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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A family relaxes in this beach house living room with striped arm chairs, and a durable cotton rug
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Practical Style

Don’t let wet bathing suits or muddy paws put a damper on design. Choose materials such as cotton rugs and sturdy linen slipcovers that can be simply washed or replaced.

Idea Spotlight
Give the ceiling added interest with pressed tin. Whether using salvaged materials or new, easy-to-install tiles, the metal adds instant appeal overhead.

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