Whether you are heading to your beach or lake house for the summer or just want to bring the beach to your home, here are 20 fresh and beautiful handmade decor ideas for decorating a beach house that will turn your home into a relaxing, coastal inspired oasis. All the items featured below are unique and lovingly handmade by individual artists and craftsmen throughout North America and can be purchased via Etsy.
20 Handmade Decor Ideas For Decorating A Beach House
Salt Water Blue Wooden Cribbage Table
This coastal inspired handcrafted saltwater blue cribbage table makes a wonderful addition to any summer home or cottage. This is a perfect gift for people who love to spend their summer days relaxing poolside or outside on the deck playing cards with friends or family.
Saltwater Blue Cribbage Board available via TheRightJack on Etsy.
Personalized Family Name Beach House Sign
Add a welcoming touch to the front entrance or porch of a beach house with a personalized family sign. This made-for-you wooden sign is painted antique white and is heavily distressed to give it an aged, vintage look. This would make a wonderful gift for new beach home owners or newlyweds.
Personalized Family Beach Sign available via SignsByDiane on Etsy
This unique handmade cast iron pelican planter is perfect for decorating a beach house and adds a whimsical touch to any room. The mouth of the pelican is designed to hold a succulent or cactus plant. You can also use it as a catch all for keys, loose change and other odds ‘n’ ends.
Cast Iron Pelican Planter available via ByTheSeashoreDecor on Etsy
Metal Bicycle Wall Art
Summer is a time for flip flops, relaxation and casual bike rides in cool, evening breezes. This hand painted metal bicycle decor piece is perfect for displaying on the mantel or wall of a summer cottage or beach house. The bicycle is slightly distressed to give it a retro vibe and is available in 32 colors to match your home’s decor.
Metal Bicycle Wall Art is available via WillowsGrace on Etsy
Wooden Vintage Lobster Buoys
These reclaimed wooden lobster buoys make unique, one-of-a-kind decorations for a beach house or cabin. They are original lobster buoys that have been used in the past by fishermen that have been salvaged and repainted. These would make wonderful gifts for an avid fisherman or as a Father’s day present.
Wooden Lobster Buoys are available via SEASTYLE on Etsy
Seaworn Cast Iron Nautical Book Ends
These seaworn cast iron nautical book ends look gorgeous displayed on a bookshelf in a home office, library or living room. The heavy bookends are perfect for holding your collection of books upright, while at the same time, they are a stunning accent piece that adds a nautical touch to the room.
Cast Iron Nautical Book Ends available via NauticalBeachDecor on Etsy
Beach Inspired Salvaged Wood Doormat
These reclaimed wood doormats are made from old wood salvaged from scraps leftover from home renovations that would otherwise be taken to the landfill. They are painted with durable Behr Ultra Premium Weather Proofing that will last season after season. These beach inspired doormats are perfect for storing sandy or wet flip flops.
Beach Inspired Salvaged Wood Doormat available via OnceUponAHive on Etsy
Starfish Side Table
This beautifully hand crafted star fish side table makes a wonderful addition to a beach house or cottage. This coastal inspired table is slightly distressed for a vintage, shabby chic feel and will painted a color of your choice to match your room’s color scheme. It is the perfect size for a reading nook or as a bedside table.
Starfish Side Table available via CastawaysHall on Etsy
Rustic Beach House Clock
Bring the outdoors inside your home with this rustic beach inspired wood pallet clock. Every clock is unique and is made from only the best pieces of pallet wood, all hand picked for durability and visual attractiveness. They are the perfect accent to compliment your beach or coastal decor.
Rustic Beach House Wood Pallet Wood Clock available via terrafirma79
Blue And Cream Octopus Prints
These nautical inspired octopus prints would look wonderful hanging in the bathroom of a beach house or cabana. They are printed on acid-free fine art paper with bright and bold, high quality inks. All you need to do is mount or frame them to turn them into a beautiful statement piece.
Rustic Beach House Wood Pallet Wood Clock available via NauticalNell on Etsy
Cast Iron Sand Dollar Wall Hook
These cast iron sand dollar wall hooks would look beautiful in a coastal themed bathroom or pool house. The cast iron wall hooks are all hand painted and treated to minimize the risk of rusting and for maximum durability. They have 20 different colors to choose from to match the decor of any color room.
