There are so many ways to bring the joy and beauty of the beach to your backyard. Literal translations or subtle visual cues can give you the relaxed get-away feel you crave just outside your back door. Celebrate a seaside attitude without any of the irritation of sunburn, salt and sand.
The key to beachy outdoor décor is a casual approach to design. Look for relaxed textiles and comfy cushions. For instance, choose reclined seats that invite you to settle in for hours. This teak and wicker chat set indulges you in comfort while offering visually engaging angles and curves. The open and airy coastal look of the porch is achieved by through minimal décor and simple beach-influenced wall art selections.
Relaxed yet Refreshing
Add a serine feel to your patio by capturing soft seaside tones. Select pale blues from sea and sky, bleached taupes and tans that remind you of pristine sands. These delicate colors in the outdoor area rug and wicker dining chair cushions set the stage for coastal ambiance. Add a metal wall art hanging to the space for a finishing touch.
Boho Beach Bum
Drift wood accents, comfy rattan seating set, a grab-and-go surf board, a collection of shady brimmed hats and a showy chandelier all add up to a cozy conversation area that’s big on personality without one ounce of formality. This porch says beachy without being obvious. The relaxed feel of the textiles and finishes whisk you away and keep you on island time. The addition of a pair of lush tropical palms potted in woven seagrass baskets completes the effect. You’ll be ready to kick off your shoes and roll up your cuffs the minute you step out the door.
Looking for a patio that gives a nod to your love of boating? Tie in some nautical charmers like a maritime themed rug and a pair of seafaring-inspired outdoor lamps to punch up the character in your terrace décor. Focusing on blue and white outdoor décor is an easy way to unify this motif. Look for wall décor that showcases sailing, sunsets and seascapes. Striped rugs and umbrellas pair well with this look as do ropes and knots.
Bask in the allure of the tropics with a patio seating set that includes multiple shades of aqua and rich blue. You’ll almost feel the heat radiating off of the sand and smell the salty ocean breezes with this exquisite arrangement. Layering multiple shades of blue provides serenity and a depth of field while it reminds you of the gorgeous hues seen across the crystal clear ocean as it kisses the sands of pristine white beaches.
Quirky Seaside Kitsch
Embrace the charm of a seaside shanty town or celebrate fond memories of family vacations to touristy coastal getaways. Whether you incorporate sand dollar and seashell souvenirs or pick up accents and side tables that tie into the look, a patio decked out in this style will bring a smile to your face every time you step outside. Look for hand painted pieces with palm trees, sail boats or other beach themed motifs. Or go vintage with a tiki bar, driftwood signs or red and white striped accents.
Add a coastal flair to any outdoor dining table scape or seating area with a few oversized shells and blue hand-blown glass bottles. Pale woven seagrass accents further the look.
Outdoor throw pillows are quick and easy options to add a beachy feel to any existing backyard. Look for lush tropical foliage patterns, anchors, shells and other coastal themes.
An often overlooked flourish in your patio-scape, selecting the right lighting can help set the mood for your décor. This rustic lighthouse inspired chandelier adds the feel of a quiet harbor town, a wood lamp with boat tie detail drums up images of a busy warf or bustling marina, and this beach-side cottage lantern style wall sconce adds charm to any porch or patio.
Bring the beach to your poolside or terrace with a beachy backyard umbrella. Classic stripes always have a coastal feel but aqua blue and crisp white are also excellent choices. An expansive cantilever umbrella is reminiscent of an upscale island retreat.
Whether you want to capture the serene pampering of an escape to the tropics or the fun of an ocean-side family vacation, there are so many ways to bring an ocean-side vibe into your outside décor. From the refined details to joyful novelties explore your choices and narrow down your preferences. Before you know it you’ll have a staycation-worthy backyard.