The organic nature of woven accents lends a hint of rustic charm to this white master bedroom in Southern California and keeps things casual by bringing beachy textures indoors. The headboard bears rope detail that references sailing motifs.
A nearly 17-foot long headboard hugs the large bed and all who sleep in it. Grass cloth wall coverings lend texture to an otherwise uncluttered master bedroom with enviable views of the Pacific Ocean. For a touch of shimmer, the designer lined the floor of the rarely used fireplace with broken sea glass.
Beach houses should be casual, so don't feel like everything has to match. They can also be a great place to incorporate travel souvenirs into your decor. You'll feel like you're on vacation year-round.
This home's interiors include a mix of custom furnishings, such as this four-poster bed from Bali. Tropical palm, bamboo, and pineapple motifs accessorize the simply furnished guest room.
Ground Floor Master Bed
The hand-painted cloth by Lahaina artist Betsy McClintock mimics the banana palms just outside the door of this master bedroom. A television is hidden in the hand-carved chest at the foot of the bed.
Warm Wood Bedroom
Warm wood paneling is the perfect feature for a coastal room. This bedroom has a boat-like varnished finish that also tempers intense sunlight that streams in during the day.
A soothing mix of turquoise and lavender frames this master bedroom's stunning ocean views. The seashell side table is a veritable work of art, as are the lighthouse posts for the built-in headboard.
Aqua Master Bedroom
Shades of aqua and seafoam create a luxurious island atmosphere for this master bedroom. The bed faces pocket doors that open to the pool terrace and a private, intimate sitting nook.
Off The Wall
Let the way you showcase your collectibles be as creative as the items you display.
Little Boy's Bedroom
A coastal beach theme exaggerated with bright greens, cool blues, and earthy browns creates a perfect sanctuary for a little boy in this California beach home.
Masterful Beach Bedroom
Whitewashed furniture, like the bedside table and bench at the foot of the bed add soothing casualness to this Seaside, Florida master bedroom. Vaulted, wood-paneled ceilings lend a sense of drama to the room.
Rustic, Island Bedroom
Wood paneling and a vaulted ceiling gives this Bailey Island, Maine bedroom a cozy, vintage feel. Simple striped bed linens and blue and green accents are playful and suit the coastal setting.
This California home, with no airconditioning, was built with plenty of windows and French doors to let the breezes in.
Coastal Contemporary Bedroom
Various tones of light sandy colors (from the headboard to the drapes) keep the mood calm in the master bedroom of this South Carolina beach home. Super-soft linen duvet covers like this one feel as inviting as they look. The contemporary print of the bench and throw pillow references the watery surroundings without being clichéd.
Blue Guest Retreat
Muted shades of blue and brown pull together a variety of prints and patterns in this guest bedroom.
Natural wood, white, and black all act as neutrals, so don't be afraid to combine them with a vibrant shade. Let an accent color, such as kiwi green, leave its mark on the space.
Beachy Striped Bedroom
Oversize drum shades help to balance the linear walls, headboard, and nightstands in this Laguna Beach bedroom. The bright striped wallpaper look can be achieved with paint by choosing vibrant colors in at least 4-inch-wide stripes.
Beach House Bunk Room
Create a bunk room in an otherwise unusable attic space. Back-to-back beds fit right in this long, narrow room, while the steeply pitched ceiling makes the space cozy for kids.
Off the great room, French doors open to an ethereal bedroom, bedecked in calming neutrals and luxurious fabrics. Above the stove-black, pencil-post bed, a ceiling fan circulates air, adding a seductive breeze that billows the fabric. The fan's durable resin blades, powder-coat finish, and stainless-steel hardware protect it from the damp coastal climate.
Coastal Napping Spot
With built-in storage and a hidden trundle below, this reading nook is an effortless addition to a guest bedroom.