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How to Create the Modern Coastal Dining Room of Your Dreams

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In most homes, the dining room is a comforting space meant for socializing, relaxing, and enjoying delicious meals with friends or family. The modern coastal style is appealing to many homeowners, as combining modern styles with classic coastal elements is a great way to spice up the average dining room no matter where you live.

Becoming more popular, modern coastal interior design, which is light, minimal, and fresh, is achieved by incorporating a mix of relaxed beach house aesthetics and classic Hamptons styles.

There are so many options for decorating your modern coastal dining room according to your tastes. Coastal design doesn't have to be filled with tacky sea life and obvious beach motifs. You can subtly add modern coastal design elements into your dining room.

How to Create the Perfect Modern Coastal Dining Room

If you aren’t sure where to begin, we have a few tips to help you create the modern coastal dining room of your dreams.

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Play with Color

Classically, coastal homes had mostly white palettes, but modern coastal design incorporates fun, more vibrant colors. Don’t be afraid to incorporate greens, pinks, blues, and golds into your dining room.

Once you have a color palette identified, you can pick out accent pieces such as paintings, trinkets, and even the furniture for your dining room. The coastal look does not have restrictive boundaries, so spend time expressing yourself through different and unique color options.

Use Woven and Natural Textures

No coastal home seems complete without a few woven elements. Woven-style baskets, chairs, wall art, and shelves are a recognizable trait of the coastal look. Wicker chairs can be made comfortable by incorporating soft white cushions to complement, and wicker baskets can be used as simple table centerpieces. Woven shelves can be free-standing or hung on walls, bringing the entire room a classic coastal feel.

Use Ocean-Themed Décor Sparingly

The dining room is a great place to take some stylistic liberties with décor. However, rather than utilizing conspicuous sailboats and seashells, the style can incorporate nautical themes with a modern twist.

Beach signs, rope accents, anchors, ocean waves, starfish and other sea motifs should be limited in a modern coastal dining room. However, feel free to combine some nautical symbols with abstract art, but pay attention to quantity here.

Stick with Lighter Woods

Most coastal homes are light and airy, usually due to the shades of the wood furniture. Keeping your tables, cabinets, and accent pieces white or lightly stained will bring the room together.

The light theme ensures that the space feels warm, inviting, and relaxing.. Avoiding dark pieces keeps the space from feeling too “heavy.”

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How Can We Help?

At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we have over 20 years of high-end construction experience in Vero Beach. Our company offers a comprehensive range of renovation and building services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you design your dream modern coastal dining room.


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