Love the feeling of a day at the beach? Bring the feeling inside with a coastal dining room design. This bright and airy design style is full of those beachy and coastal vibes. And there are many ways this style can come to life—be it an all-out coastal theme or just some subtle hints. This style has a clean aesthetic that’s very laid back and livable. It’s filled with soft tones, pastels and neutral colors that you’d find at the beach—like varying shades of blues, sand, whites, and the occasional pop of green or pink. This look is perfect for those who want a beachy, laid back feel in their home year-round. With soothing blue hues, beachy decor, and weathered wood furniture, coastal design is classically calming and beautiful. We love that coastal dining rooms—with their natural materials and color schemes—make you feel like you’re dining out on a patio, overlooking the ocean. You can almost smell that salty ocean breeze, even if you’re thousands of miles from the beach! Need some coastal dining room design ideas? Start with a dining room table with a lighter visual aesthetic—something with a streamlined design, in a light, weathered wood or a white-washed finish. Pair it with chairs that either have a woven element or go a bit more formal with slip-covered or upholstered chairs in white or flax linen. We also love the unexpected look of a French-style bistro chair in a coastal dining room! And we love light fixtures in rattan, with shell detailing, or even a metal and weathered wood chandelier for a rustic nod. For other furniture and decorative accents, mix in other natural materials like jute, rattan, and rope, as well as weathered woods and whitewashed furniture. Overall, a coastal dining room layout can be pretty traditional—with just a table and chairs, plus a sideboard or bar cart. Beyond furniture, decorative accents help this look really come to life. Depending on how themed you want your coastal dining room design to be, you can be either very subtle or a bit more heavy-handed with the decor. For artwork, go for some framed beach photos or paintings, or perhaps some coral reef or seashell framed prints. You could also go more subtle with abstract paintings in blues and greens. Woven baskets and rugs in natural materials like jute and seagrass are also perfect with this style. Consider peppering in other coastal elements—like a bowl of seashells or a small white coral statue atop your sideboard. Need more ideas? We have a whole library of coastal dining room design ideas to inspire you. You’ll be amazed at all the ways you can bring this look to life. So, keep scrolling for some coastal dining room design inspiration!
Putting a big, bright, beautiful rug under the dining table makes this space feel more open. The rug also helps define the room, with the dining table above. Doing more than catching crumbs, the rug brings the design together in harmony.
Ride the wave of color and textures straight to the beach in this coastal dining room. Light wood tones paired with white chairs and a blue patterned rug fits the beach aesthetic. The cherry on top is the woven chandelier, basket, and vase!
Take advantage of a lovely view and control sunlight with UV treated drapery. When the sun is low and it’s not the hottest part of the day, take advantage of the view by drawing open the window treatments. When the sun is beating down, or after sunset when you desire privacy, draw the curtains and cocoon yourself inside.
Even up close, this dining room screams coastal. From the coral sculptures to the fishnet details on the centerpiece vase, the textures truly pull it all together. Reclaimed wood tones further the casual natural vibes adding warmth to cool greens.
When it comes to wall art, sometimes it only takes one great piece. In this coastal dining room, a large abstract piece that creates a statement and pulls the room together to create a sense of serenity. The colors in the art are reflected throughout the room in the minimalist dining chairs and metallic tableware.
There is something so satisfying about a balanced space! When incorporating visually heavy pieces, such as the buffet in this coastal dining room, it's important to keep things balanced. Bring in floor mirrors, stools, or tall foliage to keep larger pieces from looking lonely!
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