Your ultimate beach style home decor guide. Includes an expansive array beach style photos for every room.
Welcome to the Beach style home decor style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Beach style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers and more.
Table of Contents
- Beach Style Homes (Exteriors)
- 1. Wando River Private Residence By DLB Custom Home Design
- 2. Courtly Elevated Daniel Island Marshfront Home by DLB Custom Home Design
- 3. Light and Airy Hamptons-Queenslander Fusion Home Renovation by Baahouse + BaaStudio
- 4. Gorgeous Beach Style Home with Lots of Deck Space
- 5. Modern Beach Home on Jupiter Island by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects
- 6. Dramatic Beachside Duo Designed by Hughes and Umbanhowar Architects
- 7. Surfboard House by BFDO Architects
- 8. East Hampton Beach Home by DÉCOR AID
- 9. Net Zero Ready House with L-Shaped Lanai
- 10. Energy-Efficient Luxury Coastal Style House
- 11. Florida House with Walls of Sliding Glass Doors
- 12. Exclusive Vacation Home with a Golf Cart Area in Garage
- 13. Sophisticated Home with Spacious Covered Lanai
- 14. Beach Style Home with Second Floor Balconies
- 15. Energy-Efficient House with Soaring Ceilings and Transom Windows
- 16. Open-Concept Southern House with Main-Level Master
- 17. One-level Beach House with Open-Concept Floor
- 18. Upscale House with Sliders for Indoor-Outdoor Living
- 19. Modern Beach House with Split Bedrooms
- 20. Raised Island Ocean Dream House
- Beach-Style Interior Examples (by Room)
- Beach Style Home Landscaping
- What is Beach Home decor?
- Distinguishing Design Features
- Décor Accessories
- Why it Looks Great
Beach Style Homes (Exteriors)
Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Beach-style architecture.
1. Wando River Private Residence By DLB Custom Home Design
This is a delightful front view of this Beach-style home showcasing attractive A-frame roofs complemented by light blue wall finish, two garage doors, and a second-floor main entrance through a nice wooden door with built-in windows.
This is the backyard view where you can see two large balconies atop two large rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows flanking a gorgeous covered patio with hardwood flooring and stairs leading down to a relaxing poolside with comfortable lawn chairs and a bar.
2. Courtly Elevated Daniel Island Marshfront Home by DLB Custom Home Design
This gorgeous Beach-style house has serene and lush landscaping filled with trees and grass that complements the various gray hues of the house exterior. The gable roofs and A-frame roofs are accented with circular and rectangular windows framed with white that matches the support pillars of the second-floor main entrance.
This backyard view features an amazing pool surrounded by the lush greenery of the landscape. This view of the Beach-style home also showcases the white wooden trellises, one is on the poolside and the other on the third-floor balcony.
3. Light and Airy Hamptons-Queenslander Fusion Home Renovation by Baahouse + BaaStudio
This is a simple and homey view of a Beach-style home with dark roofing accented by a white dormer window standing out against the dark roof but matches with the white exterior of the front porch with redwood flooring to contrast the white support pillars and a dark main door to match the roofs.
The view from the back shows you that the house is many times larger that the front view suggests. Here you can see a stunning white second-floor balcony looking over an expansive backyard with a pool surrounded by high white walls matching the white wooden exterior of the house.
4. Gorgeous Beach Style Home with Lots of Deck Space
This is a gorgeous Beach-style home with a high gable and valler dark gray roof complementing the gray wooden finish of the house exterior walls. This is augmented by the warm yellow light coming from the abundance of windows on the first and second floors that are then complemented by the large deck spaces.
On this backyard view of the house, you can see more of that beautiful gray wall finish that contrasts the white lines featured by the various windows, balcony railings as well as on the white garage door with a white fenced walkway beside the house lined with shrubs.
5. Modern Beach Home on Jupiter Island by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects
This is a wonderful fusion of modern elements on a beach-style house right on the beach front raised to prepare for high tides. This is complemented with large glass walls casting warm welcoming lights onto the surrounding deck space bordered with metal railings lit with white lights.
This view of the modern house shows you the large garage big enough for two cars with a glass garage door with a gray frame that contrasts the beige walls of the house exterior featuring modern windows and a lit staircase leading to the main door with lush trees on the side.
