10 Beach-Chic Decorating Ideas From HGTV Fans

It's difficult to achieve a beach look in your home without being too cliche. That's why we love these fresh, sea-inspired decorating ideas from HGTV fans who have successfully brought the coastal feel home.
By: Charity Curley Mathews

Sea-Inspired Chic

Just because a room is inspired by the sea doesn't mean it can't be sleek, too. Designer Cindy Aplanalp created this sexy space with the beach in mind (think white furniture and an airy layout), but added fun accessories (like the zebra-print area rug) for a splash of unexpected color and pattern.

From: Cindy Aplanalp

Twin Symmetry

For HGTV fan Beachyone's guest bedroom, the secret of making the most of a small space is simple: symmetry. The matching beds and perfectly proportioned artwork create a room any beachcombing guest would adore.

Strong Stripes

This boy's bedroom takes classic, nautical stripes to a whole new level by using this year's hottest color combo: orange and blue. Design by HGTV fan ErikaatBlueLabel

Blue Accents

A color palette of white, gray and creams create a tranquil seaside look for HGTV fan rkm1213's coastal living room. But what really pulls the look together is the repetition of aqua as a soothing accent color.

White on White

HGTV fan homemom's white-on-white living room brings an airy beach feel to her Arizona home. Natural textures plus seaside accents complete this cozy look.

Hand-Painted Mural

It's all about the hand-painted wall mural in this beach-inspired boy's room. Two surfboards create a headboard space, while striped linens add a calming Hawaiian feel. Design by HGTV fan lizardshop

Large-Scale Accessories

We love the large-scale accessories that make this nautical nursery work. From the vintage oars to the compass on the area rug, the large proportions create a well-balanced room. Design by HGTV fan artistgirl613

Real Items Make Great Accents

Stripes always work for a nautical theme, but HGTV fan Beachyone didn't stop there. Weathered oars above a wicker headboard complete the beach-style look of this guest bedroom.

Oceanic Artwork

These crisp white sailboats are an eye-catching addition to the teal focal wall. Plus, their 3-D appearance adds a sophisticated touch to this master bedroom retreat. Design by HGTV fan FLescapist

Multidimensional Accents

We absolutely love the aqueous, blue-striped walls, but it's the tiki-inspired wall hanging above the bed that puts this 6-year-old's room on our 'favorites' list. Design by HGTV fan foreverdecor