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 –
Named 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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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.
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