Create Beachside Glamour With DFS

A coastal retreat such as a traditional beach hut is one way to keep your cool when the temperature rises. However, if you’re not lucky enough to own an iconic coastal hut, you don’t need to be a millionaire to achieve a glamourous beachside look in your home. DFS brings up to date beach glamour to you.

Using ocean-inspired blues, bright and fruity pinks and rich golds against a plain white backdrop, DFS has tapped into this year’s luxurious beach trend and created a modern interior that combines the traditional coastal look with a glamourous beachside vibe.

DFS’ designer Helen Leigh-Jones and stylist Zoe Brewer have shared some of their tips on how to recreate this cool but vibrant look at home:

“We love the impact DFS’ teal Aurora sofa creates against the bright white interior of the beach hut but if you’re nervous about buying a sofa in such a bold colour, consider adding a teal armchair, or partner with footstools and smaller accessories such as rugs and cushions in sea inspired blues for a relaxed feel.”

“Use golds to complement the cool blues and accentuate the vibrant pinks – accessories such as decorative glassware and small side tables featuring metallic detailing are very fashionable and an easy way to introduce the rich colour to your interior.”

“Blue and white or Breton stripes will forever be linked to coastal life and its connotations to the navy. Combine these classic, timeless colours with vibrant teals and turquoises to create a contemporary look.”

“On your next visit to the coast, take advantage of a walk along the beach to collect a small selection of pretty shells to decorate mantelpieces, display on coffee tables or fill in small glass jars, providing a subtle nod to the relaxed environment of the beach.”

Aurora Collection

Influenced by modern Scandinavian design, the Aurora range features sleek lines and inviting proportions for a unique look.

Aurora 3 Seater Fabric Sofa in Teal €1158:

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Aurora Fabric Armchair in Sky €935

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All available exclusively at DFS. Order instore in Blanchardstown, Carrickmines and Cork or online at www.dfs.ie.

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