As we worked our way through renovating our home into my modern coastal home dream, we came to the dining room, and I spent weeks researching modern coastal dining room ideas. Modern coastal is no longer the beach theme with bright colors we think of; the colors are more natural and muted with crisp whites, deep blues, and neutral tones that work together.
Everyone does this coastal style a bit different, but I love the modern feel. It blended the farmhouse look that seems to be the rage for the last decade with the light, neutral tones with the relaxed beach house feel.
When you live close to the beach, who wouldn’t love this?
Some things you often see from interior design inspiration of this style of decor include:
- Light woods
- Natural fiber rug
- Woven fixtures
- Blues in all shades
- Neutral tones
- Cotton and linen fabrics
If you’re ready to give your dining room all the coastal vibes with organic colors and nature textures, you’ll love these coastal dining room ideas.
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13 Modern Coastal Dining Room Ideas
Light Blue Tones
Embrace the coastal style with light shades of blue and natural woods throughout your dining room. I love this thick, wooden dining table with the thick wood planks. This is the Benchwright Extending Dining Table by Pottery Barn that fits between six to ten guests.
Another nice feature to this dining room is the Rivera Dining Chairs with the white rattan frame that brings in the crisp yet natural look. You also can get these chairs in other colors, but the white dining chairs is part of the modern coastal palette.
Complete this look with the light blue flatweave cotton rug and some simple greenery on the table. Remember, it’s okay to not have too many decorations when going with the coastal theme. Simplicity is part of the deal.
You can also get these same chairs in different colors; I love these blue dining chairs!
If you love the Rivera chairs, they also come in a natural wood tone as well, especially when placed next to the white beach house table. This look brings in other natural elements, like handwoven placemats and long wooden dough bowls.
I also love bringing in the light blue hues with the gingham tablecloth with a bit of fringe – mixing farmhouse with coastal!
Plus, guys – those large windows to bring in the outside natural light really brings the coastal vibe.
Something else I like is the seagrass glasses that bring in the natural warmth to the tablescape, but if the set from Serena & Lily is too pricey, get a cheaper set from Amazon. The star in this is the Biscayne Chandelier, created from brass and coco shells with cascading tiers – it’s gorgeous!
Natural, Sandy Tones
Take a look at this inspirational photo from Serena & Lily. It takes natural elements and runs with the theme with light wood tones and soft neutral hues. Recently, S&L released a few coastal theme sets, and this is the entire look is easy to recreate.
Imagine how awesome this would look in your breakfast nook with a hot cup of coffee and a book; you’d never want to leave this space.
Start with a round table, like the Lake House Round Dining Table; round tables encourage more conversation with those around you. Add rattan chairs, like these from Serena & Lily, and natural elements, such as the natural rattan, open weave pendant light and handwoven cotton rugs that bring warmth to a space.
If you love the sandy tones, check out this gorgeous coastal dining room; the sandy wallpaper brings added warmth to the room with bright windows, so it doesn’t feel closed up.
It’s easy to recreate this simple space. Start with a thick, oak wood table that will stand up for years to come.
The focal point of this dining space is these Shore Dining Chairs, thickly woven chairs. These chairs are quite pricey, so adding simple white, wooden chair alongside them helps with the cost and different visual aspects.
Traditional with Modern Coastal
Let’s look at one of my favorite modern coastal dining room ideas – my dining room! I spent weeks designing this space, and we are in love with the results.
I went with the Annora Dining Table from Wayfair with these gorgeous French-inspired dining chairs. One of my favorite features is this irongate rug from Walmart; it was affordable yet the texture brings warmth to this space.
However, my most favorite part of our new dining room is this whitewashed wood draped chandelier. Whenever friends stop over, they always comment on it.
Then, I included some other elements to the space like a simple faux tree, gold frames for gallery wall, and some simple whitewashed wall plates.
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Crisp White with Touches of Greenery
If you’re looking for coastal dining room ideas, embrace the crisp colors in this dining space with hints of greenery for natural elements. Start with this Toscana Dining Table for the clean, straight lines and a distressed top.
Another idea for your dining room is slipcovered chairs. If you have kids like me, white might seem a bit risky, but you can always get a tan or blue that might hide stains a bit better.
Check out the double layered rugs under the table!
Start with a handwoven chaste rug, and then layer with a knotted oriental style rug over the top. Make sure it has muted tones and colors to avoid overpowering your dining room.
Crossback Chairs & Natural Tones
Part of the modern coastal style is light, natural wood tones, and this coastal dining room inspiration picture has all the light tones together.
Even the wooden floor flows with this theme!
This modern farmhouse table from Pottery Barn sets the stage for the entire room with a distressed top and crossed legs. These Easton Ropeweave Chairs look fantastic next to the table; check out these more affordable look alikes!
One of the unique feature is the cane console table where you can place small baskets, greenery, and other simple pieces of decor.
Different Tones of Blue
What says the coastal vibes more than tones of blue throughout your dining room space?
There are different ways to use blue to create a coastal look, so let’s look at some inspiring coastal dining room ideas.
If you don’t have a large dining room space, you can still create that coastal decor with a small, circular dining room table that fits your space. Bring more of the blue color scheme into the space with the navy and white Rivera chair.
Try different ways to bring in the blues into your coastal dining room.
A blue and white vase on the table adds color without being too much, or toss blue cotton throw over a chair.
If blues give you the beachy feels, you’ll love everything about this coastal dining room inspiration. Instead of white walls, find a beachy blue wallpaper you love.
Rattan-backed chairs start the vibe along with a natural jute rug under the dining room table. The oriental-style vases on the table along with blue lamps add height and variety to the room.
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Typically, the modern coastal theme avoids too many of those beach theme accents like ropes, anchors, ocean waves, or sea animals. However, Ballard Designs shows us how it’s possible to bring those elements in with elegance.
If you want some rope accents, get some chairs with rope-woven backs. Rather than lanterns, have a hanging chandelier with an antique look.
Add some coastal-themed art, and you have a gorgeous dining room!
Natural Textured, Woven Chairs
Natural textures and woven chairs are a great addition to any modern coastal dining rooms. Let’s look at a few inspiring pictures.
Here is a gorgeous dining space that breathes simplicity without any cluttered space.
Grab these Balboa side chairs from Serena & Lily; the basket weave, texture to the chairs creates a focal point in this dining space. The teak dining room table has a beachy, relaxed feel .
The touches of greenery, like the palm leaves in the back, give just enough color for this room without overwhelming it.
Here is another inspiring photo – look at all the sandy tones. All the different tones of tan, brown, and cream look great together and create a calming environment for having meals with your family.
These rope crossweave chairs from One Kings Lane are gorgeous and comfortable next to a circular dining table.
Bring in more natural elements with woven placemats, long dough bowls, and cotton table runners.
Go White With It
Here’s another one of my favorite modern coastal dining room ideas. Serena & Lily takes white walls, neutral colors, and natural materials to bring us into the modern age while still feeling relaxed.
I love the wicker basket inspired lighting and touches of greenery that brings pops of color into the dining room space.
This is a large table called the Terrace Dining Room Table with thick column-like legs. Then, the white chairs with handwoven cane seats add a modern coastal look.
I hope you enjoy styling your modern coastal dining room!