6. Dramatic Beachside Duo Designed by Hughes and Umbanhowar Architects
This modern beach-style home has large glass walls on the two-floor levels to highlight the beachfront view of sand and tropical trees surrounding the property. These large glass walls seem to be supported by large slabs of wood that offer a dramatic aura complemented by a large balcony on the second floor.
This backyard view showcases more of that dramatic modern style filled with glass walls and straight lines to emphasize wide open spaces of the backyard that features a pool beside a luxurious and relaxing area that has cushioned lawn chairs and sitting area as well as an outdoor bar.
7. Surfboard House by BFDO Architects
This Beach-style home has a contemporary vibe to its irregular shape and roofs complemented by a wooden facade that is augmented by the large windows and glass sliding doors where you can see the yellow-lit interiors. This view also showcases the outdoor kitchen with the same wooden style as the spacious hardwood flooring.
This is the beachfront view of the house. It shows that the house is on a raised platform from the sand of the beach to be prepared for high tides. It has also large glass doors and windows on this side to better enjoy the view as well as a second-floor balcony for the same purpose that has a railing matching those on the deck leading to the beach.
8. East Hampton Beach Home by DÉCOR AID
This is the backyard view of this beach-style home showing the A-frame gray roofs that match the gray wooden exterior walls dominated by large glass windows with white frames. This gray aesthetic is also applied to the backyard that has stone flooring and gray cushioned lawn chairs facing the stunning pool.
This bright and white interior is due to the high ceiling complemented by the tall glass windows that bring in an abundance of natural lighting. The furniture are simple black and white to complement this setup and is given a fireplace with a white mantle for a bit of warmth.
9. Net Zero Ready House with L-Shaped Lanai
This contemporary Beach-style house has a lovely front yard landscaping with tropical trees and bushes as well as a well-manicured lawn of grass that sets a nice foreground for the light hues of the home exterior walls complemented by peculiar dormer windows contrasted by the wooden main door.
This backyard view of the light-hued home shows that it is L-shaped giving way to a large space on the backyard with a circular pool surrounded by stone flooring. This place also has a stone firepit on the side surrounded by wooden lawn chairs unlike the wrought iron ones surrounding the pool.
10. Energy-Efficient Luxury Coastal Style House
The wide terracotta walkway lined with lush landscaping leads to this cheerful mustard yellow exterior walls to contrast the lush greenery of the landscape and a couple of large tropical trees guarding the entryway. These yellow walls are complemented by the large white roofs that serve to brighten the walls further.
This backyard view puts more emphasis on the modern and contemporary elements of the home. The yellow wall exteriors here are adorned with elegant wall-mounted lanterns flanking large glass doors that lead to the pool side that oozes luxury and comfort.
11. Florida House with Walls of Sliding Glass Doors
The stunning gray hip roofs of this Beach-style home are a perfect fit for the tall white walls with tall glass windows showcasing the warm yellow lights from the interiors. This is paired with the wall-mounted lamps flanking the two-bay garage doors as well as the entryway to the glass main door.
This is the homey backyard of this Beach-style home that shows the L-shaped patio with a beautiful wooden ceiling over three different sections supported by white pillars. The first section is a small outdoor kitchen, next is a sitting area with sofas and an outdoor fireplace shared with the third area with a lawn chair by the pool.
12. Exclusive Vacation Home with a Golf Cart Area in Garage
This beautiful front view of the Beach-style home showcases earthy hues on its hip roofs that have a pair of round dormer windows. This earthy hue matches the garage doors as well as the arched main doors flanked with wall-lamps mounted on the beige exterior walls dominated by tall glass windows.
The L-shape of the home is featured in this backyard view of the house where the tall glass windows are more prominent on the white wall exteriors. This view also features large open areas with white support columns and warm yellow lights to complement the large pool.
13. Sophisticated Home with Spacious Covered Lanai
The wide terracotta walkway flanked with the lush greenery of the landscape leads to this stunning house that has wide hip roofs over white exterior walls of three sections of the house. There are two low sections flanking a large middle structure that has a second-floor balcony filled with glass windows and glass doors.
This backyard view also features two low sections flanking a two-story middle area with a large balcony overlooking the backyard pool that has concrete surroundings accented by the colorful flowering landscape. The large open area on the ground floor by the pool has an outdoor dining area with a wooden table and chairs beside a comfortable sitting area.
