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Beach Themed Room Ideas


How Do I Make My Room Look Beachy?

What could be more relaxing than your own beach themed room? A bedroom needs to be an oasis in your otherwise hectic life. Creating a comfortable bedroom that brings to mind fun carefree summer days is a must. Think about your favorite elements of the beach and draw inspiration for you beach bedroom from your favorite beach vacation memories.

Transform your beach bedroom by concentrating on the things you love about the beach. If you like collecting seashells along the beach. Consider bringing your collection of shells into your room décor or finding a piece of furniture like a shell lamp or mirror that reminds you of your favorite beach activity.

Below find strategies and tips to makeover your bedroom and turn it into an elegant beach inspired retreat.

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Beach Frame DIY Project

Simple Beach Room

Beach bedroom with grass bedskirt

Beach bedroom with grass bedskirt

Beach Room Inspirational Photograph

Feel the power of the ocean

Before you even start decorating it is important to sit and write down a list of what you like about the beach. It can be different things for different people. It can be the color of the ocean, the feeling of relaxation, or the feel or the sand on your toes.


Photo credit: JimMunnelly from morguefile.com

What I like about the beach, specifically the ocean, is the combinations of blue hues whirling around in a gigantic wave. So I would focus on making sure my beach bedroom was filled with lots of blue. While I do adore bright brilliant colors I think I would prefer a muted blue shade for my walls. Perhaps you are not sure you want to commit to blue walls. If that is the case, a great option would be to pick a wall color inspired by sand, seashells or whatever says beach to you.

Beach Theme Room Décor Question - What do you think?

Here is a quick poll to get you thinking about the elements you find attractive at the beach. It will help you discover your focus for you beach themed bedroom.

Inexpensive Beach Decor

Add some sand and shells to a jar to create an inexpensive piece of bedside art.

Add some sand and shells to a jar to create an inexpensive piece of bedside art.

Choose Beach Theme Accessories that Stand Out

If you are like me, you want your beach bedroom to look and feel like a relaxing oasis and probably not a loud bustling tourist spot. I want my bedroom to echo the beach and wrap me and anyone who sees the room in a warm ocean breeze; instead of hitting people over the head with my theme .

In my opinion what really sets a room apart from the ordinary are the accessories chosen for it. This is the point where you can really say a lot about your taste and what is important to you. When choosing accessories consider things like textures, sheen and possible placement of these decorations. Do not be afraid to try something new or unexpected. It is the unexpected additions that create the best conversation pieces.

A sea turtle statue makes a cool accessory on a bookshelf or side table.

A sea turtle statue makes a cool accessory on a bookshelf or side table.

Beach Bedroom in Blue and Brown


Blue Beach Themed Bedroom - Beach themed bedroom idea to inspire


Lighting Your Beach Bedroom - Set the mood for your bedroom.


At the beach you can feel the sun shining down on you, warming the earth beneath your bare feet, and glistening off the sea. While you cannot have the sun shining in your bedroom on a whim, it is important to make sure your room is well lit. You will accomplish this in two ways: utilizing natural light and adding artificial light (candles and lamps) to your beach bedroom.

Bright Beach Bedroom - High Impact - Get the look with out painting

Beach Villa

Beach Villa

Photo Credit: Beach Villa by Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre

The above Beach Villa images shows that beach theme rooms do not have to be blue and brown. Perhaps you love to watch the sun setting or rising over the beach. You can use vibrant colors and still get the room feel you like. You can also transform your room with out painting walls by adding colorful furniture or accessories. Let the furniture speak for itself while the walls stay silent.

Wall Art for Beach Bedroom

Wall Art for Beach Bedroom

Picture of Beach Themed Bedroom - Find your peace


Beach Themed Room Wall Art - Give it a personal spin

When it comes to dressing your bedroom walls to facilitate your beach bedroom makeover you cannot go wrong with bringing some personal touches into the room with pictures or accenting beach finds.

