Beach Chic Decorating Ideas

Not just for coastal living anymore, beach-inspired decorating gives your home the laid-back setting that's just right for summer.

Dining Room Bar Cart

Under the Sea

Create a gallery wall with simple black frames, where you can switch out the artwork depending on the season. Drawings of different starfish, like the ones used by RMSer rnhey, are perfect for summer.

Natural Living Room

An Assortment of Texture

A variety of fabrics yield the relaxed atmosphere synonymous with beach style. A serene blue painting evokes visions of the ocean and sky, while on the coffee table, twine balls and distressed accessories add a touch of weathered texture. Design by RMSer angelineguido.

Table Mirror, Lamp, and Other Decor

Reflective Display

Decorate an entry or hall table with a coastal vignette. Find one commanding object, like the antique mirror RMSer Lulu D uses here, and surround it with other accessories of varying scale, but similar style.

Oar Above Bed

Boathouse Retreat

Blue and white is the quintessential color scheme for any nautical-inspired setting. After removing the drywall behind the bed to create a unique focal wall of painted wood slats, RMSer laylapalmer completes this clean, cozy guest bedroom makeover with a vintage oar hung above the bed.

Shabby Chic Armoire

Peaceful Hues

A soothing color palette is essential to any beachy design. To create a relaxing retreat that reminds her of the ocean, RMSer kathysue incorporates cottage-inspired furnishings, beach glass bottles and beautiful white shells.

Modern Living Room

From the Seashore

Swapping out a mantel display with the season breathes fresh life into your space. RMSer moredesign creates a breezy vignette of metallic and white seashells. A coral-inspired chandelier and driftwood mirror complete the look.

Cottage Dining Room

Casually Chic

Dress up plain wooden chairs and add a coastal touch with floor-length white slipcovers. A sisal rug lays the foundation for this refreshingly casual dining room, which is topped with a Paris street light chandelier.

Blue and White Dining Room

Natural Additions

Cozy texture and tropical spirit make woven accessories the perfect addition to this laid-back style. RMSer DWIGHTLOUDAN creates a unified look in this breakfast area by repeating the organic fibers in the light cover, area rug and placemats.

Bathroom with Tiled Sink

Seaside Luxe

From the mother of pearl sink to the beadboard wainscoting, this cottage-inspired bathroom is refined yet simple at the same time. Carefully placed starfish add just the right touch of beach. Design by RMSer Campbell1082.

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