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Are Coastal and Hamptons Home Styles the Same? If Not, What Are the Differences?

Hamilton cane bed

The answer to the very common question, “Are Coastal and Hamptons home styles the same?” is, “No, they are not the same.” There are some very distinct differences between these two home style trends.

And while there are differences, both these trends have seen a massive uptake in Australian design, incorporating both personal preferences and the beautiful Australian climate and lifestyle.

While both Hamptons and Coastal styles work best with clean, white canvases with neutral colour schemes, one of the main differences between these two styles is the accent colours used.

Side Tables: Important Furniture Items for Your Living Room and Bedroom

Castaway Bedside Table

A side table may not be the focal point of your living room or bedroom, but it certainly ties the space together. Side tables are often overlooked because, just like rugs and carpets, they’re not the most important piece of furniture in the room; however, a side table in itself can be a standout piece of furniture. In our opinion, aside from their practicality and storage abilities, a side table can easily make or break the ambience of a living room or bedroom.

Rattan Furniture – And the Difference Between Rattan and Wicker

Natural Oak Cross Back Chair

While the words Rattan and Wicker are often used interchangeably, they’re not actually the same thing. Rattan refers to the material used in furniture-making while Wicker refers to the weaving process used to make the furniture. Wicker is weaving that can be done with any type of wood. The term ‘Rattan Wicker’ refers to furniture that’s woven rattan in wicker style.