Lake Home Interiors

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Luxurious lakeside home interior
Luxurious lakeside home interior (idesignarch)

For many, summertime means going to the lakeside home and spending blissful days and nights boating, swimming, relaxing and enjoying family and friends.  For those lucky people and those that do not have the luxury of a lakeside retreat, here is a sampling of lakeside interiors that will inspire you and perhaps give you a few ideas on how to achieve this relaxed look in your own home, wherever it is.

Beautiful lakefront home interior
Beautiful lakefront home interior (livingdecorating.wordpress)
Lakeside home
Lakeside home (curbed)
Stunning views in this lakefront home
Stunning views in this lakefront home (georginadesign.tumblr)
Windows surround this lake view room
Windows surround this lake view room (designgab.blogspot)

The view is the reason lakeside homes are so appealing.  This is why windows are the prominent element in any lakeside home interior.  Unadorned and easily accessible, windows are the focal point.  In the modern lakeside home, windows are simple and span the width and height of lakeside rooms.  Minimal ornamentation is required, thus not taking away from the view.

Lakeside living is all about the view
Lakeside living is all about the view (interiordesign2014)
Waking up the view in a lakeside home
Waking up the view in a lakeside home (interiordesign2014)
Minimal furnishings required with a lakeside view
Minimal furnishings required with a lakeside view (chictip)
A full view at this lakefront home
A full view at this lakefront home (home-designing)
Lush views at the lakeside home
Lush views at the lakeside home (decoist)
A sunroom is the perfect spot for enjoying the view in this lakeside home
A sunroom is the perfect spot for enjoying the view in this lakeside home (Red Stone Lake House via nimvo.com)
Nothing interferes with the view from the view in this lakeside home
Nothing interferes with the view from the view in this lakeside home (home-designing)

Modern lake homes take full advantage of panoramic views and unique architectural design.  The use of natural materials enhances the modern lakeside home.  The overall design can be minimal to highlight the view and architecture, or the view can be shared with a secondary accent such as a dramatic fireplace.  Furnishings can be arranged for equal access to the view and fireplace.  Comfortable modular sofas, accent chairs and ottomans can be moved to accommodate the space.

Modern and colorful lakeside interior
Modern and colorful lakeside interior (adorable-home)
Stunning modern lake view home
Stunning modern lake view home (ideasnkitchen)
A modern lakeside home interior
A modern lakeside home interior (iondecorating)
A modern take on nature in the lakeside home
A modern take on nature in the lakeside home (wlima)
A cozy modern lakeside home interior
A cozy modern lakeside home interior (loopele)
Modern simplicity in the lake view home
Modern simplicity in the lake view home (vivicici)

Traditional lake homes are generally designed with rustic appeal in mind or simple, bright spaces with classic furniture and accents.  These interiors often have a sense of history, where generations of family have enjoyed summers for decades.  These spaces are cozy, warm and welcoming with plenty of windows to take in the views.  Often, fireplaces are surrounded by stone and warm wood tones prevail throughout.  When painted white, the traditional lakeside home interior is fresh and charming.

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Beautiful lake home interior
Beautiful lake home interior (lochwoodlozier)
Traditional lakeside home interior
Traditional lakeside home interior (decoist)
Golden wood tones enhance this lake home
Golden wood tones enhance this lake home (cherryridgeretreat)
A stone fireplace is the focal point of this lakeside home interior
A stone fireplace is the focal point of this lakeside home interior (Houzz)
Traditional lakeside home
Traditional lakeside home (francesaowings)
Warm and comfortable traditional lakeside home interior
Warm and comfortable traditional lakeside home interior (Pinterest)
Beautiful warm woods enhance this traditional lakeside home interior
Beautiful warm woods enhance this traditional lakeside home interior (decoist)
Light and airy lakeside home interior (alexisdayagency)
Light and airy lakeside home interior

Many lakeside homes are built with an open floor plan to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends.  This plan is easily enhanced with plenty of comfortable seating and areas where meals can be enjoyed.

Open floor plans prevail in the lakeside home
Open floor plans prevail in the lakeside home (emtblog)
An open floor plan allows for plenty of space for entertaining in this lakeside home
An open floor plan allows for plenty of space for entertaining in this lakeside home (dailyarchdesign)
A lakeside home that is open, with exceptional views
A lakeside home that is open, with exceptional views (home-designing)
An open floor plan allows for optimal entertaining options
An open floor plan allows for optimal entertaining options (decoist)
Open floor plan in a lakefront home offers entertaining space
Open floor plan in a lakefront home offers entertaining space (homeadore)

A nook for reading and relaxing is often a hidden treasure inside the lake home.  This is a place that is cozy and apart from other areas, where guests can linger over a glass of wine or a warm cup of coffee or tea.  Late night reading marathons or lazy day slumbers are welcome here as well.  Appointed with a comfy sofa or chair, sufficient lighting and decorative items that recall past summers, this room is complete.

A cozy sunny area for reading and relaxing
A cozy sunny area for reading and relaxing (interiordesignfiles)
A fresh lakeside interior perfect for a reading nook or relaxing
A fresh lakeside interior perfect for a reading nook or relaxing (imgarcade)
A cozy reading room in the lakeside home
A cozy reading room in the lakeside home (countryliving)
Stunning views in this lakefront home
Stunning views in this lakefront home (georginadesign.tumblr)

Expand the indoors to encompass the outdoor space.  Bring the lake indoors with outdoor living areas right off the main interior space.  Comfortable seating, a fireplace or fire pit and the view is all that is needed.  Add a table for al fresco dining to complete the lake home summer experience.

Lakeside interiors should be expanded to the outdoors
Lakeside interiors should be expanded to the outdoors (himunet)
Expand the lakeside home to the outdoors
Expand the lakeside home to the outdoors (HGTV)
Outdoor living areas are a must at lakeside
Outdoor living areas are a must at lakeside (imidesignstudio)
Spacious outdoor living at a lakeside home
Spacious outdoor living at a lakeside home (wsj)
Expand your living to the outdoors at the lake home
Expand your living to the outdoors at the lake home (PFB Custom Homes Group via Pinterest)

The lake home is a special summer treat, or can be enjoyed year round.  Whether you own a lakefront home or just want the relaxed vibe of one, open up your space and make it comfortable.  Create a place where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings.  Lakeside or not, you can take full advantage of living like it.

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