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Spring 2019 Trend: Under The Sea

Will you dive into spring 2019 by paying homage to the ocean? 

Carpetright sea blue carpet

Celebrate the world that lies beneath in your interiors next year.  Think scallops, scales and shells, plus mermaid-approved accessories in an array of sea spray colours.

Here are 10 of our favourite pieces to help you achieve the look in your home:

1. Ariel Teal Velvet Shell Chair –

Clam shell charNamed after the most famous mermaid of them all, the Ariel chair by Graham & Green is beautifully designed to look like a clam-shell.  It’s covered in a sumptuous plush teal fabric and features dark wooden legs. It also comes in a stunning shade of coral too (incidentally, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019).
The Ariel chair is from Graham & Green.  It costs £795.

2. Octopus Stand –

This metallic octopus sculpture by Culinary Concepts holds up two glass plates with its tentacles.  The result is a quirky stand that can be used for serving cakes, canapés and cheeses to guests.  The stand is a thing of beauty, so will hold its own in any under-the-sea themed room without looking too gimmicky.
Purchase from TheLongestStay.com for £170.

3.  Gisela Graham Clam Shells –

large clam shells
Created by Gisela Graham, this set of two realistic-looking conch shells will be the perfect addition to any empty shelf in your sea-themed room.  The freestanding shell ornaments have a beautiful high-gloss finish.
Available from The Contemporary Home for just £18.

4. Mermaid Bookends –

mermaid bookends
You can’t have an ocean-inspired room without mermaids!  This set of gold coloured bookends are an easy way to incorporate the trend into any room of your home.
Available from Audenza.com for £46.

5. Sass & Belle Mermaid Shell Rug –

This quirky shell-shaped mat is from novelty gift and interiors company, Sass & Belle.  It’s a quality piece made from 100% cotton and features a non-slip underlay to keep the mat in place.  It’d be a fun addition to any under-the-sea inspired bedroom!
Available from a number of retailers, including ASOS for £13.

6. Watercolour Seascape Poster –

seas poster
Mode Prints carries four watercolour seascape prints, reproduced from original watercolour paintings.  Choose one print for your wall or frame the set together to create a feature.
Available from Mode Prints.  Prices start at £4.50 for an unframed poster.

7. Dulwich Midi Sofa –

Darlings of Chelsea’s Dulwich sofa comes in a range of bright and modern colours, including this trendy shade named “ocean”.  It’d be a wonderful addition to any sitting room.
Order now from Darlings of Chelsea, £1218.

8. Octopus Plate –

octopus plate
This striking plate by British manufacturers Chase and Wonder features an octopus using his eight tentacles to carry an assortment of tea-drinking paraphernalia.  Use the plate to serve treats when guests come to visit or display him proudly on the wall as a piece of art.
Available from Chase and Wonder for £25.

9. Scallop Print Cushion –

scallop shell cushion
Decorated with a gold scallop print, this blush pink cushion is the ideal accessory for any sofa, armchair or bed!  It’s made from a high-quality  100% cotton velvet fabric.  (We think it’d look fantastic placed on the chair pictured below!)
Find the cushion at Cult Furniture for £28.

10.  Cresta Shell Chair –

Clearly inspired by the sea, this soft blue chair features a rippled shell back set on tapered stainless steel legs.  Perfect for any want-to-be mermaid!
Available from artisanti.com for £877.

Featured image:  Carpetright

Hi, I’m Carly, a freelance writer and interior design enthusiast.