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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open air porch with dark green colonial columns and oversize wooden lounge chairs set around a coffee table with a tree stump base
Jean Allsopp

Natural Inspiration

Let your home’s environment dictate your decor. Inspired by banana leaves and vibrant ginger flowers, lush greens and hot pinks bring home tropical style.

Idea Spotlight 
When selecting your palette, look to the abundant colors in your surroundings and let the outdoor space become an extension of its setting.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living

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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.