# Floors, Walls & Ceilings in Coastal Homes
photo By Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design Fresh And Relaxing Beach House Design
Consider hardy flooring in natural materials – timber or stone look are ideal for beach house homes. Tiled or laminate open plan living areas keep the whole family cool.
Avoca Beach House – Architecture Saville Isaacs Pty Ltd Image: Kate Bayer
I just love stackstone or stackerstone feature wall tiles indoors and out for a stunning textured look. Find them online in Australia here
For a casual, less modern, perhaps almost grunge look on a feature wall, try Retro Wood panelling or wood-look wallpaper. (So hot right now) Look for it here
If you prefer paint to wallpaper and planning on DIY – read “6 Top paints for the ultimate beach house”
* Light coloured wooden planks or cladding fitted either horizontally or vertically helps establish a feeling of space, harmony and order.
* Natural, polished, painted or whitewashed timber floorboards or beachy sandstone pavers throughout living areas can create a cool openness and flow.
* Choose darker timbers or polished mahogany for a Balinese beach resort feel.
Photo from Trip Advisor “The Legan Bali – A GHM Hotel”
Previous Posts on this topic:
Part 3: Natural and Artificial Light
Part 4: Colours
Part 5: Textures & Materials
Part 6: Fabrics
Part 7: Display & Adornment