14. Beach Style Home with Second Floor Balconies
This beautiful Beach-style house has a main entryway flanked by tropical trees and plants on the sides of the terracotta walkway leading to a wooden main door that is lit with the yellow lights of a pendant light matching the wall-mounted lamps on the white wall exterior that is dominated by tall glass windows.
This beautiful and bright interior has a white tray ceiling with a ceiling fan hanging over the living room area with various rustic elements on the woven area rug, glass-top coffee table as well as the end table of the beige couches facing a TV mounted on the white wall.
15. Energy-Efficient House with Soaring Ceilings and Transom Windows
The wide gable roofs of this home have red wooden accents on its facade that complements the light blue hues of the wooden wall exteriors. On this front view, you can see the front porch guarded by four support pillars and a wooden staircase leading up to the wooden main door flanked by wall-mounted yellow lamps.
The glass sliding doors and French doors lead to this backyard view of the Beach-style house with a wooden staircase leading to a backyard with terracotta walkways complemented by a well-manicured grass lawn bordered by flowering shrubs and tropical trees that go well with the light-hued wooden house exterior.
16. Open-Concept Southern House with Main-Level Master
This contemporary Beach-style house has a gable and valler roof with an earthy hue to its roofing materials. This matches with the exposed beams above the two garage doors flanked with wall-mounted lamps the same as those flanking the wooden main door that has glass panels on it.
This Beach-style home has a simple backyard pool inlaid with concrete walkways leading to an open area at the side of the house that has an outdoor kitchen, as well as a comfortable sitting area with woven wicker, cushioned chairs that go well with the white walls.
17. One-level Beach House with Open-Concept Floor
This is a front view of this gorgeous Beach-style home with a large middle section flanked by two slightly smaller ones all with wide dark gray hip roofs that match the wooden main doors contrasting the white exterior walls. These walls are filled with tall glass windows looking over the lush landscaping of the front yard that flanks the stone patterned walkway.
This interior features a high cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams supporting a modern ceiling fan in the middle that has a light on it. This hangs over the living room that is open to the kitchen and has a wooden coffee table surrounded by two white sofas as well as gray cushioned armchairs and tufted stools.
18. Upscale House with Sliders for Indoor-Outdoor Living
The wide front yard of this Beach-style home has a light gray stone flooring surrounded by tropical trees and shrubs complementing the white walls of the house. These are dominated by the large glass windows as well as the large wooden garage doors that match the main door with glass panels on it.
This simple white interior of the Beach-style home showcases a high white tray ceiling over the living room area with a modern fireplace embedded into its white wall that is accented on each side with golden sculptures. This is a nice background for the variety of cushioned couches and armchairs surrounding the simple coffee table.
19. Modern Beach House with Split Bedrooms
The light gray patterned concrete walkway and driveway leading to this house are adorned with the lush greenery of the landscape as well as the flowers that provide a dash of color to contrast the white exterior walls of this Beach-style house paired with dark gray wide hip roofs.
The bright and airy interior of this home is due to the high white ceiling and open walls bringing an abundance of natural lights into the living room that has comfortable beige sectional sofas and a couple of beige leather armchairs facing a modern fireplace inlaid into a large stone column that also supports the TV.
20. Raised Island Ocean Dream House
This front view of the Beach-style home showcases its wide yard with terracotta stone flooring surrounding the two-story house. This yard is accented with tropical plants and trees for the enjoyment of those on the second-floor balcony encircling the house filled with the warm yellow lights coming from pendant lights.
This is a closer view of the beautiful second-floor balcony of the Beach-style home featuring the iron patterned railings surrounding the balcony. This view shows an outdoor-style dining area right outside the living room area with hardwood flooring complemented by the large wooden structure housing the TV.
Beach-Style Interior Examples (by Room)
The following are photo examples of beach-style interiors (room-by-room). Below each photo are links that take you to extensive beach-style photo galleries for each room.
This stunning living room has a wooden cathedral ceiling with white exposed beams matching the white walls that are illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the tall glass windows that brighten the white cushioned sofa set facing a fireplace inlaid into the white walls.
This is a small and simple kitchen within a great room dominated by bare wooden walls and a high cathedral ceiling that has exposed wooden beams supporting a white pendant light over the U-shaped peninsula with a dark gray countertop.
