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This lovely living room is a part of a great room that houses the kitchen and dining room. It has a hardwood flooring topped with a gray patterned area rug to contrast the dark velvet arm chairs flanking the fireplace with a white mantle. This blends well with the wainscoting.
This living room has an open and airy feel to its large glass wall on the side that brings in natural lighting for the hardwood flooring, beige ceiling and matching fireplace mantle across from the sofa set on the area rug.
The highlight of this large great room that houses the living room and dining area is the charming wooden cove ceiling. It is adorned with decorative carvings, moldings and a pair of ceiling fans that match the aesthetic.
This is an elegant living room with a charming white coffered ceiling. This is paired with a large L-shaped sectional sofa across from the modern fireplace on the far wall.
The bright and airy quality of this living room is due to the high white ceiling and open walls bringing an abundance of natural lights into the living room that has comfortable beige sectional sofas and a couple of beige leather armchairs facing a modern fireplace inlaid into a large stone column that also supports the TV.
This simple white Beach-style living room showcases a high white tray ceiling over the living room area with a modern fireplace embedded into its white wall that is accented on each side with golden sculptures. This is a nice background for the variety of cushioned couches and armchairs surrounding the simple coffee table.
The white arched ceiling has exposed wooden beams that pairs perfectly with the large white wooden structure dominating the wall that has shelves flanking the mounted TV. Facing this is the beige couches and gray armchairs over a woven area rug.
The large white cushioned sectional sofa is complemented by the gray industrial-style area rug over the hardwood flooring. It also complements the white fireplace with a white mantle above it is the mounted TV flanked by large colorful paintings.
The rustic ceiling fan hanging from the high cathedral ceiling has a flower petal-like design that goes well with the colorful cushioned sofa set and the floral cushioned armchair surrounding the white plank coffee table over the woven rug.
This beautiful and bright living room has a white tray ceiling with a ceiling fan hanging over the living room area with various rustic elements on the woven area rug, glass-top coffee table as well as the end table of the beige couches facing a TV mounted on the white wall.
The middle of the tray of the white ceiling has exposed wooden beams in a coffer-like finish. This complements the gray walls accented with a wall-mounted artwork flanked by table lamps on a console table across from the white sofa set.
The white coffered ceiling has a ceiling fan hanging in the middle over the wooden coffee table that is surrounded by a stark white sofa set over a white woven area rug covering the light hardwood flooring that complements the light gray walls.
The brown leather two-seat sofa and the cushioned armchair beside it match well with the hardwood flooring that is topped with a light gray area rug under a black coffee table that contrasts the white arched ceiling.
The white cushions of the sofas and armchairs blend with the carpeted flooring that makes the dark wood coffee table stand out. This is complemented by the beige walls that blend with the large wooden structure housing the fireplace and the TV flanked by shelves.
The pair of woven rattan armchairs matches the wooden ceiling with a dark brown ceiling fan that pairs with the wooden structure dominating the wall framing the mounted TV with shelves and cabinets.
This Beach-style living room features a white cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams matching the aesthetic of the white wooden cabinets and shelves framing the mounted TV across from the two light gray sofas and two green cushioned armchairs.
The exposed wooden beams of the white ceiling match well with the hardwood flooring that is covered with a woven area rug under the beige sofa and the two dark bamboo armchairs with blue-striped cushions.
The fireplace is inlaid with a white mantle that contrasts the dark wooden structure beside it housing the TV. This is a nice complement to the hardwood flooring topped with a light-hued area rug that complements the various sofas and armchair.
The TV is placed on the beige mantle of the fireplace that stands out against the stark white walls and ceiling with a modern ceiling fan in the middle over the wooden coffee table over the furry area rug covering the dark hardwood flooring.
An entire wall is dominated by sliding glass doors that bring in an abundance of natural lighting to the white cushioned sofa set surrounding a wood-top modern coffee table across from the fireplace with a TV mounted above it.
