Seaside Decor Makeover ft. Lyme Bay Holidays

Thursday, August 01, 2019
Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is all about a few new summer and coastal themed changes I've made to my home thanks to the lovely people at Lyme Bay Holidays. I love being by the coast on holiday and every year myself, my family and our neighbours would go camping by the coast in Wales, the south of England or Scotland so anything nautical, beach themed or coastal brings back lovely memories of camping, summer evenings on the beach and swimming in the sea...while being terrified of all the jellyfish!

Room Sprays: Crabtree and Evelyn Seaside Vibes & City Zen Sprays 
I was very kindly sent an amazing coastal and beachy themed hamper from Lyme Bay Holidays to try and create my own zen space in my home which I think is a great idea as I love to change up my home decor each season. The first immediate change is with a new room spray and I have been using the *Crabtree and Evelyn Lifestyle Mists in City Zen and Seaside Vibes (£16, 100ml) to instantly change up my home this summer.
Both mists are heavenly and they are very different to the 'clean cotton' scents I was using previously. I love both but I think my favourite of the two has to be the Seaside Vibes scent which contains notes of bergamot, orange and lavandin. It is such a fresh, uplifting and clean scent that I think would be perfect to refresh any room but I've mainly been using it in the bathroom and my home office.

The City Zen scent contains notes of ginger flower, cardamon, clove and black pepper which makes it much more of a musky, rich and spicy scent so I've been using in the living room mostly. I've tried quite a few room sprays and nothing has been quite like these two sprays from Crabtree and Evelyn. I'd definitely recommend them if you want to add a new, fresh scent into your home this summer.
Seaside Decor & Accessories 
Next up, you could add some seaside or nautical themed items or accessories to your home such as seashells or an adorable mermaid mug! Seashells instantly remind me of our family holidays to Llandudno and playing on the pier, in the lido and paddling in the sea. It's interesting to see how a simple change of decor or scent can transform a room and how it can bring back memories!

One of the easier rooms to switch up is the bathroom as the inclusion of a seaside scented candle or room spray along with a few decorative shells, wicker basket storage boxes and a practical wooden bath caddy can make the room look fresher and more summery very easily. I also like the idea of adding decorative, metallic or painted shells to a vase alongside a fresh bouquet of gypsophila.
Fairylights & New Storage 
Another idea for a quick, easy and budget friendly change is to add fairylights the room(s) you want to refresh for the summer. Outdoor fairlights on a patio, within a summer house or in a conservatory are ideal summer evening home accessories. Fairylights and outdoor lighting can instantly add a cosy atmosphere to a summer BBQ or party. I was kindly sent a set of shell fairylights which is a great combination of coastal and cosy (is costal hygge a decor style?).

When it comes to creating a new look for a dull, boring room or to change it up for a new season, the first thing I do is to look at the storage I have. This might make me sound like an old woman (there's nothing wrong with that) but I love to organise, sort through and throw away items, I don't know why but it gives a room such a new feeling! I love a clean, organised and minimally decorated space as it allows me to be much more productive so looking for new storage options is a must for me.
Wicker baskets and woven baskets, wooden storage and wire boxes are all great ideas to add not only a new look to a room but also to add in a slightly coastal theme, especially when paired with a relaxing cooled toned colour scheme, seaside accessories and a soothing coastal soundtrack or clean scented candle.

If you have a little extra money or time to spare on a room makeover then a fresh coat of white paint, whitewashed wooden units or flooring, seaside decor or cool toned accessories would make for a perfect summer makeover, especially for a bathroom, conservatory or utility room. However, a few accessories and new decor items such as the ones I've featured in today's post would liven up and add some coastal vibes to any room in need of a seaside summer refresh.

Lyme Bay Holidays 
Lastly, if you're looking for the real deal with a coastal holiday cottage to rent this summer then check out Dorset holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays as they have a wide range of beautiful cottages to choose from within Devon and Cornwall. There are so many amazing special offers on currently and if I didn't just have to pay for eye surgery (as this post is published, I'm still recovering, probably while eating copious amount of pasta...), I'd consider booking a little getaway for myself and a couple of my best friends. We visited the Lake Distict and stayed within a beautiful 18th century converted post office last summer so a relaxing coastal weekend away would have been perfect!

Would you consider a coastal makeover? Will you be checking out Lyme Bay Holidays? 



  1. Ohh I love this idea. I’d probably use it for the bathroom rather than a bedroom or main room.

  2. I love all these tips! I have a bit of a coastal theme in my bathrooms x

  3. I love a coastal theme, I'd love to do something like that in our next home x

    Tiffany x

  4. I love the sound of the room mists! xx

  5. I love beach themed decor x


  6. My husband and I are obsessed with room sprays and candles to make the home smell amazing

    Candice x

  7. I’m feeling very inspired by these photos right now! Thank you for sharing x

  8. These room mists sound amazing - i love our home to smell wonderful
    Em x

  9. Those sprays sound lovely, especially the city one. Definitely different to clean cotton x


  10. I love a coastal theme and we are about to have a bathroom makeover x

  11. I love the coastal theme. It's so bright and relaxing. Reminds me of visiting a spa.

  12. I really love your pictures for this post x


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