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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hanging bed inside of a beach house's room with shuttered windows and doors
Colleen Duffley

Stay Cool

Invite the breeze but not the neighbors. When closed, louvered shutters on windows and doors offer privacy but allow ocean air to filter through.

Idea Spotlight
Create a “fantasy island” feel with an exposed wood ceiling reminiscent of a tiki hut (try cypress). To continue the Caribbean vibe, choose Dominican shellstone for the flooring.

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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.