Beach Decor for coastal decorating

Beach paintings can be a vital part of your beach decor and add interest and color to your home. We buy an artwork because we fall in love with it, want to add a talking point to our home, set a mood or because the painting has a special meaning for us. I hope that my paintings of the beach bring back your happy memories of holidays recent and past.

A painting can add a finishing touch to your beach decor, add some contrasting color or tone in with your present color scheme.

Many of my beach paintings have a joyful theme which I hope portrays my love of beach life. There are also ocean scenes to relax by.

Grouping your Beach Paintings

Beach paintings can be framed with simple, wide frames and be placed on the wall in an attractive group.  It’s best not to hang a small painting on a large wall.  A small painting will look better centered between two windows or furniture. Don’t hang your artwork too high, it should be approximately at eye level.

Small paintings can be framed with a large white mat surround and a narrow frame to enhance the artwork and make a more impressive statement.

For a more contemporary look stretched canvas oil paintings can be hung directly on the wall without framing.

Paintings can now be printed on metal and acrylic, depending on the look you want.

Framing your beach painting, on stretched canvas, acrylic, metal or traditional frame, 

A beach painting with a black border frame, glass and mat board

A striking 2 cm black border frame, with 5cm mat board and glass

A beach painting on a stretched canvas

Sweet, Sweet Summer on a stretched canvas – ready to hang

A beach scene printed on metal

Beach Scene printed on metal

Bring your beach artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16″ thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4″ thick wooden frame which is attached to the back (see below). The high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.

Beach decor framing example -painting with umbrellas and people. It has an offwhite surround frame with mat board.

A framing example which enhances the painting and makes a small painting appear larger.

Beach Painting of a young girl throwing a stick for her golden retriever.

A small painting can appear more impressive with a large mat board.

Ideas for attractive Beach Decor.

It is a good idea to have a practice lay-out with pieces of paper on the floor to see the effect.  One way to have a balanced look is to have the centers of the paintings in a horizontal line. They can also be placed vertically on the wall with their centers lined up.  Alternatively, if the paintings are all the same shape and size, they can be lined up evenly. If you are grouping your pictures, give the most important painting a central position. If you have a large group of paintings, it’s well worth grouping them on the floor first before hanging. A single painting should be placed in the center of the wall if it is above a piece of furniture.

Paintings of the beach make special and unique gifts and sure to add to any beach decor.

Matching Coastal Decor Products

Throw pillows  are made from polyester poplin fabric and are in sizes 14″x14″ up to 26″x26″. The image is printed on both sides and includes a zipper for easy cleaning.

Duvet Covers are available from single bed size to king bed size. Soft microfiber covers are hand sewn with a hidden zip for easy washing. The image is printed on the top with a soft white surface underneath. They are machine washable in cold water.

Shower Curtains are made from polyester fabric and include 12 holes for simple hanging. The size is 71″ wide x 74″ tall.


Throw pillow with an ocean image and three seagulls.

Coastal throw pillow

Duvet cover with a turquoise ocean and three seagulls

Ocean Breeze duvet cover

Shower curtain with a beach painting image of colorful umbrellas and people relaxing.

Life on the Beach shower curtain

350 Beach Painting Prints for Beach Decor

You can now choose from over 350 Beach Painting prints from my new Beach Paintings Gallery.  Just click on the image and to the right you will see the different varieties of framing and prices. They are available as canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, framed prints, posters and greeting cards.

A colorful Beach painting of beach umbrellas

Beach Umbrellas