While there's a tendency for coastal decor to conjure up images of cheesy accents, such as seashell jars and "Live Laugh Love" wall hangings, that certainly doesn't have to be the case. Sure, it can seem trite, but the look is popular for a reason. And when done well, a seaside-inspired dining room can evoke that quintessential laid-back, effortless vibe that will have you and your dinner guests lingering over the table for hours, just to soak up more of the dreamy ambiance.
Whether you truly do live on the coast, or you're perched on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs, we're confident that these seven coastal dining rooms will have you jonesing to add a few simple nods to the beach in your own space.
1. Bring in an oversize plant.
2. Pare down.
This coastal dining room designed by Sherry and John Petersik at Young House Love is the perfect example of less is more. We're often drawn to seaside living as a way to simplify and slow down, so we love that they took the opportunity to pare down accessories and layers, while still adding personality with light gray-blue, Windsor-inspired chairs and a capiz light fixture.
3. Add sophistication with navy walls.
4. Bring in woven dining chairs.
5. Opt for a rattan bar cart in place of a buffet.
6. Go for a round table.
7. Choose a woven pendant.
The pendant light in this breezy beach bungalow by Megan Martinez, showcased on The Glitter Guide, makes the perfect statement in a coastal dining room. While oversize and grand, the woven texture keeps it casual and organic. To recreate this look, pair it with white, industrial chairs and seaside-inspired textiles for plenty of contrast and interest.