Coastal-Inspired Living Rooms

Coastal inspired design is not one particular style. A recurring theme in coastal design is a color scheme inspired by colors found along the beach. Colors found in sand, rocks, driftwoods, shells and the varying blues found in the ocean make for an incredibly beautiful palette.

Whether you are decorating your coastal inspired room on the West coast, the Gulf or the East coast, you will find coastal decor varies from region to region. Follow along to find your personal coastal style:


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Southern California’s coastal style is fresh and classic. Walls are light and furnishings are chic. Driftwood tones are used in wooden tables and sisal or jute rugs anchor the room.


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This East Coast inspired living room is over the top. The Hamptons style is rich in texture, color and pattern. Architectural detail is common and patterns are mixed. The decor is ornate.


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The Cottage look is usually designed by a female’s hand and is quite chic. Everything is soft and cushy and colors are cool and light. Wood is whitewashed, topiaries and obelisks are used throughout. A plethora of lit candles in glass hurricanes bring a touch of warmth and romance.


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New England’s charm shows in this room. Wainscot, beadboard and panelling are a tradition in New England design. Rich wood tones are used throughout including this wood beamed ceiling. Furnishings are traditional in style, yet cozy.


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The Seaside style is perfect for the lazy beach goer. If there is sand right outside your doorstep and you don’t mind a few granules mixed in with your rug, Seaside is the style for you. Slipcovers are a must as they can be laundered easily.

Inspiration – Coastal Living Magazine is a superb resource for planning your coastal inspired living room.


Shopping – is a large online retailer of furniture and decor. Wayfair offers a wide range of coastal-inspired items to transform your space.


Driftwood transformed into furnishings for your home is an amazing way to bring the beauty of the beach indoors. All things driftwood can be found at this specialty retailer: Check out The Sunburst Mirror, it’s exceptional!


Published by May 2014