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Lake House Blue and White Living Room Decor

Hey guys! Coming to you on a Thursday with my “lake house blue and white living room decor”, because the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend is possibly the Monday-iest non-Monday there is and I accomplished nothing. Which also reminds me, I wanted to let you know I probably won’t be posting on my regular Wednesday/Friday schedule this summer with my kiddos home. My priority is hanging out with them while they still think I’m kind of cool (or at least tolerable…). Also, living here on the lake, you can imagine we pretty much spend all our time out in the boat or swimming, which requires my full attention and isn’t conducive to working on my laptop. I’m hoping to get out at least 1 post a week, but hang in with me if the days are off. Did you know you can get my posts delivered right to your email? That’s the easiest way to make sure you don’t miss a post! You can use the “subscribe” box at the top of my site.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

While we still have a week and half of school left, my house is totally in summer mode, and I’ve made a few changes here in the living room. The biggest change is our new coffee table, which I’m loving! I know a lot of you were fans of the the old grey table, but the shape and scale didn’t work for the scope of this room. Our living room is 22×22 and the too small, too tall coffee table wasn’t cutting it.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

The larger size of the table is perfect for everyone around the couch to be able to kick their feet up on. I love the cleaner lines and it’s completely solid and heavy (just ask the two delivery guys who wrestled it through the front door) vs. the rickety old one. It may be a little too sturdy, because my kids have taken to using it as their stage during dance parties, sigh.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

It really anchors the couch to the chairs and pulls the seating area together better. The rustic wood grain of the table keeps it from feeling too modern for our space.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

I’m still working on the styling of it, I just shopped my house and threw a few things on there for the time being.

A vase of plants on a table

Although, I did pick up this huge planter and filled it with succulents from our local greenhouse specifically for here. I love the pop of color and the texture on the planter and it’s still low enough that we can see the tv over it.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

I picked up a new stag horn fern for my sofa table too.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

I love that the table has storage underneath. It’s a great place to hide the stash of magazines that I keep meaning to find the time to read and it’s also perfect to hide my laptop. Eventually, I hope to pick up some baskets of some sort to store puzzles or games for the winter.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

This is our Sunday spot in the Fall/Winter where we listen to audible books with the kids and do puzzles after church, so I’m excited to have a bigger surface to work on.

Lake House Blue and White Living Room Decor

A few new pillows also jumped in my cart at Home Goods that I added to the mix. They all have a fun textured feel. I don’t like to add too much extra color to this room in the summer, because I really want it to be about the view. I love adding more texture, because it adds interest to the room without competing with the outside. Although it was pretty gloomy when I shot this so it’s typically a little more vibrant looking.

Lake House Blue and White Living Room Decor

Can you believe we have been in this house for a year now? It seems crazy, it totally flew by! We have made a few changes since then (including this table) and it definitely feels 100% like home. If I can give you one tip about moving into a new place – take your time finding the right furniture and home decor. Don’t just buy the first thing you see to fill the space, really take the time to hunt for each piece you love.

White paneled walls lake house living room decor

It’s been so fun to bring it all together and this room feels really complete now.

SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)

Rug – Wayfair

Floors – Build Direct

Sectional – Art Van Furniture It’s available in different fabrics, we have the lightest one.

Chairs – hand me downs from my mom that she had custom made 10 years ago, here is similar version

Ticking Pillows – Pottery Barn

Striped Pillows – Target (last year)

Blue Pillows – H&M (last year)

Textured Pillows – Home Goods

Coffee Table – Wayfair

Planters – Home Goods

Dining Table – Art Van

White Dining Chairs – Target

Grey Dining Chairs – Wayfair

Round Chandelier – Bellacor

Dining Room Chandelier – Wayfair

Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Exra White

Sofa Table – lucky find at a local antique store

Fireplace Mirror – DIY project

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  1. Hi! Do you have a rule of thumb for determining what size area rugs to use in your bedrooms? We have hardwood floors in our bedrooms which are gorgeous! I live in Wisconsin =cold weather. I am redoing some rooms and am stuck on what size rugs to get because they can be expensive!

    Thank you Kelly! You are my go to source for decor!!!

