Regarding the structure itself, you have a few options to think about. You might want the simple and low-maintenance qualities of a rustic shack. Or, you might be dreaming of a Balinese, Thai or other Asian-inspired motif for your home. But you can also have a modern minimalist architecture, too. You need to determine what your preference is and what would work best in your location. From here, it would be easier for you to select all the other materials for the rest of your home.
The flooring is one element you should focus on if you want a true beach house design. Most coastal homes use timber for their floors. This is mainly because of the sand and moisture from the sea breeze or even sea spray that constantly goes into the house everyday.
Of course, you need to choose well the colors of your house paint. You don’t have to stick to white. But if you want other colors, it would be great if you stick to the hues in a beach scene like blue, green and coral. Lighter shades of earth tones would be ideal for combination.
You also need to think about your windows. A contemporary beach home looks best with large window panels to balance the sturdy concrete and/or wood structure. They also effortlessly give the open air feeling of living by the sea. For windows of other beach house design variations, wood and simplicity should be kept in mind. They should be kept very basic and clean. If you need to add any accessories to it, limit yourself to bamboo or wooden blinds or curtains made of the simplest, lightest fabric.
Lastly, for furniture and accessories, avoid those with metal even if you have a modern style. Stick to wood and wicker chair, tables, beds, cabinets, and others. You can add rugs but stick to the beach color scheme.