COASTAL CHIC SUMMER LIVING ROOM DECOR

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Our home is fully decorated for summer and we’re loving it! Today I’m so happy to be sharing my coastal chic living room for summer…I made just a few quick changes and our home has a breezy and gorgeous, chic coastal feel. 

Thanks to our host Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, I’m thrilled to be joining many very talented bloggers this week. Please be sure to check them all out, linked at the bottom of my post.

If you’re coming over from Christy’s beautiful home of Our Southern Home, welcome! I LOVE everything about her timeless, gorgeous home and style – there’s so much inspiration to draw from!

If you’re new here, welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay! If you’re a regular reader, welcome back! I hope you enjoy my summer tour today – scroll through and get inspired…

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COASTAL CHIC LIVING ROOM DECOR FOR SUMMER

Welcome to my coastal chic living room, where things are easy, laid back and welcoming.

Living room decorated for summer with blue and white decor and palms is breezy and beautiful.
A collection of hamptons-inspired blue and white print pillows styled on a white sofa for summer.

This year, I kept things very simple for the summer season, and only updated our pillow covers, restyled the trays on our ottoman, brought back my previous lamps and added some majesty palms for greenery.

Those few, simple changes make all the difference and help to create a coastal chic living room look that I love so much.

Summer living room decorated in blue and white accented with majesty palms.

Call it Hamptons style or coastal decor, either way, it’s become my favorite look in our home. I love blues and always incorporate them throughout my decor, something I’ve been doing more and more through the years.

A view of the living room from the kitchen in an open concept home.

If you missed it, you can visit my updated summer entryway that we just wallpapered in a faux blue grasscloth – which is also a nod to this gorgeous coastal look.

I kept our bookshelves styled very similar to my spring living room, and only swapped out a few jars.

Living room styled in blue and white for summer.

This is such a busy time of year, and I needed to keep my sanity! So… simple summer decorating it is.

COASTAL CHIC HAMPTONS INSPIRED BLUE & WHITE PILLOWS

Our new pillow covers from Arianna Belle, bring in the perfect coastal chic living room look that I was after.

Hamptons syle pillows in blue and white styled on a tailored white sofa.
Summer decorating details: a chic white skirted sofa with blue and white hamptons-inspired pillows.

She helped me find the perfect pillow combination to achieve this look and I could not love them more.

I always get asked what we do with all the pillows in here when we lounge in here.

Huntington Gardens pillow by Schumacher is the perfect summer accessory.

Very simple, they get thrown on the floor…hence the term throw pillow. I do admit, I’m very particular with how my pillows are displayed though, so each night when I pack it up before bed, they get neatly placed back in their appropriate places.

Karate chop and all. Even my hubby does it and has perfected his chop, ha!

Blue and white pillows styled for summer!

If you know me well, then you know that beautiful pillows are always a must for me in my decor.

Blue and white pillows in Huntington Gardens by Schumacher is always chic!

I love to change them every season and they get rotated throughout our home.

Nothing makes a statement more than gorgeous pillows! These ones have stolen my heart…

Summer styled living room in blue and white, coral sculptures and majesty palms.

I even ordered the striped fabric to recover our barstools in our kitchen this summer, and will be using similar fabrics to the floral and animal print ones in my new home office.

SHOP OUR PILLOWS

DISPLAYING A CORAL COLLECTION

On our ottoman, I corralled my favorite coral sculptures and mixed in some of my pale blue ginger jars – all in different heights to create dimension and visual interest.

Summer styled tray with books, coral and ginger jars.

You’ll recognize the trays, books and some coral, also from my spring living room. Here, I wanted the look to be more monochromatic, a bit similar to my summer tour two years ago.

I just love the layers of soft blues and creamy whites you see on display today. The perfect way to create a coastal chic living room.

Coral sculptures styled for summer on a light blue tray.

I love to use books in my decor and I love to color coordinate them for a cohesive look when I can. 

Summer living room decor with blue and white Hamptons-inspired pillows.
Summer living room decor with blue and white pillows, rug and palm plants.

DECORATING TIP

Remove book covers and jackets for a cleaner look in your home. I will leave them on, but I’ll also remove them since most hardcover coffee table books are a solid color – this allows for a simplified display.

A ROOM WITH A COASTAL CHIC VIEW

I love this view, looking into the front of our home.