If you have pictures of your family at a tropical destination you can blow the pictures up to create beautiful wall art or a piece of sculpture you created, that reminds you of the beach in some way,can be hung on the wall.

If you are not an artist or your photographs leave something to be desired you can find a beach calendar with amazing pictures you can place in a weathered frame (Posters can work too, assuming you have a frame big enough). A wall calendar has beautiful pictures and cost less than getting your own custom frame job done.

Distressed sofa for beach room

Distressed sofa for beach room

Distress or Weather Your Furniture to Get a Beach Inspired Look

Beach bedroom: Do it yourself

One great idea is to give your bedroom a beautiful weathered look by distressing a piece of furniture. I would limit myself to one piece or maybe two because one piece creates a unique unexpected element while several pieces of distressed furniture will make your beach bedroom look overdone.

The basic steps to creating a weathered furniture piece are:

1. Make sure you clean your furniture piece and remove any old paint. It might be better to purchase an unfinished piece if you want to do the paint distress technique because you will have less prep time before you are able to start painting.

2. Pick two paint colors that look good together. For beach bedroom I would suggestion shades of blue or sand.

3. Paint the first color, probably the lighter color first. Allow the coat to dry before painting the next color.

4. Paint the darker color over top of the first painted color and wait for it to dry.

5. Take your sandpaper or scrapper or even steel wool and run it along the piece you want to distress.

6. Wipe away the dust. When finished coat your piece of furniture with sealant to protect furniture.

Do you have your own beach themed room or are you looking to create one? Share your stories and ideas here. Just exploring décor ideas? Be sure to take a moment and let me know you came calling.

Suggestions and comments always welcomed.

Thanks for visiting!

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Did Your Find This Beach Decor Theme Page Helpful? - What products would you add to your own beach theme room?

sbconcepts on August 12, 2013:

I love this color scheme.

cargoliftken on July 17, 2013:

Holy macaroni. That bright beach bedroom looks awesome! Thanks for this great lens!

yania227 on July 03, 2013:

Beautiful idea, I love it.

ConnieGreen LM on June 29, 2013:

Love your beach bedroom ideas - thanks!

JeffGilbert on February 22, 2013:

The blue bedding ideas are great. Great lens!! :)

Shannon from Florida on February 14, 2013:

What pretty ideas!

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on January 06, 2013:

I like the idea of keeping a themed room simple. Unless you're going for kitsch, that's great advice!

Stephanie from Canada on January 06, 2013:

These are such nice room ideas you have here. So pretty!

UrbanAccentsNY on December 24, 2012:

There are many themed room divider screens with beach and ocean photography on a folding 6ft canvas screen. Tons of different themes to choose from. http://UrbanAccentsNY.com

anonymous on December 24, 2012:

This is great information, I like them very much. :)

mlt89 on October 06, 2012:

Love the distressed furniture look - great lens!

anonymous on October 04, 2012:

it helped a lot.. thanks for the decorating ideas :)

Angela F from Seattle, WA on July 13, 2012:

Lots of great beachy ideas! *blessed

anonymous on July 03, 2012:

Ive decided to redecorate my room with a beachy theme this summer and i got a few ideas from this! Thanks!

anonymous on July 01, 2012:

wow i like the ideas of beach theme color.I think it suits well with my personality.

KateHonebrink on May 06, 2012:

Love all these ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to reading more of your articles!

PippiDust on April 27, 2012:

Great ideas for beach theme bedroom, I love the bright beach bedroom (the orange one), it looks great.

webstudio2ucom on March 07, 2012:

@Johanna Eisler: Thanks for the tips. I'm also doing a similar job, and determine trends for 2012 in the bedroom. It's very interesting turns. With you in many ways agrees

elotana on February 01, 2012:

What a GREAT lens! This is exactly the information and pictures I need for inspiration since I am planning on making my bedroom into a beach theme. Lucky me; I live on the beach. Not a tropical beach, but a beach in north central British Columbia where the summer season is short.

arunadavis on January 29, 2012:

What a visually inspiring lens!

