10 Ways: Get That Beach Vacation Home Feel

 Acheiving that vacation beach house feel in your own home is all in the details. Here are 10 tips to get you on your way to creating your own coastal getaway

Aqua coastal painted living room

1. Aqua Painted Walls.  Aqua ocean hues evoke a seaside feeling that gives the space a beach house vacation vibe. Things are always brighter and a little whimsical on vacation.

Coastal artwork and driftwood sea horse wall hanging

2.. Coastal Art. Hang an ocean painting or like this entry, a driftwood sea horse, the whimsical wall decor is happy and inviting just like a vacation home.

Coastal bedroom with coastal chandelier

3. Coastal ChandeliersWood beaded iron chandelier is a light and airy look for over the bed.  Nautical lighting adds ambiance and seaside style.

Coastal driftwood mirrors

4. Coastal Driftwood. Wood that has drifted across the ocean has a collected vibe and speaks the language of the sea. Driftoowd seems to give a reminder of carefree vacation walking along the seashore collecting treasures. A driftwood mirror will reflect light in your space as well as make a coastal statement.

Beach house with white coastal slipcover sofas

5. Slipcover Furnishings. Nothing says vacation on an island quite like the comfy and carefree feel of a slipcovered sofa. Slipcovered furnishings set the coastal tone for a room, these white coastal slipcover sofas invite you to wind down and relax.

Nautical blue and white striped area rug

6. Coastal FlooringNautical blue and white striped area rugs in every shade of the ocean waters will add a vacation feel to any room.

Beach house outdoor coastal dining room

7. Outdoor Dining. When you're on vacation by the beach you wanto to enjoy the seaside as much as you can, this is why so many vacation homes have great spaces for outdoor dining. This teak outdoor dining room is the perfect example of an easy outdoor coastal look your entire family will enjoy.

Coastal and nautical lanterns

8. Nautical Lanterns. Unique nautical lanterns add a whimsical coastal touch. Many beach vacation homes like to emphasize their coastal location by using sea inspired nautical touches like this. 

Outdoor living room with teak coastal seating

9. Outdoor Living. A design trick most likely started by coastal vacationing is the outdoor living room. Creating a living space outdoors allows you to enjoy the long Summer beach days and ocean views from a comfy outdoor sofa

Coastal beach house outdoor shower

10. Extra Details. Adding that extra fun design element to your home gives it  the character of a vacation home. This beautiful outdoor shower shows how much punch you can get from a coastal design choice like this.

Photo Credits:

Beach House Entryway With Driftwood Sea Horse And Coastal Art

Bright Aqua Blue Painted Living Room

Coastal Bedroom With Coastal Chandelier And Mirror Over Bed

Coastal Driftwood Mirrors

Beach House Living Room With White Coastal Slipcover Sofas

 Beach House With Nautical Coastal Blue And White Striped Area Rug

Coastal Outdoor Dining

Unique Lighting And Lanterns In A Coastal Seating Area

Outdoor Coastal Teak Seating With Coastal Throws

Outdoor Coastal Style Shower


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