Nautical but nice: 13 ways to embrace a seaside theme at home

Conjuring a coastal scheme is plain sailing with these top finds. Bato Marine Bag, Basket Basket, lifestyle.

Conjuring a coastal scheme is plain sailing with these top finds. Bato Marine Bag, Basket Basket, lifestyle. - Credit: PA Photo/Basket Basket

Dreaming of a spring break by the seaside? 

Whether or not you’re able to breathe in some salty seaside air just yet, you can always cast your net and create your own coastal cottage vibes closer to home. Here's how...

1. Collection of Scraffito Outdoor Cushions, from £49.99, Perkins & Morley

Collection of Scraffito Cushions, Perkins & Morley.

Collection of Scraffito Cushions, Perkins & Morley. - Credit: PA Photo/Perkins & Morley

Featuring all our seaside favourites… Fish, shells, crabs and seagulls are a ‘shore thing’ for mini garden makeovers, and imaginative blue and white backdrops.

2. Bato Marine Bag, £48, Basket Basket

Bato Marine Bag, Basket Basket.

Bato Marine Bag, Basket Basket. - Credit: PA Photo/Basket Basket


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A natural way to go coastal, an ethically sourced raffia beach basket can be styled with dried flowers at home – and it’ll be carrying your cossie and towel come the time.

3. Breakwater Bay Imane Garden Chair in Navy Wash, £167.99, Wayfair

Breakwater Bay Imane Garden Chair, Navy Wash, Wayfair.

Breakwater Bay Imane Garden Chair, Navy Wash, Wayfair. - Credit: PA Photo/Wayfair

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A smart, solid Adirondach chair in a classic navy blue will make those garden get-togethers that much more agreeable, especially with the added bonus of a built-in wine glass holder.

4. Shell Wine Cooler, £89.95, Annabel James

Shell Wine Cooler, Annabel James.

Shell Wine Cooler, Annabel James. - Credit: PA Photo/Annabel James

Speaking of sea worthy celebrations, alfresco dining and popping the cork, this striking wine cooler is worth shelling out for.

5. Breakwater Bay Mike Accent Mirror, £19.99, Wayfair

Breakwater Bay Mike Accent Mirror, Wayfair. 

Breakwater Bay Mike Accent Mirror, Wayfair. - Credit: PA Photo/Wayfair

It’s easy to see how you could get roped into falling for this nautical mirror, inspired by a lifebuoy.

6. Scraffito Shells Outdoor Stool, £79.99, Perkins & Morley

Scraffito Shells Outdoor Stool, Perkins & Morley. 

Scraffito Shells Outdoor Stool, Perkins & Morley. - Credit: PA Photo/Perkins and Morley

With its eye-catching shell print, you’re bound to find a spot for this folding stool. Plus it’ll take the weight of your feet come summer socials, glamping trips, or perching on the porch.

7. Nautical Egg Cups, £9.50 each; Mug, £12.50; Half Pint Jug, £18.50, and Beachscape Oven Glove, £23 (other items from a selection), Victoria Eggs

Nautical seaside collection, egg cups and other items from a selection, Victoria Eggs. 

Nautical seaside collection, egg cups and other items from a selection, Victoria Eggs. - Credit: PA Photo/Victoria Eggs

We love this charming china and kitchen accessories range, and the throwback to British seaside towns. It’s already inspiring thoughts of B&Bs and full English breakfasts, or runny boiled eggs and soldiers…

8. Organic Lobster Tea Towel by LIGA, £10, Notonthehighstreet

Organic Lobster Tea Towel by LIGA, Notonthehighstreet. 

Organic Lobster Tea Towel by LIGA, Notonthehighstreet. - Credit: PA Photo/Notonthehighstreet

Handprinted on organic cotton in Cornwall, this lobster design evokes thoughts of rocky reefs and Cornish seafood delivered to your door.

9. Miami Shells Wallpaper by Eleanor Bowmer, £85, Notonthehighstreet

Miami Shells Wallpaper by Eleanor Bowmer, Notonthehighstreet.

Miami Shells Wallpaper by Eleanor Bowmer, Notonthehighstreet. - Credit: PA Photo/Notonthehighstreet

Designed to make a statement, eye-catching wallpaper is on a roll – and this Miami Shells print sums up the playful palette of pink and coral pigments we long to see on the seashore.

10. Beach Huts at Sunrise Cushion, £37.50, Annabel James

Beach Huts at Sunrise Cushion, Annabel James.

Beach Huts at Sunrise Cushion, Annabel James. - Credit: PA Photo/Annabel James

Is there anything lovelier than a beach hut to call your own?

11. Faux Coral On Acrylic Base, £94, Audenza

Faux Coral On Acrylic Base, Audenza. 

Faux Coral On Acrylic Base, Audenza. - Credit: PA Photo/Audenza

Celebrating the beauty of coral – and extremely Instagrammable for a beach-chic shelfie – this attractive work of art has huge aesthetic appeal. A lovely addition to any scheme.

12. Seashells Scented Candle, £12.75, Annabel James

Seashells Scented Candle, Annabel James. 

Seashells Scented Candle, Annabel James. - Credit: PA Photo/Annabel James

‘Quay’ to stirring the senses, this coastal candle pairs calming chamomile with the freshness of line-dried cotton.

13. Sailing Nautical Roller Blind, from £27.39, English Blinds

Sailing Nautical Roller Blind, English Blinds. 

Sailing Nautical Roller Blind, English Blinds. - Credit: PA Photo/English Blinds

Along with soothing undersea motifs, you’ll want to keep everything shipshape come bath-time. This nautical roller blind, with its sweet sails and wash of red, blue and grey, is wipe-clean, waterproof and bound to float your cares away.

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