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Stylish Ways To Decorate Your Home With Seashells

What does everyone bring home with them when they visit the beach? That would usually be seashells. We all enjoy finding and collecting them but we’re not that great at finding good ways to display them in our homes. So how about some help?

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Make tiny shell planters for tiny succulents. You can use these as decorations for the mantel, the table, the nightstand or for the backyard.

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Make the shells a permanent part of your kitchen backsplash. You can also include some starfish if you have any. You’ll create a custom countertop that brings you closer to the beach every time you look at it.

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Fill a large seashell with smaller seashells and display them on your desk or on the dining table as a centerpiece.

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If you have a large collection of shells, corals and other ocean-related things, display them on shelves. You can even create a separate bookcase or wall unit for them and hang accent lights to draw attention to these elements.{found on sutroarchitects}.

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How about these shell wall sconces? If you’re lucky, you can find them at a gift bazaar but you can also make them yourself.

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Turn shells into table centerpieces. They can look lovely in a beach house but also if you want to create a breezy ambiance. Display them on a burlap table runner for example.

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Place a whole bunch of seashells in a bowl and make a display for the living room coffee table. You can also mix in a few other things if you’d like.

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Play with seashells to make beautiful framed art which you can display above your fireplace. For an even more interesting look, use beach rocks to cover the fireplace.{found on theuncommonlaw}.

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Use small seashells and starfish to fill a transparent table lamp base. It would look really cool. You’d have to find the right base for the lamp first or you can improvise.

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Place a few small seashells in transparent glass containers and display them on the coffee table. A simple detail that would look really cool if the coffee table had a light, organic finish for example.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on March 8, 2011

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