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Home décor: Bring the beach home

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Ocean-inspired home décor

Whether your style goes with the ocean view from your window or you simply want to bring the beach home with you after a seaside vacation, these coastal-themed home accessories will give your living space that coveted salt-kissed, marine feel.

1Evan Stone Art Décor Tiles

Instead of hanging a framed print of sea shells on the sand, custom-order beach-themed decorative tiles that coordinate with your home's colors. Hand-crafted in stone, metal, and glass, these elegant home design items can be strategically placed in your floor plan, bathrooms, tiled walls, backsplashes, or mantels as décor that you and your guests will want to run your fingers over, hoping to catch a whiff of the sea spray.

Evan Stone Art Décor Decorative Tiles

About $100 per tile, EvanstoneArtDecor.com

2Blue Octopus Everyday Object Clock Sculpture

Fun, funky and functional art for your wall, this bright-eyed blue octopus will remind you how happy you are at the beach and, while you're daydreaming of sand and sea, tell the time. Handmade with reclaimed kitchen treasures, a blue metal container serves as the oversized octopus head, a recycled jar lid is the clock face and segments of reclaimed stainless steel silverware spread out from the body to form the eight arms.

 Blue Octopus Everyday Object Clock Sculpture

$148, Modernartisans.com

3Coastal Treasures Oceanside Pillows

If overhauling your abode into a beach cottage is out of the question, toss a few of these beach-themed throw pillows on your couch or bed to bring your love of the coast home. Made of cotton canvas and comfortably stuffed with polyfill, the Oceanside Pillows come in three different designs, all featuring the beautiful breath-taking pleasures of the sand and surf.

Coastal Treasures Oceanside Pillows

$30, OceanStyles.com

4Natural Wonders Shell Table Lamp

Put this special marine-themed accent on display in your living room to gaze at while you relax on the couch, or place it on your nightstand next to your bed so serene thoughts of the sea are with you as drift to sleep. Featuring resin shells, sea urchins and starfish in vivid aquatic colors and a shade adorned with dangling beads and gold trim, this artistic lamp will be a continuing inspiration to decorate with a beach theme.

Natural Wonders Shell Table Lamp

$109, TouchOfClass.com

5Dory Bookshelf/
Table

You may not be able to afford a houseboat, but you can bring a boat into your house. This dory is two pieces of furniture in one: Lay it down with glass top for a nautical coffee table filled with your most treasured beach finds or set the boat on its end to hold your books or small home accessories in a nautically themed shelving solution.

Dory Bookshelf/Table

$370, NauticalKey.com

6Dolphin and Sea Turtle Side Table

If sea life is more your thing, this stunning dolphin and sea turtle side table will make a big splash with ocean style. Cast using the "lost wax" process, this functional home art piece is meticulously sculpted by hand and cast in solid brass with beautiful finish.

Dolphin and Sea Turtle Side Table

$1,402, Seaturtles-Unlimited.com

7Croscill Shoreline Bedding

A seashell-shaped bed sounds romantic, but you're going to be stuck with it even if you drift away from your passion for oceanside décor. Instead, for a more versatile item, consider this elegant coastal-inspired damask comforter, featuring seashells, seaweed and coral in pretty ocean hues. The comforter comes with matching bedskirt and shams and its reverse is a coral print on cotton.

Croscill Shoreline Bedding

Starts at $184, TouchOfClass.com

More beach-themed dÉcor

Create a beach-inspired bathroom
Make a splash with shark-themed decor
Decorate your home with nautical charm

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