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Transform your porch into another cozy place to relax with summertime staples (like wicker furniture or baskets) in bright whites and natural hues. Add a colorful rug to disguise any sand guests may carry in with them.
Mimic the maritime charms of this master bathroom with a collection of seascapes, a navy soaking tub, and seafaring sconces.
Fill your seaside home with weather-resistant furniture that can stand up against wet swimsuits and summertime humidity. The homeowner of this coastal fixer upper featured rattan, wicker, and bamboo pieces throughout her home to give it that cozy, beach cottage look.
It's summertime and the loungin' is easy on this h daybed, stacked high with pillows and tucked away behind pretty sea-blue panels.
Outside this 1800s cottage on Cape Cod Bay, you'll find pretty blue shutters that reflect colors from the sea. And inside, the homeowners decorated with furniture pieces in a variety of aqua hues.
The homeowners of this 1932 beach cottage upcycled vintage finds like a retro bathing suit and galvanized ice cream containers into decorative pieces and light fixtures for their house.
Funky little nooks and shelves are filled with an assortment of nautical tchotchkes that add a unique charm to this renovated Maine home.
Even if your space is landlocked, it deserves a scenic view. Try wallpaper, as seen in this room at the in Martha's Vineyard.
Paintings of ocean scenes have been a longtime favorite subject of artists, and they have recently seen an uptick in sales at antiques marts and auction houses. If you want to tell the real thing from a "pirate," look on the back to see if you can find a company name.
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In this Seaside, Florida oasis, designed by , provide a fun and unexpected backdrop that guests will love. To make your guest space feel roomier, install the curtains as high as possible as opposed to window-height. For some extra lighting with a cool, country twist, try hanging some , sleek shades, and neutral tones.
These mint-green trellis headboards pair nicely with crisp white sheets and pillows for a beach home feel, and small prints of water birds are a lovely added touch.
In 1855, Great Britain established the International Code of Signals. The code evolved over time to designate a flag design to correspond with letters A to Z and digits 0 through 9, and it is used universally. Especially old flags will be made from natural fibers (cotton, or, rarer still, wool) and have a slightly yellowed look.
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From the rope canopy to the nautical rug, this whimsical kid's room belongs in a breezy summer home with its bright colors and vintage touches, like the oversized plastic E and red-and-blue chair.
White paint is great for a beach-y vibe, but how do you make an all-white room feel cozy? The owner of this Tennessee home reinforced the kitchen's lived-in feel with shiplap paneling. "The wood walls keep things from feeling sterile," says Mandy, who also introduced an assortment of honey-hued wooden accents to warm up the look.
This breakfast nook has a beachy, barefoot quality—underscored by a braided rag rug, deliberately mismatched seats, and a pair of oars leaning in one corner and painted a color similar to "Treasure Isle" by . A crate full of glass bottles offers a foolproof way to arrange flowers.
This Nantucket cottage proves bold colors can bring a fun, playful mood to a beach house. To recreate the look, all you need is bright adirondack chairs.
White is a go-to color for beach houses. Create visual interest by adding contracting wood details, like this California bungalow's rustic beams, kitchen island, and open shelving unit.
A wall of hooks on this Fire Island cottage's front porch stand ready to collect beach hats and accessories so they don't track sand indoors.
Picnic baskets, like these , evoke memories of warm summer picnics in the outdoors, and they also make excellent under-bed storage. Plus, antiques that can be used for organization are the best kind.
Your kids will be dreaming of days by the shore with a bedroom like this.
Add this accent color to unexpected places to bring the tranquility of the calm ocean waters inside.
This Newport backyard goes beyond just leaving out a grill—it has a built-in space dedicated to outdoor entertaining.
This kitchen comes prepared for sand-covered feet. Rugs in coastal colors are a necessity in a beach house.
The living area's furnishings are awash in a sea of blues in this Martha's Vineyard home. A patchwork rug from Nomadic Trading Company anchors the room, furnished with linen sofas and a wingback chair by Cisco. The glass top on Groundwork's reclaimed-oak coffee table displays a collage of vintage art and family photos.
A crab trap side table and a lamp—both from a local boutique—bookend this South Carolina home's Shabby Chic chaise lounge.
In the living room of this East Hampton beach house, painted a happy green, Ikea bargains—$6 and a $99 —stylishly coexist with a $1,695 eco-friendly sofa by .
In this Massachusetts home, a pair of chairs covered in cotton matelassé swivel to face the harbor in the master bedroom's sitting area. A model sailboat from Chatham's Tale of the Cod sits atop a reclaimed-wood table found at Midsummer Nights, also in Chatham. The walls are painted "Icy Morn" by Benjamin Moore.
The owner of this California home spotted the shell mirror at an L.A. gift shop. Philippe Starck's tempers the solidity of a Chinese rattan desk.
The homeowner of this seaside cottage accented the white living room with reproductions of 19th-century bird prints and an antique model sailboat.