Beach garden ideas to create a calm coastal oasis

Get a subtle seaside look in your garden with these on-trend accessories.

Beach garden idea

by Fiona Galley |

Ahoy there gorgeous new coastal look! Seaside style has done a cool and contemporary U-turn, swapping bold stripes and ice cream brights for Scandi-style blonde wood and textured weaves. A pale colour palette of soft greys, muted blues, and off-whites suggests a relaxed, grown-up beachside stay, accessories in on-trend rattan, concrete and macramé add shoreline textures, while subtle fish motifs ensure it’s all still unmistakeably ocean.

You may not be fortunate enough to enjoy a sea view from your garden bench but it’s easy to bring the cool beach vibes to your garden with our pick of the best beach garden decor.

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Barcares Business Professional Garden Coffee Table

Barcares Business Professional Garden Coffee Table

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Sunwashed wood Recreate carefree days at the beach with the bleached hues of this sturdy GSC-certified acacia coffee table.

Nairobi Garden Armchair

Nairobi Garden Armchair

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Here comes the sun With off-white rope and a solid acacia frame, lounging in this armchair will instantly transport you to the seaside.

Small Beige Fibre Clay Pot

Small Beige Fibre Clay Pot

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Subtle stripes Filled with floaty planting combos such as heuchera and Mexican feather grass, this Fibre Clay Pots ooze modern beach style.

Oasis Hammock Chair

Oasis Hammock Chair

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Push the boat out This gorgeous ivory hammock chair with macramu00e9 detailing and tasseled accents makes a refreshing change from canvas and is extra soft and comfy!

Round Rattan Tray

Round Rattan Tray

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Make waves A rattan tray with a high lip is useful and makes a fetching centrepiece.

Adriatique Patinated White Metal Fish Lantern

Adriatique Patinated White Metal Fish Lantern

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What a catch! Make a modern nautical statement with this large hanging fish lantern.

Pure Cotton Macrame Cushion

Pure Cotton Macrame Cushion

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Know the ropes Tactile cushions add texture, comfort and personality. Stick to off-white, cream or grey for a sophisticated look.

Spherical Glass Vase

Spherical Glass Vase

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Clear water Transparent balloon vases, displayed alone or with stems, are inexpensive and work a treat for this look.

Newport White Lantern

White Lantern

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Ship's lantern A charming Victorian-style lantern to take centre-stage of your garden dining table for an effortless nautical look.

Mendoza Natural Geometric Indoor Outdoor Rug

Mendoza Natural Geometric Indoor Outdoor Rug

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Barefoot benefits Plump for a rug in pale grey or a natural beige rather than white which is more likely to show up dirt.

Handwoven Cotton Mattress

Handwoven Cotton Mattress

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Wave-washed tones Summers are made for relaxing in the sunshine so create a space with a set of weathered-look, galvanised-steel furniture, adding cushions and garden mattresses like this in simple stripes and gingham checks.

Cosiscoop Timber Fire Lantern

Cosiscoop Timber Fire Lantern

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Sundown dreams Introduce light and heat when the sun goes down with these easy-light lanterns combining coastal colours and pebbles.

John Lewis & Partners French Stripe Cotton Tablecloth

John Lewis & Partners French Stripe Cotton Tablecloth

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Seaside stripes featuring blue and white stripes, this tablecloth will turn your garden table into the perfect coastal canvas for a delicious meal.

PODEVACHE Orient Extreme Beach Deck Chair

PODEVACHE Orient Extreme Beach Deck Chair

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Hit the deck With a solid hardwood frame and decorative coral reef print canvas seat, this deck chair is perfect for basking in the sun.

Gardenline Rope Effect Coffee Set

Gardenline Rope Effect Coffee Set

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For beach beverages Whether your enjoying a morning cuppa or sharing some cocktails with pals, this rope-effect coffee set from Aldi hits the theme on the head.

EROS Concrete Outdoor Stool

Concrete Outdoor Stool

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Contemporary coastal Made from light concrete, this stool will come in handy as extra seating or table space.

PALMA Aluminium and Ecru Canvas Tilt Parasol

Aluminium and Ecru Canvas Tilt Parasol

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Keep cool Measuring 3 x 3m, this tilting parasol will keep you shaded from the sun's rays and bring a beach staple to your outdoor space.

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