The arrival of summer always turns our thoughts to the seaside, as we seek out blue fabrics, seashells and driftwood details to recreate the memories of days on the beach here in our homes. The Nautical Trend is resurfacing for summer 2014, but this time with a fresh, contemporary makeover.
Banish twee wooden boats and striped bunting in favour of clear glass, printed cushions and framed seaside-style prints. Bare brick and whitewashed wood form the perfect backdrop against which you can layer furniture and accessories in varying shades of blue and white. Stick to bold patterns and use colour sparingly to keep the look clean and unfussy.
Are you inspired to give your home a nautical update? Here are some beachy buys to get you started.