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Coastal Decor in the Dining Room & Foyer

Get inspired by this dining room decorated with coastal decor, featuring beautiful ideas for crafting your own beach house look! Feast your eyes on turquoise jars, shells and candles that create a coastal look and give the feeling of salty air and relaxation.

I channeled my inner beach house decorator last week and made the most of my kids being gone and decorated my dining room. Woohoo! It was so fun just to allow myself to come up with ideas not on a time crunch or with kids crying for something in the background.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

(I love and cherish my kids, but they can make decorating for a home tour a little challenging. They were at their grandparents’ house for a few days last week, so I took full advantage!)

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

I’ve always loved coastal influences in my home with natural woven textures and lots of blues and greens, but I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so direct in my coastal-inspired decorating. This dining room set up looks like something I wold do in a beach house.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

Funny side note: I knew it was extra beachy when my husband told me it looked like King Triton from The Little Mermaid was throwing a party in there. I wasn’t sure if I should be offended or grateful that he noticed I’d changed the decor?? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I did laugh at the reference, but wasn’t really going for a Disney-theme vibe. Hopefully it doesn’t come across that way to everyone. Ha!

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Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

Normally a subtle nod to the beach is what I love in the summer. And I usually do a lot of pink, but I limited myself to greens, blues and my turquoise this time!

Coastal decor in the dining room with beautiful beachy blues and these coastal napkins from the Opal House line at Target!

I started with my inspiration piece, which was these napkins from the Opal House line at Target. I fell in love with the colors and the cute shells. I was only able to find 6 at my local store, so I used some navy pom-pom fringe napkins on the end.

Coastal decor in the dining room with beautiful beachy blues and these coastal napkins from the Opal House line at Target!

Then I grabbed this tray that I’ve had since last fall to anchor the centerpiece. It looks like it’s made out of driftwood, so I thought it was perfect. (Unfortunately it’s sold out, but I found one similar here. It just doesn’t have the beaded handles, but everything else looks the same!)

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

I have a box of shells that I use in some capacity every summer. I pulled it out and used all of them on the table either in the tray or on the plates and napkins. I used the largest shells or a collection of shells at each place at the table before putting the rest around my centerpiece.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

Rosemary Beach Town Hall Painting ๐Ÿ’—

When I pulled together everything in my house that was turquoise is was obvious that I had a decent collection of the antique blue Ball mason jars. I just love them and have them all around my home, so I gathered them to center my table and then filled around them with shells.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

I hadn’t used my pretty turquoise vases in a while and I got the idea to turn them into candle stick holders! The opening was a little larger than the candles, so I added some bulk by dripping wax on the end of the candles. Then I let them burn down and drip wax on the sides of the vases to give it a well-used look.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room - use an old vase as a candlestick holder!

Candles and the beach go hand in hand. I just imagine my table transported to a deck looking out over the ocean with all of that turquoise, the shells and candlelight. I think it would be gorgeous, don’t you? But for now we’ll just sit here in suburbia and dream.

Coastal Decor in the Dining Room + 15 other gorgeous homes decorated for summer!

My Summer Mantel Decor

My fruit baskets made pretty votive candle holders, too. I put the ball jar lids under the candles so that they wouldn’t mess up my paper baskets if they got wax on them. Also, paper and fire don’t really mix, so it was a safety precaution, too. I only burned them for a little while, so they never dripped, but I wanted to be safe!

Coastal Decor in the Foyer

Next to the dining room is the foyer, which I just spruced up a smidge for summer. Nothing too fancy. I had to use my “relax” sign again because it’s probably my most favorite summer craft project ever!

Coastal Decor in the Foyer

As you can see it’s super simple, easy changes for summer. Honestly my favorite thing about my entry way right now is my new light that I bought for less than $100. I had dreamed of getting a new light in here when we first bought the house 6 years ago and just recently got it done. I’m so glad I don’t have to try to crop out the light in all of my pictures anymore!

Coastal Decor in the Foyer

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Coastal Decor in the Foyer

Thank you for taking the time to visit my summer dining room and foyer today! I loved showing you around. There are a few DIY projects featured in these rooms, so I thought I’d leave those links for you here in case you’re wondering about any of them!

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15 Comments

  1. Laura you nailed the coastal vibe perfectly! Your husband was definitely wrong, not Disneyish at all! Ha! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and talents with us all!

  2. Wow! This tour is amazing! So many gorgeous ideas, and I am loving ALL of the coastal decor ideas. You are truly an inspiration! I am so thrilled and honored to be on this tour with you!

  3. This makes me want to go to the beach ASAP! I love your table and chairs, they are beautiful! So fun touring with you <3

  4. Laura, itโ€™s nice to know Iโ€™m not the only one that dreams of decorating a beach house! I always love your turquoise and soft hues. Great job! ๐Ÿ˜œ

  5. Love your coastal colors, it’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve learned so much from your blog, thank you so much. I love your relax sign, did you use glue for the rope?

  6. I just love how you created your own candlesticks. It’s things like that which bring out the creativity in me. Thanks for being an inspiration! Love this coastal vibe.

  7. Laura,
    What a beautiful color scheme for summer! I absolutely love your table setting and all of the layers and textures are stunning. It is a joy to be alongside you on this tour! Xoxo-Brendt

  8. You had me at “coastal,” Laura! Your Summer dining room is so fresh, inviting and beautiful! Love the blue/green/turquoise accents and woven textures you used! The blue bell jars are the perfect centerpiece, too. (And, no, I don’t get any Disney vibes, although King Triton would be just as impressed as we all are!) Your foyer is amazing … your new light was such a score! I’m so glad to be on this blog hop with you!

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