How to do Hamptons-Style Interiors

The Hamptons, a collection of villages on Long Island's East End, bright images of sun-drenched beaches, luxurious estates, and timeless elegance. This aesthetic has transcended geographical boundaries, becoming a coveted interior design style known as Hamptons style interiors.

Hudson Furniture is here to guide you in creating your own Hamptons oasis, whether you reside in bustling Sydney or a coastal haven. Hamptons-style interior design is all about achieving a balance between casual comfort and sophisticated charm. Let's explore the key elements that will transform your space into a place of relaxed luxury.

The Hampton Ambience 

Hamptons-style interiors are renowned for their light and airy feel. This is primarily achieved through a strategic use of colour. Opt for a light, neutral colour palette inspired by the coast's natural beauty. Think crisp whites, calming blues, warm greys, and sandy beiges. These colours create a sense of spaciousness and reflect abundant natural light—a hallmark of Hamptons-style home interiors in Australia.

Maximise Natural Light

Complement your colour palette by maximising natural light. Utilise sheer curtains or linen blinds to allow sunlight to filter through while maintaining privacy. Consider installing skylights in strategic locations to brighten up your space further. This approach enhances the feeling of openness and fosters a connection with the outdoors, a core principle of the Hamptons aesthetic.

Flooring: Setting the Foundation

Timber is the ideal choice for flooring in your Hamptons-style house interior. Opt for light-coloured wood floors in a classic finish like oak or whitewash. Timber flooring adds warmth and texture to the space while remaining consistent with the natural colour scheme. For a modern twist on Hamptons-style interior design, consider light-coloured stone or porcelain tiles, particularly in high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. 

Shaker Chic: The Timeless Appeal of Shaker-Style Furniture

Shaker-style furniture forms the backbone of Hamptons-style interiors. Characterised by clean lines, simple panelling, and a focus on functionality, Shaker pieces exude a timeless elegance. Hudson Furniture offers a wide selection of beautifully crafted wooden-styled furniture in various finishes, allowing you to personalise your Hamptons-style home interior.

Upholstery: Comfort Meets Coastal Charm

Upholstery is vital in creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in your Hamptons-style living room interiors. Choose light-coloured fabrics like linen, cotton, or sailcloth in calming blues, crisp whites, and soft greys. Consider incorporating subtle patterns such as stripes or ticking to add a touch of visual interest without overwhelming the space. Don't forget to add throw pillows for a layered look and enhanced comfort.

Natural Elements: Breathe Life into Your Space

The beauty of the Hamptons lies in its connection to nature. Weave this connection into your Hamptons-style interior by incorporating natural elements. Introduce woven baskets, jute rugs, and seagrass furniture for a touch of coastal texture. Decorate with driftwood pieces, seashells, or framed photographs of nautical scenes.

Lighting: Setting the Mood

Lighting is crucial for creating ambience in your Hamptons-style house interior. Opt for a mix of overhead lighting and task lighting. Chandeliers with crystal accents add a touch of glamour, while floor lamps with natural woven shades provide a warm and inviting glow. Don't forget sconces on either side of fireplaces or strategically placed table lamps to create pockets of light and enhance functionality.

The Finishing Touches: Personalise Your Hamptons Haven

The final touch in achieving Hamptons-style interiors lies in the details. Decorate with artwork that reflects the coastal theme, such as seascapes or sailboat paintings. Introduce pops of colour with fresh flowers in blue and white vases. Display collections of seashells or vintage nautical objects on coffee tables or bookshelves. Layer textures with throws made from chunky knits or faux fur for added warmth and visual interest.

A Modern Take on Hamptons Style

Consider incorporating sleek lines and contemporary furniture alongside classic elements for a modern interpretation of Hamptons-style interior design. Play with bolder colours like navy blue or charcoal grey as accents. Opt for statement lighting fixtures or artwork with a modern edge. The key is to balance classic Hamptons elegance with a touch of contemporary sophistication.

Hudson Furniture’s Hampton Inspiration

  • White Hamptons Coffee Table
  • Look no further than the Hudson Furniture Hamptons Coffee Table for those seeking a statement piece to solidify their Hamptons-style interior. This generously sized table, measuring 110cm x 110cm, perfectly complements our Hamptons console table. Its solid and chunky design exudes a timeless elegance, featuring a unique criss-cross bracing detail in the body that adds a touch of visual interest. 

    But functionality isn't forgotten—the large base tray provides ample storage space for magazines, throws, or anything else you need to keep close at hand. This coffee table is ideal for larger living areas, creating a focal point and anchoring your Hamptons haven in relaxed luxury.

