Not every makeover requires major construction, time, or investment. Sometimes, all a room needs is a fresh coat of paint or new accessories such as pillows, artwork, and a rug to take it from dated to dazzling. Check out our quick-fix ideas for adding coastal charm in a flash.

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Renovated Maine Cottage

A 110-year-old summer cottage on a Maine island went from dark and cold to light and airy.


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Redecorating a Family Seaside Retreat

In Pacific Palisades, California, a family got a home that can stand up to lots of kids’ play but still looks sleek and chic.


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Easy Modern Updates

A 1960s kit house on a Florida island had lost its luster, but a budget-savvy redo brought out the best of its bungalow design.

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Dreamy Massachusetts Cottage

A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

Cottage by the Sea