Rustic Beach House Wood Pallet Wood Clock available via ByTheSeashoreDecor on Etsy
Coastal Inspired Crate Trunk Table
This hand crafted coastal inspired crate trunk table would look gorgeous in any room. It is multi-functional too! It can be used for storage, as an extra seat or as a side table. They are distressed to give them a vintage feel and come with a hand painted design of either a crab, starfish or clam shell. The crate comes with a metal hinged lid and is fastened by large twine rope.
Rustic Beach House Wood Pallet Wood Clock available via CastawaysHall on Etsy.
Beach Towel Wooden Crate Tote
This beach towel wooden crate tote has an antiqued, vintage look that would look lovely in a guest bathroom or pool cabana. It is a beautiful statement piece that is functional too. Use it to store extra beach towels and then just grab-and-go to carry them down to the beach or the pool. It can be used to store and transport all kinds of things from sunscreen and toys to snacks and drinks.
Rustic Beach House Wood Pallet Wood Clock available via CastawaysHall on Etsy
Waves Headboard – Queen Size
Bring the ocean to your bedroom with this gorgeous coastal inspired wave headboard. They are lovingly handcrafted in beautiful BC, Canada and are made to order with your choice of colors and size. They are available in queen, double and twin size. The headboards come with the hardware to either hang it from or attach it to the wall. These would look dreamy in a master or guest bedroom and is a piece that will be admired and talked about for a long time.
Waves Headboard available via CastawaysHall on Etsy
Shabby Chic Wood Coat Rack
Maximize the space in your beach house or cottage with a beach inspired shabby chic coat rack. The wood is hand painted in nautical blue and cream tones and then distressed to give it a vintage, coastal feel. The rack comes with 5 large hooks perfect fro hanging coats or large beach towels.
Shabby Chic Wood Coat Rack available via RiversideStudioON on Etsy
Cape Cod Style Hand Painted Stool
This hand painted Cape Cod stool would look darling in a Cape Cod or coastal themed kitchen, bathroom or children’s bedroom. The stool is crafted from pine wood and is lovingly hand painted with a beautiful Cape Code beach scene that makes it a fun and cute accent for a summer home. These make lovely gifts for just about everyone from young to old.
Cape Cod Style Hand Painted Stool available via RustiLee on Etsy
Kid’s Beach Wall Art
Looking for some fun, beach inspired wall art for decorating a kid’s room? Here are 3 bright and bold stretched canvas prints that bring the wonders of the ocean into the bedroom. They are printed using high quality inks and are treated with a clear protective finish to make them more durable and to prevent them from wearing, which is perfect for a kid’s bedroom. The distressed wood background gives these a vintage appearance, but they are actually printed on cotton canvas.
Kid’s Beach Wall Art available via on Etsy
Antique Silver Spoons Fish Wind Chime
This gorgeous wind chime made from antique silver spoons, some dating back as earlier as the 1700’s, makes a beautiful decorative piece that is rich with history for hanging on your front porch. The spoons look the a school of little fish. These wind chimes would make a wonderful gift for someone who loves to fish or lives by the seaside.
Antique Silver Spoons Fish Wind Chime available via NevaStarr
Custom Hand Painted Beach Scene Mailbox
This beautifully hand painted mailbox would look gorgeous perched in the sand in front of a beach house or summer cottage. They come personalized with your house number and can be custom made to replicate a beach scene of your choice.
Hand Painted Mailbox available via PatMcWhorter on Etsy.
Tillandsia Air Plant With Sputnik Sea Urchin Shell Planter
If you love plants, but plants don’t love your lack of a green thumb so much, decorating your home with air plants may be the way to go. They don’t require soil to grow, only needing to soak in water once a week. This Tillandsia air plant comes in a decorative sea urchin shell that is the perfect addition for a beach house. These make wonderful gifts or can be given to guests as a wedding favor.
Tillandsia Air Plant With Sputnik Sea Urchin Shell Planter available via SucculentDESIGNS
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