Home Tour: Family Beach House Style

The beach house decorating ideas are SO good, just had to share this home here today!


Beach House Decorating Ideas in a family room with ceiling beams exposed


Beach House Decorating Ideas:


As many of you know, we’re in the final furnishing phase of our beach house renovation.
So, of course I’ve got beach house style decor on my brain!
We’re aiming for a distinct “beachy” feel with our Rhode Island house.
So, beach inspiration yes, however, I don’t want to go too overboard with this theme and have it turn out too kitschy.
Since I tend to love seashells, wicker chair, sea glass, anchors, etc., I feel like I might need to reign in a bit sometimes.
That’s why classic coastal style homes are my north star right now…so to speak!
This California house, (with it’s nods to New England, Cape Cod style) designed by Ohara Davies-Gaetano is a great example!
So, what exactly does beach house decor look like, when it’s done right?

Here’s what I’ve noticed works best…

When decorating a beach house, classic patterns like stripes and bold batiks look great.
Other decor ideas like woven accents along with soothing shades of blues and sandy tans help to tie it all together.
Little details like a framed sea fan or a chandelier made out of shells, give you a sense of place, without it getting too crazy.
It’s hard to pick a favorite room in this retreat, since they all look so beautiful. Yet, the bunk room is too cute not to comment on!
I’m still trying to convince my husband we need one in our own house.
Hoping this post helps bring the point home!
For even more design details and sources, be sure to scroll through to the end, where I found some great coastal chic ideas and pieces.


photos by Victoria Pearson for Traditional Home Magazine



The leather ottoman coffee table, in the living room above, seems to just invite laid back living!

Feet up!

Beach House Decorating Ideas for a modern kitchen


A large eat in kitchen can easily replace a formal dining room at the beach.


bedroom with view of the sea


This crisp white bedroom works so beautifully with the spectacular view.


canopy bed in master bedroom


Beach House Decorating Ideas in the bathroom


Love the subtle beach theme happening in this bathroom.


Beach House Decorating Ideas


How beautiful is all the soft blue in this charming bunk room?


I hope you enjoyed this lovely home tour!

A few more things…

Design lovers! Have you joined our fun and VERY helpful design Facebook group?

In this group – members share photos with their design questions and dilemmas from their own homes.

We all give opinions in with our best advice!

It’s a nice group of fellow design enthusiasts.

We also spill our best sources and tips – so it’s great for sourcing hard to find items and pieces.


the zhush free cheat sheet on a smart phone



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Click here to grab that, it’ll be super helpful!





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  1. Lynette Paulsen wrote:

    I remember seeing this shoot in Traditional Hime, but can’t find the edition. Can you help me? Thanks!!

    Published on 4.23.20 · Reply