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Island Design Keep It Simple

1. Keep It Simple. Minimal coastal design with a simple teak sofa, brown-wired lounge chairs, and an ombre of green throw pillows that mimic the lush island surroundings.

Aqua Accents

2. Aqua Ocean Blue Accents. Let's be honest the Aqua ocean waters of the islands are mesmerizing. By adding pops of ocean blue accents you can evoke that island design . These distressed teak chaises adorned with aqua blue striped cushions will have you relaxing on repeat.

Island rattan design

3. Rattan is island living. Woven wicker and rattan speaks the island language.. This Jamaican cabana is filled with rattan, a 60s favorite that’s topped with cozy cerulean blue cushions and treated with a sealant to withstand island temperatures and weather. 

Seating to view the sunset

4. Create a seating plan to best view the sunsets. There is nothing better than relaxing and watching the sun go down on a island. This St. Barts porch is brimming with beach-chic furniture with soft fabrics in serene colors to let the sunset shine.

Coastal outdoor living

5. Outside Meets Inside. A  Bahamian cottage outdoor living room with a vintage teak daybed, rattan side table, and ceramic planters. Bring accents from the indoors out to blur the line between them.

Create a true island design with these 5 simple design tips. Take a few tips from the crew at Our Boat House  to create a beautiful island design.


Minimal Island Style Porch

Aqua Ocean Views From Sun Loungers

Island Rattan Design

Seating To View The Sunset

Outside Living Room

Coastal summer beach tent
There are a few forms of beach tents to choose from, we picked out our three favorite DIY's to get you started. You won't need many tools or supplies, it's a pretty simple summer DIY. We hope you enjoy.
Summer coastal beach tent
Coastal Bohemian style beach tent from the creative team at Apartment Therapy.
Coastal summer quilt beach tent

We love this sweet coastal quilt tent, this one was made for the kids. Imagine taking a king size coastal quilt and making one for the adults to enjoy.
Coastal A frame beach tent
The A frame tent is more structured than the Bohemian style stick ones and is the most popular tent. This is probably because it stays together for storing and travels nicely for an easy set up. We haven't tried this one yet but can't wait to get started.


 Summer is around the corner and we can't wait for long days on the beach. Having a cool place  in the coastal outdoors to hide from the strong summer sun makes for the most enjoyable coastal relaxing. Here is a fun nautical DIY: Make a Summer beach tent.


How to build your Summer beach tent sites:

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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