This homey and warm dining room has a hardwood flooring that complements the rustic wooden chairs and wooden cushioned bench surrounding the wooden table that is topped with pendant lights in rustic woven hoods.
This beautiful bedroom has a bright welcome to the morning with its glass doors bringing in natural lights on the white bed that contrasts the hardwood flooring but complements the gray walls with framed artworks over its white headboard flanked with wooden bedside tables.
The white freestanding bathtub of this luxurious bathroom is placed by a wide glass window that has a wonderful lakeside view. This brings in natural light on the white marble flooring that is complemented by the large gray wooden structure housing two vanity areas.
Upon entry of this wonderful Beach-house, you will be welcome by a foyer that has hardwood flooring matching the wooden ceiling and the low shelving with decors. This is a nice framing for the highlight which is the amazing view offered by the tall glass windows.
Beach Style Home Landscaping
This is lush landscaping that complements the amazing view surrounding the house. This is done with unimposing trees and plants that do not compete for attention but rather directs your view to the beautiful scenery framed with low hedges and shrubs as well as lush well-manicured lawns.
What is Beach Home decor?
As any interior designer knows if you’re going to get a beach décor style to your home you definitely need to think about the things you would want in your very own beach house or the things that make you think of going to the beach or both. After all, it’s going to be a whole lot of fun to have a room in your home or even an entire home that makes you feel just like you’re on vacation every time you walk in. The beach style of interior design is definitely going to take care of that for you. It’s also going to help you really relax in your own space whenever you come home, important after a long day at work.
Distinguishing Design Features
The most important features of a beach style are an open and airy feel that seems reminiscent of being at the beach for the day. You’re going to have a whole lot of light in the room which normally comes from natural lighting as opposed to anything artificial. You’ll notice a whole lot of windows with just a little bit of covering so most of the light comes through. You’ll also see a sort of crispness to the design elements that are still going to be light-colored and airy, like light blues and a lot of white. You may see some natural elements like bamboo in this type of room or white wood furniture that helps to draw the attention more to the lightness of everything.
The materials in this type of room are typically going to be bamboo, painted wood, and linens though you may see some lighter cotton as well. That’s because the focus is on the beach and these are the types of materials you’re going to see the most often there. You’ll also see accents that are reminiscent of the beach such as accents of shells or even lighting and dishes with shell patterns or sandy patterns to them. The colors are generally going to be pastels and pale like seafoam green, light blue, and tan, and, of course, plenty of pure white accents to everything. Everything is going to be very simple and still beautiful at the same time.
The furniture you find in this style is more contemporary to go with the coastal atmosphere. That means it’s more about straight lines and simplicity, but with a little bit of a colorful twist to it. You’ll find pieces that are made with painted wood, also in light colors though primarily in white. You’ll also find some that are made with bamboo and even things like driftwood and light-toned wood. All of this is going to create a simple style that makes you feel like you’re at the beach all the time or like you’re heading to your favorite vacation hideaway. The furniture is generally comfortable, even though it’s simple and has cushions and patterns of all types.
You will definitely find a lot of windows in this type of room because the goal is being able to see the outdoors and experience the beach. What you’ll find most when it comes to decorating, however, are seashells, the sand, and bamboo—the natural color palette. All of these aspects, paired with some floral pieces and nautical accents, are going to create a fun atmosphere. You’ll likely also find wainscoting styles and even picket fence style décor and anchors to accent because that’s going to pull the nautical theme into your beach house or room very clearly.
If you do see bolder colors in this style you’ll see deep blues for the most part, as these go well with the more nautical side of the beach theme. For the most part, things around the house are going to be focused on an under the sea theme that uses pictures of seashells and other water-related phenomenon or actual representations (like sand dollars in a vase). All of these things are going to make you feel like you’re at the beach even if the view out the window is telling you otherwise. When you add in some driftwood accents and beach style furniture you’re in for a treat.
Why it Looks Great
So, just why does this look so great? It’s something that reminds you of being on vacation! Who doesn’t love the idea of being on vacation every single day of the year? With a beach and coastal theme to your home, it’s going to be a whole lot easier to do just that. You’ll be able to experience those vacation days just by walking in because you’ll have a house and a room that really feels like your favorite tropical destination. It just takes a little effort to get the right colors and the perfect design sense for your home.
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