Summer Design Trend: Coral

Summer Design Trend: Coral
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The summer design trend is CORAL! Coral continues to make it’s presence known in every category of home décor this season. I’ll confess I’ve had a bit of an obsession with coral for a little over a year now and I’m thrilled to see how it has surged in popularity! Would you like to add a touch of coral to your home? Let’s take a little tour of all the different ways you can add a bit of the sea to your home!

Coral Pillows

Pottery Barn’s Branch coral pillow are soft and give a graphic punch of color to your sofa. They run $39.50 each.

Pottery Barn branch coral Pillow

Pottery Barn

I found similar pillows this spring at Home Goods for $12 a piece! I snagged up the gray-blue and crimson pillows, but they also came in taupe, coral orange and turquoise. It was a bargain score!!!

Blue coral (800x661)

red coral pillow (800x800)

orange coral outdoor pillow

Grandin Road

Coral Decoupage pillow

Pottery Barn

Coral Rugs

Splash some coral on your floor with these beautiful area rugs. This one below is an indoor/outdoor rug.

Coral Area Rug

Grandin Road

Pottery Barn has a few coral indoor area rugs with partial coral or all over coral print.

coral rug

Pottery Barn

Coral Bath & Bedding

Do you have a beach themed bathroom or bedroom? Try these monogramed coral guest towels.

coral guest towe 

Pottery Barn

coral embroidered bedding

Williams-Sonoma Home

Coral Sham 

Pottery Barn

Coral Wall

Real framed Sea Fan Coral can set you back several hundred dollars, but it is some of the most beautiful art you’ll see. The lacy coral comes in white, black, and red, and many other colors that can be dyed.

fan coral art (598x800)

Sand & Sisal

Restoration Hardware Framed Sea Fan

Restoration Hardware

coral painting

Williams-Sonoma Home

coral sketch art

Pottery Barn

Coral Lighting

Feeling a bit whimsical? Try these coral light fixtures.

Coral Chandelier

Ballard Designs

Today, the UPS man delivered a pair of coral lamps from Joss & Main, very similar to what you see below, to my home! I’m so excited! They need a bit of assembly first, and then I’ll show them off to you!

Coral lamp

Pier One

Coral Place Setting

Invite your friends over for an evening on the deck! Pour the sangria, grill the mahi-mahi, broil the crab cakes, and serve dinner on these beach inspired coral placemats and napkins! They are so pretty and simple!

blue coral place setting

\Williams-Sonoma Home

Coral Accessories

If you love coral but are conscious of sea life harvesting, consider purchasing faux coral instead. This season Pottery Barn is offering many different types of faux coral that are so close to the real deal, you’ll be impressed AND you’ll be saving the coral sea beds!

Faux Spike coral

Pottery Barn

If PB is not in your budget then try this DIY Coral by Beth at Home Stories A to Z (a.k.a. my very talented little sis). Click the link below to be taken to her post. You won’t believe what these are made from!

faux coral 3

Home Stories A to Z

Coral Pillar candle holder

Uncommon Goods


Sand & Sisal

So are you in love with coral as much as I am? Which piece of coral décor do you think you’ll be adding to your home this summer?


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  1. Kim, love the pillow score! Actually prefer it without the trim, it’s less busy and the coral pattern shows up better. No coral at my house… I guess I’m out of the coral loop! Looks great in yours though =)

  2. I have that same pillow in coral/red from Overstock, $12 is an amazing price! I’m loving the orange coral rug from Grandin Road, might have to get it for my mudroom.


  3. I’m in love with coral too! The pillows are cute… and the area rug. I’ve got some napkins for my next BBQ 🙂

  4. Yes, I just love coral! Great deal on your pillows by the way! And that sea fan framed is stunning!

  5. As soon as I saw the title of your post, I knew I had to check it out for one reason: last weekend my husband and I had a little getaway at a little seaside resort not far away. We stayed at a neat little hotel/B&B type of place. Our room was so pretty – one of the things we noticed straight away was the large framed coral, I think done in embroidery. 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness, love that pillow from Home Goods! Thanks for the tip! We’re in the process of re-doing our bedroom, I have white bedding, a dropcloth headboard, and am doing navy accents. I’m torn between magenta and coral the color as a 2nd accent. I think I need some actual coral, haha! 🙂

  7. My mom had a piece of coral on a beautiful wood stand – I have no idea where it disappeared to, but I wish I could find it because it would be the perfect piece to display in my family room. I may have to take a shot at your sister’s DIY coral 🙂

    Love all the pretty coral cushions and the monogrammed towels.


  8. I am digging on coral big time right now – especially from a color perspective. It’s showing up in my wardrobe as well! :-). Such a fun and fresh color that really plays well with others!

  9. I have a collection of coral that will make its apprearance on the mantel soon. I loved Beth’s post at the time and will be trying my hand at it this year. Such lovlines.

  10. love the coral fan pillows, they are gorgeous!

  11. Becky McFarland says:

    Hurray for the faux coral!!! Love the pillows. 🙂