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.

Robin's egg blue wood paneling compliments a pink painted wooden dresser
Roger Davies

DIY Design

Paint plywood paneling for a look that’s comparable to high-end board-and-batten alternatives. The material also works well as flooring; go with a dark stain or thick coat of paint for the best wear.

Idea Spotlight
Punch up a coastal palette with dashes of beach-grass green. When used in small doses, the color adds zing to a traditional nautical scheme.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living

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