft furnishings.
The Hamptons look is all about bringing the outside in. Keep spaces, as bright and open as possible, and let the light in! White walls and light coloured floors can make all the difference.
Easy updates to dining, living and bedroom spaces can be achieved with furniture that combines lighter stained timbers, and white washes. Designs can be rustic or modern, however try to keep a nice flow throughout your rooms. A timber sideboard or console is a wonderful way to set the Hamptons scene in your home’s entryway.
Rooms should create a calming atmosphere, styled to be relaxing by the sea. Consider a neutral colour palette (white, beige, oatmeal, soft greys) with hints of ocean inspired blues and greens, highlighted in décor, wall art, cushions and throws. Upholstered dining room chairs, lounges and rugs should lean towards sandy creams, beiges and light grey tones to help offset any accent colours you choose to decorate with.
Get inspired by the sea, with shell and coral decor that can adorn a buffet, hallway console or bedside table. Decorate your walls with a set of ocean inspired prints or white washed, carved wooden decorations.
The Hamptons look should look fresh but also inviting. Create a sense of cosiness with throws in natural fabrics like cotton and linen, draped softly across lounges and beds. Play with cushions that vary in texture, material and size. Natural weaves, oversized cushions give a relaxed, live in look for some serious relaxation time. Lean towards lighter neutrals and faded blues for a calming effect.
Dress up empty corners with hurricane lanterns, or an assortment of natural seagrass and rattan baskets for some extra storage. Liven up a dull corner with some potted greenery, or decorate a table or surface with some white floral arrangements or light wooden decor.
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