10 Ways to create a Beach House Dining Space....

A beach house dining room needs to be casual, easy to maintain, and flexible enough to entertain extra guests.

beach house dining room

1. Add Wicker

Nothing says relaxed like "Wicker". Natural wicker has been used in beach cottages for generations. Wicker dining chairs and benches are the perfect beach house element.

wicker dining chair

2. Incorporate Coastal Lighting

Coastal Lighting will give the room a casual ambience and a seaside feel.

coastal style wicker chandelier

3. Casual Rugs

Casual Rugs like jute or indoor/outdoor rugs are the perfect way to define your dining space. They are easy to maintain and convey a casual elegance.  

coastal style rugs

4. Use Coastal Colors

Incorporate the breezy ocean hues of a summers day. The color scheme of sandy neutrals and ocean blues will immediately give your dining room the relaxed vacation vibe of a day at the beach.

vc indoor outdoor rug stripe blue and white

5. Glass Accessories

Glass accessories such as these glass hurricane candle holders have a reflective quality. The light will reflect and sparkle like shells washed with water on the beach.

Glass and silver hurricane candle holders

6. Weathered Wood Dining Table

The quintessential beach house furniture is weathered wood. There is nothing as beautiful as weathered wood. The patina of wood worn by age just makes you feel good! Its earthy, casual and welcomes you like an old friend.

weathered wood dining table

7. Slipcovered Furniture

The classic and casually elegant look of slipcovered dining chairs are a favorite of designers and homeowners. The simple shape of a parsons chair covered in a white denim or washed linen gives that relaxed vacation vibe, as well as being easy to clean. Just slip off the slipcover and wash.

dining room with linen slipcovered dining chairs

8. Painted Furniture

Most Beach Cottages have a few pieces of painted furniture. Painted furniture give it a feeling of collected over time, especially this server that is painted in a white distressed finish. It's timeless and gives a sense of history.

coastal style buffet and weathered white painted finish

9. Nautical Elements 

Adding a touch of Nautical Decor will definitely give you that beach house feel. This framed whale giclee is a favorite of maritime enthusiasts.

nautical whale wall hanging

10. Coastal Art

Hanging a Painting of the Sea will complete your Beach House Dining Room and make your guests never want to leave.

Painting of beach with a jetty

10 Ways: Create A Coastal Beach House Dining Space


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


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


3. Coastal flooring. Coastal laid under your dining table adds an instant cozy beach factor.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


10. . Coastal Art. Hanging a painting of the sea or sea life art will complete your beach house dining room design.