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Interior Design Ideas for a Lake House

by Lila Delman Real Estate

While many people think of a Rhode Island summer home being one that sits along the Atlantic Ocean, the state is also home to more than 200 inland ponds and lakes, such as the popular  Watchaug Pond in Charlestown.

If you prefer an alternative to the ocean and are considering lake houses in Rhode Island, here are some creative interior design ideas for this type of property:

When in doubt, go white.

If you have an older lake house that features the dark wood walls that have traditionally been a part of this design, freshen up the space with some white paint. The soft white that Benjamin Moore's White Dove (OC-17) offers is ideal for brightening and updating a space without going overboard. 

Create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor entertaining space.

When you have a lake house, the majority of the time is naturally spent outdoors. Consider the colors of your landscape when selecting the colors that you will use in your design scheme. For example, a neutral-colored couch could look great with green or blue accent pillows to help connect the outdoors with the inside of your home.

Keep things casual.

It's likely that you will want your vacation home to be a place where people can really relax and kick back. With this in mind, choose casual and durable furnishings to help weather the wear and tear that comes from vacationing. Ideally, you'll want the cushions or slipcover on your sofa and chairs to be machine washable. Also, consider furniture that could also double as extra seating to better accommodate a crowd in your home.

To learn more about the available selection of lake houses in Rhode Island, please feel free to contact us at Lila Delman Real Estate.