Convert Your Living Room Into a Beach Retreat

Long for the sound of crashing waves and the feel of sand between your toes? Make your living room your own beach retreat with a few easy details that won’t break the bank. Bring coastal style to your living room with these coastal interior design ideas.

Gather Up Shells

Coastal living demands its share of seashells. Add coastal artwork to a wall art collage or display colorful coral on a side table. A glass vase filled with seagrass and shells makes a perfect focal point for a coffee table or a centerpiece when dining.

Lighten Up with Ocean Themed Decor

Use beige, ivory, or gray fitted slipcovers to brighten the room and make it feel more spacious. Replace heavy winter drapes with semi-sheer panels. Let as much natural light into the room as possible. Light colored accents like seagrass baskets or a nautical vase filled with branches give the room a relaxed, soothing feel.

Coastal Style Furniture

Complement your current seating area with furniture made of seagrass, rattan or wood that looks as though it has been bleached by the sun with distressed wood tops and antiqued finishes.