This room has all the classic beach elements. Weathered pine flooring, horizontal boards between studs, weathered furniture, wicker, a breezy fan, and of course, the view!
Painted flooring that's been roughed up evokes a feeling of beach sand on your feet.
Colors of the sea are should pervade your space. Bright whites, cool blues and aquamarines, soft sandy beiges will all help you bring the sea to your home.
Porch swings (preferably overlooking the water like these) are a must for spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Weathered cedar shakes and crisp white trim will give your home the look of being continuously sprayed by the salty sea.
An outdoor shower is a must to wash off sand and sea before heading indoors.
Finish off your spaces with nautical and beachy decor like you see below and you'll be feeling like you live at the beach every day.
Source: Michelle Schwake for Stafford Family Realtors