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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.

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Straw hats and beach bags

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

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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.

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Beach Grass

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

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Statement corals

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

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But also select seashells

Don’t overdo it and it’s allll good.

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Rattan furnishings of all varieties

For an instantly warm and breezy beach feel. 

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White slipcovers

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

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New Nautical gallery walls

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

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Blue-and-white-striped walls

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

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And floors

Ditto.

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And stairs, for that matter

See you at the top.

 

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