Tips to Amp Up Your Beach House This Summer

Tips to Amp Up Your Beach House This Summer

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Summertime is the perfect opportunity to take your beach house up a notch. Whether you’re looking to entertain guests or just make the place feel more like home, these tips will help you get the most out of your seaside retreat.

Add Outdoor Furniture

A few well-placed pieces of outdoor furniture can really make your beach house feel like a true getaway. But, first, choose something comfortable and waterproof, so you can relax in style regardless of the temperature or conditions. Also, make sure to choose pieces that will complement your existing décor.

A beach house won’t be complete without a beach umbrella. If you love to relax on the beach for hours, choose a summery beach umbrella with premium UV protection and water and fade resistance. Sun protection is crucial for a worry-free beach time.

Install a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan can make a big difference in the comfort level of your beach house, especially during the summer months. Choose a model that’s suitable for outdoor use and install it in a spot where it will have the most impact. Additionally, be sure to keep it clean and well-maintained so it can do its job properly.

Add Some Color

A little bit of color can go a long way in making your beach house feel more inviting. Try adding some bright pillows, throws, or flowers to the mix. You can even paint the walls or trim a bold new color to really make a statement.

Install Window Treatments

In a beach house, natural light is key. That said, it can also be a bit harsh on the eyes during certain times of the day. Window treatments can help to soften the light and provide some privacy when needed. Choose a style that complements your existing décor and install them in all of the windows that get direct sunlight.

Install an Outdoor Shower

An outdoor shower is a great way to make your beach house feel more like home. It’s also a great way to keep the sand and water out of your house. Choose a model that’s easy to install and fits in with the overall aesthetic of your property. Outdoor shower accessories, like a shower caddy and foot wash, can also be helpful in making the experience more comfortable.

Add Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is not only practical, but it can also be really decorative. Choose a style and color that complements your existing décor and install it in areas where it will have the most impact. You can even use solar-powered lights to save on energy costs.

Add a Firepit

A firepit is a great way to add some extra warmth and ambiance to your beach house. It’s also a great way to keep guests entertained on cool nights. Choose a style that fits in with the overall aesthetic of your property, and be sure to follow all safety precautions when using it. 

Get Creative with Storage Solutions

Beach houses can be notorious for their lack of storage space. This can be a real challenge when it comes to keeping things organized. Get creative with your storage solutions and use every nook and cranny possible. You may even want to invest in some outdoor storage units to provide extra space.

Use Accent Pieces

In a beach house, it’s essential to use accent pieces sparingly. This is because too much clutter can quickly overpower the space. So instead, choose a few eye-catching pieces that will really make a statement and use them sparingly throughout the house.

Make Sure Everything is Weatherproof

When decorating your beach house, it’s important to choose pieces that are weatherproof. This will help protect them from the elements and ensure that they last for years to come.

Use Indoor-outdoor Rugs

Indoor-outdoor rugs are a great way to add some personality to your beach house. They’re also a great way to protect your floors from moisture and sand. Choose a style and color that you love, and be sure to clean it regularly, so it stays looking its best.

Get Creative with Your Décor

Beach houses offer a lot of flexibility when it comes to décor. You can mix and match styles, colors, and textures to create a look that’s truly unique. Be bold and experiment with different combinations until you find something that you love.

Keep it Simple

When it comes to beach houses, less is often more. Try to keep your décor simple and streamlined, so it doesn’t overwhelm the space. Choose a few key pieces that you love and stick with them throughout the house. This will help to create a cohesive look and feel.

Now that you have some tips for amping up your beach house this summer get started on creating your dream coastal oasis! Just be sure to take your time and plan everything out carefully, so you can enjoy all the benefits of seaside living without any of the hassles.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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