Add a touch of Poldark inspiration to your home

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If you've been enthralled every Sunday evening by the doings of Ross Poldark, you might want to try adding a touch of Cornish inspiration to your home.

The second installment of BBC series has been hotly anticipated - and not just because of leading man Aidan Turner - with people across the world wanting to find out what's next in store for our favourite Captain and his Cornish bride.

As well as being an exciting show, it has also showcased just how beautiful Cornwall is. With its quaint buildings, rugged coastlines and stunning natural landscapes, it's no wonder many of us have added it to the top of our list for places we want to visit.

If you can't quite make the journey to the most south-westerly region of the UK just yet, there are ways you can add a touch of the county to your home. Sadly, we don't have the answer to how you can get Captain Poldark himself to move in, but here are some easy ideas for bringing the south-west to you wherever you are:

Introduce the landscape

There are some really incredibly beautiful places throughout Cornwall. Whether you love the countryside, the coast or some of the buildings that look like something out of a fairytale, such as St Michael's Mount, you can find some brilliant photos or paintings of the county.

Even if you haven't yet visited Cornwall, it can be nice to hang an image or two of places you want to go throughout your home. This is a nice way to introduce different colours and fill blank spaces that need to be brightened up.

Of course, you could also hang a poster of Aidan Turner, although this may not totally work with the rest of your decor.

Go nautical 

If one of the biggest draws for you is the seaside when you think of Cornwall, why not reflect this with nautical decor? Whether you go all out with your decorating to bring the Cornish beaches to your home, or you just add subtle touches like the odd ornament, nautical can really brighten your home.

For a strong nautical look, make use of blues, greys, whites and greens throughout your home. This can be on the walls, throughout your soft furnishings or furniture, with either option really helping to lighten the space.

Try adding a touch of Cornish inspiration to your home

You can combine these shades with typical nautical elements, such as anchors, lighthouses and shells for a fully realised Cornish retreat wherever you are.

Invest in Cornish goods

There are certain types of products that Cornwall has become famous for and that add really lovely touches to your home. From jewellery and ornaments made of Cornish tin to beautiful blue and white Cornishware kitchen items that will add a splash of colour to your dining table, there are a lot of options.

While you can pick up things like this in Cornwall to remind you of your time there, many local businesses are online, allowing you to shop without leaving your home. This means you can give back to the county you love from afar before you even make the journey to the southwest.

On top of this, it will add some lovely elements to your home that are sure to become talking points.

The scents of Cornwall

Adding Poldark inspiration to your house isn't all about how it looks, you can also bring the scents of Cornwall home with you. The range that we created with Seasalt Cornwall is inspired by three locations throughout the beautiful county: Roseland, Lamorna and Sennen.

Each scent is very different, allowing you to travel throughout Cornwall without leaving your home. You can enjoy the fresh and citrus scents of Lamorna with its lemon verbena notes, take a stroll through the gardens of Roseland with its rose and neroli fragrance or breath in the air on the coastal paths of Sennen thanks to its stunningly complex sea breeze scent.

For more information about each of these stunning fragrances, read our blog.

Light a candle or set up a reed diffuser and close your eyes to imagine that Poldark is riding toward you across the rugged Cornish landscape.  

To add a touch of Poldark's Cornwall to your home, shop the full Seasalt range here