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Beach house dining room with wicker chairs

1. Wicker. Using wicker furniture like these chairs at your dining table will give the texture and tones of beach house decor.

Coastal dining room with beachy chandelier

2. Coastal lighting. This Beachy wood chandelier gives the room ambiance and a seaside feel.

Coastal beach cottage dining room with blue and white stripe rug

3. Coastal flooring. Coastal cottage blue and white stripe area rug laid under your dining table adds an instant cozy beach factor.

Coastal beach house dining room with pops of aqua

4. Ocean colors. Using aqua as an accent color in your dining room will give it a very coastal feel. Aqua is a common thread in most beach houses because it makes you think of the ocean.

Beach house dining room with glass accents

5. Glass accessories. Glass has a transparent and bright, light reflecting property that makes it perfect for adorning tables with. Glass hurricanes allow whatever you put in them to shine through mimicking the shells on the ocean floor.

Beach house dining table

6. Weathered wood dining table. Nothing makes your space feel like a beach house quite like a great piece of weathered wood furniture. 

Coastal white slipcover dining chairs

7. White slipcover. White is a big part of beach house design for it's clean look, add slipcover chairs into the mix and you have instant beach house decor. 

Coastal beach cottage painted furniture

8. Painted furniture. Most coastal beach cottages have a piece of painted furniture or three. Painted wood gives the feeling of collected over time and in the right color and space it definitely creates a beach house design.

Nautical whale sculpture on the dining table

9. Nautical elements. Adding a touch of nautical with an ocean whale sculpture or a ship lantern will give your dining room a coastal feel.

Ocean inpsired artwork in the dining room

10. Ocean inspired artwork. Hanging a painting of the sea or sea life art will complete your beach house dining room design.

Coastal dining decor and furnishings to complete your beach house design. All the nautical lighting and furniture you need for your coastal dining room.

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Beach house dining room with wicker chairs

Coastal dining room with beachy wood chandelier

Coastal beach cottage dining room with stripe area rug

Coastal dining room with aqua ocean colors

Beach house dining room with glass accents

Beach house dining table

White slipcover dining chairs

Coastal beach cottage painted furniture

Nautical whale on dining table in beach house

Ocean inspired artwork in the dining room

Layered Coastal Living Room

1. Layer Your Space. In the same way that you dress yourself for cooler weather, add layers to your home with slipcovers, pillows and throw blankets. Use this time to experiment with mixing textures, patterns, and colors. This Beach house living room is a perfect example of layering with texture, from the jute area rug to the woven accent chairs.

2. Think Warm TonesEven bright white can feel autumnal when combined with warm oranges and browns. Consider giving those seaglass tones a break until spring in favor of more seasonal pillows or throws.

Eggplant And Coral Coastal Living Room

3. But Not Just OrangeWhen adding fall color, orange is not your only option. Jewel tones of deep purple, magenta, and even dark teal can go a long way in warming up a space.

Coastal Dining With Flowers

4. Just Add Flowers.  A vase of happy yellow sunflowers or vivid fall foliage will instantly enliven a room. Yellows, oranges, reds, and purples are perfect for autumn.

Create a warm and welcoming entry.

5.  Warm & Welcoming. Fall marks the start of holiday guests arriving so give them a gracious welcome with a happy coastal entryway. This beach house foyer features an inviting window seat and nautical rug that softens the entry.
Fire Things Up 

6. Fire it UpCreate an even more inviting space with a roaring fire. Make yours shine even brighter by freshening your mantel décor. Earthy accents, like wildflowers and driftwood, are great for fall. 

Daybed Nook

7. Create a Cozy NookThe addition of a daybed turned this pass-through porch nook into a comfortable destination for curling up with a good book. Throw pillows with plenty of texture warm up the cotton duck mattress cover.

Coastal Kitchen With Fall Bounty

8. Fall Bounty.  From gourds to colorful squash and pumpkins, farmer's market produce is a classic and easy way to decorate. Display them in a vase or casually on a cutting board.

