One of this year's most popular trends or styles for the home is that of a home by the sea, often called coastal or nautical style it comprises use of simple muted coloured decor and homeware to create the natural living feeling of fresh air calm and elegance of living on the coast.
There are a number of shops that sell products in the coastal, beach or nautical decor style and offer international delivery or shipping worldwide.
John Lewis have grouped together all their items that have this coastal style into one, to make it easier to shop them in one place. Their range includes anything from towels to glasses. International delivery at John Lewis is normally £7.50 to Europe of £10 to the rest of the world.
The coastal collection from The National Trust reflects the miles of coastline that they own and manage. The products they sell include the Puffin collection and rugs and room perfumes. Europe standard delivery is £15 and rest of world £30.
Laura Ashley call their collections the Nautical Theme and Harbour, this range of home decor includes many muted coloured items for the home including cushions and wall hangings. International delivery is mainly to Europe and costs £10.
TheCoastalCompany.com is a new company that sells coastal inspired homeware starting off with a range of luxurious linen bedding, duvet covers and bedspreads in pale blues and sandy pinks. They offer international delivery starting at £10.
Domestic UK delivery only.
One shop from the UK that doesn't deliver internationally is Sainsburys who also have a coastal living theme, it would still be possible to shop here using a package forwarder.
With an increase in the desire of people who wish to live by the sea as evidenced by recent TV programs such as Homes by the Sea and natural styles for the home that bring the outside inside and make the home feel light and airy there has been an increase in demand for the coastal or nautical themes and styles.
This used to be seen in cushions with pictures of anchors or lighthouses but is much more sophisticated and nuanced, decor with patterns and colours used to evoke that sense of calm and relaxing that accompanies living by the sea or beach.