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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outdoor porch with a dark wooden floor that has a built-in cabinet with a fireplace and television that face black/white couches and chairs
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

A Modern Approach

A fireplace, draperies, accessories, and an entertainment system make this porch just as popular as any room in the house.

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Create a built-in nook to keep firewood dry and covered.

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