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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large banana leaves are arranged in a glass vase on the coffee table with a white couch situated behind
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Bring in the Breeze

Design with cross-ventilation in mind and allow ocean breezes to flow straight through. A well-planned ventilation system can eliminate the need for air-conditioning entirely. Position vents in the ceiling to allow warm air to escape.

Idea Spotlight
Decorate down to the last detail. For a graphic statement, keep everything―from sofas to book jackets―in the same color palette.

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