Hello friends! It’s been a while since I have shared new interior photos of our home. I love swapping out pillow covers and decorative accents for an inexpensive refresh of our space. This season, summery hues of blue and gray combined with crisp white linens and seagrass baskets make our summer living room feel light and airy! Keep reading for coastal inspired living room tips and sources.

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Summer Ladder Shelf Styling

One of the main ways I refresh our living room is by swapping out decor on our ladder shelf. You can see autumn here, and Christmas here!

coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, southern style, cali style, throw pillows, ladder shelf

Related: Decor Ideas for Every Season

To refresh our living room for summer, I mixed neutral and blue coffee table books. Anytime you see old books in my decor, you can safely assume they are from the thrift store! Check out the hardback section while thrifting and remove the dust jackets to see what color lies beneath.

coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, faux coral, southern style, cali style, white ladder shelf

In addition, the stackable seagrass baskets are from IKEA, and the blue accented vase is from TJ Maxx / Homegoods. I love how the pops of soft blue and teal add a summer vibe to this space.

stackable seagrass baskets from IKEA
glossy white vase with coastal blue pattern from Homegoods TJ Maxx
coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, southern style, cali style, throw pillows, ladder shelf

Coastal Inspired Living Room Artwork and Bookcase

I refreshed this side of the room with a new painting, also from TJ Maxx. This one is similar! Lately I feel drawn to coastal artwork–you can almost feel the refreshing, salty beach breeze. At the same time, the soft color palette and impressionistic style will work for any season.

coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, southern style, cali style, throw pillows, bookcase painted with white chalk paint for distressed look

Secondly, all of the bookshelf decor are pieces I already had! Here are some similar vases and greenery.

bookcase painted with white chalk paint for distressed look

Below you can also see our TV! I usually shy away from showing it, but enjoy seeing how other people style their TVs. After searching for a coastal farmhouse TV stand, we settled on this one from Target in “natural aged brown.” My only complaint is that the wood has the slightest green undertones in certain lighting, but overall I love the color and storage.

living room wide view

Coastal Inspired Living Room Pillows and Throw

As I have mentioned before, one of the most budget-friendly ways to update a living room is with pillow covers! Almost all of ours are from H&M and are very affordable, often under five dollars. For summer I like teals and grays with a crisp white pattern thrown in. The striped throw was from Target–I pulled it from our guest room to use here because stripes just feel summery and clean to me.

coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, southern style, cali style, beach themed throw pillows, ladder shelf
coastal inspired living room with beachy blues for summer, summer home decor, farmhouse style, southern style, cali style, beach themed throw pillows, ladder shelf

And that is our summer living room! I would love to see your space too, so please leave a link to your blog below if you have one! Otherwise, leave a comment sharing your favorite way to refresh your home for summer. I always enjoy hearing from you!

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  1. Caitlin! This is so beautiful and clean, I love the way that you styled your shelves and your pillows! Thank you for sharing for Our Inspired Collection!

  2. I really like the ladder shelf! Where did you buy it? I have’nt found one that I like as much as this one.

    1. Caitlin - Lion & Lantern says:

      Hi Rhonda! Thanks for the question! It is the Marinez 76” Leaning Bookcase from Wayfair! I did get it over a year ago so not sure if it is still available! 🙂

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