Beach House Style Guide

Get the coastal look wherever you live with our expert tips on beach house style for every room of your home.

Fresh Ideas for Porches and Decks

From tropical lanais to open-air living rooms, these balmy outdoor spaces all say “coastal” with a capital SEA. Looking to upgrade your personal retreat? Check out these stylish ideas.

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This whimsical side porch has a blue painted floor with holiday lights strung around the windows and paper fish lanterns hanging off of the walls. Bistro chairs and different couches are lined around the walls.
Nancy Easter White

Styled Over Time

Some of the best rooms aren’t carefully planned; they evolve. Capture this ultra-casual look with mismatched furnishings and painted floors. Set natural wood chairs next to painted pieces. Include tables with worn finishes to boost the charm.

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Layer your lighting with lanterns, sconces, and strings of lights. To cut down cord clutter, have an electrician install outlets in helpful places, such as near the ceiling for strings of lights.

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