Our interior stylists in Sydney often draw inspiration from the breezy vibe that comes with the Hamptons interior style, and with summer in full swing there is really no better way to create a relaxed and airy ambience for your home. It’s the ideal look for Australian homes, whether your home is situated by a river, swimming pool or just steps away from the ocean. We take a look at how to bring some of this gorgeous style into your home.
Favour neutrals over colours
Hamptons interior styling means bright colours are out and natural tones are in. If you are introducing colour, keep to cool and pale blues and greens, corals or navy blues for understated style, paired with neutral colours like tan, white and cream to reflect the natural light. Light stone greys are often also used to provide a modern and calming tone throughout a space.
Bring in organic textures
Linens, canvas and natural or painted rattan are all popular choices for Hamptons interior styling. For dining furniture, think pale and white painted timbers. Lamps and light fittings might incorporate subtle details in rope, wood or canvas, although be sure not to go over the top; this look is all about being relaxed and natural with an air of understated sophistication.
Consider coastal floors and walls
Beachside style calls for low-maintenance and easily swept flooring, and timber is a popular option. For a breezy vibe turn straight to dark polished floorboards or light grey tones, with cotton, sisal or jute rugs arranged underneath and around furniture. Walls can be covered with crisp white paint or white painted timber panelling, even throughout laundry and bathroom areas.
Let the beach breeze in
Hamptons style is all about letting the natural light and ocean breezes into your home, so it’s perfect for rooms overlooking water views and those with large picture windows. White painted shutters look beautiful and keep the room cool while letting the breeze in, as do sheer white curtains.
Think naturally for artwork
Artwork ties your furniture and spaces together, and there’s plenty of ocean inspiration you can use to do just this. Shells, driftwood and white candles all reflect the casual atmosphere of a beach-comber’s cottage, while framed botanical prints of plants and coral can provide a stunning highlight in a living or dining room.
You can view the latest of our Hampton-style projects in our property styling gallery to gather inspiration for your own home. Get in touch with the team today for professional property staging or styling in Brisbane and Sydney’s eastern suburbs and inner west, that will open up your spaces with a natural, relaxed and welcoming appeal.