I like when you said,"The mistake people make when deciding on a theme is to take the theme too literal".

Thanks for not cluttering up your lens too "literally" and giving your readers the beautiful beach theme, that beckons one to go back and read your lens again! :-)

megabu717 on January 27, 2012:

I like the method of getting the ideas for the the new deco. I'm going to try it with my bedroom soon, you made it now easier. Thanks for sharing.

MBradley McCauley on January 27, 2012:

I love the way things work. I have been thinking about changing my bedroom décor and lo and behold, here's your fabulous lens. So many good ideas. I can't wait to spend more time here and check them all out. Thanks.

Edutopia on January 26, 2012:

Great lens with some excellent suggestions in here. My friend's family recently rebuilt their storm damaged beach house and have been looking into how to decorate the interior and I'm sure this lens will be a great help for them!

LindaFoster LM on January 25, 2012:

Nice lens, i love themes for rooms :) my bathroom at the moment has penguins on the walls. Hope to be moving shortly may just have a beach theme for my room...thanks for sharing.

Lindrus on January 25, 2012:

Loved these decorating ideas! Thanks!

Lindrus on January 25, 2012:

Lovely decorating ideas!

SoniaCarew on January 25, 2012:

I love the colors,... the ideas are great. Beautiful.

Johanna Eisler on January 23, 2012:

I really like the idea of using the beach colors in simple but beautiful combinations. No overdone decorations, just tasteful and subdued comfort.

Congratulations on making the front page!

lasertek lm on January 23, 2012:

Never really thought of coming up with a beach theme room. But I must say it is a pretty good theme.

Fay Favored from USA on January 23, 2012:

I really liked this and will add it to my linens lens. It made me want to relax on the beaches in SJ and soak in the sun. Refreshing. Congrats on LOTD and the purple star.

anonymous on January 09, 2012:

You should also put pictures, we go to a small beach town, one time on the beach i found a sign that said 'keep off dunes and beach grass' just sitting on the beach, and I thought that putting pictures would be great thanks for the awesome ideas

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on January 02, 2012:

Lots of lovely items on this page for creating a dream beach décor.

seedplanter on December 04, 2011:

I'm a nature photographer and one of my favorite places is along the Oregon coast. Many of my images on Etsy (bbrunophotography) reflect my love for the ocean. This lens is so refreshing and colorful. LOVE your use of lots of blue and white combinations. (The grassy bedskirt is awesome!) You have a great eye for color and texture.

miaponzo on November 24, 2011:

Wow! What an amazing bedroom theme!!! Blessed!

Srena44 on November 21, 2011:

great lens

LeCordonDude on November 09, 2011:

Paul from the Bible went off into the desert alone to get his mind right after his on the road to damascus conversion, however, the ocean is my desert. I associate the beach with peace too!! :) AWESOMESAUCE LENS!

costumesngifts on November 05, 2011:

A great way to bring summer to your home all year round. I love the blue theme with the natural materials used for the bed, chair, etc.

anonymous on October 31, 2011:

Great ideas I so love home decorating it is a place where we spend a lot of our time so it is important to make it as nice as possible

Nancy Oram on October 31, 2011:

I love shells and the ocean. Great job on how to create this in a room.

Jan T Urquhart Baillie from Australia on October 13, 2011:

Great decor ideas for beach inspired décor here. Liked it.

CreativeArtDesigns on October 07, 2011:

Nice job! Very relaxing.

laguild on October 07, 2011:

Love this lens!

