The great thing about beach-house style is that your rooms can be as casual and relaxed as you are on the coast. Feast your eyes on these dining rooms, then invite their easygoing looks into your home.
To bring the beach into your dining room, hang a shell-crusted chandelier. Keep the sand-and-sea theme going with neutral table linens and blue dishes. At dinner parties, forgo matched settings for ones that look thrown together on a whim.
Scatter several small items, instead of one large centerpiece, down the length of your table. Keep conversation flowing by choosing shorter arrangements that guests can easily see over.