There’s something so nostalgic about lake houses—memories of hot summers spent by the lake, autumn getaways to see the rich fall foliage. Lake houses are the de facto settings for big family gatherings, girlfriend getaways, and celebratory weekends. So shouldn’t a lake house be a place that draws people in, wraps them up, and invites them to stay a while?
Over the years we’ve seen a variety of lake house décor—some is stunning, some is serene, some functional, and some opulent. But no matter your style (or need) we’ve gathered more than a few tips and ideas for lake house decorating. Whether you want a fresh and sophisticated update, need to brighten up old ceilings, or want to create a rustic oasis, these lake house decorating ideas will help expertly blend the beauty of nature all around.