Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge?

There’s something timelessly lovely about breezy, beachy, easy coastal design style. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge highlights a range of furnishings and accents to capture the look. Even if the beach is many miles from your door, you can introduce tranquil colors inspired by it. And you can also choose decor suggestive of a restful, relaxed seaside pace.

Coastal Living Idea House 2018 - screen porch with Screen Tight mesh screening. Come discover Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources.
A beautiful screen porch in Coastal Living Idea House 2018 – with MeshGuard screening. Photo: J. Savage Gibson/Styling: Liz Strong/Interior Designer: Jenny Keenan/Architect: Eric Moser.

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Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge?

Home Tour: Inspiring Contemporary Coastal Cottage

Take a tour of last year’s Idea House for Coastal Living. One of my favorite rooms in this inspiring cottage is the screen porch (above) off the living room. Tell me what you think about the cement tile on the fireplace!

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Blue Painted Porch Ceiling

Whether or not you live in the South, a pretty haint blue porch ceiling belongs! But what shade of blue? Find tranquil blue paint colors to consider here.

Coastal Living Idea House 2018 Screen Porch off living room designed by Jenny Keenan. Come see Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources.
Screen Porch in Coastal Living Idea House 2018. Photo: J. Savage Gibson/Styling: Liz Strong/Interior Design: Jenny Keenan/Architect: Eric Moser.

Here’s another blue porch ceiling to admire:

Porch swing. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey. Come see Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources.
Elegant Charleston Porch Swing on porch off master bedroom in this home. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Custom Carolina The Elegant Charleston Hanging Bed
Elegant Charleston Porch Swing…hello lovely indeed.
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Blue and White Contemporary Coastal Decor Inspiration

Living room. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey. Discover Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources.
See more of this great room in a board and batten South Carolina coastal cottage. Design: Lisa Furey ( Photo: Lindsey Shorter). Custom indigo/white linen pillows on sofa: fabric is Schumacher Andromeda Japanese Style linen. Paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE White/Coffee Table: Oomph Edgartown.

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Southport Patio Egg Chair from Taget - photo from My Little French Venue.
Photo: My Little French Venue…certainly lovely indeed.

Coastal Style Rattan Egg Chair

Southport Patio Egg Chair - Opalhouseâ„¢ - image 1 of 12
Southport Patio Egg Chair…certainly lovely indeed. Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.

Coastal Style Accent Tables

Southport Nesting Patio Coffee & End Table Black/Brown - Opalhouseâ„¢ - image 1 of 7
Southport Nesting Patio Coffee & End Table, Target…certainly lovely indeed.

Contemporary Coastal Style Patio Sets

Southport 3pc Wicker Motion Patio Chat Set Linen - Opalhouseâ„¢ - image 1 of 6
Southport 3 Piece Wicker Motion Set, Target…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Southport Patio Dining Set - Opalhouseâ„¢ - image 1 of 8
Southport Dining Set, Target…certainly lovely indeed.
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Contemporary Coastal Style Hanging Chair

Hanging Swing - Pier1
Hanging Swing…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.

Contemporary Coastal Living Room Furniture & Decor to Get the Look

Black and white Ikat throw pillow
Ikat Black Pillow…certainly lovely indeed.
Russell Sectional with 2 Pillows - Ave Six - image 1 of 4
Russell Sectional, Target…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Jute Area Rug
Jute Braided Area Rug, Target…certainly lovely indeed.
Woven Stripe Square Throw Pillow - Thresholdâ„¢ - image 1 of 2
Woven Stripe Pillow, Target…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
CaymanOttomanFrameS18
Cayman Ottoman, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.

Affordable Contemporary Coastal Home Decor Finds to Get the Look

Hawthorn Lanterns
White Hawthorn Lanterns…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Farmhouse Black Striped Pillow
Farmhouse Black Striped Pillow…certainly lovely indeed.
Birch Hurricane Candleholder
Large Birch Hurricane Candleholder…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
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Coastal Decor Living Room: Slipcovered Furniture

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Haborside Slipcovered Chair in living room, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.
HarborsideGlderPetrySnowS14
Haborside Slipcovered Chair, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.
CoteTableLampOffSHF16
Cote White Ceramic Lamp, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
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Blue Stitched Throw Pillows, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.
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Willow Grande Modern Slipcovered Sofa, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
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Ines Pillow Set, Crate & Barrel…certainly lovely indeed.

Neutral Decor for a Coastal Living Room

Wellington Nail Head Accent Sofa - White - Inspire Q - image 1 of 7
Wellington Nail Head Accent Sofa, Target…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Diamond Throw Pillow Black - Opalhouseâ„¢ - image 1 of 10
Diamond Throw Pillow, Target…certainly lovely indeed.
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Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Splurge With Fine Timeless Furniture & Decor

Coastal Style Hanging Rattan Bench

Hanging Rattan Bench
Hanging Rattan Bench, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Hanging Rattan Bench
Hanging Rattan Bench, Serena & Lily. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Hanging Rattan Bench
Hanging Rattan Bench, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.

