Would you like to design coastal pottery barn living room on a budget? 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 their new living room on a budget. They loved the Pottery Barn look but didn’t want to spend thousands. This post has been updated in July 2020 featuring the latest design trends for the look.
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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.Coastal Pottery Barn Living Room on a Budget
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.
Be sure to checkout my latest, “affordable sectionals and where to buy” post for great deals on buying the perfect sectional or sofa.
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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 (similar) and white pottery planters (similar) 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. Here is a great white ceramic planter that is similar to the one above.
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The rope styled tray (similar) from HomeGoods layered on the coffee table works perfectly for holding remotes, coasters and a vase full of flowers.
I also love this white affordable tray option at Wayfair too!
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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 blue pillows from Walmart, 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 (similar) rom 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
Pottery Barn Coastal Living Room
Hopefully you got some good tips on how to get a coastal Pottery Barn living room on a budget. You can also see my recent post over on the HomeGoods blog that shares 5 ways to spruce up a living room, featuring this room.
Want to see more of their house? Check out their waterfront blue lakeside deck living space I helped them style about a month ago. It’s a winner for sure!
Hope you enjoyed these easy tips to achieve the Coastal Pottery Barn living room on a budget. Stay tuned for an update on my gram and gramp in the next couple days. It’s so weird still without them at home now, they are kind of struggling being in the nursing home and I can’t say as if I blame them. It’s a rough time right now for them. We just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this past weekend (read that post here) so stop over and say hello, I always try to share your comments with my grandparents :).