Easy, Affordable Beach House Tips

Written by Jennifer Blaise Kramer • Photographed by Jessica Delaney // Whether you’re decorating a beach house or simply dreaming of the beach, interior designer Justine Sterling offers tips for achieving easy, breezy beach house style.

Bea Stool in Soft Blue by  Made Goods ; Renoir Swing Chair by  Sika Design . Design:  Justine Sterling Design  // Photo:  Jessica Delaney

Bea Stool in Soft Blue by Made Goods; Renoir Swing Chair by Sika Design. Design: Justine Sterling Design // Photo: Jessica Delaney

Opt out of window treatments if you have the privacy and let the view rule!

Renoir Swing Chair by  Sika Design . Bea Stool in Glossy White by  Made Goods . Design:  Justine Sterling Design  // Photo:  Jessica Delaney

Renoir Swing Chair by Sika Design. Bea Stool in Glossy White by Made Goods. Design: Justine Sterling Design // Photo: Jessica Delaney

Skip expensive built-in benches and hang swinging chairs you can see through.

Lyford mirror in custom color, white-washed raffia by  Oomph . Design:  Justine Sterling Design  // Photo:  Jessica Delaney

Lyford mirror in custom color, white-washed raffia by Oomph. Design: Justine Sterling Design // Photo: Jessica Delaney

Rather than wallpaper, paint everything white—Sterling’s pick is Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Pillows in  Pindle r Lagos Teal and  Quadrille Alan Campbell Jacks II . Design:  Justine Sterling Design  // Photo:  Jessica Delaney

Layer in turquoise or light blue accents rather than navy for a lighthearted look.

Carmen Pouf by  V Rugs and Home ; Delwen rug by  Patterson Flynn Martin . Design:  Justine Sterling Design  // Photo:  Jessica Delaney

Carmen Pouf by V Rugs and Home; Delwen rug by Patterson Flynn Martin. Design: Justine Sterling Design // Photo: Jessica Delaney

Warm up the room with texture—think jute, sisal, rattan, and driftwood. 

— Jennifer Blaise Kramer