8 Great Lake House Design Ideas

Do's and don'ts for designing a waterfront vacation home

By Lisa Frederick


The first order of business in a lake house? Relax! Your decor should do the same. These guidelines will help you fashion a peaceful, casual haven just right for winding down from day-to-day stress.

share it!
save to my idea folder
who's saving?
Members add this room to these idea folders:
Living Room by Kendall Wilkinson

DO showcase the view

At a lake house, the water is the star, and it's vital to maintain a connection to it even from inside. Plan your design to make the lake a focal point—large, simply dressed windows to frame the vista; furniture groupings positioned for watching spectacular sunsets.
Living Room
by Kendall Wilkinson

Next Slide >> DON'T rely on natural light

View more slides in 8 Great Lake House Design Ideas

Most Recent on HomePortfolio

Get more from Homeportfolio
Create your FREE account

Save and share room photos and products and interact with our community

Quick sign up with Facebook


You choose what gets posted to Facebook

We will only share what you choose to share


Sign up with your email

We don't share your email address or send you junk. Clicking above confirms you have read and agreed to our privacy policy

If you already have an account Sign in here

Homeportfolio has been featured in:

Just one more step

Please select your user name and password
so you can log in and start making the most of Homeportfolio

this is how you will be known to other community members

 manufacturer or artisan

Log In

Forgot Password

Enter you email address.

Save To Idea Folder