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.

The brightly-patterned tropical fabric on the couch is center stage in a living room with soft, classic architectural elements.
Tria Giovan

A New Attitude

Take an unconventional design approach, even with the most traditional architecture. Tropical fabrics and muted wall paints shift this room from stodgy to hip without erasing its charm. Think twice before removing classic woodwork―a fresh coat of paint may be all you need to update your space.

Idea Spotlight 
Choose your favorite bold pattern and limit it to one application. Whether on a sofa, wall panel, or drapery, the graphic motif will make a strong statement where you want to see it most.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

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.