Dominated by clean whites and refreshing soft colours, Hamptons interior home styling is both timeless and incredibly chic.
If you’re a fan of the Hamptons style of decorating, you’re probably well aware of the casual elegance, which makes up this timeless look. The style infuses American, English and French influences seamlessly weaving together solid timber furniture with charming rustic influences.
The styling is personified by simple light coloured linen-covered furniture and light white painted timbers that perfectly compliment wicker, cane or wood to offer a casual and relaxed decor that is timeless and sophisticated.
Originating from the beachside holiday location north of New York, the style was traditionally favoured by wealthy holiday home owners and now is a tremendously popular style that incorporates a range of furniture including tables, chairs, decorating accessories and soft furnishings.
So how can you decorate your home to incorporate this popular style?
Hamptons styling can be incorporated across the home, from walls to floors, to furniture and even lighting. The style has a relaxed feel and offers a wide range of options that can be tailored to meet the day-to-day needs of the family home.
Interested in creating a Hampton’s look? We’ve outlined a few ideas to get you headed in the right direction:
Get fresh with white walls
Give your interior walls a paint with plain white to fit the Hamptons look or install tongue and groove panelling for that slightly nautical style. The white will provide the perfect start to your interior design and offer a clean and fresh base as you start adding to your decor.
Compliment white walls with colour
Once the white walls have been painted, start your colour palette for soft furnishings and consider neutrals, sandy creams, bleached timber tones and warm blues. The simpler the better for this style, so find a few firm favourites in the paint department and work around a few basic colours to create the perfect colour scheme for your home.
Lay timber floors to create the nautical look
Whether you’re using timber floors or recreating with a wood-look vinyl, adding in a flooring solution that channels the light, airy Hamptons feel provides an attractive base for your furniture and decor. Where possible, add in light rugs that add a warm and inviting element to your floor coverings.
Choose Hamptons-style furniture that suits your family
Now for the fun part, now that you have your base of walls and floors, you can start adding in your favourite Hamptons style furniture pieces
. Cushions, chairs, shelving, beds, bookcases, buffets, entertainment units and ornaments all add a unique style to your home and can make your Hamptons look truly unique to your family.
Add in stylish lighting to complete the look
Last, but not least, add in a variety of lamps and lighting to compliment the Hamptons style to optimise the look. Lamps and lights wrapped in natural fabrics or a stylish pendant light can illuminate the home and offer a warm and inviting look that accents the furniture, flooring and colour scheme of the Hamptons style.
Keep in mind to start with the large pieces of your styling puzzle first, so your chic and sophisticated beachside look emulates the Long Island style you’re looking to create.
Whether you’re looking to create classic Hamptons style or seeking a cool beach decor, a style based around the Hamptons is the perfect choice for a functional and fresh family home.
For more information and ideas for stylish Hamptons style furniture, speak with the team from Brisbane Furniture and view the extensive range of Hamptons style furniture options via the website
or visit the warehouse in Hemmant to view the range of furniture on offer.