We've found the perfect compromise with our round-up of interiors ideas that are guaranteed to make you feel like you're lying by the beach rather than sitting in the kitchen, waiting for the oven timer to go off. Promise!
Let the light in The bathroom is the obvious place to begin when it comes to incorporating a beachy (note: not nautical) twist to your home. If your soak-space boasts large windows, position your tub so you can benefit from the view; if there's a chance people can look into your space, make sure you find a suitable way to preserve your modest.
Blinds are perfect for allowing sunlight to stream into your space, whether it's your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. For added beachy charm, paint the blinds in a relevant colour - here, for example, the cornflower blue could almost double as the ocean. (The fact they reveal a busy stretch of B-road when opened is another matter entirely.)
Consider your palette On the subject of colours: giving careful thought to the shades you incorporate into your paintwork is of the utmost importance. Now's not the time to add a splash - excuse the pun - of hot pink or deep purple; rather, keep things blue, grey and green to tie into your theme.
Head outdoors Okay: on the off-chance your property is actually by the ocean, or a picturesque lake, or, at the very least, a swimming pool, you need to make sure the seating situation is on-point.
An outdoor four-poster that doubles neatly as a temptingly wide sofa is a no-brainer idea if you have the room for it; add blankets to keep things cosy if the temperature dips.
Make sure the refreshment situation is on-point, too; ice-bucket optional but definitely preferable.
Opt for an accent wall backdrop Using a screen or stretch of illustrated wallpaper to create a stunning feature wall is a great way to bring the outdoors firmly indoors.
Add an artistic touch If you can't commit to a whole wall, consider artwork instead: it's perfect for brightening walls, incorporating personality and embracing the theme you're trying to create.
Decorative details in rich ocean-conjuring shades - such as sea green, as shown here - are also perfect, as are sea glass vases.
Invest in a sprinkling of luscious vegetation We all know that incorporating greenery and live plants into our interiors can be great for our health - so why not pick some seabed-inspired greenery to display around your home?
Embrace life-on-the-waves Create a yacht-inspired feel by designing a bedroom that could easily double as a cabin. (Naturally, this is helped if your home is an actual boat, as per this stylishly laid-out barge.)
Arguably this might work best for a novelty guest-room space rather than as a full time décor option for your boudoir but we love it no less.