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 school of fish are hung above a white painted fireplace while red leather chairs flank each side. A white cotton couch faces the fireplace.
Jean Allsopp

Master the Mix

Blend leather with cotton upholstery, Lucite with wood, and antiques with new pieces to keep a room fresh and unpredictable. Maintain the edge with vivid art, vintage finds, and oversize accents such as baskets and lamps.

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Disguise dated brickwork with bright-white paint. For best results, clean and prime bricks first, then coat with an oil-based, semi-gloss paint.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

Room to Breathe