I absolutely love the beach. It is truly my happy place. As soon as that sand hits my toes, my heart is full, my head is clear, and my soul is more relaxed than it ever has been. Unfortunately, I live at least 1000 miles from the nearest beach.
I love incorporating small beach elements in my home. With these beach inspired home elements, you can enjoy the ocean all year long.
Apothecary jars are a beautiful, simple way to decorate. Why not fill them with your beach treasures? Create your own collection through various trips to the beach, or purchase packaged seashells from any hobby store.
Use maps of the ocean to create oversized letters of your own. You could also use nautical maps, or your favorite beach guides or brochures. A wooden letter, Mod Podge, and your favorite paper memorabilia is all you need.
This wreath created from driftwood is a beautiful display of some of the most beautiful parts of beach life. Use it on the front door, or as a centerpiece on a table by adding candles to the middle.
Both pieces of this décor are absolutely stunning. The postage stamp sailboat is customized on a burlap cover. The tiny sailboat made of music is one of my favorite elements ever, what’s better than music on the ocean?!
Sea glass is one of the most beautiful parts of beach treasures. These beach glass lookalikes are created from old bottles stained to fit in with any coastal décor elements.
I love the idea of a starfish garland. You can use actual starfish if you’re lucky enough to find this many, or you can create your own starfish using salt dough, making this a great project for kids.
This rope knot light is one of the most popular items for nautical lovers from Pottery Barn. Now you can create your own for a fraction of the cost. Use a styrofoam ball with a monkey fist knot tied around it. That is some hot glue magic right there!
Consider framing an oversized printable from seashells, botanicals, or other oceanic elements.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This wall has a lot to say. Beautiful photos simply framed and hung together create a whirlwind of peaceful memories.
These basket lights are a beautiful coastal element that use natural materials in an unconventional way.
If you’re going for a coastal look, bring in as much white and light as possible. This creates a foundation of sunshine that imitates the look of the ocean.
Looking for a unique way to use your favorite shells? Make them into candles! I love this idea for not only displaying, but actually using them.