Coastal Styling Tips for Summer – Kensington Furniture

Coastal Styling Tips for Summer

With summer right around the corner, I bet you’re wondering how you can redecorate your home to look much more stylish whether it be a vacation home or a year-round coastal cottage. With these design tips, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with your new-found sense of style.

I’m going to design the perfect coastal home for you! So let’s break this up by room:






For the bedroom, my favorite line is by Cresent Fine Furniture called Corliss Landing. Although these pieces don’t have to go in a coastal home (it meshes well with both modern and rustic themes, as well!), I think it gives off the perfect vibe for a summery, beachy bedroom. If you add a little bit of color through a light pastel comforter and pillow set, maybe in a mint color, you’ll have the perfect bedroom retreat! The light wood and comforter color will make you feel incredibly relaxed after a day at the beach or after a normal day at work.

Living Room

In the living room, you’ll probably want a little more bright summery colors so your entire home isn’t full of relaxing pastels. After all, the living room is where everyone goes to hang out together! The Lochian Sofa by Ashley Furniture is my favorite to recommend. The overall design of this living room is actually perfect. By having a light blue paint on the walls, the beige couch isn’t too drab. Then, when adding the pillows, it gives the room that extra pop of color it needs!

If you don’t think this is enough color for you, try adding in the Lochian Accent Chair by Ashley Furniture. It was made to have the same design as the accent pillows on the sofa, so you’ll know it’ll be a perfect match.

 Kitchen/Dining Room


Depending on what the layout of your house is like, you may need both a kitchen and dining room table, but I’m choosing one that works as both!

I love Legacy’s Brownstone Dining Room Set best as an eat-in kitchen table. Since you already have the pop of color in your living room, you definitely don’t need as much in the kitchen/dining area. The light wood creates a coastal feel while the cross-back chairs add a modern touch to the design. This table also comes with an extendable leaf so that it will fit all of your guests for your summer celebrations!

Kids' Room


Whether you have children, grandchildren, or just want a playful guest room, the Cottage Retreat Bedroom Set by Ashley Furniture is just what you need. With the light, white finish and a pull-out trundle bed, it is not only easy on the eyes, but also incredibly functional! With the trundle, your children or grandchildren can have sleepovers or you can simply have more guests stay over. Once again, if you choose a comforter with light pastel colors, this set would make for a perfect coastal kids’ (or guest!) bedroom. 


The best part about these coastal pieces is that they don't only have to stick around for the summertime. Wouldn't you love if you came home from work every day and felt as if you were right at the beach? There are many more coastal pieces sold here at Kensington, but these were just some of my favorites! Visit our COASTAL COTTAGE page on Pinterest for more design ideas and tips or click the button below to get this look yourself!

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