Lake House Decorating Ideas


There are few luxuries in life more enjoyable in the spring than relaxing in your beautiful lakefront property. And while your property might have gorgeous lake views and a quiet, peaceful surrounding neighborhood, it’s possible that your home’s decor may be in need of a little touching up. If you’re looking for a few decorating tips, here are a few suggestions to get you started:


  • Play Up Views: Let the view speak for itself. Keep it as the primary focus by adding a neutral design palette without any area rugs or window treatments to take away from the view.

  • Durable Seating: While making sure the color is aligned with your other design choices, you want to have seating that’s durable with minimal upkeep and maintenance. Nothing too fancy or expensive is necessary here.

  • Hybrid: Feel free to infuse your own sense of style with the more classic and crisp white backgrounds that are traditionally found in a lot of lakefront properties.

  • Let Light In: You’ll want to be sure and have as much natural light coming into the home as possible. Not only does it look better than artificial light, but the natural sunlight can help kill bacteria that collects in the room. Some people have removed ceiling beams to bring in more natural light from above as well.

  • Rustic: Dark and wood-based vibes really stand out on any lakefront property, which is why it’s such a common design choice. Bark browns and driftwood grays can really pop, especially in the kitchen.

  • Personal Touch: Every home needs a few personal touches around. It doesn’t matter if your lakefront property is seasonal or your main residence, adding family photos and other personal mementos throughout the decor will give your design a much more comfortable and authentic look.