Do you love the Pottery Barn look but not their prices? I am right there with you. I recently helped a friend and her husband decorate her new living room on a budget. Just a heads up, I have included affiliate links for your shopping pleasure. They loved the Pottery Barn look but didn’t want to spend thousands. They did end up getting a coffee table and side table at Pottery Barn when they were on sale, and honestly, sometimes you just need to wait for the sales when you are decorating on a budget. Today I am going to share how we achieved a Coastal Pottery Barn Living Room on a budget. I have included some affiliate links to the products for your shopping pleasure.
Paint Color / Mount Saint Ann by Benjamin Moore
Pretty fabulous right? To start, they needed all new furnishings. They recently moved into their new home and had nothing to start with so they did invest in some key furniture pieces. They ended up getting their slipcovered sectional from a local retailer here in Mass for about $2300. Be sure to checkout my latest, “affordable sectionals and where to buy” post for great deals on buying the perfect sectional or sofa.
Their end table, coffee table and sofa are all from Pottery Barn (they were on sale and she had a gift card) but the key to getting the Coastal Pottery Barn look is to layer in deep warm wood tones with white (or light colored) furniture. We mixed in varying sisal and wicker elements from HomeGoods which often you can find at Pottery Barn, but at a high dollar amount. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Pottery Barn but often wait for their sales.
The wicker baskets and white pottery planters from HomeGoods are great to fill room corners. To achieve the coastal look, we went to Home Depot and got a few indoor/outdoor plants. Large rooms need plants and placing the plants and corners or behind a couch (next to a sofa table) are usually great spots for them.
The rope styled tray from HomeGoods layered on the coffee table works perfectly for holding remotes, coasters and a vase full of flowers. Layering blues, whites and sand colored elements will help you achieve this look in no time.
The Coastal Pottery Barn look is all about texture and color. Like I said, blues, whites and sand colors all look great together but you also need to mix in varying elements of texture through pillows and throws. We decided to mix blue paisley pillows, stripes and a hint of green on the couch and chair. The green is also introduced through the plants. The slipcovered striped chair and ottoman are also from a local retailer here in Mass but keep reading, I will share options at the bottom of the post.
The wooden off white lamp from HomeGoods is to die for and was the perfect accent near the sofa table and slipcovered chair. Not only is it functional but it added the necessary height behind the chair. Once again, coastal accents from HomeGoods were added on the sofa table to achieve the casual coastal feel.
So here is a tip when it comes to buying decorative accents. Don’t over think them! We knew our color scheme was white, blue and sand. So when shopping for accents, we simply purchased items in those colors. Anything sisal, wicker, sand, white or blue will most likely always give you a coastal feel, especially if they are boats! -ha
Love this look? I have rounded up some great finds below!