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How to: three steps to Hamptons styling

Hamptons is one of those styles that just never dates. It’s loved by young and old – and all different tastes. The beauty of the ‘Hamptons’ look is that it can be used very subtly, or applied to an entire room or home.

We are sharing our top tips to bring the relaxed-yet-sophisticated Hamptons style into your home in five simple steps.

Step 1 – Colour Palette

The first thing to be considered when taking on the Hamptons look is your colour palette. When you think of a Hamptons interior, what do you see? The colours used are cool tones, weathered naturals, and lots of white. So create that neutral colour palette with off-white walls, perhaps some off-white panelling, and timber floors either in a very dark brown or a pale, bleached tone.

Step 2 – Furniture Choice

Hamptons-style furniture is durable, practical and natural. It’s not embellished pieces or intricate designs. Opt for simple and practical, with a sense of organic. Perfect choices are linen upholstery, wicker and rattan. You can also consider built-in furniture, like a window seat or bookshelves, to make the space feel even more simple and streamlined.

Step 3 – Decor & Styling

Again, neutral-coloured decor pieces that tie in with other pieces in the room are key to this look. Think about just one ‘wow’ piece in each space. Beach-style pendant lights or lamps work well, with shell details or wood or ceramic beads. Finally, give some new life to your existing decor or furniture pieces, or scout some vintage stores for rustic accessories. The Hamptons home has a ‘lived in’ feel that instantly creates a sense of being at home.

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