Get the Look: Sunbleached Terracotta

Bring the golden glow of the Mediterranean into your home every day with the piping hot interior design trend Sunbleached Terracotta – it’ll have you chasing the sun even on the wettest of summer days.

Our interpretation of this tropical trend celebrates the pull of a bright and light climate, encapsulating the warmth of the sun-soaked regions of southern Europe and northern Africa. Read on for tips on making your house feel like an exotic dream home.

Sunbleached Terracotta Living Room

a living room with chair and sofa

Cooper Three Seater Sofa / Cooper Loveseat / Cooper Storage Footstool / Pedestal 4ft Dining Table /
Loop Dining Chair / Hercules Tall Bookcase

With the Sunbleached Terracotta trend, colour is truly key. Inspired by colours that really raise the temperature – from courageous clays and corals to brilliant baked oranges and yellows – adding these toasty hues will lift your living room and provide extra warmth to darker spaces.

When experimenting with the vibrancy of this trend, there’s opportunity for subtlety to balance out the rich nature of these statement colours. The cool tone greyscale seating from our Cooper range helps balance the warmer tones while the delicate geometric pattern of the rug cunningly pulls together shades from both ends of the spectrum.


Grey loveseat with terracotta coloured cushion

Cooper loveseat / Pedestal 4ft dining table / Loop dining chair

Inspired by the architecture and interiors of homes in Mediterranean countries, this trend looks to have a history of handcrafted texture and tactile quality. Emulate this in pillows, throws and, as aforementioned, rugs, while a feature wall – as can be achieved with tiling for a truly authentic effect – draws the eyes of your visitors across the room.

Sunbleached Terracotta Dining Room

a kitchen with round dining table and bookcase

Pedestal 4ft dining table / Loop dining chair / Hercules tall bookcase

As the cultures that this trend takes inspiration from are so family-centric and revolving around food and mealtimes, it makes sense that this theme works particularly well with open plan living. Now’s an opportunity to incorporate honey-coloured grains of oak furniture – like our Pedestal dining set or the grand Hercules tall bookcase – a clearing for you to display the books and ornaments you’ve collected from the Balearic and beyond.


Round dining table close up

Pedestal 4ft dining table / Loop dining chair

In contrast to the more angular furniture amassing the rest of the room, the rounded curves of the Pedestal 4ft dining table and Loop dining chairs add a refreshingly soft touch. Of course, the kitchen-diner is also a place to use all your genuine terracotta crockery, making alfresco dining seem possible all year round!

Sunbleached Terracotta Hallway

a hallway with terracotta paint,

Hercules console table

This entrance immediately invites you to take a step into the sun. On paper, the striking colours of the walls and floors should clash uncomfortably, but the earthy richness of our Hercules console table helps establish the character of the interior design scheme. Woven baskets and repeat patterns on the rug add gentle pattern, while the scattering of houseplants add to the outdoorsy, breezy feeling this theme brings to any home.

Sunbleached Terracotta Bedroom

a bedroom with oak furniture

Hercules chest of drawers / Hercules tallboy / French Farmhouse double wardrobe / Galway king-size bed

An eclectic mix of rustic and natural solid oak furniture proves to be a careful mismatch in this dreamy bedroom, drawing pieces from our impactful Hercules range alongside the French Farmhouse double wardrobe and Galway king-size bed. If you want to soften the look, add delicate patterns to your walls and throws and create contrast by adding chunky fabrics, textile wall hangings, soft bed linens and a high pile rug.

How is the Sunbleached Terracotta trend taking form in your home? Let us know by tagging us in your photos using the hashtag #OakFurnitureland on Instagram and Twitter!