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Doing the Hamptons Style the Right Way - Your 2021 Guide | Prime Furniture

I am so excited you decided to join me today for the Hamptons-inspired style guide! I know that working on your home is a big project, especially if you plan some renovation. So let us get started!
Hamptons-style furniture typically features clean lines, simple shapes, and neutral colors. These types of pieces are perfect for summer living areas or any other room in your home that needs a touch of coastal sophistication.
It is a trending home design that appeals to many people because it is both effortlessly elegant and understatedly bold at the same time. Alongside French Provincial, Australians love the Hamptons because of their relaxed sophistication. No wonder they are both famous and popular for the humble, welcoming, friendly, connection seeking and gracious Aussies.
You can achieve this look with just a few Hamptons-style furniture, or you can go all out and create an entire Hampton-inspired space from floor to ceiling! In this article, we will talk about how to make sure your Hamptons-style home is always on-point.

A little Hamptons History for you!

The Hamptons, a seaside community of the eastern part of Long Island, New York, is a famous summer destination for many wealthy families and celebrities. It is less than a two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of New York City, which makes it a perfect getaway. Affluent individuals built their vacation houses in the area following an eclectic home decor.
Fordune Estate in Hamptons, NY

Source: Fordune Estate in the Hamptons, New York

Yes, eclectic! Because the modern Hamptons has drawn inspiration from various styles. It is a perfect blend of rustic, coastal, and elegant home fashion. That is no surprise since the history of this place reflects how it was an agricultural community when the first colonial settlers came, then evolved into a popular summer resort of the moneyed New Yorkers in the 60s.
It is also why many people confused this American home style with the French decor like the provincial or with the umbrella term of coastal interior design. But it is alright because Hamptons has remarkable and quintessential characteristics to become its unique style.
The Hamptons loves the natural combination of casual relaxation brought by coastal-rural living and the magnificence of a luxurious lifestyle manifested by the wealthy residents of that area in America.

Five Core Principals of Hamptons Interior Design

There are five core principles when designing a home with Hamptons. Following these simple but straightforward concepts will make a no muss no fuss hamlet-designing journey.

1. Color your Hamptons World with White and Accents

The Base:
Like the provincial decor, Hamptons loves neutral colors. Their fixation on achromatic is the very premise of why they are timeless and persistent. Any color can complement white, and any signature piece of furnishing can be outstanding with white. Indeed, white is a perfect color (although, technically, it is not a color) So, paint your walls and ceiling with shades of white like the clouds of white.
Dulux White Palette
Dulux White on White Dulux Vivid White Dulux Natural White Dulux Whisper White
 White on White    Vivid White     Natural White   Whisper White
The Accents:
If you want everything in white, it is alright. But if you like to have accents, imagine the colors of the beach, the sand, the sun, and the sea.
Dulux Hamptons Palette

Dulux Angora Blue Dulux Pre School Dulux Cool Dulux Ocean Current 

Angora Blue       Pre School             Cool           Ocean Current

Dulux Dieskau Dulux Eaves Dulux Grey Pail Dulux Lip Gloss
 Dieskau              Eaves             Grey Pail         Lip Gloss
You can use these colors in your furniture and accessories.
Blue Collection


Calibre Arm Chair Light Blue LC2045-CA Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Dusty Blue LC6244    HG Living Mediterranean Ceramic Glazed Stool Blue/White DS49
Green Collection


Calibre Armchair - Green Fabric LC2670-IG Level Imola Outdoor Bar Cart - Sage Green C141055043 Calibre Fabric Lounge Chair - Mint Green LC6274-BS 

Pink Collection

Leo Sleek Kitchen Bench Top Height Stool Pink CQPNK Calibre Fabric King Bed - Blush Pink with Storage BD6357-YO  Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057 pic 2 Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057 pic 3 Click to expand Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057 pic 1 Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057 pic 2 Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057 pic 3 Nordlux Circus 21 Pendant Rose 46403057


You can also mix these colors with the natural tone of timber.

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Perfecting the color palette of Hamptons is the number one priority for you to achieve this look. The psychology behind these colors gives off a relaxing atmosphere, serene and calm emotions, and a tranquil mood. The shades of blue and green are gratifying hues. People associate these not only with the natural world but also with wealth and abundance. That is why Hamptons exudes a blend of casual deluxe.


2. Let it Shine


When you go to a rural or coastal home, natural light is abundant. So, in Hamptons, where the rustic meets the beach, light is the second most necessary to capture this home fashion with success.

If you happen to have large windows, that would be perfect. The windows let the conservationist sunlight fills your rooms with it. Nothing beats a window decorated with natural lightweight fabrics of floor-to-ceiling curtains in radiating the beauty of the Hamptons style. If ever you do not have those windows, you can still achieve a bright atmosphere.

