Beach-Themed Outdoor Living
Beach dwellers are never afraid of a little color, so don’t be afraid to try more vibrant hues to achieve a coastal feel in your home. If painting your woodwork feels like too much, just incorporate color with furniture.
This second-floor porch has a sense of privacy, with solid railings and overhanging eaves. Dark woven furniture creates a casual seating area with cushions of aqua, green, and white stripes.
Because this family doesn't have a conventional foyer, pairs of French doors open right into the main living room. They wanted to transform their front porch into the in-between space to greet guests and neighbors.They decorated their front porch with lamps that look like sea-weathered wood, sisal rugs, and throw pillows with wavy and coral-like patterns inspired by the Atlantic Ocean just a short drive away.
Two woven rockers, positioned next to the stucco fireplace on the front porch of this beach house, create the perfect place to unwind on a warm summer night.
Embrace simplicity on your beach deck with traditional Adirondack chairs. A horizontal rail, rather than conventional vertical pickets, provides a seamless view of the ocean. With such a beautiful chair you won't need more than a place to sit.
This back porch is outfitted with coral-patterned pillows and a swinging daybed. Instead of shutters, the homeowners rely on durable draperies made from waterproof sailcloth for shade and privacy. Potted ferns add the lush feel of nearby marshlands to the coastal nautical decor.
This open-air pavilion provides the perfect escape from the heat during pool parties or evening entertaining in the summer. The blue-and-white color scheme, canvas curtains, a porthole-style window, and lots of chairs for lounging all reflect coastal style.
No beach house is complete without a fish prep station. This one is located in the garage along with space for an outdoor grill to cook up the day's catch.