Coastal Slipcover Dining Chairs

9. Slipcover Decor. Dining rooms and beakfast nooks can feel instantly warmer with a touch of cozy fabric. This Georgia cottage space is dressed up with slipcover dining chairs that lend a "sit and stay a while" vibe, perfect for holiday gatherings.

Coastal Outdoor Living

10. Coastal Outdoor Space. Spring and summer aren't the only seasons for porch sitting. Crisp fall days can be some of the best for enjoying a screened or open-air living space. Just add throw pillows, a cushy rug, and a blanket.

10 Fall coastal decorating tricks you need to see. Get your coastal home cool-weather ready with our ideas for cozying up your space in a hurry.


Layered Coastal Living Room By Our Boat House

Coastal Dining With Flowers Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Sasha Emerson

Eggplant And Coral Coastal Living Room Photo: Tria Giovan

Warm & Welcoming Beach House Entryway Photo: Jessica Klewicki Glynn; Stylist: Linda Hirst

Fire Things Up 

Cozy Daybed Nook Photo:  Annie Schlecter

Coastal Kitchen With Fall Bounty Display Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Sasha Emerson

Slipcover Chair Dining Room 

Coastal Outdoor Living Space Photo: Annie Schlechter, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Striped Outdoor Coastal Living Room

Whether they adorn a beachside front porch or a landlocked patio, striped draperies add an instant poolside atmosphere to an outdoor space. To further earn your stripes outside, look to other interior flourishes such as striped rugs and throw pillows.

Coastal dining room with cabana stripes

Strike the perfect balance between formal and fun with a mix of bold and subtle stripes in the dining room. Here, a two-tone rug makes a classic, coastal statement underfoot, while slightly wavy lines bring softness to chair backs and subtly echo ocean waves.

Coastal living room with striped furnishings

Cozy, layered living rooms with Slipcover Furnishings are the perfect opportunity to show your stripes—lots of 'em! To keep the look more all-American than all over the place, stick to a classic, streamlined color scheme like the red, white, and blue shown in this cozy space. 

Sunny yellow and white stripe tiled bathroom

Striped Tile Patterns In The Bathroom Or Kitchen

Simple, solid-color subway tiles get a stylish overhaul when arranged in a fresh stripe pattern. The yellow and white combo shown here in this sunny Cape Cod cottage ups the cheer factor with a sunny, Cabana-like vibe. 

Painted wall stripes

Wall Painted Stripes or a stripe wallpaper can create this same coastal chic effect. Boathouse style navy and white stripes add a bold coastal touch to this classic beach house living room with slipcover navy sofa piped in contrasting white.

Coastal chic living room

 Striped Throws laid across an ottoman can add that little extra touch of beachy style the rooms needs. The beachy blue stripe area rug paired with classic stripe throw pillows is the perfect balance of coastal design.

Stripe painted stairs

 Stripe Painted Stairs. A simple stripe design on your stairwell can create a coastal chic vibe in the most unexpected places.

Stripe painted coastal furniture and lighting

 Stripe Painted Furniture like beach cottage chests or headboards can add a whimsical touch in any coastal bedroom.

 Striped Table Lamps like these subtle strie aqua lamps are an easy way to add some interest to a bedroom.

10 design tips for decorating with coastal stripes. How to add coastal stripes to your beach house design with style.


Coastal Outdoor Living Room With Cool Striped Pattern Design Photo: Lisa Romerein

Coastal Stripe Aqua Area Rug In Beach House Dining Room Photo Courtesy of Kravet

Coastal Living Room With Striped Furnishings Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Striped Tile In Bathroom Photo by David Land

Coastal painted wall stripes in Living Room

Coastal Chic Living Room with Stripes Rita Chan Interiors.

Stripe Painted Stairs  Photo: Tria Giovan

Stripe Bedroom Painted Furniture Photo: Annie Schlechter

WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
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So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
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This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
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