Why buy seashell decor?
Whether you are decorating a beach house, nursery, or office, reminders of the beach can easily be achieved through seashell decor. Between useful household items to decorative art pieces, there are many ways you can introduce a style of beach flair in your home. Bringing the beach into your home doesn’t require sand or tourist souvenirs. If you’ve been on a recent trip to the beach, you might be inspired by the atmosphere or tourist attractions like lighthouses. There is a large selection of seashell-themed beach decor out there.
What should you look for in seashell decor?
- Function: Seashell decor comes in many forms and functions. They can act as a centerpiece for a coffee table or could be placed in a planter pot for a unique look. You may also want a piece of seashell-themed art to hang on the wall. They can also come in a dishware pattern to keep the theme running in your kitchen.
- Color: You may notice that if you plan to have a seashell decor theme in your home, many of the items will be tan, brown, blue, or green, which are typical beach and coastal colors. While these neutral colors are easy to pair most home decor with, you’ll want to keep this in mind so it fits within the style of your home.
How should you take care of real seashells used as decor?
Many families with younger children may collect seashells from their beach trip as memorabilia and use them in their homes for decor. Real seashells are delicate and need to be taken care of so that they do not break over time. Once you collect your shells, you should clean them as soon as possible. First, you’ll want to remove the outer flaky skin known as the periostracum by submerging the shells in a half-bleach half-water solution for a couple of hours. Then, rinse them in cold water and soak them in fresh water for a few more hours. Spread them out and let them air dry. Once dry, inspect them for any barnacles that you can scrub off with a toothbrush. Finally, you can polish them with baby oil or mineral oil or go all out and paint them with clear nail polish for an even shinier look.
TideAndTales Beach Bathroom Decor
Add seaside charm to your home with this wall-mounted decorative beach towel rack.
Pros: Bring the beach to your home with this 3D textured shell hook hanger. This rustic coastal piece will be a great addition to your bathroom as it will hold your towels and clothes easily with four hooks. It is 16.5 inches long and comes with all the hanging hardware you need for simple mounting on your wall.
Cons: You may need more substantial screws for hanging.
Bottom Line: This beach hook hanger is unique and will add some nautical charm to your bathroom, giving you functional space to hang your essentials.
ANDALUCA Seashell Potpourri
Enjoy the scent and aesthetic of the beach with this seashell-inspired potpourri.
Pros: This large bag of seashell-inspired potpourri dresses up any room in your house and makes it smell of lemon, lime, sandalwood, rose, and tonka beans. Its variety of seashells, starfish, and driftwood provides a beautiful visual experience and a lovely scent. It comes with a 20-ounce vial of fragrance to control how much scent you want to add.
Cons: The potpourri itself is already strongly scented, so this may not be for you if you are sensitive to smells.
Bottom Line: This scent is great for beach lovers and will look lovely as an accent in a dish or bowl.
TideAndTales Beach Wall Decor
Hang this wall decor in your home where you want to feel beautifully inspired by the sea.
Pros: Your perfect seashell decoration is achieved with this set of textured 3D-shell-themed wall art. Each piece is handpainted in soft, pastel colors for a relaxing beach cottage vibe. Perfect for those who want to feel the calming seaside vacation daily. The wooden plaques are six by six inches and arrive hanging ready with screws and anchors.
Cons: Paint appearance may be different from the picture.
Bottom Line: This classic set of seashell-themed plaques will add the simple pleasure of the beach to your living space.
Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware Set
Feel like you're dining at the beach with this 16-piece stoneware set.
Pros: Enjoy a whimsical starfish and seashell pattern splashed across this 16-piece dinnerware set. The service includes four of the following: 10.5-inch dinner plates, 8.5-inch salad plates, 6-inch bowls, and 12-ounce mugs. The high-quality stoneware is long-lasting, durable, and dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
Cons: The color of these products may appear slightly different from the photos.
Bottom Line: This dinnerware set fits a family of four and can be used for formal or casual occasions that can make you feel like you’re at the beach when you’re not.
SE SUN-E Blue Conch Succulent Plant Pot
Add a summer vibe to your home with these shell-inspired plant pots.
Pros: This ceramic base, pearl-glazed shell pots are ideal for adding a dash of modern design to your home. There are four conch pots in this set of a beautiful blue color suitable for decorating your home, garden, bookshelf, bedroom, bathroom, and more. These can even be used as pots for your pens or candle holders.
Cons: These can only be used for small plants.
Bottom Line: These top-quality pots are a unique take on a traditional plant pot and can act as a fun conversation piece in your home.
Just because you aren’t at the beach doesn’t mean you can’t relish that same feeling when you’re there. Enjoy the serenity of the ocean with any of these fun, beach-themed seashell decor pieces in the comfort of your own home.