    1. I like to tape it out on the floor to figure it out. We have an 8 x 10 under our queen beds typically thanks!

  2. I like yor floors, but found some negative complaints regarding BuildDirect and it’s brand of Vanier floors. Have you had any issues with the floors since you have installed them?

  3. I am wondering if anyone is having trouble with the pop up ads blocking the left
    half of your posts. I am having a hard time with them and ready to give up. Example: I cannot see the left side of screen where I am typing right now. Is this my computer settings or the blog?

  4. Hello! Just wondering the size of your rug? Saw you mentioned size of room is 22×22. Love the look of it in your room, but curious if you have had any issues with shedding or cleaning. I’ve been researching jute rugs in general and noticed that some had mentioned shedding as an issue. Thanks!

    1. Hey, I believe it’s a 10×14 and it does not shed at all. I will say the texture of it makes it hard to clean certain things but I haven’t had anything stain it permanently.

  5. Beautiful and relaxing room. Is your upholstery a true white or more of an ivory? I am embarking on a new (to us) beach house and want to go all white with blue accents and am intimidated by true white.

  6. Just a couple of questions: Where are the windows from in the living room and what are the dimensions of the windows?

    Are the walls wood or did you make them look like ship – lap siding?

    1. They are from NorthStar and I think they are 5 ft wide and 6 ft tall? There is a wood board and batten treatment on our walls. thanks!

  7. Hi! I was wondering if you could tell me where your mantel is from? I am obsessed with Your home! It is amazing!

  8. Hi Kelly
    My wife and I were wondering what stone you used for your fireplace? We are in the process of redoing our fireplace and like the look of your stone. Thank you

  9. Hi Kelly,

    I’m located in Charleston, SC and have used your beautiful home for inspiration while fixing up our new space. You are so talented and have such a creative eye! Could you tell me the size of the vertical wood on the wall throughout the main floor. Also, how far apart did you space them? I love the texture it adds to the walls but I don’t want to make them too thick. Thank you!

  10. Would love to see the floor plan. The house is absolutely beautiful!! You did such a great job designing and furnishing it Getting some ideas together to hopefully build in the future. Thank you so much

    1. Hi Peggy Thanks so much! Unfortunately, I’m not able to share the plans due to an agreement with my architect but if you follow me on instagram you can get a good feel for the layout – thanks!

  11. Who built your house? I’ve been looking for a similar plan. Love love love the look of the living room/kitchen plan.

  12. Hi Kelly,
    Can you share where you found the floor plan or was it a custom plan?

  13. Hi Kelly,
    I know this is going to sound like a crazy question but, would you be willing to tell me the blue print number of your home? My daughter has pinned sooooo many photos of your living room. It is her absolute favorite and she just loves your style. She and her husband have purchased some land and are planning their first home. She had stated that she wished she could find a house plan that looked ‘like that, just like that’ So I thought, I don’t know if any of the rest of the home is anything like what she has in mind as her dream home but if you could give me an idea of the architect or builder or plan # or any information at all I would be very appreciative. She has asked me to help her design her dream home and I would love to do just that. So any information you can offer would be great.
    Thank you so much.
    Nancy Curtis

    1. Hey Nancy, our plans were actually custom drawn and unfortunately I’m not able to share them due to an agreement with my architect. If you watch my saved stories on instagram there is a house tour one that would give you a feel for the floor plan. I know several people have shown architects that video to get the same look – thanks!

  14. I really like the article. in the living room, the main thing is sofas and pillows. you need to choose good designed sofas and pillows which enhance the overall look of the living room. and you have done it very well so I am impressed with it.

  15. Your home is absolutely amazing! I don’t know if I have ever kept coming back to a website more. Your choices are fantastic! Which colour of floors did you go with in the Builddirect. It is the Dover or the Robin?

  16. Just Imagine you are in a bit turmoil of what Interior design should I choose for the living room and you get this beautiful blog!! That’s my situation now. Great work. All of them look so beautiful. Thanks

  17. Looks so relaxing and inviting! Just curious as to how you clean your floors? I have the same ones and my dust mop gets caught due to the texture…..:(

    1. I use a Norwex mop that is very barely damp, only maybe every other week or so. I mostly vacuum, I’ve found that works the best. I have one of those roomba type vacuums that works great! I also have a special wood floor vacuum.

