You can mix old and new elements to add depth and creativity to a room. For example, designer Lori Rourk paired a weathered antique column and coastal artwork with a shining new bar cart, which also adds in a variety of materials and textures.
A bright and airy coastal outdoor living room offers a comfy seating area. The exposed wood ceiling sets the modern-rustic feel for the room which is continued with wicker furniture and reclaimed wood coffee table. A bright blue rug, a yellow light fixture and yellow-striped pillows add a fun pop of color to the space.
This coastal chic living room features large framed art in a blue pattern that flows seamlessly to the wicker cushioned sofa with navy throw pillows and complimentary wicker coffee table. Two sturdy and matching blue side tables flank the couch with floor lamps on a neutral rug.
This open concept coastal living and dining space uses pops of blue to liven up the crisp, white walls. A neutral, nature-inspired light fixture centers the space with calming grey furniture and blue patterned pillows, art, and an area rug in the room.
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.
Entertain in style with this coastal living room, complete with bright blue chairs, a red wraparound sofa, and a white and blue coffee table on a striped rug. Prepare cocktails from your mahogany bar off to the right, or grab a snack from the kitchen, boasting a marble counter top and plenty of seating.
Placing velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really made the piece pop and instantly catches the eye. Mixing wood tones and textures in a subtle way helped to add variety a bring a fancy yet casual atmosphere.
Bright, contrasting feminine colors bring life to this living room. The second-hand sofa has been reupholstered with a soft green print and is accented with pillows of a geometric pattern. The drapes and seashell art tie the room together.
Panels of white beadboard line the back of a built-in bookshelf for a quaint cottage look. Turquoise and gold wallpaper above the built-in shelving unit serves as a mini accent wall, adding interest to this neutral living room.
Shades of blue and green give this coastal inspired living room a sophisticated vibe. The grey sofa with navy trim sits in front of faded shutters bringing in a natural wood element paired with an elegant concrete side table and modern brass floor lamp.