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Coastal Style Decorating Guide Part 6: Fabrics

PART 6

# Fabrics That Create a Coastal Look and Feel

Calm Aqua NaperyPhoto above: “Calm Mist” Aqua Leaf Table Cloth


Coastal homes are notorious for beaming with nautical stripes and maritime motifs. Soft furnishings that are hard-wearing, high quality and simple in design and mix and match with ease. Start with a design scheme that is based on natural plain textured fabrics – and take your cues from nature.

# Key Features

* Quality rather than quantity is fundamental. The materials you opt for must be hardy, washable, and where possible resistant to intense weather conditions. Outdoor soft furnishings should be water repellent, UV resistant and mildew resistant to endure harsh weather conditions of sunny seaside abodes.

* Go for a mix and match look in similar colours but different patterns or vice versa. In your outdoor space, if you like the modest pastel coastal colour palette choose a simple mix and match collection like the Hampton’s Range or if you’re like me, you could add a splash of colour and fun. Bright stripes, and geometric patterns add a sense of fun and playfulness to your outdoor room, deck, lounge.

Outdoor Cushion Covers – UV Treated, Mildew Resistant, Water Resistant – buy them here

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* Incorporate sky blues, dusky greys or pale turquoises and foamy whites in cotton, cotton canvas, linen or hand-knitted fabrics.

There’s nothing better than high quality 100% cotton bed sheets – don’t settle for polyester, especially in Summer. Cotton is a natural fibre that allows the body to breathe and absorbs moisture keeping you cool. Nothing says coastal style – like ticking stripes…

Aqua green SheetsPhoto above: Ticking Stripe Cotton Bed Sheets

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Photo above from The White Company


* Mixing vintage fabrics with a couple of accent pieces such as a button style or a patchwork cushions accomplishes a lived-in look and feel.

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Photo above from Film in the fridge

* Create a sense of casual relaxation with the inclusion of natural or striped rugs, cushions and throws.

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Photo from abeachcottage.com

Director’s chairs can be soooo beachy, but if you want to coordinate your look with everything else, chair covers can be the answer. Look for 100% cotton again, as they will be more comfortable to sit on and absorb moisture from your body, keeping you cool.


Directors chair cover GelatoEmerald

Previous Posts on this topic: 

Part 1: Architecture & Design
Part 2: Floors, Walls & Ceilings
Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light

Part 4: Using Colour
Part 5: Textures & Materials

Future Posts:

Part 7: Display & Adornment

 

 

Choosing The Right Outdoor Cushion Covers

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When choosing cushion covers that you intend to use outdoors, you want to know they will endure the harsh Australian Summer sun, wind, rain, mildew and dirt.

Discover the 3 key things you need to know to get GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY when choosing outdoor soft furnishings. 

Watch the short video below.

Beach Abode Living are the experts in outdoor cushion covers and have designed a range especially for the Aussie outdoors.

* Made using top quality fabrics and technologies

* Digitally printed for more vibrant and more durable colours in UV

* Multi-Purpose (Indoor/Outdoor use) which means value for money

* Designed especially for use outdoors

* UV treated / Anti fade

* Water Resistant

* Mildew Resistant

* Stain Resistant

* Non-Toxic

* Feels nice and SOFT against your skin

* Look amazing

* Mix and match

* Available in a range of modern designs

Reversible UV treated Outdoor Cushion Covers

So, how does it feel to know your soft furnishings are especially made for the outdoors?

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Don’t buy cheap cushions that will fade and fall apart in a few months. They will cost you money! Go for something made specifically for the outdoors and know that they’ll LAST FOR YEARS.

* Beach Abode Living outdoor cushions have been made using HIGH GRADE 100% POLYESTER. Natural fibres such as cotton are not as durable as polyester and tend to absorb moisture, dirt and odours and will deteriorate if left outdoors.

* The polyester fabric used in Beach Abode Living outdoor cushions is SOFT TO THE TOUCH and very comfortable to lean against, but you can be assured it is tough and durable and can withstand full sun and rain.

* 100% Clean Polyester filling inserts are used for all Beach Abode Living cushions as they are allergy free, odourless, and washable.

* Heavy duty plastic zipper sliders have been chosen instead of metal sliders which can rust over time

* Clever reversible design is like having two cushions in one.

* Attention to detail including stylish contrast piping just adds a touch of class to your outdoor decorating.

 

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Outdoor UV Cushios Yellow Mykonos Blue

Impress you friends and family and create the outdoor room you’ve always dreamed of…

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