SamaOrnaments on October 06, 2011:

great work

vinc18 on October 05, 2011:

Good work, congrats. I like it

anonymous on October 04, 2011:

enjoyed this lens. Brought me back to my younger years going to the beach for vacation for a week and then camping in the mountains for the other week. Glad I browsed into this!

basementideas on October 03, 2011:

@dogface lm: it's because the colors matches and in good contrast on the things around. Really cool choice.

anonymous on September 30, 2011:

Yes, I love your style!!!

wqe124433 on September 30, 2011:

@wqe124433: beach wall murals

wqe124433 on September 30, 2011:

What a wide selection of beach wall decals and murals. I've seen some of the posters but much of what you have found I have not seen anywhere else. http://beachwallmurals.org

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on September 28, 2011:

I think I'd like mine with sand walls and blue accessories. I think that would be more peaceful for me. Great lens, lots of good information. Thanks for sharing.

dogface lm on September 18, 2011:

Oh, really beautiful rooms. Maybe because I like blue color. :)

bead at home mom on September 17, 2011:

Having just spent a week at the beach has put me in the mood to create the same feel in my home. Thanks for the ideas and great suggestions.

Showpup LM on September 03, 2011:

This is really beautiful. I love the relaxing tones of a beach themed room. I may just incorporate these ideas for my living room makeover.

Showpup LM on September 03, 2011:

This is really beautiful. I love the relaxing tones of a beach themed room. I may just incorporate these ideas for my living room makeover.

anonymous on August 25, 2011:

Beautiful Lense - It certainly deserves an angel blessing.

darciefrench lm on August 10, 2011:

Thoroughly lovely lens, blessed :)

arletbode on August 09, 2011:

very cool

anonymous on August 08, 2011:

omg this helped me so much!!!! thank you!!!!!

kimpaul on July 31, 2011:

wow thanks so very much for adding my seashell lens here! Wonderful lens and great ideas for beach bedrooms! since I did my bathroom as oregon coast beach theme I think I'll do my bedroom in the rainforest. (the 2 elements I love about the coast of oregon.) Should be fun! Maybe I'll make a lens on it. haha

Jen (author) from Canada on July 30, 2011:

@anonymous: I would introduce blue into your color scheme of sand and green. Pick a piece or art, bedding or throw pillow to tie the 3 colors together. Add some seashell accessories and blue and green glass jars to help offset heavy furniture. You could also try using bamboo blinds flanked with sheer curtains. Thanks for reading!

anonymous on July 23, 2011:

Hi I love this page!! I've been looking for ages for something like this! I was hopeing you could help me, I have sandy color bedroom furniture and light green walls, and don't really want to buy new furniture or repaint the walls (the furniture is really heavy). I was wondering if you could give me any ideas on what I could do. Oh, and my dresser looks almost like a piece of driftwood because of the markings. Your page has given me some ideas, but I feel like I could use some more. Thanks!!

basementideas on July 15, 2011:

@LizMac60: Relaxing indeed, that's why I'm thinking of implementing this to my basement bedroom

basementideas on July 15, 2011:

Wow! Beach theme bedroom, really cool combination of colors and design. I wish I can have my beach house soon :) But I think these styles and colors can be apply as well through a regular home, in fact I'm thinking of getting some ideas here that I can implement in my country home and probably through my lonely but soon to be lively basement bedroom :)

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on July 14, 2011:

Lovely relaxing décor.

Nany Palacio on July 11, 2011:

Very nice, helpful and interesting lens, thanks for those great ideas!

kimpaul on July 04, 2011:

I put netting on my wall and added shells to it. Posted pics on my squidoo site. Also added your site as a featured site on there. : ) You have some wonderful ideas here!


xenoc on June 28, 2011:

good idea...i like beach, look very fresh..thanks for sharing, my lens also about beach décor..Beach Wall Décor

JoshK47 on June 23, 2011:

What a fun, colorful idea for room décor! Great work!

Runnn on June 21, 2011:

Looking at the bedroom pictures, it is like having vacation everyday. That's good!!

