Adding Coastal Decor in the Dining Room

It’s officially Summer. In Texas, that just means it is hot as Hades! Therefore, I’m sharing how to add a few touches of coastal decor into the dining room for Summer. I love the lived in, laidback, comfortable yet chic look of the coastal aesthetic.

I am actually transitioning my home into the coastal inspired style year round. One of my most recent purchases was a set of rattan dining chairs from Serena and Lily. They are gorgeous, yall!

Last October, I purchased this handmade table and cabinet that I found in Round Top, Texas. The tops are reclaimed wood sourced from an old barn in Kentucky, while the doors of the cabinet are vintage windows. Next on the list is replacing the chandelier with one made of natural materials. However, making a house into a home can take time, so it’s always a work in progress. Like, me!

10 Tips to Add Coastal Decor in the Dining Room

  • Switch out floral scents for beachy, linen or coconut scented candles.
  • Swap out bright florals with simple greenery or muted faux florals.
  • Display collections of white pitchers and platters, wooden cutting boards, and books.
  • Use soft, neutral tones and textures inspired by nature like the sand and sea.
  • Decorate with natural, woven materials like jute, wicker, seagrass or rattan placemats, table runners, baskets, rugs, lampshades or chairs.
  • Opt for clear or sea glass colored vases to make the space feel lighter.
  • Use decorative dishes to add color in your favorite summer palette. I love blue add white!
  • Create a casual feel with distressed, weathered wood or chippy painted furniture and decor.
  • Choose light, airy fabrics like cotton or linen for napkins and curtains.
  • Remove any heavy or dark drapery and let the summer sunshine in!

Three Coastal Decor DIYs

To learn how to make a DIY Shell Garland, shown on the coffee table or take a coastal inspired living room tour, click here. You can make this textured garland with shells collected from the sea shore or Dollar Store!

If you love collecting driftwood, here’s an easy DIY Driftwood Heart to show off your beach finds. My daughter and I made this driftwood decor from a trip to California a few years ago! Yes, I paid to ship a box of wood from Capitola, California to Waco, Texas!

Next, read this blog post to make your own Torn Fabric American Flag! I chose a monochromatic color scheme for a coastal vibe, but it looks beautiful in red, white and blue, too!

Lastly, if this warm weather has you dreaming of colder temperatures and Christmas, but you crave coastal decor… you will LOVE this Rustic Christmas Tree and Coastal Christmas Tree!

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