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13 Gorgeous Decor Ideas for Your Thoroughly Non-Tacky Beach House

Just say no to teal seashells

For us mere mortals, the dream of a beach house is enough to keep us going all summer. But should you actually find yourself lucky enough to own a seaside getaway, take a cue from these 13 summery, celebratory and definitely tasteful decorating ideas…none of which will make your pad feel like SeaWorld.

Straw Hats And Beach Bags

Turn your hoarding problem into the foyer’s pièce de résistance.

Ocean-inspired Tiling

Shower time meets swimming time. 

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Rope Accents

No beach pad is complete without a nautical nod or two.

Surfboards

Hella chic.


Beach Grass

Whether cut in a vase or live in a planter, indoors dune grass means instant relaxation.

Statement Corals

A decidedly high-end alternative to your conch shell collection.

But Also Select Seashells

Don’t overdo it and it’s allll good.

Rattan Furnishings Of All Varieties

For an instantly warm and breezy beach feel. 

White Slipcovers

Fact: Loose white linen slipcovers give literally any piece of furniture a beach-ready, shabby-chic look. 

New Nautical Gallery Walls

Look to pieces with soothing blue seascapes (while steering clear of grandfatherly shipping vignettes).


Blue-and-white-striped Walls

And when in doubt, just go for this classic color combo.

And Floors

Ditto.

And Stairs, For That Matter

See you at the top.