Whether you are in the process of building or remodeling a beach house or simply dreaming of your perfect getaway home, here is a list of 25 beach house decor items you will want to consider. A lot of the appeal of a home at the beach is the beautiful scenery, warm ocean breeze, and a more relaxed environment. You want the interior of your beach home and furnishings to mirror those feelings.
Below you will find a list of items that we feel relaxed beach house decor needs to make you and your guests feel comfortable, at ease, and at home. If this list doesn’t have you dreaming of your beach home, we do not know what will!
Favorite Finishes for Beach House Decor
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is made to look like hardwood floor, but with additional durability – meaning it stands up to water, pets, kids, and the occasional sloppy house guest! Setting the whole tone for the house and allowing you to not worry about ruining the floors, these are a must-have for our beach house decor. We are obsessed with those made to mimic character grade 5” white oak with Bona natural finish for our beach house decor.
Pops of fun tile in smaller rooms such as baths or laundry are a great way to add color and an eclectic vibe, but in a way that will not be overwhelming or that you would quickly get sick of. This great tile acts as a neutral with the gray and cream shade and will match any beach house decor.
A beach house or second home is an opportunity to make bolder statements that you may not feel comfortable to make in your primary residence. Beach house decor often has a more eclectic vibe than a primary residence, and you may have less fear of becoming sick of a bold choice. A fun way to add a vibrant, beach look that is easier to change as trends and tastes evolve is through an accent, such as wallpaper, paint, or throw pillows. This offers an inexpensive way to achieve a fun feel without the fear of over-commitment.
Light Fixtures for your Beach House Decor
Save: Woven Globe Pendant
Think of light fixtures as the jewelry of your beach house decor. There are so many great options and finishes available. We are digging natural, pendant lights that mirror the materials you may find naturally occurring outdoors at your beach house. Hanging lights will bring drama and distinction to every room in your coastal home.
Splurge: Woven Globe Pendant
The texture of rattan meets sunbleached flair. Made with a powdercoated steel frame and weather-friendly wicker, this is great on your patio or looks fabulous indoors, too.
Comfy Furnishings for your Beach House Decor
Save: Striped Area Rug
Area rugs on top of great wood flooring can provide warmth and a pop of color to your beach house decor. The big benefit over carpeting is that they can be cleaned easily and replaced without too large of an expense or work. There are so many gorgeous indoor/outdoor options that are great for sandy little feet and paws.
Splurge: Striped Area Rug
This is the most beautiful area rug, if you want that beachy look. We love the jute and navy stripe in this classic rug that will go with anything!
It may sound crazy, but nothing screams cool, coastal, beach house decor like a white couch. If you, too, have a water dog, popsicle covered children, or messy husband you are probably saying, “WHAT?” White couches are classic, they go with everything and by changing out the throw pillows and blankets you can change the entire look of the room.
Pick up some extra slipcovers, because we know you will need them. Look for a couch that is made of stain repellent material, that is slipcovered so you can easily wash, bleach, or even replace it after wear.
This sectional screams beach house decor, with its generous, wide-track arms, a low and deep silhouette, and tailored high-performance slipcovers. This looks like a relaxed, casual beach house.
This solid, pine dining table is a classic base for your beach house decor. You can dress it up with fun, eclectic chairs, but you will always have a fabulous base that will last the test of many years and family dinners.
We have said it before, but the key to beach house decor is bringing the outdoors in. These beautiful, barrel-shaped chairs in a neutral brown finish do just that! Extra “save” points are awarded to the duraseason fabric. These are also approved for outdoor use, a.k.a. your tiny and/or messy dinner guests!
Splurge: Natural, Woven Dining Chairs
These chairs bring easy elegance to the table. They are hand-shaped and woven rattan, in a beautiful, timeless silhouette. The indigo shade brings a marvelous pop of nautical color.
Inspired by classic Parisian bistro chairs, these rattan seats are woven out of plastic material, making them fabulously family-friendly, while not sacrificing the style of your beach house decor.
In an all white space, these bar stools allow you to make a statement. The indoor/outdoor counter stools are guaranteed to be family friendly.
Splurge: Canopy Bed
When dreaming of my beach house, this matte black canopy bed with slim posts and a neutral headboard is a must-have item.
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This “save” option is a close contender and will instantly update your beach house decor.
Nothing says beach house decor like natural linen. Supple in the beautiful subtle hues you expect from genuine linen, these panels are the ultimate in casual luxury. In an array of colors, widths, and lengths, you can find the one that will perfectly work for your beach house decor.
Save: Throw Pillows
Nothing adds color, comfort, or style to a beach house like throw pillows. Get the same beach house decor look for less!
Splurge: Throw Pillows
Create an effortlessly coastal style with nautically inspired throw pillows. When it comes to pillows, the options are endless! Beautiful, handmade pillows make such a statement in your beach house decor.
Beach homes are all about fresh ocean breezes and sandy sunset views, so why spend time inside when you can be outside? Bring the coastal look outdoors with outdoor beach house decor built to withstand the elements.
Splurge: Comfortable Outdoor Furnishings
We feel confident you will enjoy a sunset or two from this comfortable outdoor set. It’s built to stand the test of time with its stylish all-weather resin, resistant to fading, staining, and mildew.
Don’t Forget Entertainment!
Lugging all of your family’s gear to the beach does not seem like our idea of relaxing! This easy to pop up, roll, and store wagon makes getting down to the beach a breeze. In an array of colors, this wagon can match any beach house decor!
Lightweight, stakeless sun shades provide UPF 50+ protection for your long days on the beach. This is made of a durable nylon Lycra blend with reinforced corners. It is lightweight and portable, weighing just under seven pounds! This makes it super easy to pop and still feel the breeze!
On rainy days, indoor activities are a must for your beach home. These days are often the most relaxing for bonding with your family/loved ones. But do not overlook these games as an opportunity to enhance your beach house decor.
We hope this list has you dreaming of your beach home, or if you are lucky enough to own one, that it helps you to get started with your beach house decor. Hopefully, this list will help you see an overall vision for the home and how you can achieve your design goals in a more budget-friendly manner. If you need us, you can find us on the coast!
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