The dark wooden coffered ceiling is augmented by the warm yellow light of the flush-mount light over the colorful striped area rug that stands out against the dark hardwood flooring complimented by a large aquarium.
This Beach-style living room has a great view of the sea through its open wall of folding glass doors that brings in natural lights to the white ceiling and white walls adorned with a colorful painting above the modern floor sofa across from the mounted TV.
This small and simple living room has a convertible function it with its Murphy bed behind the large light gray sofa beside the white shelf. This is filled with various decors that stand out against the walls and ceiling contrasted by an oval black coffee table.
This homey living room has a white arched ceiling with exposed wooden beams making way for an alcove in the corner with windows over the L-shaped white sofa paired with a circular coffee table that complements the woven area rug contrasting the white walls that support the mounted TV.
The fireplace has a white marble inlay that complements the white mantle and above it is the mounted TV across from the comfortable set of light gray sofa and the two green cushioned armchairs flanking the lovely coffee table.
The high cathedral ceiling has a wooden hue contrasted by the white wooden beams matching the white frames of the tall glass windows and sliding glass doors leading to a surrounding balcony. The dark hardwood flooring is mostly covered by a patterned area rug contrasting the sofa set.
The light green walls are further lightened by the abundance of natural lights coming in from the white-framed row of windows flanking the fireplace with a white mantle across from the homey beige sofas with round end tables bearing table lamps.
The dark hardwood flooring is dominated by the dark blue hue of the large L-shaped sectional sofa brightened by glass doors and windows facing a wooden coffee table that partners well with the woven area rug as well as the hardwood flooring.
The highlight of this Beach-style living room is the large stone structure flanked by white wooden shelves and cabinets. This stone structure also houses the fireplace and the painting above it that complements the orange elements on the cushioned sofa set.
This bright and white living room is due to the high ceiling complemented by the tall glass windows that bring in an abundance of natural lighting. The furniture are simple black and white to complement this setup and is given a fireplace with a white mantle for a bit of warmth.
This is a simple Beach-style living room with a single light gray sofa paired with a white area rug facing a white wall that houses the modern fireplace and the TV above it. This is paired with a great background of the seaside view through glass doors.
The lush greenery of the outdoors is a nice background for the simple hues of this Beach-style living room with a large gray sectional sofa facing a white wall that has the fireplace and TV in it flanked by wooden armchairs with white cushions.
The light gray sectional sofa set complements the gray flooring of this Beach-style living room that is part of a great room that also contains the dining area and kitchen all illuminated by large glass walls bringing in natural lights.
The gray flooring that is topped with gray area rug matches the wooden cathedral ceiling with the same hue as the floors and the tops of the glass railings. This hue complements the light gray modern sofa set paired with a modern glass-top coffee table.
This wide living room is further brightened by the glass walls that feature a nice seaside view bringing with it an abundance of natural lights for the hardwood flooring that paired with the wide ceiling contrasted by the white modern sofa set and the white support pillars.
This Beach-style living room has a high white ceiling augmented by glass walls with white frames. This makes you feel like you are among the waves of the ocean outside as you relax on the white modern cushioned armchairs.
The dark hardwood flooring contrasts the white cathedral ceiling that has exposed wooden beams in that farmhouse-style that pairs well with the beige walls matching the beige area rug underneath the blue sofa and pair of cushioned armchairs.
This charming living room is an amazing fusion of traditional and Beach-style with its comfortable gray and green couches as well as the pair of cushioned armchairs surrounding a large wooden coffee table over a patterned area rug that is brightened by the large glass walls.
The green hues of the walls are a nice background for the beige ceiling that matches the beige area rug over a dark hardwood flooring that pairs with the dark brown sofa and round ottomans across from the fireplace.
The beige walls and ceiling are a nice pairing for the light gray L-shaped sofa over a brown area rug paired with a round wooden coffee table. A nice dash of color is provided by the colorful painting above the sofa that is flanked with windows.
