How to Make Your Home Look Like a Cool California Beach Lodge

With lots of white, light woods, and pops of turquoise, this hotel is giving us endless inspiration.

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Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on the famous Highway 1, the secluded beach town of Cambria has a new, cool boutique hotel. Recently remodeled and redesigned, the Cambria Beach Lodge, just across from the beach, has reopened its door to anyone looking for a good night’s sleep in style. The hotel reflects its coastal surroundings perfectly by incorporating reclaimed wood elements and lots of white with splashes of turquoise and yellow throughout the rooms and main lobby. Modern light fixtures and contemporary cement tiles are only a few examples how Cambria Beach Lodge balances the line between modern and coastal. Here’s how to recreate this North California Coast look at home so you can have your own beach cottage vibe wherever you live.

Woven Pendant Light

Nothing says more subtle beach cottage more than woven pendants. They add just enough coastal feeling without distracting from the overall personality of the home. Try clustering different size pendants over your dining table or in the entry to create an eye-catcher element.

Basket Weave Bamboo Pendant Shade, $69.99


Change the vibe of a room by simply switching out a few accent rugs. To create a modern beach cottage feel, choose natural fiber rugs like jute or wool mixed with other materials such as leather or denim.

Jute Metallic Silver Area Rug, $48.00

Table Lamp

If your space already has a few coastal elements, contemporary table lamps are the best accessory to balance out the beach style. Choose solid colors and smooth surfaces instead of bold patterns and textured materials.

Modernist Table Lamp, $127.00


Baskets are your best friend when it comes to quickly hiding toys, workout gadgets, blankets, pillows, and so much more. They come in all shapes and sizes and add functional coziness to any room. To get a more casual look, opt for woven baskets; for a more modern style, try sleek wood or wire baskets.

Large Belly Basket, $35.00


Cambria Beach Lodge incorporates salvaged wood pieces from the nearby beach to create vertical terrariums for succulents and air plants. You may not have washed up wood laying around, but there are some great alternatives like these hanging glass bubbles or wall planters.

Suspended Sphere Terrarium, $12.00


No matter the climate, a cozy blanket is always a good idea. North California’s coast tends to be on a chilly side, so Cambria Beach Lodge has equipped its rooms with warming Faribault Wool Throws for their guests. They are a great investment and will keep you warm for years to come.

Granulated Alpaca Throw, $139.00


The easiest and cheapest way to change the style of your home is to change the pillows. Pillows are also a great way to try out how new colors and patterns will work in your space. Try mixing bold colors with neutrals for an eclectic beach cottage look.

DENY Designs, Iveta Abolina Mud Cloth Inspo VIII Throw Pillow, $44.99

Cement Tiles

Tiles are no longer exclusive to bathrooms and backsplashes. With their playful personality, decorative cement tiles are popping up on fireplaces, in entry ways, on statement walls and kitchen islands. The reception of Cambria Beach Lodge is tiled in a modern black and white pattern, which adds a signature element to the lobby. Since the commitment is big when tiling a space, start with a smaller area like the laundry room. It can be a good test run to see if you like it or not.

Pacific Collection – Berlin, $6.40 per piece


Instead of an art piece, go with a mirror for your walls. Mirrors immediately add spaciousness to the room. You can opt for a larger statement piece or a gallery of different sized mirrors.


, Buchanan Mirror

, $384.99