Find Your Beach Style

From nautical to glamorous, our editors reveal their favorite looks for beach home decor.

Preppy Decorating Ideas

Colorful polka dots, stripes, and classic color combos lend a fun, traditional feel to contemporary homes.

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Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Mix & Match

Go casual with a combination of fabrics, colors, and materials. Start with the same soothing color for the walls and mismatched chairs, then experiment with plaids and florals. Use contrasting piping on accent pieces.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.