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Get the look: Nautical look to brighten your pad

Ahoy there, it’s easy to get your home looking shipshape.

And a coastal-style casa with a sea blue and white interior as fresh as the morning surf need not drain your bank account either.

Stick to bold reds, navy and white as well as stripes and checks in accessories, fabrics and artwork for ship to shore style.

IKEA is awash with nifty nautical furnishings and interiors. A bright red cushion is something of a gem at £2.79, while an Idemo blue two-seat sofa cover, £70, will transform your living room into a really comfy cabin. Other budget booty to be had are white lamps, for less than £15 and stripy shower curtains for just over a tenner.

And you don’t have to hit the high seas for beautiful blinds and cushions with a sea-faring feel. Dunelm Mill has a vast choice of quality-made drapes, linings, swags and tails in stripes, checks and applique so you can create a seaside retreat indoors. There are over 400 designs to choose from, so you can achieve a bespoke nautical setting. Fine finishing touches such as white lanterns are a speciality at Storetwentyone.co.uk. A Moroccan lantern is £5, while you can pick up the Casablanca lantern for just £6.

Marks & Spencer, meanwhile, also has a gorgeous Autograph metal lantern, £25, for some high sea style. Don’t forget bleached wooden tables, white photo frames, beach canvases, striped towels or driftwood-inspired sculptures for some seaside chic.

Perfect prints for the wall include a beach wall sticker set, £26, from wallglamour.co.uk.

Finally, deck out your personal liner with an amazing fisherman pendant light, £68, peacockbluehome.co.uk, or your very own Cornish seaside mug, £17, fromthe|wilde.com or the tempting My Fish and Chips plate, £20, from sweetwilliamdesigns.com, which is just perfect for supper.

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