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15 Seaside Wallpaper Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

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Bring a bit of the seaside into your home

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Sadly, that’s not always possible… But, with these seaside wallpaper designs, you can make believe that your living room, bedroom or downstairs loo is somewhere on the great British coastline.

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The Best Seaside Wallpaper Prints

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Wave (1929) ~ Edward Bawden wallpaper

Wave (1929) ~ Edward Bawden Wallpaper

Mix a turn of the century artist with a seascape, and its obviously going to work as a beautiful wallpaper. Edward Bawden was one of the most significant artists of his age; but that doesn’t mean he didn’t like to use a bit of wit and pepper in a few myths.

That’s exactly what you see with this wallpaper: look closely and you’ll see gleeful mermaids and fish. We couldn’t love it more.

Wave, £156, commonroom.com

Whistler Nocturne Bespoke Wallpaper Mural, with a bed with dark blue linen in front

Whistler Nocturne Bespoke Mural, £40/m2, Tate x Graham & Brown, grahamandbrown.co.uk

Scallop Shell Wallpaper

Scallop Shell Wallpaper

Works perfectly for a bathroom, with a nice touch of red adding warmth.

Scallop Shell Wallpaper, Wallpaper Direct, £86.40 per roll, wallpaperdirect.com

Designers Guild wallpaper

Designers Guild Captain Thomas Brown’s Shells

These beautifully illustrated shells are perfect for any room of the house.

Designers Guild Thomas Brown’s Shells wallpaper, £71 per roll. johnlewis.com

Thibaut red and white starfish and shells wallpaper

Thibaut Clearwater wallpaper

Bucket and spade holidays are having a resurgence – Thibaut’s stylish red and white shellfish wallpaper has never been a better fit for a walls refresh.

Thibaut Clearwater wallpaper, £POA. thibautdesign.com

Barneby Gates Starfish Wallpaper

Float along on this Starfish wallpaper by Barneby Gates, on a blue and parchment colourway. Going for more of a statement? It also comes in a deeper navy and sienna combination.

Barneby Gates Starfish wallpaper , £74.40 per roll. janeclayton.co.uk

 HookedOnWalls Mermaid Wallcovering

A moody, emerald-green wallcovering, printed with mermaids to elevate an underwater-themed room with a mythical edge.

HookedOnWalls Mermaid wallcovering, £82 per 10m roll. hookedonwalls.com

Mind The Gap Fish Wallpaper

Beautifully illustrated fishes float lazily across your walls on this Mind The Gap wallpaper. With a design inspired by culinary arts – it’s the perfect seaside wallpaper for your kitchen.

Mind The Gap Fish wallpaper, £140 per roll. janeclayton.co.uk

Farrow and Ball Aranami

Farrow & Ball Aranami Wallpaper

Getting tired of sailboats? This wave-printed design is a gentle nod to the seaside trend without feeling too kitschy. Named ‘Aranami’, Farrow & Ball borrowed the simple design from kiri-e, the art of Japanese paper cutting.

Farrow & Ball Aranami wallpaper, £109 a roll. farrow-ball.com

Cole & Son Nuvole al Tramonto Wallpaper

Gusts of coastal winds sweep across this wallpaper, in pale oceanic hues that would suit any feature wall or downstairs loo. Featuring a chic ombré fade, it’s also available in a dusky pink colourway.

Cole & Son Nuvole al Tramonto wallpaper in dawn, £395 a roll.  johnlewis.com

Osborn Beach at Dusk mural wallpaper behind a grey sofa in a living room

Osborn Beach at Dusk, £40/m2, Tate x Graham & Brown, grahamandbrown.com

Sandberg Rio Wallpaper

Sandberg Rio Wallpaper

These delicate hand-drawn seashells by Scandi wallpaper brand Sandberg are perfect for adding a playful touch to rooms if you aren’t ready to go full nautical. The print is also available in a soft teal and mustard print on cream.

Sandberg wallpaper in Rio Dark Blue, £74 a roll, sandbergwallpaper.com

Thibaut Something Fishy

Thibaut, Something Fishy Wallpaper

Featuring beautifully drawn pictures of sea creatures in pale blue, this seaside-themed wallpaper is versatile enough for any room in your beach house.

Thibaut Something Fishy wallpaper, £62 a roll, fashionwallpaper.co.uk

Osborne & Little Derwent Wallpaper

An oriental twist on seaside wallapaper, Osborne & Little’s Derwent is available in five different colourways. This faded aqua would is perfect for an elegant home library, and can easily offset colourful fabrics and layered textures.

Osborne & Little Derwent wallpaper in Aqua, £80 a roll. johnlewis.com

Mini Moderns Whitby Wallpaper

Conjuring up images of high winds, splashes of sea spray and the cries of circling gulls, this fluid seascape is just the thing if you’re looking for the ‘wow’ factor. The encompassing, graphic quality makes it a stunning choice for smaller rooms as well.

Whitby Mini Moderns wallpaper, £50 a roll, johnlewis.com

Designers Guild wallpaper

Designers Guild, Suisai Celadon wallpaper

If J.M.W Turner did wallpaper, this would be the gist of it. Romantic, abstract and impressionistic, like watching mist rise off the ocean on a foggy day at the harbour.

Designers Guild Susai Celadon wallpaper, £179 per roll, designersguild.com

Little Greene Zingara wallaper

Little Greene Zingara Wallpaper

There’s a refined elegance to this print of sailing boats resting at sea. Part of Little Greene’s 20th Century Papers collection, the print and colour is a faithful rendition of an original document found in the wallpaper archive at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery.

Little Greene Zingara Wallpaper in Cerulean Sea, £75.50 a roll, littlegreene.com

Sanderson coral & fish wallpaper

Sanderson Coral & Fish

Small tropical fish flit between delicate corals in this wallpaper, which combines elements of embroidery and print on a cotton and linen base – perfect for a whitewashed bolt-hole on the seaside.

Sanderson Coral & Fish, £102 per metre, stylelibrary.com

Manuel Canovas Seaside wallpaper

Manuel Canovas, Byron Bay wallpaper

This print from Manuel Canovas is inspired by the beauty of Byron Bay and Australian beaches featuring exotic marine foliage and shells.

Manuel Canovas Byron Bay, £86 a roll, designs.colefax.com

Walker Seascape Bespoke Mural with a lamp and wooden bedside table out in front

Walker Seascape Bespoke Mural, £40/m2, Tate x Graham & Brown, grahamandbrown.com

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