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Hey blogger, show me your summer family room

Not taking a trip to the beach this summer? No need to worry — bring the beach right to your living room with these three blogger-designed summer styles for your family’s favorite hangout.

A Beach Cottage

A Beach Cottage Family Room

Photo credit: A Beach Cottage

Sarah from A Beach Cottage lives right off the beach in beautiful Sydney, Australia. When decorating her family room, she wanted the room to reflect the beachy style of Sydney. Keeping the room open, with hints of white against the wooden floors, this family room is the perfect example of beach chic. We love the small hints of beige and the oversized oar in the corner of Sarah’s beach cottage living room.

A Beach Cottage Family Room

Photo credit: A Beach Cottage

Get Sarah’s clean beach vibe by adding soft beige accents to your space. Burlap, a recent trend in decor, would be a great addition for your summer style. We like these handmade pillows featured on Etsy, which come with a variety of beachy looks for your living room ($20).

Meg and the Martin Men

Meg and the Martin Men Blue Living Room

Photo credit: Meg and the Martin Men

Meg from the blog Meg and the Martin Men went totally blue when she updated her new home’s family room. Going from a disastrous orange to a neutral theme took hard work, but it paid off with this relaxing family space. The various shades of blue, topped with beige accents and a great oversized canvas, help bring this room a great style for summer. We especially love the coral reef accent and the octopus painting that make this family room perfect for summer reading and lounging with the family.

Octopus photo

Photo credit: Meg and the Martin Men

Steal Meg’s relaxed family room for your summer redo by adding various blue throw pillows. Top off your family room with a large beach canvas paired with small but subtle beach items. Like Meg, you can add a faux spike coral reef like this one from Pottery Barn to your summer living room decor ($40).

Surf at the S’s Beach House

Beach House Family Room

Photo credit: Surf at the S’s Beach House

The couple at Surf at the S’s Beach House use small, modern hits of beach decor to bring their family room to life. Leaving the room with its dark brown couch and trunk used as a coffee table, the couple added an arrangement of sea life decor in a tray. Next to her coffee pot on a small table, both from a recent trip to Jerusalem, is a stack of summer reading for the beach.

Stacked books

Photo credit: Surf at the S’s Beach House

To steal Surf at the S’s Beach House’s simple summer style, keep your current decor scheme and add small hints of summer. Place a rope lamp on a side table or a few books on your favorite beach destination. And if you don’t have one, add The Ocean Book from ($12).

More home decor

Choosing a color palette for your living room
How to arrange a comfortable living room
A fresh take on nautical decor

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