Heatherseesthel on June 20, 2011:

I love the coral reef trays and all the beautiful colors! Turquoise is my favorite color and your lens has given me so many ideas. Thanks for sharing!

elyria on June 17, 2011:

Wonderful idea! Once implemented, it would feel like I am always on vacation, I love it! :)

purpleslug on June 08, 2011:

Great lens! We plan on doing our bathroom in the beach theme, so thanks for the ideas and the distressing steps.

anonymous on June 04, 2011:

"Rooms are like flowers, they need light to make them come alive", what a great insight and I love your instruction to keep it simple. We've all seen rooms with a theme taken too far, its just hard to stop sometimes I guess. Very nicely done with excellent tips for a perfect beach themed bedroom.

CHalloran LM on June 04, 2011:

so peaceful.... i would love to have a beach themed bedroom

jolou on June 04, 2011:

A beach theme is a wonderful idea. I'm very fortunate to live just a few miles from the ocean.

happynutritionist on May 31, 2011:

I am painting and redoing our small bedroom right now...our view out the window is a lake, so your tips here are helpful.

happynutritionist on May 31, 2011:

I am painting and redoing our small bedroom right now...our view out the window is a lake, so your tips here are helpful.

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on May 18, 2011:

great home décor idea. your beach theme is fantastic ~blessed~

pimbels lm on May 16, 2011:

Very nice lens. I love the blue colour. My bedroom is a beautiful blue, I just have to add the accessories

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on May 14, 2011:

I have a beach themed bedroom... the hardest part was getting the paint color as close to the color of the shallow parats fo the Caribbean Sea as possible. It's harder than it sounds!

Jeanette from Australia on May 01, 2011:

I love watching the waves curl and crash. Very relaxing. This would be lovely :-)

Sunflower Susan on April 25, 2011:

I love the window poster above. I always like the giant wall murals and would love to incorporate those into a home, but would hesitate because of the 'tacky' factor. In a bedroom though, you can get away with murals, since personalization is part of the fun. I love nature scenes. I think I would prefer to live outside. Like the Swiss Family Robinson.

seashell2 on April 24, 2011:

A nice relaxing lens... I like your idea of justing keeping it simple and adding a few elements in your theme idea! :-)

Sanam on April 22, 2011:

Brilliant Idea.

ohcaroline on April 22, 2011:

This is a very well written and thought out lens. Great ideas. I like the beach theme a lot. I have seashell cross stitch framed prints in my bathroom that goes great with it.

tiff0315 on April 21, 2011:

Very beautiful. I should make me a beach room for a sanctuary from the cold winters here in the Rocky Mountains LOL Great lens!

DeanMillerHawai on April 20, 2011:

Fun Stuff!

sdtechteacher on April 18, 2011:

This is a great lens! We have a lot of beach items in my home, too. I almost picked this as a Rocketmoms theme! I've added your lens to my challenge lens, Nambe bowl. Thanks!

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on April 17, 2011:

I think having a beach themed bedroom is a great idea. You can have vacation memories coming back all year round.

GiftsBonanza on April 17, 2011:

In my old house I had a beach themed bathroom which was just lovely :) A lovely lens!

encouragingwords on April 16, 2011:

I can smell the sunscreen, lovely!

Brookelorren LM on April 16, 2011:

I love the Ocean. This beach theme is very nice.

LouisaDembul on April 15, 2011:

Makes me feel relaxed and at peace just by looking at the pictures. Great idea for decorating!

happynutritionist on April 14, 2011:

I chose "other" above, my favorite thing about the beach is the sound of the waves. I love hearing them either coming on shore here at the "jersey shore" or beating against the rocky coastlines of Maine a place we vacation a lot. It's nice to see ways to bring the ocean home..beautiful!

anonymous on April 14, 2011:

Very nice ideas for creating a beach theme décor!

Julia M S Pearce from Melbourne, Australia on April 14, 2011:

I love this.Beautiful colors of the sea and my favorite sea shells.

clouda9 lm on April 13, 2011:

I think a beach theme is soo romantic...hence I'd turn down those lights from time to time :) Lovely beach inspired page.

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