10 Easy Beach House Decoration Ideas You Can Do Yourself!


Interior decorating is one of our favorite hobbies and very therapeutic.  Adding some traditional “beach house” elements to your home is great but you don’t want to go overboard. Here are ten easy beach house decoration ideas which are easy to incorporate into your home.

Idea #1: Collect shells, starfish, and sea treasures. If you don’t live in a coastal location, you can purchase bags of shells at your local craft store or many online sources. Display them in bowls, baskets or decorative dishes around your home.

Idea #2: Fill jars and glass containers with shells, pebbles, and sea glass. You can also create attractive displays with colored sands, and layer them.

Idea #3:  Seashells and candles go together perfectly!  Fill a glass vase with a bit of sand, seashells or starfish and water….sit floating candles on top for the perfect beach accent anytime of the year. Many home decor retailers also sell seashell candle accessories.


Idea #4
: Use shells to decorate your bathroom.  A large shell used as a soap dish is a super easy way to add a coastal touch to your bath. How about decorating your bath mirror with shells or add a seashell garland to your window.

Idea #5: Decorate with artificial grasses and bamboo stalks by placing them in vases.

Idea #6: Use beach glass and sea floats for perfect decoration. You can use beach glass in a variety of ways through out your home including displaying in decorative bowls or in the bottom of flower vases.

Idea #7: A very easy decor accent is to add a variety of textures to your rooms.  Everything from baskets, sisal rugs, bamboo items, woven blankets and blinds add that element of texture which adds interest to your decor.

Idea #8: Use wicker furniture to help create the fresh breezy feel that says “beach style”. You can purchase wicker furniture new or used. If you’re a savvy shopper you can probably find some accents pieces at garage sales and flea markets. Then grab some spray paint and fix it up. Don’t be afraid to use a fun beach color just like this sea blue colored wicker chair.


Idea #9: Go nautical! You might want to consider a different take on beach decorating by using classic nautical accents. Nautical accents are going to be inspired by boat life. They will usually take on the red, white, and blues color scheme, and are classic and fresh.


Idea #10: Decorate the outdoors too! What could be cuter than a life preserver with a special message on it?

These ten easy ideas are just a starting point to get you inspired; hopefully you will see how easily you can begin to add a bit of the beach home vibe to your home. Life’s a beach….enjoy!

Note: The photos not taken by me…click on and get info on Pinterest!



4 thoughts on “10 Easy Beach House Decoration Ideas You Can Do Yourself!

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    My name is Jessica and I just started a new blog called “Color the ‘Burbs”. I just wanted to let you know that I featured one of your photographs in my most recent post: http://colortheburbs.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-beach-whimsy.html. I always like to tell folks when I use something of theirs, and if you are at all uncomfortable with it please feel free to just let me know and I can take it down. I would have emailed you but I had a hard time finding contact info on the blog :)

    Have a lovely rest of the week!

    Kind regards,

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