Coastal grandmother interiors edit: 2022’s most surprising trend

coastal grandmother trend

‘Coastal grandmother?’ we hear you ask, ‘what’s that?’ Well, only the coolest interiors trend this year. Popularised by TikTok, it’s all about a beach hut aesthetic, so here’s how to bring the trend into your home.

Coastal grandmother might not sound like an on-trend interiors aesthetic, more like your nan who lives near the sea, but we kid you not: this is the most searched-for interiors trend of 2022. It features cool blues paired with white and neutrals including rattan, to give a feeling of calm and tranquillity. So here’s our edit of our favourite pieces…

This very Zen sofa

Firstly: this two-seater sofa isn’t only extremely comfortable, it fits perfectly into the coastal grandmother trend. Pale blue and white cushions and rattan accessories also make it a dream chill-out zone.

Cassie linen fabric two-seater oatmeal sofa, £699.99, Furniture and Choice.
These calming candles

Secondly: these stylish candles come in several coastal grandmother fragrances, including ‘sea salt’, ‘sea mist’ and ‘samphire and sage’. Designed to evoke the feel of a Cornish beach, they’ll transport you to the sea with each breath.

coastal grandmother candles
Coastal collection, from £10.96, St. Eval.
This relaxing diffuser

Thirdly: if candles aren’t your style, then you’ll love this cute coastal grandmother reed diffuser with its sea spray fragrance. It’ll transport you to the seaside with its six reed sticks which release the scent into the room.

coastal grandmother sea spray diffuser
Coastal sea spray reed diffuser, £12.95, Annabel James.
These natural seagrass baskets

These gorgeous white and neutral seagrass baskets are so chic, we’re sure any coastal grandmother would love them. Why not use them to house plants, or store bits and bobs that don’t seem to have a place?

natural seagrass baskets with plants in
Three white and natural seagrass baskets, £65, Cox & Cox.
This cosy rattan table

Then we have this natural rattan coffee table. Uniquely crafted from matt lacquered rattan, it can also be used as a side table. Why not adorn it with some beautiful coastal grandmother-style accessories?

rattan coffee table
Abena rattan coffee table, £159, Beaumonde.
This elegant bohemian chair

Next we have this rattan lounge chair, which has the perfect bohemian coastal grandmother feel. The backrest is made of curved rattan and the chair comes with your choice of either a white, pale grey or dark grey cushion.

Tine K Kos chair, £425, Idyll Home.
This traditional Turkish towel

This beautifully crafted peshtemal has a pretty fish scale pattern on it, so would be a great addition to any coastal grandmother aesthetic. It’s made by master peshtemal weavers in Turkey and is jacquard woven in 100% cotton.

large traditional Turkish towel with fish scale pattern
Large turquoise fish scale peshtemal, £50, Basalt & Dune Homestore.
This cute bowl for sea shells or anything you fancy

This adorable coastal grandmother-themed bowl is technically a trinket dish but we’re sure you can put whatever you like in it, including dessert. Or perhaps some chips so the seagulls don’t help themselves to yours?

small blue coastal grandmother-themed bowl
Navy ceramic dash round trinket dish, £7.99, Gisela Graham.
This seagull motif blanket

This cosy blanket is 80% pure wool and 20% cotton, so it’s all natural. Why not use it for a beach picnic, or curl up in it on a windy day while looking out at the waves?

seagull blanket
Seagulls blanket, £105, JJ Textile.
This comfy coastal grandmother chair

This cosy chair is both stylish and comfortable. The plump mid-blue cushioning features white contrast piping for that true nautical vibe. We can well imagine lounging in this chair in front of a calm and tranquil sea.

blue chair
Eichholtz Como chair, £1660, Sweetpea & Willow.
This divine blue wallpaper

This pretty blue wallpaper features not seagulls but sweet little hummingbirds. We think it would go nicely in any coastal grandmother-themed bedroom or living area.

blue hummingbird wallpaper
Hummingbird wallpaper by Stil Haven, £140 per roll, Lime Lace.
This perfect slatted wood wall panel

Lastly, this elegant wall panel also boasts Class A sound absorption, which will be handy for blocking out the sound of seagulls. It’s also sustainable and comes in 2.4m and 3m high panels, providing a real coastal grandmother feel.

wood panelling in line with the coastal grandmother aesthetic
SlatWall Acoustic natural oak panel, £129.99, Naturewall.

Featured image: Seersucker white bed linen, from £10, Secret Linen Store.

So now you know all about the coastal grandmother aesthetic, do you want to read about another hot 2022 trend? Then here’s our edit on neon decor and dopamine design.

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