Get the Modern Beach House Look

Monday, June 13, 2016

Now that it's summer we're all dreaming of the beach. Whether you're lucky enough to have a seaside home or just long for ocean breezes from your landlocked office, giving your home a bit of a beach house look can make you feel like you're on vacation every time you walk through the door. These are a few decor elements that can help:

Beach glass lighting: Clear glass lamps give a room a light and airy feel that says summer, and blue, teal or green versions of our Jug pendant lamp bring the color of the sea inside.

Modern slipcovers: White slipcovers are a go-to beach house style, because they make things look light and summery and stand up well to sandy feet and wet bathing suits since they can be easily cleaned. For a contemporary take on this classic look, consider less structured slipcovered styles like the Donato sofa or chair.

Rustic wood: Upcycled wood, like the reclaimed Douglas fir and oak wine barrels in our Vino Dresser, gives tables and bureaus an organic look that evokes driftwood.

Light and bright accents: Colorful accessories have a joyful, laid-back feel and really pop against white slipcovers and natural wood. Throw pillows in vibrant vintage textiles, or one of the globally-inspired fabrics in the Cisco Prints line, make a great punctuation mark for any room. The slightly faded quality of these fabrics gives them a soulful beauty that's in tune with those barefoot vacation house vibes.