Let’s face it – coastal style is pretty synonymous with summer - those cooling beachy tones are a perfect match for sultry summer days - but beautiful beach houses are just as gorgeous to visit in the winter months too. Picture long lingering walks on the beach, all rugged up with nobody else around, soaking up those stunning tones of blue sea and sky and drinking in the harmony of nature as you stop to collect little gifts left by the waves of frosted sea glass, shells and stones. There's nothing like snuggling by a coastal fireplace when it's wild and wintery outside, sipping hot chocolate from a gorgeous hand made mug and cocooning on the sofa under a beautifully soft and cuddly throw.
it is still possible to keep up your coastal aesthetic when it’s wild, wintery, and not so warm outside! Here’s how to immerse yourself in cosy coastal accessories this winter…
1. Rug up those floors!
Endless, pristine tiled floors or light wood floorboards that seem to go on for days may be a key feature of coastal design, however, unless you have underfloor heating, tiled floors are a bit chilly underfoot in winter! Just as too much decor can be overwhelming, lack of decor can feel emotionally cold. So, add some physical and personal warmth to your space with a complementary rug.
Some of our favourite rugs are by Sugarcane Trading Co. These rugs come in beautiful blue and white patterns and many sizes, so you can get the perfect proportions in your space. Sugarcane Trading Co rugs are also a beautiful by-product of textile waste from the garment manufacturing industry in India. They are 100% sustainably made and help us provide 1 day of education support to children in need thanks to our giving partners, Buy 1 Give 1.
Want to try before you buy? You can see what each of our stunning rugs would look like live in your home before you purchase with our virtual styling! Click here to try it out now!
2. Cuddle up under your favourite throw
Imagine this: you wake up on a cool Sunday morning in your beautiful, coastal-inspired home. After quickly sliding your feet into your slippers, you wander over your fluffy rug to light a warm fire, sink into your soft sofa, and curl up in your favourite blanket with a warm cup of cocoa. Doesn’t this just sound divine?
We firmly believe that while throws and blankets add colour and texture to any space, they also really add some comfort when you need it most – like on those wild and wooly winter days!
Our throws here at Aquamarine are all ethically made and can add a simple nod to coastal living in your lounge or bedroom. Our cosy mohair throw by St Albans is so soft, it’s like being wrapped in a cloud. The mohair is sourced from respected Angora goat farms in Australia and South Africa and is entirely traceable, allowing us to monitor the standards and ensuring safe, sustainable and ethical treatment of both the animals and the farm workers. You can read more about our coastal throws here.
3. Throw on a scarf
Whether you just need to warm up on a lazy Sunday, or if you need a luxurious scarf to dress up your ethical wardrobe while on the go, our gorgeous cashmere scarves at Aquamarine are the perfect way to snuggle up while also giving back in your purchase.
These beautiful cashmere scarves are handmade in Nepal by sight, hearing or differently abled people. Every purchase of our scarves goes directly to supporting disadvantaged artisans, through providing training, employment, and resources such as hearing aids and wheelchairs for more than 90 artisans who are blind, deaf and differently abled.
While we just love coastal greys and blues, our scarves also come in blush, coal, and natural tones too, to tone in beautifully with any outfit. View our range of cashmere scarves here!
4. Treat your furry family member, too!
Now that you’re sorted with a soft rug, a cosy throw, and a luxurious scarf, don’t forget about your furry family members too! Sometimes our fur babies need more than just their natural coat to keep them warm in the cooler months. The good news is that Aquamarine has a fun collection of natural wool kitten caves! Not only do our chic cocoons complement your coastal interior, but if your kitty is anything like Poppy and Harry at Aquamarine they will adore the nurturing feeling of being safe inside their own private little pod.
Our cat pods are designed locally in Melbourne and hand felted by fair trade collectives in Kathmandu using 100% natural wool. While the pods support Nepalese artisans through supplying a fair wage and supportive working conditions, each pod sold also allows us to give 1 meal to a hungry and injured dog thanks to our wonderful global giving partners, Buy 1 Give 1.
If you’re looking to keep your furry friends warm this winter, check out our pet range here.
We hope we have given you some inspiration on how to style your coastal home for winter through our great range of coastal accessories and decor, and watch this space as we are adding more cosy items in the coming months. If anything from our winter range catches your eye, don’t forget to test them out in your home with our virtual styling and let us know what you think!
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How do you cosy up your coastal interior for winter? We would love to hear your reflections on this in the comments below!