Eight ways to create your Mediterranean beach house


1. Message in a (demijohn) bottle

demijohn bottle beach house decor ideas

Over-sized demijohn bottles evoke a coastal feel. Antique hand blown glass gently throws light in a way that resembles the sparkling Mediterranean.

antique french demijohn wine bottles

2. Rustic baskets 

French woven basket under bathroom basin with antique mirror

Whether you display a collection of your favourite foraged goodies, or use them to store beach towels - a wicker basket is an essential beach house accessory.

Vintage French oyster basket

Rustic oyster baskets are a versatile choice and are a lovely way to store towels, display succulents or other collected objects. 

3. Antique French Biot jars

Pair of Antique biot jars on hall buffet table

Salty olives are always on the apero menu! Weathered Biot jars are a quintessentially Mediterranean.  

Coastal interior design ideas pair of antique French biot jars olive jars

4. Beach finds, seashells and coral collections

Collection of sea shells and coral French coastal interior design ideas

Create your own Cabinet de curiosités  with nature's treasures such as opalescent nautilus sea shells and sculptural corals. 

5. Cool coastal blues

Coastal bedroom beach house blue and white antique mirror

Blue and white is the classic colour palette for a guaranteed chic beach house interior. A stormy painting of waves crashing is a lovely reminder of what waits to be explored. The rustic giltwood mirror rests on a chippy antique buffet

6. Be inspired by golden sands

Coastal interior design ideas beach house living room

Add warm golden accents with antique gilded mirrors, sculptural wall sconces and decorative objects.

Luxury coastal powder room with antique French mirror

An antique trumeau mirror is a beautiful choice for a powder room and blends with the rustic commode and its rich patina. 

7. Lounge with leather

Vintage French leather club chair, basket of corals coastal interiors

Lounge on the floor with antique leather gym mats, or curl up with a book on a vintage French leather club chair. Rich brown leather is a great way to add contrast to a coastal interior. 

Vintage French leather club chair armchair with antique French urn

8. Tropical touches

Maison Jansen vintage lighting

Palm fronds and pineapples can be found in both antique and vintage furniture and lighting and are often golden bringing a chic tropical touch to the space. 

Vintage pineapple ice bucket in kitchen with chunky cutting board

Mid-century pineapple ice buckets are the perfect way to keep your rosé cool on a balmy summers evening. 

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Image credit: Ohara Davies-Gaetano, TS Adams Architects, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Chez Pluie, Pinterest

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