Beige lattice wallpaper for traditional home

What is Hampton's Style?

A classic Hamptons style is defined by formal coastal living. This can be achieved by balancing contemporary styles with rustic touches. The Hampton’s look is bright and breezy utilising plenty of natural daylight.

A Hamptons style interiors is characterised by light, fresh and nautical colours. So the use of either neutral coloured wallpaper or the classic navy against white walls will always be a winner. 

My take on a Hamptons style home is a beach inspired interior look that is also very grown up and classy. This leaves you with much room for creativity within your interior scheme.

Crossroads Grasscloth striped wallpaper

What colour scheme works for Hampton's interiors?

Walls are nearly always fresh white or neutral coloured, think Dulux Natural White. So by adding a classic wallpaper you lend a modern yet timeless edge. As well adding interest, depth and colour.

This is your opportunity to add in another layer of a neutral for adding depth and texture or a pop of a colour like navy to incorporate the nautical aspect.

aged effect geometric wallpaper

What wallpaper pattern is best for a Hampton's look?

Classic timeless patterns are best. Such as a herringbone or a trellis pattern. Nautical themes are also a popular and fitting choice. This would be shown in a shell or coral inspired design.

Our most popular wallpaper choice though would be a grasscloth. This is because it exudes luxury, is always in fashion and adds a beautifully textured element without having to choose a distinct pattern.

Wood panelling such as tongue and groove is a classic, traditional look for a Hamptons style home and can be re-created using the myriad of beautiful wood effect wallpapers available. This is a cost effective way to get the timber paneled look.  

You could even apply 2 separate wallpapers above and below a dado rail. Timber effect below and a pattern above. Done tastefully this always looks stand out!!

Wood lookalike wallpaper in a drop zone mud room

Where to put wallpaper

If you are choosing a darker colour or bolder design you may choose to do a feature wall. If the room is a main room like a hallway, living or big bedroom that has a lot of space and light you may choose to wallpaper more than one wall. This especially works for this style home if you are just adding the wallpaper on the top part of the wall above timber paneling or a dado rail.

For a neutral colour or subtle design the world is your oyster. I would really recommend just looking at the space to see where it would naturally start and stop. 

If you are using a wallpaper with no pattern, something like a grasscloth, you can safely choose all walls.

For a smaller room such as a powder room try wallpapering the whole room. This has always been popular for interior design and will be around for some time. The small room with a big impact!

For a busier space such as a kitchen, just wallpaper one or two walls so as not to feel overly crowded.

To keep this beachy look fresh and interesting you can try mixing old with new; Chic beach style furniture with a vintage wallpaper backdrop.

blue geometric spotty wallpaper
Luxe Home Hamptons style sofa in grey
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