June 14, 2021 / Marcel Mena

Australian Coastal Style Decor - The Laid-Back Approach to The Hamptons Style

In Australia, our own unique beach style has really evolved over the decades, going from quaint beach cottage style through to the contemporary sprawling coastal-inspired interiors of today. While chic, sophisticated Hamptons style beach homes fill the pages of interior magazines, the stylings are slightly different from our aesthetic.





1. Beach Colours
The true Hamptons style is all about minimalist colours: white walls and floors with accent colours of navy, sky blue and earthy beiges. In Australia we are fortunate to have such beautiful and dominant natural light throughout our landscape, and the coastal regions are no exception. To enhance this natural light and create an instant beachy vibe, start with a backdrop of muted, colour palettes like soft greys, light neutral tones, bleached white, pastel green and dusty blue, all colours that reflect the Australian coastal landscape.

2. Add Natural Materials
Touches of wood and natural textures are integral to this style and for creating those fabulous beachy vibes, which should feel comfortable and relaxed, combining the rustic comfort and practicality of a seaside shack with the relaxed glamour of a high-end retreat. Here in Australia, we have an abundance of rustic hardwoods, be it weathered, raw, stained or painted white, and natural textures that are perfect for creating this Australian, Hamptons-inspired aesthetic.

3. Coastal Accessories
Accessories are used in the Hamptons style home to add personality, colour and to evoke that coastal feel. That said, traditionally Hamptons style interiors are fairly minimalist, uncluttered and styled with carefully considered sophisticated and timeless pieces - the Australian take on this classic style is slightly more relaxed but equally as chic. Create that relaxed coastal vibe with small, subtle nods that will have more impact and are instantly chicer than an abundance of shells or driftwood.

4. Textures
While the traditional American style Hamptons home is beautiful, it isn't a touch on the unique Australian version filled with its raw vibes, inspired tones, natural materials and an abundance relaxed Australian attitude. So it is always best to opt for natural materials and textures such as merino wools, wicker, rattan, bamboo, textured linens and tactile cotton.

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