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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folding doors completely open up this beach living room to the outdoor patio
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

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Select doors that won’t interfere with the scenery. Bifold, sliding, and pocket doors tuck neatly out of sight when left open. Opt for doors with louvered shutters to provide privacy when needed.

Idea Spotlight
Have slipcovers custom created in your favorite hue. Although white is the most common color for covers, you don’t have to follow the crowd. Like other accessories, slipcovers can easily be changed with the season.

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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.