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.

Bold and playful art pieces, red chairs and yellow chaises pop against the white couch and the surrounding walls
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Nod to Mod

Take the edge off contemporary decor with bold color. Accenting a neutral space with vibrant hues (on doors, art, or upholstery) puts a playful spin on a streamlined look. Give a ceiling an unexpected twist: Add strips of wood to divide it like a grid, then have fun painting a few of the squares.

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Fill bowls and tabletops with souvenirs from the sea. These one-of-a-kind natural accents never go out of style.

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