  18. Hi Kelly, I’ve admired your homes for awhile now. You do an amazing job and make it looks so easy! We’re currently repainting our whole house after 10 years, and I want to switch it up to looking fully coastal. We’re on a lake in NC. It was built at a time with lots of beige in use and I’m really loving (but fearing) the white look. Can you give advice on the Extra White you used in your main spaces? Has it held up with kids and lake traffic? What was the sheen and type of SW paint? And how did you choose coordinating paint colors for adjoining spaces? Unfortunately, we’re not able to do ship lap just yet, so it would just be on dry wall. We did already use Agreeable Gray in our downstairs, and Sea Salt And Monorail Silver (which I love) in downstairs kids bedrooms. Choosing a palette is overwhelming! Any advise you can give would be great. Even if there is a not-so-brave option for main rooms that gives that white neutral feel. Thanks!

    1. Hi Megan, the extra white has been great bc it cleans up super well with a magic eraser :) We used satin on all the trim, board and batten and cabinets but the rest of our walls are painted in a matte finish. I did shades of blue and grey in the adjoining spaces because I wanted the house to have good flow. If you search “lake house paint colors” in the search bar on my blog you will find the entire pallet I used plus some tips! Thanks!

  19. I agree with Alice regarding the beamed ceiling! Between the view and the ceiling, I don’t know where to gaze first :-). Love the finished (mostly, as you said) product there in the room. Ab Fab!! Enjoy your family and the summer in your marvelous, wonderful home!

  20. Your ceiling intrigues me. Please do a feature on how it is insulated and if the rafters are all structural or for looks. I am curious as to how you insulated it. Hard to want a boring white, flat ceiling after seeing this one. you have a beautiful home. thank you.

    1. All of the rafters and planks are covering the drywalled, insulated ceiling. It’s just made to look like attic rafters :)

  21. Love your place. We are building a cottage and would like to know what type of flooring you have used. Thanks! Leslie

    1. I linked the flooring at the bottom of this post but you can also search “lake house flooring” on my blog and find links to everything we used – thanks!

  22. HI Kelly, I just bought some grey felt soft baskets at IKEA and they come in two sizes and they might work under your table. Sorry I don’t know the name of them but they don’t have any other ones like it. Hope it works for you I really like them. The best part is when you don’t need them they fold up flat. Good luck.

  23. Does the awesome driftwood on the coffee table have a story?
    Or is there a source for something like that?

  24. Love the striped rug you have! Can you give me a specific name or style number? I can’t find it on the Wayfair site. Thanks!

    1. Sorry Bev the link wasn’t working, I fixed it now but it’s a Dash and Albert jute rug. You can search that on Wayfair or try the link on the blog again – thanks!

  25. We just purchased a new table also!! It really makes a difference! Love yours!! Looks great in your room!

  26. Love the new coffee table! Quick question about your sectional, does it have attached back cushions or can you move them around? Enjoy the summer and that gorgeous lake! I don’t think I’d ever leave my own house! :)

    1. You can move the cushions around, they aren’t attached! We definitely try not to leave in the summer :)

  27. Simply beautiful! Well done to perfection! Please tell us how you like your floors now that you have lived on them for a year. What is Vanier engineered hardwood?
    Thank you

    1. We still love them after a year. Engineered hardwood is real wood but just a thin layer on the top with an underlayment product attached underneath. So it’s not solid oak all the way thru.

      1. How is your flooring for cleaning? We are building now and I”m considering this flooring, but I’m wondering if dirt gets stuck in the grooves? We have many children running and in and out of the house all day long.

        1. Hey if you go to my instagram account and watch my highlights there is one labeled wood floors. It’s really helpful and answers a lot of the FAQ’s I get about these floors. I have 4 kids running here at the moment and I don’t have problems :)

  28. Love the room and the view. Is Art Vans a local store? I followed the link for your sofa info and I wondered if they deliver throughout the country. Enjoy your summer!

    1. Art Van is a Midwest chain so I know them have them in a few other states but it depends where you live – thanks!

  29. I would never get a THING done if I had that view. ;-) Great room! Enjoy your summer!

    1. It in the cabinet to the right of the fireplace, it’s on a swivel arm so it pulls out for the whole room to view.

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