Elegant & Contemporary Coastal Style Living Room Finds

Serena & Lily Parkwood Collection
Parkwood Collection, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed. Contemporary Coastal Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Inspiration Photos and Decidedly Lovely Shopping Resources. Interior design inspiration: contemporary coastal style and furniture as well as home decor finds to get the look.
Parkwood Sofa - Serena & Lily
Parkwood Sofa, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Blake Raffia Coffee Table
Blake Raffia Coffee Table, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Venice Rattan Chair - Serena & Lily
Venice Rattan Chair, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Camille Diamond Medallion Pillow Cover
Camille Diamond Medallion Pillow Cover, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.

Here’s the Camille Pillow Cover in blue!

Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Montford Floor Lamp
Montford Floor Lamp, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Mendocino Linen Throw
Mendocino Linen Throw, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
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Breathtaking Contemporary Coastal Style Outdoor Dining Pieces

Terrace Collection - Serena & Lily
Terrace Collection, Serena & Lily…certainly lovely indeed.
Pacifica Dining Chair
Pacifica Dining Chair (Driftwood), Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Terrace Dining Table
Terrace Dining Table, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
St. Martin Perennials Rug
St. Martin Perrenials Rug, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Pacifica Dining Chairs, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.

Contemporary Coastal Living Room With Neutral Palette

Barton Sofa
Barton Sofa, Serena & Lily. Director Counter Stools: HERE.
Barton Sofa
Barton Sofa, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Santa Barbara Pendant, Serene & Lily
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Contemporary Coastal Dining Room Decor

Santa Barbara Pendant
Santa Barbara Pendant, Serene & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Santa Barbara Pendant
Santa Barbara Pendant, Serene & Lily

Contemporary Coastal Rattan Pendant Lighting

Santa Barbara Pendant
Santa Barbara Pendant (Natural), Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Santa Barbara Pendant - Serena & Lily
Santa Barbara Pendant, Serena & Lily

Contemporary Coastal Counter Stool Idea

Director's Counter Stool
Director’s Counter Stool, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.

Tranquil Coastal Cottage Bedroom Decor Ideas

Sutter Linen Quilt
Sutter Linen Quilt, Serena & Lily

Here’s the quilt in “Sky” color:

Sutter Linen Quilt in Sky
Sutter Linen Quilt, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Gingham Duvet Cover
Gingham Duvet Cover, Serena & Lily
Gingham Duvet Cover in light blue and white.
Gingham Duvet Cover, Serena & Lily

Contemporary Coastal Indoor Swing Idea

Double Rattan Hanging Chair
Double Rattan Hanging Chair, Serena & Lily. Beachy Style Decor Ideas: Save or Splurge: Beautiful Photos to Inspire and Decidedly Smart Resources. Coastal style design inspiration: contemporary furniture and neutral color palette ideas as well as tips to get the look.
Porto Linen Pajamas…in case you want to feel extra breezy as you lounge.

For even more gorgeous coastal design inspiration, do visit my Coastal Cottage Pinterest Board and THESE posts with awesome coastal cottage inspiration!

Personal Update

So happy to report the daily painful attacks I experienced for a month are under control. Meds are preventing spasms and/or tricking my brain about the pain. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. We continue to rely on God’s infinite grace and tender mercy. Also, our son continues to heal here at our home from HUS/TTP. While he is not yet able to return to work, he is able to smile and get exercise. We are making progress on the renovation of his new home which I will share in time. We were able to entertain a few friends over the weekend, and what a blessing it was despite the distancing and modifications. I’ll write more later about how we kept each other safe, and you can find tips HERE.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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6 Comments

  1. August 18, 2020 / 8:31 am

    So appreciate all the wonderful inspiration for my future coastal home in NC. I went pinning crazy!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 19, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Your home is going to be amazing, Celia! Sending peace to you, Cali girlfriend. 🙂

  2. Joanna
    August 18, 2020 / 8:42 am

    Good news Michele! I wish that you remain pain free and your son continues to heal. 🙏🏼

    • Michele
      Author
      August 19, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      It sure is. I’m still sleepy quite often, but it’s a good trade off! We think it will take months for our son to recover, and we are staying optimistic as we take it day by day. Thanks so much for the prayers.

  3. Deb Wostmann
    August 18, 2020 / 8:50 am

    Love this post as we bought a beach home this year at the Oregon coast and I’m constantly looking for decorating ideas.

    So happy to hear that you and your son are doing better. Continued prayers.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 19, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much for the prayer – we need them as we heal, and the support keeps me buoyantly hopeful. Peace to you as you feather your coastal nest. 🙂

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
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Galvanized Console Table
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Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
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French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
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Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool