While the classic Hamptons style never seems to go out of fashion, a refresh can be just what you need to breathe new life into your home.
Thankfully, the minimalist, neutral look of a traditional Hamptons home works in perfect harmony with many modern architectural and interior design styles.
From pretty patterns to revamped kitchens and outdoor spaces: here are our top tips for updating your classic Hamptons home.
Give your interiors a modern twist
One of the easiest ways to refresh your Hamptons home is by switching key design elements for new versions. For example, updated statement lighting in your kitchen can instantly brighten the space and make it look brand new. Favourite lighting styles included modern, minimalist chandeliers and wicker lampshades.
Bring coastal touches to the suburbs with updated weatherboard exteriors
You don’t need to be beside the seaside to embrace those coastal touches. A modern Hamptons home looks great anywhere, whether you’re a city dweller or living in the countryside.
Update your weatherboard by going entirely bright white or mix things up by using more colour than a traditional Hamptons home. Deep navy window frames are a modern twist on a classic, while not deviating too far from that traditional nautical palette.
Add patterns in a classic Hamptons colour palette
While sticking to nautical and neutral colours is preferable, you can still have a lot of fun with the patterns you use. Traditional Hamptons homes may be pretty sleek and straightforward, but a modern version can benefit from a little twist on tradition.
Geometric patterns in grey look fantastic on tiles, while the classic blue-and-white print found on china crockery translates beautifully to cushion covers and lampshades. A bold navy design also looks great on rugs, throws and bedding.
Focus on extra splashes of colour
The traditional Hamptons home is largely white with only very minimal touches of colour. Bring your home up to date by being a little more daring. Even something as simple as painting your front door in a shade of blue can completely transform the look of your home while keeping that traditional Hamptons feel at its core.
Revamp your outdoor areas
Get a little playful with your Hamptons home by refreshing your outdoor areas. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, bring it up to date by changing the covers on your sun lounges or repainting the decking.
If you have a veranda, consider new outdoor furniture or add contemporary floor tiles. Modern garden lighting and new plants can also breathe life into your outdoor space.
Give your kitchen a modern makeover
The kitchen is the heart of any Hamptons home, and some clever modern touches can instantly help you bring it up to date. Those classic Shaker-style cabinets for example might benefit from a lick of paint or even a statement designer doorknob.
Other ideas include updating your kitchen counters (marble and other natural materials are modern favourites), adding a brand-new breakfast bar or kitchen island and incorporating subway tiles into your backsplash.
Is your Hamptons home due a refresh? Get in touch with the team at Hampton Homes Australia today.