Get the look
For me a simple, white weatherboard seaside cottage
is the perfect answer to a beach house.
To create a seaside beach cottage feel to your home start with bucket loads of white paint. Paint everything white ~ walls, ceilings, trim even the floors if they aren't anything special. Paint any furniture that's old and drab and needs a freshen up. There's almost nothing that a fresh coat of white paint won't fix! Then combine large, overstuffed slip covered sofas with vintage accessories, distressed and aged furniture with soft pastel seaside shades like pale blue, sage, celadon, jade and aqua. Add some pretty prints, a stripe or two, fresh flowers and some ambient lighting to create Shabby chic beach cottage style.