This bright and airy living room has a white coffered ceiling complemented by light blue walls with white wooden wainscoting before the hardwood flooring that complements the stone inlay of the fireplace across from the beige sofa set.
The U-shaped white sectional sofa has blue patterned pillows on it that match with the coffered ceiling as well as the blue and gray area rug over the light hardwood flooring that contrasts the dark wood end tables.
The fireplace beneath the TV has a white mantle that is flanked by windows with blue polka-dotted curtains matching the striped cushions of the armchairs facing a wood-top modern coffee table by the beige couch.
The coffee table is upholstered with blue cushions that have a button tufted finish. This is a nice pairing with the blue striped area rug over the dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the beige walls and white coffered ceiling.
The dark hardwood flooring of this Beach-style living room is contrasted by the glass walls that feature an amazing view of the surrounding ocean scenery. This is augmented by the white ceiling and the white modern sofa paired with a couple of gray cushioned armchairs.
This living has beauty to its simple white tray ceiling, white walls that house the TV and fireplace as well as the white cushioned L-shaped sectional sofa. This is contrasted by the dark hardwood flooring that is topped with a gray area rug.
The light gray sofa of this Beach-style living room has blue patterned pillows that match well with the blue patterned area rug topped with a large wooden coffee table matching the woven wicker armchairs that completes the aesthetic of the rustic pendant light.
This large living room has a white coffered ceiling matching the white walls that rare complemented by the framed artworks of sailboats. This is contrasted by the black grand piano by the window that illuminates the light gray sofas flanking a wooden table.
The charming light green sofa set is facing a light gray wall with wall-mounted shelves on it surrounding the wall-mounted TV over a low long cabinet that matches the wooden coffee table.
This relaxing Beach-style living room has a couple of blue-gray cushioned armchairs that stand out against the white shiplap walls by the stairs that have white railings complemented by the exposed wooden beam of the ceiling.
How popular are Beach Style living rooms?
Beach style living room designs are fun and easy to implement. If you’re short on beach style living room design ideas, we’ll provide you with a handful here in this article so that you’ll be ready to spring into action and recreate the beach-house living room you’ve always wanted in your home.
The beach style living room design ideas that we’ll discuss in this article work best in medium to small-sized spaces, but there’s no reason that it can’t scale gracefully to a larger size.
Sandy Colors, Breezy Lighting
Beach style living rooms are characterized by their use of light beiges, whites, sky blues, wood, and wicker elements to recreate the nautical feeling of being at the beach. It’s also important to include a lot of kitschy doodads like wooden birds, lighthouse paintings, or even mounted fish when you’re shooting for the beach style living room design.
These doodads definitely should not be functional. Designing a beach style living room isn’t about packing as many pieces of functional stuff or furniture or art into one spot to maximize the use of the space, it’s about creating a pleasant environment to pass an afternoon or wrap up after a long day.
The beach style living room does best when it gets an abundance of natural light and can open windows to expose it to the breeze—just like really being at the beach. For when the sun goes down, having a few lamps that provide a soft and dim light will do just the trick—the beach style living room is a place for winding down at night, not so much for entertaining.
More Comfort Than Beach Chairs Or Beach Couches
Because the beach style living room doesn’t necessarily see a lot of use as an entertainment station, everything should be comfortable—especially rugs, chairs, couches, doorknobs, and pillows. No matter the object, the color scheme should stay the same—light pastels without much color saturation, sparse use of wood and wicker, and no sharp dark colors.
The texture is also critical to hitting the beach style living room aesthetic. Carpeting is often used to provide a nice feeling for bare feet, as are rugs. Walls should have a texture, too—a light wood is ideal.
Furniture that gets a lot of interaction with tables or bookcases should be rough to the touch rather than sanded down into an industrial piece. Remember, the beach style living room is about relaxation and creating flow.
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