Summer’s last hurrah is now upon us. Already our desire to hold on to recent beachy, breezy days and our instinct to start making a cozy nest at home begin their annual tug-of-war. But for the moment, let’s enjoy the serenity of this open, airy beach cottage living room with all the trappings of the summer by the seashore.
The innate coastal feel of this living room comes from lots of natural light bouncing off white walls as well as carefully chosen neutral hues. The barely-there bleached natural fiber rug creates an illusion of increased floor space and allows your beach cottage furniture to stand out. Striped seersucker armchairs and cottage painted furniture, starfish pillows and washed chambray slipcovers – all these choices and more look fantastic against a neutral backdrop.
Explore our favorite natural rug options in our Seaside Cottage Rugs Collection
Yes, we love the neutrals – they are a big part of the Cottage Home philosophy. But we also can’t do without the pops of color that can individualize a room and show your cottage style. Handblown aqua bottles and glassware, a navy throw pillow and a russet striped throw some hints of color into the beachy mix. But the fabulous bright tropical shade of coral on the shutter-style cottage painted coffee table steals the show.
Explore more cottage style pieces in our Carolina Painted Furniture Collection
Relaxed yet refined. We say it time and time again – a mix of formal and casual pieces will help achieve your sought-after cottage style look in no time. Formal ivory leather chairs with nailhead trim look just right beside a slubby seafoam slipcovered sofa. Some rustic baskets made from materials that could have washed up on shore look perfect in the same room with a glitzy gilt sea life table lamp.
Remember – there is no end to the juxtapositions of texture, color and design ideas make your coastal cottage living room your own, with equal parts of ease and elegance.
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