Create a coastal living room with the different colors, decor, and special touches found in these beach houses.
Crisp whites combined with punches of bright colors immediately transport you to the coast. In this living room, aqua accents
in the pillows, throw, and rug mimic the ocean’s dazzling blues, and the pops of bright orange are inspired by the magnificent
hues of the setting sun. Whitewashed horizontal shiplap planking evokes the feel of old Gulf-front beach houses.
Coastal and nautical touches abound in this family room beginning with the seashell-print pillows. Coastal artwork over the
fireplace flanks shelving that is filled to the brim with shell frames and boxes.
Tortoise and conch shells accessorize the living room, while starfish adorn the mantel. Books on South Carolina’s coastal
area lie stacked on the coffee table and topped with shells. Vases of palm fronds simply picked up from outside complete the
Walls covered with horizontal reclaimed cypress boards lend a subtle texture and aroma. Where the walls are neutral, eye-catching cushions, throws, and painted furniture keep things upbeat.
Give a brand-new beach house lived-in personality with walls covered in horizontal shiplap planking. Whitewashed for a casual
look and coated with polyurethane to protect the finish, planked walls evoke the ageless character of old Gulf-front beach
This beach house's living room mixes different furnishings for a relaxed feel. A wicker armchair and caramel colors have a
"please touch, no fuss feel."
Although a gray-blue coastal palette is dominant elsewhere in the house, the homeowners didn’t want to overplay the blue tones in the decor inside the living room. The slate surround of the fireplace, cream-colored sofa, and light blue runner on the table reinforce a neutral color scheme with sparing use of nautical blues.
In this tailor-made, serene indoor getaway, wicker lounge chairs surrounded by lush plants and coastal shrubbery transport
you to the coast without you ever having to set foot outside your home by decorating. Don’t forget the beach towels and refreshing
This family wanted to bring the casual beauty of Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts to their Texas home on Galveston bay. The wicker furniture and red, white, and blue fabrics evoke the casual beach feel perfectly.
Adding just one seaside reference, such as a palm-patterned rug, is all you need to give a subtle nod toward the region.