  • Use a white-paint base for your wall and ceiling. White manifests all the magnificent colors we know, and it oozes with the complex energy of light.
  • Transform your interior with a statement piece of a chandelier. It is among the lists of timeless home accessories that bring enough light to a spacious space like your living room. As a status symbol, this house jewelry never disappoints in transmitting the opulence of Hamptons. There are different chandeliers in the market. Choose the right size for your room. The appropriate lighting makes your place even sexier.
Florabelle Living Milton Chandelier Silver ELPIM51117AS Bover Mediterrania Ribbon Pendant Light S105/02 Florabelle Living Kasbah Beaded Chandelier White ELMA4232   Click to expand Florabelle Living Prescot Chandelier Dark Bronze ELPIM50727COP Florabelle Living Prescot Chandelier Dark Bronze ELPIM50727COP


And, of course, there are various sources of light other than the chandelier. There are lamps, pendants, close-to-ceiling, and standing lights.


3. Polish it with a Symphony of Patterns

The pattern is essential in creating a unified interior scheme. Like any other element in furnishing styles, it also produces the desired relaxed mood. In this style, there are no strict rules for using pattern design. You can use a combination of the following motives.
  • Checks - A timeless pattern that will never go out of style.
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    • Stripes - A set of parallel lines that creates an illusion of a spacious space, which is more inviting and welcoming.
    HG Living Polyproylene Rug Suva Resort Stripe - Champagne/Grey - 230x160cm OOS03-6
      • Ikat - A centuries-old design originated from the Asian cultures. It has an intricate dyeing and weaving technique that results in the blurriness of the pattern.
       HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 2 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 3 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 4 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 5 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 6 Click to expand HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 1 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 2 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 3 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 4 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 5 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7 pic 6 HG Living Layla Ikat Jute Polypropylene Rug - Jute - 200x290cm MCT16-7
        • Strong geometric shapes - A strong pattern of angular shapes like triangle, rectangle, and square gives off balance and stability.
        Cafe lighting and living Crete Geometric Hand Tufted Wool Rug 52416
          • Soft tones of Shapes - A softer pattern of flowers in traditional, contemporary, or whimsical design produces a kind of sensuality and harmony.
          HG Living Bubble Glass Flower Vase With Cutting Design WT03
            • Chinoiserie - A captivating design loved by many ancient and modern home designers because it inspires the Chinese and Japanese hand-painted artworks practiced since time immemorial.
            Florabelle Living Chinese Vase With Leaves Wall Art DA1432
            You can use these patterns in your pillows/cushions, beddings, table lines, fabrics of the upholstered furniture, and even homewares in the kitchen.

            But the key in using patterns in a Hamptons way is to perfect the pattern combinations. Remember, you do not match the patterns. You mix them up because it is inherent for this style to produce a wonderful mixture of designs.

            How will you do this pattern perfection
            • Always break up the patterns with solids.
            I like Mathilde's universal advice on using patterns. "Combine solid fabrics with simple geometric patterns and one fancy pattern."

            Pattern Combination
            Source: Brocante, Ma Jolie


            4. Elevate the tactile quality.

            As mentioned earlier, Hamptons is not rigid with the rules. It loves combinations. The blending of smooth and rough textures is innate in this style. You can have both a sleek marble kitchen tabletop, a paneled wall, and sets of wooden furniture. You need to think outside the box and experiment with it.

            You can produce a more tactile space with the following ideas.
            • Keep it simple with clean lines
            Hamptons is famous for its clean fashion. Unlike the pure luxurious home furnishings, which are highly ornate, the Hamptons like the simple unbroken, unadorned clean lines, whether in curvilinear or rectilinear.
            • Never forget the natural materials of your Hamptons-style furniture.
            What is the better way to produce a sensory space but to employ different sets of materials? The firsts on the list are the overstuffed and upholstered couch and seating chairs like ottomans. The soft cushioned sofa is the core feature of Hamptons. It epitomizes the comfort brought by the rustic-coastal-elegant lifestyle. Without this, you can never call it the house in the Hamptons.

             Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 2 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 3 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 4 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 5 Click to expand Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 1 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 2 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 3 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 4 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA pic 5 Calibre 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2954-FA  Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 2 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 3 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 4 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 5 Click to expand Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 1 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 2 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 3 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 4 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD pic 5 Calibre 3 Seater Sofa - Grey LC2484-SD
            Cafe lighting and living Tailor 3 Seater Sofa - Ivory Linen 31985Calibre 2 Seater Sofa - Light Texture Grey LC2086
            You can also buy wicker furniture. These are woven pieces of furnishings that use a variety of plant materials like rattan and cane. You can have wicker-made single chairs, stools, benches, baskets, pendant lights, headboards, and beds.
            • Style your floor with rugs.
            Woven textiles of rugs are excellent for a courser surface of a polished floor. You may choose a different style in various patterns and materials.
            • Bring the outdoors inside.
            Oversized vases with the green plant can give you a sense of the natural world. Hamptons prefer the greenery more than the flowery.
            • You will never go out of style with artworks.
            Complete your Hamptons-style rooms with a watercolor painting of sceneries. It is essential to Hamptons houses built far from the seashore. The beachy feeling in an urban area is utterly phenomenal when achieved through the timeless Hamptons decor.

