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10 Ways to Add Coastal Style to Your Home

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10 Ways to Add Coastal Style to Your Home

Unfortunately, most of us don’t live on the beach. Wouldn’t it be nice if we did? I like to add bits and pieces of decor that remind me of the beach and special vacations. Here are 10 ways to add coastal style to your home.

Create Pretty Decoupaged Oyster Shells

Several months ago I showed you how to make decoupaged oyster shells. They are so easy to make and look cute in vignettes. You can even place them on a vanity for rings and jewelry.

Make a Rope-Wrapped Candle holder 

When I visit a beach, I can never resist picking up shells. I intend to go for a walk, but the next thing I know my head is down and I’m looking for seashells in the sand. A rope wrapped candle holder is a great way to add a coastal touch to your home. You can use some of your beautiful, collected seashells.

Succulents, Sand and Shells

Several years ago, I was looking for a way to add succulents and shells to my decor. I created these pretty coastal inspired succulent gardens.

Coastal inspired succulent garden

Display Souvenir Shells in Unique Ways

Look at all of these gorgeous blue seashells! Being an east coast girl, I had never seen blue mussel shells on the beach before. Needless to say…some of these came home with me. After giving the shells a good cleaning, I decided to display them in vintage silver sugar bowls.

How to Clean Seashells After Your Beach Trip - a vintage silver sugar bowl is a beautiful way to display shells

Showcase Vintage Bottles

This vintage bottle was lucky find from a beach in Cape Cod. I love that the bottle had started to collect barnacles. The color is perfect for beach decor.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

Make a Nautical Sign or Art Piece

You can even make a sign. This DIY burlap canvas beach art took minutes to create by using rope, hot glue, shells and sea glass. You can read the tutorial HERE.

DIY Burlap Canvas Beach Art. Super simple artwork - add jute or rope to spell out "Beach" and embellish with shells and sea glass!

Add a Starfish

It doesn’t take much to create a coastal vibe in your home. All I did for this coffee table grouping was add a starfish.

Beach Colored Glass

Grouping same-colored glass bottles is an instant beachy vignette. Especially when those bottles are in shades of aqua’s or blue’s. If you don’t have enough bottles, we’ve got you covered. Follow our tutorial on How to Make Sea Glass Bottles.

Display Sea Glass

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to visit a lot of beaches. It has taken me a looooong time to find and accumulate enough sea glass for displays. I love adding the sea glass with some beach sand inside clear-glass containers. In this particular display, I also added a piece of metal that I found while collecting shells.

Seaglass collection

You can also separate sea glass by color. In this vignette, I used all of the emerald green sea glass.

Spring Green Coffee Table Decor

Make Napkin Rings

Several years ago, while on a beach vacation, we had a very rainy day. I decided to make napkin rings with some of the shells that I had already collected.

Hopefully, you have been inspired in some small way today. Do you add coastal items to your home decor? We’d love to hear about it!

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2 Comments

  1. Kathy Menold says:

    I grew up in New England on the coast of Connecticut and the beach was always a given part of our life. Now I am living in in N.C and the nearest beach is some hours away. We usually do a fall trip to the shore but in the summer I always bring a coastal theme to the decor in our family room. This room is neutral so I can add corals and teals for accents,lots of shells, carved wooden shorebirds and of course some sea glass in a clear glass brandy sniffer. I also have a large seascape painting to hang over the couch. So even if not at the beach I can feel like I am. Can almost hear the waves and smell the salty breeze.

  2. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love this post.

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