Beach House Living Room Design Tips: How to Create a Vacation-Inspired Space

Beach House Living Room Design Tips: How to Create a Vacation-Inspired Space

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You’re in luck if you want to create a vacation-inspired living room. There are many simple and easy ways to achieve this look. This blog post will discuss some of our favourite tips for transforming your space into a relaxing beach house retreat. This blog covers you from choosing the right furniture and decor to creating a cosy atmosphere. 

First and foremost, it is essential to choose the right furniture for your space. 

When selecting pieces for a beach house living room, comfort should be your top priority. So look for sofas and chairs that are plush and inviting. We also recommend choosing light-coloured fabrics to help reflect the sunlight and create a more airy feel. You can also opt for a living room furniture set that is beige, blue, or white in colour. 

Another important element to consider when furnishing a beach house living room is the material of your furniture. Natural fibres like wicker, rattan, and seagrass are perfect for creating a relaxed vibe. Not only do they add texture and interest to the space, but they also hold up well in humid environments. 

The type of fabric used in upholstery and drapery also matters in a rest house-inspired interior. Top-tier quality upholstery fabrics should be used so the furniture can withstand the elements of a wet and humid environment. Spruce up a vacation house with fashion forward prints, stripes, and reptile replications. Or you can create a minimalist vibe by opting for plain linen or animal hide fabrics for that chill, cozy look.

If you’re working with a smaller space, don’t be afraid to get creative with your layout. For example, instead of placing your sofa against the wall, try positioning it in the centre of the room. This will create an inviting gathering space where you can enjoy quality time with family and friends. 

In addition to furniture, another crucial aspect of beach house living room design is the colour scheme. 

When it comes to choosing a colour palette, we recommend sticking to light and airy hues. Pale blues, greens, and yellows are all perfect for evoking a seaside feel. However, if you want to add a pop of colour, consider using bold accents like coral or turquoise. These colours will help bring the outdoors in and create an inviting space that everyone can enjoy. 

The final step in creating your beach house living room is to add personal touches that reflect your style and personality. 

To start, select a few key pieces of art or photography that feature coastal scenes. These pieces will help set the tone for the space and give you a starting point for decorating the rest of the room. 

Next, choose a few accent pieces that reflect your personal style. These could be anything from seashell-shaped vases to nautical-themed wall hangings. The sky’s the limit when it comes to a beach house living room decor. 

Finally, don’t forget to add some cosy throw blankets and pillows for lounging. These items will make your space more inviting and ensure that you’re always comfortable when relaxing at home. 

By following these simple tips, you can easily transform your living room into a beautiful beach house retreat. 


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).