Decorate with Seashells
Even when you're far from the coast, rooms decorated with seashells will take you back to the beach.
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To show off a shapely shell, pour sand into a glass cylinder vase. Arrange the conch to call attention to its natural beauty. Stand the vase on its own or rest another shell or two against the base.
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For an ocean-fresh splash in the tub, string denizens of the sea along your shower curtain. Nab shells from a beach vacation or purchase some from a crafts store. Drill a small hole in the starfish (no need to drill holes in the sand dollars -- they have one), string them on cotton cording, and loop the cording through the shower rings. You can also hang individual shells from lengths of twine or ribbon.
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This is a pretty way to display large shells in a bathroom. One bowl-shaped shell is filled with a variety of shells and soaps, then topped with a pretty starfish.
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Beach Side Table
This bamboo end table takes a cue from its surroundings to turn an elegant display into something a little more fitting for the beach.
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Shells On Display
Large shells, individually displayed, are as attractive as fine sculpture. Look for perfect pieces that will sit flat or be propped up on a stand or pedestal.
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A mantel laden with shells brings a few nautical touches into this family room. Adorning a fireplace mantel with your favorite shells is a great way to infuse something personal into your space.
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A Textural Display
Shells appear in a wide range of neutral tones including white, beige, tan, and brown. Display their variety in an arrangement like this one -- piled high with texture and interest in clear glass vases.
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Seaside style can be accomplished in any room with any accessory. Here, a cafe curtain inspired by the sea receives a simple embellishment: shells. To create this look in your own home, simply find a cafe curtain that fits your window and adhere flat-surfaced shells with fabric glue
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With its subtle variety of hues and textures, an arrangement of shells, pottery, and a Victorian bust makes this table a centerpiece in the room.
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All Shelled Out
Using shells for craft projects is a beautiful way to add seashell style into your life. Here, shell-encrusted pieces steal the spotlight in this dramatic hallway display.
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By the Sea
This display drew its inspiration from the soothing array of natural pieces and the serene color palette of sky, sand, and water of the beach.
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If you live by the ocean or just enjoy going to the beach, then decorating with nautical accessories may be your style. This wallpapered dresser is topped off with a bowl of shells that will remind you and your guests of the sea.
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Wonder what to do with all the little shells you have found washed up on the shore? Collect the small beauties and glue them around a frame for a quick and easy beachy accessory.
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This bookcase is an ode to shell collecting! White shells look stunning set against the gray backdrop while blue hardback books provide a colorful contrast.
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Reflections of the Coast
The cool sparkle of a mirror is a natural complement to the gentle colors and shapes of common shells. When the shells are layered, they bring to mind buckets of treasures gathered on a warm summer day.
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This home captures the essence of the beach in a nontraditional spot. Conch shells line these stairs, giving family members a place to show off their favorite shell treasures.
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A centerpiece of mixed shells gives this colorful summer table a pleasant seaside ambience.