Idea #1: Collect shells, starfish, and sea treasures. If you don't live in a coastal location, you can purchase bags of shells at your local craft store or many online sources. Display them in bowls, baskets or decorative dishes around your home.
Idea #2: Fill jars and glass containers with shells, pebbles, and sea glass. You can also create attractive displays with colored sands, and layer them.
Idea #3: Seashells and candles go together perfectly! Fill a glass vase with a bit of sand, seashells or starfish and water....sit floating candles on top for the perfect beach accent anytime of the year. Many home decor retailers also sell seashell candle accessories such as the set shown in the photo below.
|The Seashell Collection ~ Set of Seashell Pillar Candle Holders|
Idea #4: Use shells to decorate your bathroom. A large shell used as a soap dish is a super easy way to add a coastal touch to your bath. How about decorating your bath mirror with shells or add a seashell garland to your window.
Idea #5: Decorate with artificial grasses and bamboo stalks by placing them in vases.
Idea #6: Use beach glass and sea floats for perfect decoration. You can use beach glass in a variety of ways through out your home including displaying in decorative bowls or in the bottom of flower vases.
Idea #7: A very easy decor accent is to add a variety of textures to your rooms. Everything from baskets, sisal rugs, bamboo items, woven blankets and blinds add that element of texture which adds interest to your decor.
|Fair Trade Woven Blanket|
Idea #8: Use wicker furniture to help create the fresh breezy feel that says "beach style". You can purchase wicker furniture new or used. If you're a savvy shopper you can probably find some accents pieces at garage sales and flea markets. Then grab some spray paint and fix it up. Don't be afraid to use a fun beach color just like this sea blue colored wicker chair.
Idea #9: Go nautical! You might want to consider a different take on beach decorating by using classic nautical accents. Nautical accents are going to be inspired by boat life. They will usually take on the red, white, and blues color scheme, and are classic and fresh.