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.

Blue and white accents throughout this cottage style family room give a fresh updated look.
Richard Leo Johnson

Cottage Appeal

Let your home’s architecture speak for itself. Exposed-board walls and rafters play up this family room’s original charm and unique characteristics. But you can achieve the look in new construction, as well. Consider installing beaded board or wooden planks in lieu of drywall. The quirks and imperfections of natural wood lend texture and interest, even if applied to only one wall or ceiling.

Idea Spotlight 
Updated with a fresh coat of paint, salvaged attic vents serve as unexpected art when suspended from the rafters.

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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