Ideas for Decorating a Lake House

A lake house is a great place to unwind, spend time with family and friends and entertain. You want your lake home decor to reflect all of this as well as accenting your home location. Using colors, textures, and accent pieces, you can achieve all of this with flair.

Ideal Lake House Colors

Blue bedroom with view of the lake

While you aren’t limited to purely lake-related color schemes, if you want to accentuate this aspect of your home, then go with one of these color schemes.

  • Blues: Use a varying range of values from light to dark blue to capture the essence of lake and sky.
  • Greens: Vegetation is profuse around bodies of water. This can be trees, wildflowers, and shrubbery. The hue values range from new green (very light colored greens) to evergreens (pine and cedar).
  • Browns: The earth color makes great accents for a lake home beginning with light brown and growing into dark chocolate brown.
  • Autumn colors: If your lake house is in a region that enjoys fall foliage, take a few colors from an autumn palette, such as russets, yellows, oranges, golds and reds.

Select a main color from the above choices and add two secondary colors. Keep these colors in mind when selecting paint, draperies, furniture, upholstery, wall art, and other furnishings. The colors will work whether you choose a traditional or contemporary home décor scheme for your lake house or go for something different with a rustic, country, mountain cabin, or modern design.

What is YOUR lakehouse style?

For RUSTIC LAKE HOUSE: Click here.

Cottage interior log home


Country lake house interior design


Mountain cabin interior design

For MODERN LAKE HOME: Click here.

Modern lake house interior design

Make Your Lake House Unique

You can make your lake house unique by keeping your theme in mind and carefully selecting each furnishing. Keep color, texture and motif as your guidelines and your finished design will reflect the elements specific to a lakeside environment.

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Re-posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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