Lake Home Interiors

A spiral staircase in a modern lake home.

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.

A modern living room with large windows and a fireplace in a Lake Home.
Beautiful lakefront home interior (livingdecorating.wordpress)
A lakeside retreat surrounded by lush woodland.
Lakeside home (curbed)
A lakefront living room with a stone fireplace, showcasing stunning lake views.
Stunning views in this lakefront home (georginadesign.tumblr)
Lake Home with large windows overlooking the water.
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.

A lakefront living room with large windows.
Lakeside living is all about the view (interiordesign2014)
A bedroom with a large window overlooking the lake.
Waking up the view in a lakeside home (interiordesign2014)
A lakefront living room with large windows.
Minimal furnishings required with a lakeside view (chictip)
A modern kitchen with a glass wall in a lake home.
A full view at this lakefront home (home-designing)
A living room with a view of the lake.
Lush views at the lakeside home (decoist)
A screened porch with wicker furniture and a view of the woods in a lake home.
A sunroom is the perfect spot for enjoying the view in this lakeside home (Red Stone Lake House via nimvo.com)
Lake Home with Large Windows.
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.

A modern living room with a ceiling fan in a lake home.
Modern and colorful lakeside interior (adorable-home)
A lake home living room with large windows.
Stunning modern lake view home (ideasnkitchen)
Lake Home Interiors: A living room with large windows and a wooden floor.
A modern lakeside home interior (iondecorating)
Lake home interiors with a living room complete with a fireplace and green chairs.
A modern take on nature in the lakeside home (wlima)
Lake Home Interiors: A cozy living room with wood beams and a fireplace.
A cozy modern lakeside home interior (loopele)
A modern lake home living room with large windows and a fireplace.
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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A cozy living room with a stone fireplace in a lake home.
Beautiful lake home interior (lochwoodlozier)
A lakefront bedroom showcasing stone walls and a cozy fireplace.
Traditional lakeside home interior (decoist)
A lake home kitchen with wood floors and a dining table.
Golden wood tones enhance this lake home (cherryridgeretreat)
A cozy lakefront living room with a fireplace and comfortable couches.
A stone fireplace is the focal point of this lakeside home interior (Houzz)
A cozy living room in a lake home with a fireplace.
Traditional lakeside home (francesaowings)
A lake house living room with wood beams and a stone fireplace.
Warm and comfortable traditional lakeside home interior (Pinterest)
A large living room with wood beams and a stone fireplace in a lake home.
Beautiful warm woods enhance this traditional lakeside home interior (decoist)
Lake Home with Large Windows.
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.

A lake home with a large kitchen featuring wood beams and a fireplace.
Open floor plans prevail in the lakeside home (emtblog)
Lake Home Interiors featuring a living room with wood floors and a fireplace.
An open floor plan allows for plenty of space for entertaining in this lakeside home (dailyarchdesign)
A spacious living room with expansive lake views through large windows.
A lakeside home that is open, with exceptional views (home-designing)
A spacious living room with a lake view.
An open floor plan allows for optimal entertaining options (decoist)
A lake house living room with a fireplace and large windows.
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 sunroom with large windows and a white couch in a lake home.
A cozy sunny area for reading and relaxing (interiordesignfiles)
A white living room with wicker furniture in a lake home.
A fresh lakeside interior perfect for a reading nook or relaxing (imgarcade)
A lake home interior featuring wicker furniture.
A cozy reading room in the lakeside home (countryliving)
A lakefront living room with a stone fireplace, showcasing stunning lake views.
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.

A deck with a bar overlooking a lake at night in a Lake Home.
Lakeside interiors should be expanded to the outdoors (himunet)
A lakefront deck with scenic water views and comfortable patio furniture.
Expand the lakeside home to the outdoors (HGTV)
A modern outdoor living area with a fire pit designed for Lake Home Interiors.
Outdoor living areas are a must at lakeside (imidesignstudio)
A modern outdoor living area with a fireplace at a lake home.
Spacious outdoor living at a lakeside home (wsj)
A lakeside deck with a table and chairs overlooking a tranquil lake.
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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