Light walls pair with a vaulted ceiling and ample natural light to create a bright, airy atmosphere in this lovely beach home. Coastal-inspired ceiling fans help keep the living room cool in hot summer months, and light-hued furnishings complete the comfortable, beach-inspired design.
Throughout this coastal California home, doors open up to connect the interior to patios just steps away from the beach and waves. Keeping a similar color theme inside and out (snappy accents of red and white) help the two spaces feel unified.
The color theme in this contemporary beach house reflects the beautiful and soothing ocean hues. Exterior glass doors fold back onto themselves to provide a true openness to the adjoining deck area. Clerestory windows allow even more light into the space.
In this inviting living space, designer Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs pulled her palette of watercolor-sheer colors from the natural surroundings and a stone fireplace elsewhere in the room. “In most of D2’s projects, we begin with a neutral base and then infuse color through the accessories in a very thoughtful way,” say the designers.
Coastal Living Room With Neutral Sofas and Brown Chaise
Telescoping glass doors open to the home's deck area. An adjacent wall of cedar panels showcases three flat-screen televisions, which are covered by motorized screens made to look like wall art. The vaulted ceiling visually expands the space and surrounding transom windows allow plenty of natural light to fill the room.
This waterfront beach cottage boasts an open floor plan, creating a seamless flow from the living room to the kitchen and dining room. A gorgeous wood ceiling, which matches the wood floors, unites the spaces and lends warmth to the light-hued color palette.
Coastal Living Room With Beadboard Ceiling and Large Windows
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," went for rustic charm when designing the living room. The room seems as if it's perched over the water with its wraparound windows. She arranged the seating around the perimeter of the room so each seat has the perfect view of the water. The shades of blue in the upholstery represent the water, and layering the different patterns, like ikat, floral and striped, gives the room a lighthearted look.
When their clients traded their boat for a beach retreat, Red House Custom and designer Kim Peterson of KEP Designs worked to give the new-old home’s interiors a soothing “watery” look. Upholstered in the palest shade of blue, the twin sofas appear to float against the white walls; accents in cream, gray, and turquoise complete the seaside scene.
Contemporary Coastal Living Room Is Tranquil, Relaxing
Bright white and soft neutral tones fill this open living area for a calm, soothing atmosphere. Blue accents and ocean-inspired touches add a coastal feel, while clean lines ensure the look is fresh and current.
Coastal Yellow Family Room With Blue Sectional Sofa
Various textures and coastal tones add beauty and interest to this open concept family room. Shades of blue, green, yellow and orange give the space a warm feel, making it a great place to relax and unwind. The custom sectional sofa divides the room into two seating areas.
Earth-friendly materials, organic textiles and ethereal accents tie this space to its beautiful oceanside setting. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, from a nubby woven rug to a rough-hewn coffee table to a pair of smooth, white poufs that serve as extra seating. Dozens of tiny bulbs adorn the structured wire pendant, adding a touch of whimsy in the dining space.
The open living room right when you walk in instantly catches your eye, with a navy velvet demilune perfectly placed to do just that. The room was kept light and neutral and brought in color through furniture, pillows, rugs, and accent pieces.
Instead of buying all-new furniture to create a calm coastal environment in her living room, designer Lori Rourk transformed her existing furniture. "All of this furniture in its existing state was very dark and gloomy. I loved the lines of all of these pieces, so instead of buying new, I would recreate my vision to be light and airy," Rourk says.
A dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace is the focal point in this two-story coastal style living room. A neutral sectional and wood coffee table add a touch of contrast to the bright look of the space, including soft beige walls and large windows that allow natural light to flood the room.