Navy-and-Yellow Living Room
Pops of yellow color give this classic coastal living room a fresh look. Blue fabric, white-painted rattan, and yellow accents offer a bright contrast to the coziness of the wood in this Fire Island home.
Several different prints and colors blend beautifully in this coastal California cottage. Upholstered club chairs in a daring brown-and-white pattern look sumptuous and ready to snuggle up in. A teal-caned chair is softened by the pale blue walls and subdued accessories.
To ensure the ocean is always in view, walls of folding doors connect the living space to wide balconies. Jazz up a traditional dining room table with numbered throw pillows in striped slipcovered chairs.
This classic blue-and-white coastal living room gets a holiday makeover with fresh garland over the mantelpiece and wreaths in the windows.
The classic color combination of blue and white gets a refreshing wake up when layered in varying shades of watery blue, denim, and indigo. Patterns, such as stripes, florals, and dots, mingle easily and offer a touch of whimsy.
Fabulous Focal Point
Even when it is too warm for a blazing fire, you can use your fireplace to create atmosphere by adding candles or even white sting lights. For an extra touch, lean a mirror against the back wall to add extra dimension.
The dark saturated hue of indigo-painted walls works well in this light-filled room. An antique, French-style armchair covered in blue-and-white striped upholstery; a white demilune table; and delicate touches of pink balance the bright wall color.
Light and Breezy
Simplicity reigns supreme in this beach living room. Simple, structured pieces in blue, white, and browns keep this room charming and coastal.
Maximize the View
Maximize the view by simplifying the design. Solid-only fabrics don't distract from the beautiful coastal view in this beach house living room.
In this living room, the sofa anchors the space with its charcoal pin-striped fabric and giant wingback chair design. To complete the look, accents of blues are brought in with the upholstered chairs.
A wash of pastels brings this coastal living room together. Promote conversation with four chairs instead of the traditional sofa, anchored by round ottoman.
Pull Up a Chair
Bright, airy, and casually elegant, these interiors reflect fine New England style. Blue tones take center stage for a look that's classic and crisp. Dark mahogany furniture with navy and white fabric adds yacht-like appeal. Our Idea House interior designer Lynn Morgan created two seating areas in the living room: one defined by the fireside sofa; another, by club chairs in the bay window. Accessories underscore the nautical theme: photographs of sailboats, pieces of artificial coral, and a seashell mirror on the mantel.
Blue Geometric Living Room
The bold, repeated geometry in the rug and artwork of this living room add stylish interest without competing with the soothing feel of the blues.
Small, Colorful Living Room
Neutral basics like a circular jute rug and sectional sofa create a basic functional background (and provide plenty of seating for entertaining and lounging), while colorful drapes and a throw pillow pack in the personality. Ikat curtains in a fan pleat design are installed at ceiling height to give the illusion of taller ceilings.
Nautical Living Room
A combination of blues and whites, and coastal-inspired accessories give this living room its ocean-going vibe. Light wicker furniture and a soft blue wing chair balance a heavier wood.
Antique Fireside Sitting Area
Although it’s only decorative, the mantel, salvaged from a New Orleans mansion, adds architectural detail to the room.
Ocean View Living Room
A vibrant blue rug both anchors and inspires this California living room. An oversized, creamy white couch is covered with pillows in shades of blue to create a comfortable seating area. Two large, linen poufs make for extra (and movable) seating. A tiled coffee table feels exotic and coastal.
Cottage Living Room
A plush sectional fitted into a corner gives maximum seating in minimum space. A mostly neutral palette is accented with navy blue cushions, a valance, and accessories.
Cool Coastal Charm
Walls covered with horizontal reclaimed cypress boards lend a subtle texture to this laid-back living room near Palmetto Beach, South Carolina. The slate surround of the mantel, along with the landscape painting above the mantel, reinforce the gray-blue color scheme.