Decor inspired by a beach house style can include a variety of looks, such as coastal and cottage decor and nautical accents. Classic beach house looks often feature shorebirds, beach glass and seashell accents. Decorative items such as buoys, glass floats, antique sail boats and pottery with sea-life designs work together to create the feeling of a coastal home.
Use color palettes in beige, pale blue and white to create an open and airy look that mimics the natural beauty of the beach. Display shells, beach-themed items or photos on glass-topped coffee tables that reflect light. Using rugs in pale colors or natural woven fibers, such as jute, helps create a relaxing backdrop for beach-inspired touches. Use distressed wood, such as barn wood flooring, that has a casual look and feel.
Decorating with natural textures, such as bamboo and wicker side tables or woven baskets, adds warmth and helps bring the natural world indoors. In the bedroom, pale-colored or patchwork quilts in coastal blues and greens are synonymous with beach style. Blue and white in the bedroom is also a quintessential color scheme for nautical touches. Using finishing touches, such paintings or framed prints with sea themes, creates a cohesive style and adds a touch of whimsy.