Create an ideabook for your next remodeling project!
Browse more than 1,500,000 photos from top designers and save your favorites
Palm trees, sand, surf ... who would even want to go inside? When it comes to front porches, making use of all available space is important. Because waterfront property is so often premium, porches this sprawling are rare. On a smaller deck, we think a dining table with comfy chairs is a great use of space. That way, you have an extra spot to have meals while enjoying the view but can also use the chairs to lounge, sip coffee, curl up with a good book or have a long chat with a friend.
Neutrals with pops of well-placed color are wonderful in any living room, but especially one near the beach. Loud floral prints and lifeguard-stand lamps are fine, but with so much to focus on outside, why shift the attention?
Whatever palette you choose, slipcovers are a favorite for vacation spots. Kids, dogs, food and sand can do a number on your furniture, so it just makes sense to be able to throw covers in the washing machine. Plus the look is slouchy chic, perfect for relaxation.
At the beach, it's easy to get caught up in loud colors and fish-themed décor, but it's so unnecessary. We prefer a soothing, spalike feel with neutrals and a hint of blue. Add bamboo shades and a few pieces of well-placed coral and shells, and you have a room that feels like a real beach getaway.