Interior Design Tips or Creating a Bellarine Coastal Haven

April 20, 2018

Can’t believe we are in April now. I’m loving those crisp mornings where there is a chill in the air but the sun is out and you can feel it starting to warm up. I thought it’s the perfect time for a little interior design advice for Bellarine Peninsula homeowners – or anybody, for that matter – to create a coastal haven indoors, especially with the winter months approaching. Winter is the time that most of us spend more time indoors so it’s the perfect time to get started on creating your ultimate sanctuary.

If you’re lucky enough to live by the water then you have a lovely backdrop or if you don’t then let’s bring the coastal style to your home. Firstly we can work on the white elements on the walls, bed-linen and furniture while creating texture and contrast with your accessories, cushions and artwork. Bringing in accents of blue whether it be navy to create more contrast and sophistication or aqua, duck egg tones to create the relaxed beachy style, these colours are timeless and calming on the soul. Try using restraint when balancing these colours with wood and white.

Rope style fittings, drift wood accents and reflective glass add another element, glass being reminiscent of water. Brass, metallic and chrome work in beautifully for coastal lighting and compliment white and rope, wood elements add another layer to the space.

Stripes work in even the most modern beach homes. Incorporate them in many ways in rugs, cushions, and upholstery, wallpaper, or window treatments. Raw natural linens is the perfect solution for upholstery and lamp shades.

Enjoy transforming your home into a cosy haven with these interior design tips for Bellarine Peninsula homeowners, or anybody else lucky enough to live on the coast or hoping to create a coastal feel indoors!