How to Update a Lake House With Wood, Views, and Just Enough Accessories
By Brian Patrick Flynn, original article
Designing a lake house can be tough since it’s supposed to be all about the view. Too much decor can detract from the entire reason the lake house exists anyway — the lake!
First up, color scheme. Before going indoors, take clues from outside. Blue-grays and slate grays inspired by water are my go-to hues for lake appeal.
When it comes to accessories, one or two pieces can pack enough punch to say, “Yeah, this sure is a lakehouse” without overdoing it. It’s all about the edit.
While many lake houses have large, open great rooms, older ones may have less formal floor plans that are somewhat choppy. You can work with it by being consistent with walls.
By incorporating industrial-chic elements with character and relevance, you can add lakeside flair that also serves a purpose. Also, never count rope out from lakeside decor. The texture adds a fresh visual layer.
Patios are another great place to play with beach textures. Bamboo stalks or strands of seagrass are a great way to add protection from the sun while also bringing some of the great outdoors inside.
Great photos and more detail in the original article!
Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”