Shells are great decorations to bring a coastal feel into the home, for obvious reasons. Find everyday items with shell embellishments, like the candle above, for a more subtle look or fill decorative jars with shells and sand dollars for a pretty decoration on a shelf or countertop.
Focus on shades of blue and green for an ocean-inspired, relaxing look. A hanging blue lantern like this one will look great outside or in, and is a subtle hint at a beach theme. Similarly, the window display above is not too obvious, but the various shades of blue glass are reminiscent of the seaside.
A birdbath with shells and a mermaid, like the one above, is a great way to set the tone of a beach cottage from the outside. The subtle stone material keeps the birdbath from looking too gaudy, so make sure to pay attention to the material you choose when looking for outdoor beach decorations.
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Written By: Jenna Handley
Photography By: Mark Tanner