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.

17 Living Rooms with Coastal Style

From colorfully modern to tastefully rustic, these spaces showcase the best of seaside decor. If you want to capture coastal style, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.

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Blue and White striped rug, white canvas arm chairs and accents of spring green on the lamp shade or on the top of the side table update a wood paneled cabin's living room.
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Cabin Fever

Update a wood-paneled room with bold design. Rich colors and strong graphic elements paired with modern furniture and accessories bring pizzazz to even the simplest cabin. Soften the all-wood look by covering floors with a rug that stretches almost from wall to wall. Cover windows with light-color Roman shades.

Idea Spotlight 
Keep the look interesting by selecting three distinct fabric patterns. As a general guideline, opt for a stripe, a solid, and a coordinating print. Add subtle texture with nubby linens and soft chenilles.

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