By Sarah Owen-Hughes
When choosing to decorate your room in the Hamptons style, subtle nods to seaside living work beautifully alongside a mix of classic and contemporary pieces. This style is all about choosing the right colours, textures, furniture and soft furnishings to complement its timeless yet relaxed feel. In this collection I wanted to combine the Hamptons style elegance and luxury with its simplicity and comfort. Keeping things light, bright and breezy is key to achieving this style. To help bring this look to life, I chose a neutral colour palette: natural materials like timber, driftwood and glass, with colours like white, cream, sand and ivory together with beachy colours like navy, other soft blues, and barely there corals. An oversized sofa is a likely encounter in a Hamptons living room, which invites you to relax with friends and family. When it comes to light fittings, I chose a distressed wood chandelier to bring more natural texture to the collection, but metal fixtures in steel or iron can work just as well for a more traditional Hamptons look and can bring unusual contrast. In order to achieve a true Hamptons feel throughout your home, choose a handful of soft furnishings in gold as this not only brings visual interest but keeps the living room effortlessly luxurious, a main component to this style. When done right, the Hamptons style works just as well in a city property as it does in a beach-front villa, so wherever you are located, have fun trying this style out in your own home!
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