  • Hamptons Console
  • The cornerstone of any Hamptons-style living space is often a versatile and elegant console table. Our Hamptons 2-Drawer Console seamlessly complements the Hamptons Coffee Table, offering a perfect pairing that embodies both style and functionality. Crafted with the same commitment to quality and timeless design, this console echoes the simplicity and clean lines of the coffee table. Two spacious drawers provide ample storage for everyday essentials or treasured possessions. 

  • Hamptons Tallboy
  • Living in a compact space doesn't have to mean sacrificing storage or style. The Hudson Furniture Hamptons Tallboy is the perfect solution for maximising functionality in a Hamptons-inspired bedroom. Crafted from beautiful Indonesian oak, this tallboy complements our Hampton's headboard and bedside tables, creating a cohesive and elegant sleep haven.

  • Hamptons Bedside Cabinet
  • Inspired by the timeless appeal of the country homestead, this bedside table features a solid build that exudes quality and durability. Generous proportions ensure ample space for your bedtime essentials, while clean lines and a classic post and lintel design create a sense of visual balance and timeless elegance.

  • Hamptons Headboard - King size
  • Crafted from solid Indonesian oak, this headboard exudes quality and timeless elegance. Its design draws inspiration from the enduring charm of the country homestead. Think solid build for lasting durability, large proportions to create a sense of grandeur, and clean lines for a touch of modern sophistication. The post and lintel design add a touch of classic detail, completing the picture of Hampton's serenity.

    Hudson Furniture – Your Partner in Creating Your Hamptons Dream

    At Hudson Furniture, we understand the vibe of Hamptons-style interiors. We offer a curated collection of furniture, lighting, and homewares that embody this timeless aesthetic's essence. Our expert team is here to guide you in selecting the perfect pieces to transform your space into a haven of relaxed luxury. Visit our showroom or browse our online collection to embark on your Hamptons-style interior design journey today. 

    Final Thoughts

    The Hamptons aesthetic is more than just a design trend; it's a way of life. It's about creating a space that evokes tranquillity, sophistication, and a connection to nature. With the design tips and furniture inspiration in this guide, you're well on your way to transforming your space into a Hamptons haven.

    At Hudson Furniture, we're passionate about helping you create your dream Hamptons interior.  Visit our showroom or browse our online collection today. Discover furniture pieces and homeware that embody the essence of Hamptons style, and embark on a journey to create a space that reflects your unique sense of style and tranquillity.

    So, breathe in the fresh coastal air, feel the sun's warmth on your skin, and let Hudson Furniture be your guide to creating your Hamptons oasis.


  • Can I achieve Hamptons style in a small apartment?
  • Absolutely! The Hamptons style creates a light, airy, and inviting space. Utilise space-saving furniture like ottomans with storage or nesting tables. Opt for light-coloured walls and sheer curtains to maximise the feeling of openness. Don't forget to incorporate natural textures like woven baskets or seagrass rugs for a touch of Hamptons charm.

  • Is Hampton style too beachy for my taste?
  • The beauty of the Hampton style lies in its versatility. While coastal elements are expected, you can achieve a more modern take. Opt for clean lines and incorporate pops of colour like navy blue or charcoal grey. Choose statement lighting fixtures or artwork with a contemporary edge to strike a balance between classic Hamptons elegance and modern sophistication.

  • What are some budget-friendly ways to incorporate Hamptons style?
  • You don't need to break the bank to achieve Hamptons style. Paint your existing furniture white or light neutral for a fresh look. Reupholster chairs in crisp white linen or add throw pillows with nautical stripes. Look for vintage finds at flea markets or op shops – a weathered mirror or a reclaimed wood side table can add a touch of Hampton's character without a hefty price tag.

  • My living space doesn't get a lot of natural light. Can I still achieve Hamptons style?
  • Absolutely! Employ strategic lighting solutions to brighten your space. Opt for light-coloured lamps with white shades and consider installing dimmer switches to create a warm and inviting ambience. Hang large mirrors opposite windows to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Choose light-coloured furniture and rugs to enhance the feeling of openness further.

  • I love the idea of a Hamptons-style patio, but I live in a colder climate. How can I adapt the look?
  • Hampton style isn't limited to just summer vibes. Layer cosy throws and weather-resistant cushions on outdoor furniture. Opt for a fire pit to create a warm and inviting atmosphere on cooler evenings. Decorate with potted plants that thrive in your climate for a touch of greenery. Use lanterns and string lights to add a touch of magic during evenings.