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Coastal outdoor kitchen

1. Entertaining lifestyle: Summer kitchens are perfect for those who enjoy cooking outdoors as well as entertaining. Determine how often you enjoy cooking outdoors, and what size area you can dedicate to adding a summer kitchen.

Coastal casual outdoor summer kitchen

2. Access to amenities: Summer kitchens that have several amenities get used more often. Amenities such as cooking grills, griddles, rotisseries can make your cooking experience enjoyable. Summer kitchens that have sinks, refrigerators, freezers and wine coolers can help the avid cook avoid running back inside the main house.

Coastal outdoor lounge area

3. Lounge area: Don’t forget about the lounging and leisure area for your guests. Determine what type of outdoor seating will suit your needs, movable lounge chairs and tables are ideal for versatility. Make sure the seating area is not too far from the summer kitchen area for guest interaction, but too close for smoke to affect your guests.

4. Budget: Having a budget set will keep you from guessing and running out of money. 

Outdoor kitchen lighting

5. Outdoor lighting: Installing outdoor nautical lighting like these coastal lanterns will allow your dinning experience to go into the night in style.

Outdoor  living nautical design ideas for a summer kitchen. Create an outdoor living space to dine and relax in with the right nautical outdoor elements. 

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Coastal outdoor kitchen space

Coastal outdoor summer kitchen

Coastal outdoor lounge area

Outdoor kitchen lighting

Coastal Chic Dining Room With Seashell Chandelier

Sea inspired lighting adds ambiance to a space all while creating a beach chic look. Nothing gives that chic style quite like seashells. This seashell chandelier over the coastal dining room table is a great example.

Coastal chic beach house kitchen

Aqua hue accents will ad a touch of the ocean to your space. Whether you pant the walls or add a pop of aqua with a coastal throw pillow this is an easy chic effect to create.

Navy and White Coastal Slipcover Living Room

Adding casual coastal simplicity with slipcover furnishings is a great way to accomplish the beach chic look.

Coastal Wicker Seating

Textures and elements such as wicker and jute can be found throughout  great beach chic designs. The texture of wicker adds a layer of design to the space.

 Design tips to give your coastal home easygoing beach-house style with natural elements and casual furnishings. Get a seaside design in your coastal home with these great coastal tips.


Beach Chic Coastal Dining Room With Seashell Lighting

Coastal Chic Kitchen 

Navy and White Coastal Slipcover Living Room

Coastal Wicker Seating in Beach Chic Design

In the past outdoor living used to consist of some old aluminum folding chairs , a plain picnic table and dad's grill. Spring forward to synthetic  outdoor wicker seating, all-weather fabrics, outdoor coastal lighting and indoor-outdoor area rugs, you can now live outside in big coastal style just like your beachy indoor design. Today’s outdoor living rooms are cozy, comfortable and oh-so stylish.

Blue And White Coastal Patio

1.To make the most of outdoor living, look at your space the same way you would approach designing an interior room. Consider flooring, lighting, color, pattern, scale and texture. 

2.Ultimately, the key essential for outdoor living room comfort is seating, From outdoor slipcover furnishings to woven wicker lounge chairs the style and seating options are fun and exciting.

Multiple coastal outdoor seating on different levels

3. An outdoor room doesn't have to be limited to construction on flat, level ground. You can create and design your outdoor living spaces on multiple levels, around a pool or by the garden.  Get creative and let the space flow organically around your life. 

Beach house outdoor living room with fireplace
4. Relax in the cool summer evening air in front of a warm fire. Build a coastal outdoor seating arrangement around a fire bowl or gather on the slipcover sofa in front of a fireplace outside.  Outdoor fireplaces or patio fire pits not only provide warmth and a place for cooking, but are a great place to gather with family and friends. 

5. Don't forget to anchor your outdoor coastal living room with an indoor-outdoor area rug. A great boathouse stripe to add design interest in your space. This blue and white stripe outdoor area rug is a beautiful example of how to make your space pop with color from an area rug. 

Classic coastal outdoor living room with hanging lanterns

6. Teak wood furnishings and accents. Teak wood stands the test of time, it is classic beachy style and lasts the elements. There is something amazing about a traditional outdoor living room. Classic roll arm club chairs, teak wood tables and an elegant serene color palate. 

Beach house outdoor living

7. Outdoor coastal lighting adds ambiance and lights your outdoor living room in seaside style.  This stylish outdoor living room with teak sofa and armchairs are covered in kravet Navy canvas and Quadrille's Island ikat custom-printed on Sunbrella and lit by an Easthampton Orb Chandelier is a great example. Ceiling paint: Benjamin Moore Aura in Black Knight . 

8. Indoor style accessories outside.  Mirrors can reflect light and the greenery of the outdoors creating an exciting coastal outdoor space.

Beach House Outdoor Living

9. Curtains will shield you from the sun in style, they also add a sense of indoor design to your coastal outdoor living

10. Pull up seating can be used as a foot stool or as extra seating when company comes over.  You want to make your space feel inviting, having ample seating creates a space for everyone.

10 ways to build the perfect coastal outdoor living room. Outdoor furnishings and decor to create a beautiful outdoor living room with seaside style. 


 Florida Lanai With Blue And White Color Palate 

Multiple Outdoor Living Seating Arrangements  Photo by Karyn R. Millet /Design by Tobi Tobin

Beach House Outdoor Living With Fireplace Photo: Max Kim-Bee via Country Living

Traditonal Coastal Outdoor Living Room

Beachy Patio Sitting by Markham Roberts 

Coastal Outdoor Living Room With Sea Inspired Lighting

Coastal Outdoor Living Room With Curtains

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