Ten Different Ways Decorate a Coastal Living Room

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I love a good splurge and save, and today I’m switching it up! I’m sharing ten different ways to style a coastal living room, with chairs less than $600. The only catch? One chair is a splurge and I want to see if you can pinpoint that one! Don’t worry, I’ll let you in on the secret at the end of this post. So let’s get started and get inspired!

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How to Decorate a Living Room with Neutral Arm Chairs

I normally opt for a neutral slate because you can change it with the seasons. You can swap out pillows or throw blankets as your decor changes. Therefore, here are a few of my favorite neutral chairs with this overall design board!

How to Decorate a Living Room - white covered arm chairs match a white sofa and table, and are paired with neutral rugs, accessories, and a blue console cabinet. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with  Neutral Arm Chairs - white spindle chairs paired with a white sofa, a tan area rug, and colorful landscape art prints. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS

How to Decorate a Living Room with Blue Arm Chairs

Are you wanting more color in your room? These blue chairs are beautiful and break up the neutral slate. In addition, you can introduce more colors with art, decor, lamps, and more.

How to Decorate a Living Room with Dark Navy Blue Arm Chairs - keep the rest of the color scheme neutral and have the dark arm chairs stand out, paired with matching accent throw pillows. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Light Sky Blue Arm Chairs - these light blue arm chairs are the perfect pop of fresh color in this neutral color scheme, and perfectly complement the light blue entertainment center and landscape art print.  #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Dark Navy Velvet Arm Chairs - these velvet arm chairs are the focal point of this otherwise neutral living room. The dark blue velvet complements the lighter blue accents in the room. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Dark Navy Arm Chairs - these dark navy arm chairs are simple and comfortable, and bring bold color to the otherwise neutral sofa, area rug, and accent pillows.  #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Navy Blue Arm Chairs - these navy arm chairs are easily paired with a neutral living room scheme. The dark blue complements the lighter blue colors of the entertainment center, accent pillows, and landscape artwork.  #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS

How to Decorate a Living Room with Natural Armchairs

Natural armchairs are great for adding texture to your overall design. When I’m choosing furniture, I love using cane, rattan, bamboo, and other natural materials. If you plan on having guests, you might want to opt for natural chairs with thick cushions. Another option, pair the natural chair with an ottoman for comfort!

How to Decorate a Living Room with Natural Arm Chairs - these natural wood armchairs pair perfectly with the neutral color scheme of the coastal living room.
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Natural Arm Chairs - these natural wicker arm chairs give the perfect touch of coastal to this neutral living room. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS
How to Decorate a Living Room with Black Wood Arm Chairs - these dark wood arm chairs give a bold pop contrasting color with the white couch, table, and tan area rug. #serenaandlily #thecoastaloak #coastaldecor #beachdecor #livingroom
ART | LAMPS | CONSOLE | PILLOW 1 | PILLOW 2 | PILLOW 3 | POTS | PLANT | BASKET | TRAY | SOFA | RUG | COFFEE TABLE | CHAIRS

How to Decorate a Living Room: Splurge & Save Options

When I am designing a room, I splurge on one or two big items, while saving on the rest. Did you spot the chair that is over $600? I’m including a great save option for it here!

Living room area rugs - two tan and white geometric patterned area rugs. One rug costs $644, and the other costs $359
RUG 1 | RUG 2
Living Room Table Lamps - these two similar table lamps are both white ceramic lamps. One lamp costs $179, the other costs $60.
LAMP 1 | LAMP 2
Living Room Coffee Tables - these two similar coffee tables are both white wood. One rectangular wood table costs $1498, the second table costs $348.
COFFEE TABLE 1 | COFFEE TABLE 2
Living room arm chairs - these two similar arm chairs are both the same color, a charming teal blue. One arm chair costs $2790, the second costs $409.
CHAIR 1 | CHAIR 2
Living Room Media Consoles - these two media consoles have similar designs, both 4 doors with brass handles. One console - painted a light blue - costs $3598. The second console, painted a blue gray, costs only $409.
CONSOLE 1 | CONSOLE 2

I hope you enjoyed this coastal living room inspiration! Next up? Stay tuned for another design post this week, featuring a coastal BIG kid’s bedroom. Have a great week!

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