13 Coastal-Cool Living Rooms We're Ready to Call Home

You don't have to live on the beach to bring coastal style home.

Summer's on the horizon and I'm dying to feel the sand under my toes. With the closest beach a mere 372 miles away from HGTV Headquarters, my tropical oasis isn't just a hop, skip and a jump away, sadly. But I've found a nice cure for my craving and it just happens to be from my living room sofa.

Starting Sunday at 8pm/7c, you can catch two brand-new episodes of Beachfront Bargain Hunt, followed by two brand-new episodes of Caribbean Life at 9pm/8c, then two brand-new episodes of Island Life at 10pm/9c. You read right! Six back-to-back episodes of nothing but white, sandy beaches, crashing waves and drool-worthy houses we all wish we had. The best part? You don't have to be bikini-ready. (Personally, I'll be in my paint-splattered sweats.)

Join me, won't you? Follow along on Sunday using the hashtag #SunnySundays. But first, let's unwind with some refreshing coastal inspo. Can't you just feel that sea breeze?!

Contemporary Coastal Living Room Is Tranquil, Relaxing

Contemporary Coastal Living Room Is Tranquil, Relaxing

Bright white and soft neutral tones fill this open living area for a calm, soothing atmosphere. Blue accents and ocean-inspired touches add a coastal feel, while clean lines ensure the look is fresh and current.

Photo by: Tessa Neustadt

Tessa Neustadt

Mix Things Up

Mix Things Up

The more elegant lines of the side tables mixed with the industrial-style coffee table gives this living room an updated, transitional style.

White Coastal Living Room

White Coastal Living Room

Placing velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really made the piece pop and instantly catches the eye. Mixing wood tones and textures in a subtle way helped to add variety a bring a fancy yet casual atmosphere.

Photo by: Tessa Neustadt

Tessa Neustadt

Neutral Coastal Living Room With Fireplace

Neutral Coastal Living Room With Fireplace

On either side of the fireplace, built-in shelves become the perfect home for a collection of ocean-inspired artwork, photos and a planter. The light colored wood matches that of the mantel and the sofas to create a unified look.

Photo by: Photographer: Jeri Koegel

Photographer: Jeri Koegel

Beach House Sitting Area with Comfortable Chairs and Sunbather Painting

Beach House Sitting Area with Comfortable Chairs and Sunbather Painting

Comfortable armchairs in this modern shore house are positioned between the living room and kitchen, offering a panoramic view of the ocean. The chairs swivel in order to make conversations easy no matter where guests are gathering. A lovely painting of a swimmer brings a beachy feel to the space.

Photo by: Maureen Clark

Maureen Clark

Inviting Neutral Living Room With Natural Wood Coffee Table, Accent Fireplace Surround and Textured Rug

Inviting Neutral Living Room With Natural Wood Coffee Table, Accent Fireplace Surround and Textured Rug

Sunlight streaming in behind the sofa gives this room an airy and bright look. A mix of textures from the circular tile fireplace surround, dense area rug and natural wood furniture brings great depth to the design. A black leather ottoman adds a bold accent to the neutral and natural look of the sofa and chairs.

Photo by: Ramon C Purcell Photography

Ramon C Purcell Photography

Beach Cottage Features Open Floor Plan

Beach Cottage Features Open Floor Plan

This waterfront beach cottage boasts an open floor plan, creating a seamless flow from the living room to the kitchen and dining room. A gorgeous wood ceiling, which matches the wood floors, unites the spaces and lends warmth to the light-hued color palette.

Photo by: Eric Roth Photography

Eric Roth Photography

Tucked Away

Tucked Away

Tucked off the great room, a vibrant color scheme combined with neutral sofas and thoughtful artwork create a sophisticated media room made for lounging.

Beach House Living Room with Large Glass Doors, Overstuffed Armchairs and Hardwood Floors

Beach House Living Room with Large Glass Doors, Overstuffed Armchairs and Hardwood Floors

The spectacular shore view from this beach house is all the art that's necessary to complete the living room. It's gorgeous! Overstuffed upholstered chairs reflect a casual feel, and hardwood floors make for easy clean up. The coffee table with the rotating top is a unique and functional piece of furniture -- and conversation piece.

Photo by: Mike Kelley Photography

Mike Kelley Photography

Coastal Contemporary Living Room Is Bright, Relaxing

Coastal Contemporary Living Room Is Bright, Relaxing

Clean, contemporary lines pair with classic coastal pieces in this beautiful living room. A neutral color scheme unites the two styles, creating a cohesive atmosphere.

Photo by: Carter Kay

Carter Kay

White Coastal Living Room With Gallery Wall

White Coastal Living Room With Gallery Wall

Comfortable, elegant and functional, this coastal living room features a fireplace and relaxed neutral furniture. Black and white prints make an eye-catching gallery wall.

Photo by: Musso Design Group

Musso Design Group

Coastal-Style Home Exterior With Large Windows

Coastal-Style Home Exterior With Large Windows

From the outside, this home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture, yet the sunroom appears to be enclosed by a fully glazed wall similar to those found in more modern architecture.

Photo by: Greg Premru; Design By: Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Greg Premru; Design By: Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC

Blue and White Coastal Living Room With Sailboat

Blue and White Coastal Living Room With Sailboat

A fun mix of blue and white patterns animate this cozy living room while maintaining the coastal theme. The large tufted ottoman doubles as a convenient coffee table. A sprinkling of nautical details finishes the look: marine light fixtures, a decorative sailboat and stately telescope.

From: Hyde Evans Design

Photo by: Hyde Evans Design

Hyde Evans Design

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