Our new, blue faux grasscloth walls in our summer entryway have such a big impact and compliment our coastal chic living room so beautifully.

Beautiful summer decorating with blue and white hamptons-style pillows and decor.
A gorgeous living room styled for summer with blue and white florals, stripes and animal print pillows.

Our new rug, which made it’s debut in our spring living room is the perfect neutral piece that helps to tie all of our spaces together.

Gorgeous summer living room decorated with blue and white pillows, coral accents and palms.

Yes! Believe it or not, blue is a neutral! Think denim, blue waters and skies…

Living room decorated for summer with blue and white pillows and palm plants is an easy way to achieve a coastal look.

Blue just makes me happy, it’s that simple.

Gorgeous blue and white hamptons inspired pillows styled on a white sofa for summer.
Summer living room decor with blue and white pillows, chinoiserie, coral, palms and ginger jars.

Over the years, I’ve used blue more and more, and I’ll never get tired of this calming color. My mama would be so in love with our summer living room decor.

Living room decor for summer in blue and white, chinoiserie and palms.

Our entryway refresh has her style written all over it – visit or newest entryway refresh. I miss her every single day (I miss both of my parents terribly, I unfortunately lost them both in the last two years), but this all brings me so much comfort, as it reminds me of her.

She had such impeccable style and it has impacted me in every way.

Living room sofa styled for summer with blue and white pillows.

We’re thinking about possibly painting our walls white in here, which would be a huge undertaking, the ceilings are eleven feet.

Summer living room decor in blue and white with a hamptons-inspired feel.

This color is Collingwood by Benjamin Moore – a beautiful greige – but I think a beautiful creamy white would be stunning!

Or possibly a very pale blue. I’d also really love to add moldings to the upper walls. We aren’t sure yet, but it’s been on my mind. Stay tuned, it may just happen eventually.

Beautiful living room decorated for summer in a blue and white coastal, Hamptons look.

Thank you so much for joining me in our coastal chic living room. Next on our tour today is Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage – her style and home are just fabulous, she has so many terrific tips to incorporate into your home. Please don’t forget to tour all of the fabulous summer homes further down below – I promise you won’t be disappointed! Happy summer decorating! xo

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16 Comments

  1. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you! This is Collingwood by BM!

  2. Beautiful!!!! What color are the walls?

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much!! Unfortunately it’s not available anymore, but I’ve linked similar ones here that you may also like!

  4. I love everything I. Your deccor where is sofa from thank you

  5. tamaraanka says:

    You’re so kind, thank you so much. My Mother was truly such an inspiration in so many ways…I miss her dearly. I say paint away! I am ready for it too!! Good luck with your project and happy summer to you as well! xo

  6. Karen Chaudoin says:

    This was a lovely post made more beautiful by the complimentary mentioning of your mother. She sounds like an enjoyable woman. I look forward to seeing the wall color changed. I too am considering white. In Farrow and Ball ot a BM color. I have a similar color to yours, BM Shaker Beige. So tired of deep dark khaki walls. This winter they were depressing to look at 😒. I like your blue walls in the foyer and imagine white will look better! Happy summer!

  7. tamaraanka says:

    Erica you’re the sweetest! Thank you so much my friend! Happy Summer! xo

  8. Gorgeousness as always, Tamara. Your house is the perfect spring/summer home.

  9. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you Cassie, you’re so sweet! I’m very flattered, and so happy you like everything! Happy summer! xo

  10. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Julia that’s so kind! I sure wish I lived on the beach! Maybe one day! Happy summer! xo

  11. tamaraanka says:

    Marty you’re always so kind and the biggest support – I love being a part of these tours, they’re always so inspiring. Thank you for having me! xo

  12. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much Laura! I’m so happy you like it all, happy summer!

  13. Such an inspiring tour! I adore all the blue and white. Your coral collection is amazing!

  14. Love the gorgeous blue and white in your home. Those pillows are stunning and make such a statement. I always look forward to seeing how you accessorize, you always create such beautiful vignettes. Thanks tons for joining the tour again this season, your home is filled with tons of inspiration that I always look forward to.

  15. Love all of your blue and white accents so much! Your home feels like a lovely relaxing beach vacation. So so pretty!

  16. So beautiful Tamara! All of the blues and whites have those southern summer vibes I love! Your home looks like it was meant for this season, but I know it’s because you nailed the look!

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