Want to go on Beach Vacation? Don’t worry. With easy breezy beach style decorating you can get all the ambiance of a day at the beach without setting foot outside the house. And the best news of all? It’s an easy and versatile style that can be modified to suit any style of home.
Open and Airy Living Room
A sandy colour palette with touches of blue is perfectly reminiscent of the sea and surf in this home by Butler Armsden Architects. To make the most of this type of palette try to stick with an open layout and limit the use of furniture and accessories. The idea here is to create an open, airy atmosphere, similar to what’s happening just outside.
Light Blue Living Room With Natural Textures
A basic beach house living room is easy to achieve if you use the right combination of colour and materials, like designer Sabrina Alfin did here. Soft blue paint, sand and stone coloured fabrics and driftwood accents combine seamlessly to make an afternoon in this living room feel like a day at the beach.
Beachy Living Room With Shiplap Detail
One of the best ways to get a beach or coastal look is with shiplap, as seen here in this living room courtesy of Indian River Furniture. While some liken it more with farmhouse style, it’s been historically more associated with nautical or “cape cod” style. The wide, horizontal planks evoke a sense of casual simplicity, and isn’t that what beach style is all about?
Minimalist Beach House Living Room
To make the connection from the outdoors to the indoors virtually seamless, consider a largely white colour scheme with slim, streamlined furniture, like this beach house from Lissett Homes. In this beach house living room there’s a sense of openness thanks to the large window and minimalist interior. Pops of sea blue help to maintain the beach personality amidst all the white.
Preppy Living Room with Green Accents
Sometimes beach style is more about the feeling created than it is about the colour palette. While the accent colour in this beach style living room from Donna Elle is green rather than blue, it still has that easy breezy relaxed beach style thanks in part to the sandy off-white backdrop, scalloped edge furniture, coastal artwork, and shell details.
Beach Living Room With Striped Walls
Leather couches and Persian rugs aren’t often associated with beach style decorating, but this beach house living room, courtesy of Chosen Property Photography, proves that this style can’t be pigeonholed. Despite the unexpected furnishings, the rough hewn floors and wicker chairs add a sense of casual beach flair. And notice the colours of the horizontal stripes on the walls – totally reminiscent of the beach horizon where the sand meets the water.
Beachy Glam Living Room
While beach style is often considered easy and breezy, there’s no reason why those who like their home to be a little more lavish can’t partake. This beach house living room from Stephan Alexander Homes adds a little bit of glam to the relaxed style with mirrored coffee tables, delicate details and oodles of accessories. Just like the woman who wears jewellery and heels to the beach, this room considers the environment, but follows its own glamorous rules.
Sandy Neutrals in the Living Room
Living on the beach is great, except for one problem—sand. It gets tracked inside and can be a huge pain to deal with. To make cleaning easier and reduce the amount of sand that gets caught up in fabrics, consider eliminating rugs and going solely with bare floors, like the owners of this property did. While rugs tend to add a certain cozy factor, in beachside residences you can often get away without them.