Lake House Décor Tips

Relaxed, casual, comfortable. Lake living is all about effortless ease. Whether you live on the lake or just love the look and feel of a home near the water, the Lake House décor trend is achievable in any home - from seasonal cottages and condos to year-round homes or mansions on the lake.

Create an inviting, serene atmosphere with a neutral palette that won’t compete with the beauty of the view outdoors. Soft blues and greens provide natural accents that complement nature and help create a cozy look and feel. If you prefer a brighter pop of color, turquoise and coral are popular colors this season, while traditional reds and blues are always acceptable.

Ticking striped pillows, throws, curtains or upholstery are a natural fit for a lake home, or choose nautical stripes for a bolder option. Durable area rugs are available in a variety of materials, including indoor/outdoor options, and colors/patterns ranging from solids and stripes to graphic prints.

Natural wood coffee, end or dining tables are organic, casual and help blend your interior décor with the outdoors. With summer guests and entertaining, furniture such as garden stools, poufs and casual side tables and rustic weatherproof lanterns can be used indoors and out. 

Newer options in outdoor furniture include wood with automotive finishes and recycled plastic. Both weatherproof choices are designed to be maintenance-free and withstand the elements without painting or staining required. 

For traditional lake house motifs, add a few fun accents with anchors, oars, nautical flags, fish or boat-themed accessories.

Visit the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery at 214 Broad Street in downtown Lake Geneva to see the newest lake house décor options. We are a lifestyle style store known for personalized service and a large selection of home décor and essentials, fine tabletop, local and regional art, women’s clothing and accessories, gifts for all occasions, and more! We offer complimentary in-store design consultations, as well as in-home decorating and design services. Learn more at