            Parveztaj Blue Horizon Canvas Wall Art PT-LAGN-54-C

            5. Mix it up

            Hamptons Style Furniture is understated and simple, but that does not mean you cannot mix it up. Mix the patterns, the materials, the texture. Mix the old and new. The balanced composition of every element is the key to a perfect Hamptons house that is seasoned and occasion-proof. Your home filled with Hampton-inspired furniture is functional in any season and event in your life.

            Hamptons-Inspired Rooms

            How to style a Hamptons Style Bedroom

            Source: HomestoLove
            Your Hamptons Style Bedroom should be your sanctuary, making you feel calm and relaxed, so keep the colors neutral but add pops of Hamptons-inspired accent pieces.
            I would recommend:
            • Keeping it neutral for furniture, colorful for decor.
            • Keep the room spacious and plan as it is easier to cram a room.
            • White, blue, rattan, natural oak are the perfect combination.

            How to style a Hamptons Style Lounge room

            Source: Indah Island
            Your Hamptons Style Lounge Room is where you get to relax and truly unwind. Your Hamptons lounge room should feel open and inviting, so leave adequate space between Hamptons-style pieces.
            Keep the area light. Hamptons-style lounge sets can be large, so opt for Hamptons-style furniture with clean lines when styling your Hamptons room. Hamptons-inspired pieces often have similar features, so adding bright pops of color or bold patterned accent pieces will bring your Hamptons room together.


            How to style a Hamptons Style Dining Room

            Source: HomestoLove
            Your Hamptons Style Dining Room should be simple, cozy, and inviting. Hamptons-style dining sets come in all angles sizes, so you have lots of options when it comes to Hamptons-inspired dining room furniture.

            As a rule of thumb, if you have a small space go for a round dining table. If you have more space, a rectangular dining table will work just fine!


            How to style a Hamptons Style Kitchen

            Source: Three Birds Renovations

            Hamptons Style Kitchens feature open layouts with square or rounded corners that offer plenty of space for cooking, eating, and socializing. In Hamptons-style kitchens, there are two ovens. There is one at eye level and the other on the hob or low level. The cabinets generally have glass fronts to give a light and airy aesthetic look.

            The kitchen countertops are often white quartz with a subtle matte finish, which is hardwearing and easy to maintain. For a more traditional look, white marble is also a popular choice.

            I cannot stress how important lighting is and the right style of lighting. A set of three rattan chandeliers can go a long way when developing a simplistic, Hampton-style interior.

            How to style a Hamptons Style Outdoor Area

            Source: Three Birds Renovations
            To make the most of your Hamptons-style home, you will want to style your outdoor area just as impressively as your indoor space. Whether it be a poolside bar or a cozy seating area with a roaring fireplace, here are some tips on achieving that Hamptons feel while still ensuring that it is functional for your everyday life.

            • Hamptons-style potted plants - Even if you do not have a Hamptons-style exterior, it is always nice to bring the outside in with plenty of lush green leaves and beautiful blooms. Hamptons heritage is all about spending time outdoors, having fun, and enjoying nature.
            • Hamptons-style umbrellas - Hamptons umbrellas are all about having fun in the sun with family or friends. Choose a unique design to give your outdoor area some personality and whimsy while keeping everyone protected from the blazing summer sun!
            • Hamptons-style outdoor seating - The furniture comes in a wide range of plush sofas, comfortable armchairs, and lots of other pieces to furnish your outdoor area! Choose from a variety of armchairs or sectionals to create a cozy seating arrangement for your Hamptons-style home.
            • Hamptons-style fireplaces - Homes are all about being cozy and embracing nature, so why not have a Hamptons-style fireplace in your Hamptons outdoor area? Whether you bring the indoors out with a stylishly designed stone fireplace or decorate the hearth to look like it came straight from the Hamptons, this is a fun way to add some character to your Hamptons home.
            • Hamptons-style lighting - Add Hamptons charm to your outdoor area with creative lighting. Because the Hamptons style furniture is so simple, you'll have the ability to spruce things up in the lighting department.

            In conclusion


            Everything about the Hamptons is an appreciation of the natural world. From sofas, armchairs, fireplaces, lighting - you name it! There are so many Hamptons-style furniture options to choose from for your home decoration project.

            When furnishing your house with Hamptons-style, remember the colors and materials that work best for Hamptons homes. It is always about comfort, relaxation, and fun. The chic yet casual Hamptons features lots of plush fabrics, neutral colors, and wooden materials.

            My final recommendation is to pick up a pen and paper and draw/design it as you go. It sounds old school, but it is a simple yet effective way to execute a beautiful and cream puff interior.