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Create A stylish, Easy to Maintain Coastal Home with Melonwoods

In our South African coastal climate, our homes often embrace a design that effortlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. Living close to the coast means that salty air can impact the durability and appearance of your furniture and lighting. To help maintain their longevity and aesthetic appeal, here are some tips from  Melonwoods that you might find useful.

1. Pick Tough Materials:

Choose furniture and lights made of strong materials like wood, aluminum, or synthetic wicker that can handle salty air and moisture without falling apart. Seal your wooden furniture well and prevent these from being exposed to direct rain and sunlight (unless specifically made for being fully outdoors).


Salome Knijnenburg Interiors uses durable leather and wood in this dining room to ensure longevity.

2. Look for Durability:

Make sure your furniture and lights are tough enough to withstand coastal weather. They should resist fading, rust, and corrosion. Lighting has a coastal quality rating – so look out for this when shopping.


Melonwoods customized metal wall lanterns are e-coated and powder coated to ensure they won’t rust.

3. Easy to Clean:

Choose pieces that are easy to clean with just a wipe down, so you don’t have to spend too much time maintaining them.

4. Match Your Style:

To ensure a cohesive look in your home, pick items that fit the look you want for your coastal home for both your indoor and outdoor furniture – whether it’s a laid-back beach vibe or a more modern coastal style.


MINC architecture has designed this interior to work with the environment by using subtle blues to emphasize the homes proximity to the ocean.

5. Right Size:

Make sure the size of your furniture and lights fits your space well. Too big or too small pieces can throw off the balance of a room.


Clinton Savage has designed this room to work excellently in this period home setting. The furniture size and style fit well into the style of the home.

6. Save Energy:

Consider using energy-efficient LED lights to save money on electricity bills and reduce your environmental impact.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can find furniture and lighting that will make your coastal home stylish, durable, and easy to maintain.

Melonwoods offers a free design service where we assist you in selecting the most suitable furniture and lighting for your home – given its proximity to the coast as well as in keeping with the home’s design and style.

Get in touch via  Email or Call / WhatsApp on 072 113 0060.

They deliver nationwide.

Contact: Melonwoods.

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