From bold ceilings to resort-worthy baths, Pinterest’s most popular décor ideas deserve a place on your beach house inspiration board.

The Trend: Resort-Inspired Style

Photo: Brie Williams; Styling by Liz Strong

Who needs to jet off to an exotic locale to feel the vacation vibes? Make it happen at home with spa-worthy baths, vibrant island hues, rattan galore, and breezy porches that beg for a fruity umbrella drink.

The Trend: Mixed Metallics

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards; Styling by Elly Poston

Nothing livens up a space like a bit of the unexpected. And just as mixing and matching pillows on a sofa can re-energize a living room, blending different types of metals can do the same to your kitchen and bath. The stark white palette of this room lets the stars of the space—unlacquered brass faucets and hardware, and a beveled gold mirror—really shine.

The Trend: Terrazzo

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Once all the rage in the ‘70s, terrazzo is now making a major comeback (Pinterest saves are up 316 percent). That’s good news for beach dwellers, since the material—made from embedding little chips of marble, quartz, granite, and even glass into concrete or resin—bears a close resemblance to a sandy beach. Bring a hint of terrazzo to your home with these brass-inlaid coasters.

The Trend: A Ceiling That Pops


Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Rachael Burrow

Things are looking up in the world of ceilings. Once ignored (or, worse, plastered with popcorn), the home’s topmost surface is now making a major statement. Whether painted a bold hue or dressed in patterned or textured wallpaper (hello, bamboo matting!), ceilings are becoming prime eye-catchers in every room.

The Trend: Bone Inlay

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What might seem like ho-hum functional furniture can become a serious art piece with the intricate detailing of bone inlay. This Bohemian-style dresser will glam up a bedroom or dining room with its indigo backdrop, Ikat inlay, and thin brass frame.

The Trend: Herringbone

Photo: Brie Williams

A pattern that’s derived from its resemblance to the bones of a fish makes a big splash in coastal homes. Sass up a plain wood or tile surface with the pattern—it looks especially elegant here as marble flooring.

The Trend: A Bright Welcome

Design: Meg Braff; Photo: J. Savage Gibson

Boost your mood and your curb appeal with a front door painted a vibrant and uplifting shade (as a surprise to no one, we’re partial to blue, but pink, yellow, and red are also winning options). Get this look with Blueberry by Benjamin Moore.

The Trend: Plants with Pizzazz

Photo: Brie Williams; Styling: Liz Strong

While it pays to bring greens inside for their air- and mood- boosting qualities, pretty potted plants also serve as artful décor. A tropical breed with a large leaf, like an elephant ear or fan palm, makes for an architectural display, while plants with patterned fronds like calatheas add visual interest and a living layer to the spac

The Trend: Big Art

Photo: Jessica Glynn; Stylist: Liz Strong

Gallery walls certainly still have a place in our hearts, but betting it all on a single statement maker can also have massive impact. An abstract landscape with electric hues is an instant show stopper, and can play well in a neutral space in addition to one with complementary brights.

The Trend: A New Neutral

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards; Styling by Elly Poston

While you might not immediately think of green as a neutral, the muted hue and gray undertones of sage (read all about its “it color” status here) make it a versatile and crowd-pleasing choice. Pair it with natural textures for a super earthy vibe that’s especially fitting for beach homes.

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