Everything You Need to Breathe Beach Vacation Vibes Into Your Space

HGTV Magazine brings you easy, breezy ways from to get that laid-back look—even if you’re nowhere near the coast.

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July 16, 2019

Beachy Vibes With Rattan

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Photo by: Taryn Kent

Taryn Kent

The products in this image are available at Waterleaf Home.

It’s not just for porch furniture. “Rattan’s light wood tones and organic texture give any space a coastal feel,” says designer Jill Johnson of Manhattan Beach, CA. It’s often used to make sturdy pieces such as chairs, and the inner fibers can be woven for items like baskets.

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Beachy Vibes With Rope

Photo by: Amy Bartlam

Amy Bartlam

Want to bring postcard images of marinas to life? Go for accessories that have the kind of chunky rope traditionally used on sailboats, like this mirror from Wayfair. “One or two touches of rope is plenty,” says designer Kate Lester, who is based in Los Angeles. Style out the look with brass accents, from light fixtures to cabinet -hardware.

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Beachy Vibes With Wallpaper

Photo by: Raquel Langworthy

Raquel Langworthy

Go for a statement nautical wall—or four! This surfboard print is by Studio Four NYC. “Playful, colorful patterns bring the liveliness of summer indoors,” says Brooklyn, NY, designer Susana Simonpietri. Not sure what color to paint the trim? Use the dominant white in your wallpaper as a guide.

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Beachy Vibes With Art

Photo by: Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson

The next best thing to lying on the sand: shore scenes. “Since these prints often have pastel hues, they’re easy to pair with pillows and rugs of all colors,” says designer Kristina Braun of Sausalito, CA. Hang one prominent piece (this one is from Society6), or go with a gallery of several small prints in white frames.

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Beachy Vibes With Bedding

Photo by: Angue Fergusson

Angue Fergusson

Nautical sheets are a simple way to beachify a bedroom, says Toronto-based designer Sarah Gunn. (This sailboat set is by Serena & Lily.) Fold the top sheet over the duvet so the pattern is visible. It’s fun to mix and match: Try a different pattern, like starfish or stripes, on the pillowcases. Sweet dreams!

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