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Decorating A Coastal Dining Room with Blue

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Today I am showing you how decorating a coastal dining room with blue decor can be on a budget by adding a few key elements like seagrass chairs, a just a jute sisal area rug, blue wall paint and earth toned / blue decor. 

Coastal Dining Room Ideas

If you search google or pinterest for updated coastal dining room ideas, you will find so many inspiring rooms that your head will spin! It’s very easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start. One of the easiest ways to add a coastal theme to your house is start with organic natural fibers. One being these seagrass dining room chairs to create a contrast and texture between the table and buffet as shown below.

modern coastal farmhouse dining room

The dining room below is from our old house and I will admit, I miss this dining room set! I love the modern coastal look and I had fun decorating our new lake house “slice of heaven” these past couple months. You can see our coastal living room at the lake house here that I shared last week. 

Some of you may remember our kitchen at our last house (below) and how it opened up into our dining room once our renovation was complete.  We decided a white dining table with seagrass chairs would coordinate nicely with the new white kitchen. 

Here is the new kitchen below.

white kitchen, brown Xback counter stools, quartzite countertops, restoration hardware pendants, white tile floor

Today I am breaking down all the components of this room and how to get a coastal dining room look by changing the wall color and decorative elements in the room. I remember when we sold this house and how sad I was to leave behind all the furniture (the new owners wanted to buy the furniture as well) and decorative elements in this dining room. I know the new owners were excited to have the space all set up so I was happy about that :). 

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs

The white farmhouse dining room table was the perfect combination between modern and farmhouse. This table is similar and the seagrass chairs paired perfectly as a seating option.

Modern Coastal Dining Room

As time goes by, my taste in decor tends to change and in my early 40’s I started to love the coastal style and wanted to add coastal elements to our home. We do not live near the water so while it might seem odd to have a coastal theme if you don’t live near the beach, it really does not matter in my opinion. If you like a style, then go with it!

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

The white coastal dining room table allowed a neutral backdrop for blue coastal decor and earth toned elements.

The previous dining room (below) , which was featured in This Old House Magazine a few years back (that was pretty exciting!), had a dark gray on the walls (see below) and featured bold pops of color. The dining room was exactly what I wanted at that time in my life but it definitely was not coastal. It was more of a modern cottage theme. 

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Modern Coastal Paint Colors

The previous dining room was a dark gray color so we switched it up and went with a light green color called Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams. Sea Salt wall paint is a blue green color that is light and airy. The wall color is neutral and lends a coastal feel without feeling overly beachy. 

We added a fresh coat of extra-white by Sherwin-Williams to the lower part of the wall and trim.

If you are looking for an all white paint color that is perfect for a coastal inspired room, click through this post, lake house living room remodel painted in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. It’s gorgeous!

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

The coastal dining chairs (these seagrass chairs) are absolutely amazing and give that summer coastal look we were looking for.

This set of  seagrass chairs are on sale but do not have cushions (great price thought for multiple colors). If you are trying to infuse a coastal theme in your home, seagrass is one of the best ways to accomplish that.

On a side note, you should see this dining room decked out for Christmas! Click through this post, Christmas Coastal Dining Room to see the gorgeous flocked Christmas tree and beautiful blue, white, teal and brown Christmas decorations. 

Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

I wanted to try and add as many different textures to the dining room as possible so the stone candle holders were the perfect choice against the wooden table and seagrass chairs. Mine are old out but I linked some from Amazon at the bottom of the post that are affordable so you can get the look.

Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

The hutch is one that my grandparents gave me years ago when I bought my first house. It was a light brown oak color so I painted it white to help get the coastal vibe I was going after. I will never forget the day I painted the hutch and my grandfather just about died when I caught me painting it. He was so mad at me! 

Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas

white farmhouse hutch, cutting board, farmhouse decor

I prefer an indoor/outdoor rug (we have this one from Dash and Albert) in the dining room. We have dogs, kids and a lot of foot traffic so I find indoor/outdoor rugs clean easily. I consider rugs an investment piece so one big enough for a dining room will most likely run $800 – $1200 for a good one. BUT they will last and if you get sick of it in your dining room, just move it to your patio!

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

The seagrass chairs came with the seat cushions which was an added bonus.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

How Do I Make My House Look More Coastal?

Whether you are decorating a coastal dining room or living room, there are many ways to make your house look more coastal. Besides white furniture and seagrass elements, pottery and ceramic pieces in earth toned colors will help add an organic feel to the room. I filled the hutch with a mix of white pottery pieces and wooden cutting boards to tie in the warm tones that are found in the chairs and floor.

hydrangeas, stone candle pillar, hurricane candle holder

Hydrangeas remind me of my great gram and they are the perfect summer flower for any table. I love how they look with the stone candle holders and cream colored candles. Nothing says classic coastal like hydrangeas and they were the perfect addition to our coastal dining room.

hydrangeas, vase, seagrass chair

The white dining room table has a section along the bottom of the table that opens and you can store the two leafs.  

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Dining room with Seagrass chairs Seasalt paint color, seagrass chairs, white farmhouse table, tan rope rug, stone candle pillars, blue curtains, white board and batten wall

Shop this room by clicking link images below:

 

 

 

coastal modern farmhouse dining room

Our goal was to create a modern coastal dining room to tie the space in with our newly finished white kitchen. I love the new coastal dining room and all the different textures. Be sure to check out our coastal family room makeover to see how we added coastal elements to that space as well.

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22 Comments

  1. I like the fresh new look! Can you share your source for the new curtains in the dining room?

      1. Can you send me or post a close up of the curtains?

    1. Laurie Radcliffe says:

      Where did you get the curtains in the dining room? Absolutely love them with the sea-salt colored walls?

  2. Juanita in OH says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You remind me of the way things were when I was a young girl. Every spring my parents would send the winter rug to storage, change the slipcovers and the curtains to lighter options. My mother made everything {except the rug, lol} and it was all beautiful. Just before the winter holidays all the winter items were placed in the rooms again. Your home is filled with friendly and cozy spaces. I enjoy every bit of your transformations. TFS.

    1. Thank you! I love that our posts jog your memory ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, we love decorating for the seasons….keeps things interesting! ha

  3. Wow, your dining room is so beautiful! I like the seat cushions on those chairs too. It probably makes them really comfortable. That’s nice that the rug is easy to clean. I understand wanting a quick clean up.

  4. Everything looks so fresh! Great looking new table and chairs and I love that there are leaves AND that they store underneath.

    1. That is such a great feature of the table, couldn’t agree more! I remember as a kid my gram would store her table leafs behind her bedroom door standing up and they would always tip over! -ha.

  5. You guys are on a roll! I loved it before, but you just took your dining room over the top! It’s gorgeous … so well thought out … and inviting! Your chairs are awesome!

    1. Thank you Becca! It’s nice to have the 3 rooms new and freshened up ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to decorating for Fall! -ha

  6. This room is gorgeous! I am in love with the chairs ?

  7. Everything blends so nicely together.
    The colors are beautiful and the furniture is gorgeous.

  8. I love it all, please send me at least 1/3 of this gorgeous talent you have. What a great eye in design.

  9. It’s beautiful Jess! Of course I love everything about the room! I’m coveting those chairs too…. love the texture.

  10. Leatha Camp says:

    Can you share where the seagrass chairs came from ? I love the color and texture! Beautiful!

  11. Roni Stumpf says:

    Such a beautiful room! What is the name of your paint color? Have been looking for something for the bedroom that would look nice with a quilt similar to your curtains.