Using shells as accents

Most people are pretty great at collecting shells – even some of the more rare species. However, what one actually does with them once they get them; well, that’s another question unto itself. Today, we’re going to share with you a few things that you can do with those shells as well as share some creative ways you can not only put them on display, but use them as useful decorations. 

Let’s jump right in!

Shelf aware

If you’re looking to add a little extra coastal flair to a room, then using shells as an accent on your shelves is a great way to do so. Shells can be used as bookends, in baskets as centerpieces or even as stand-alone pieces to bring a little bit more fun and flair to the place they’re sitting at. Shells can add zip to any boring corner of the room. 


Most shells tend to come in more earthy tones – which means they’re more neutral colors. So while they can certainly add flair, they won’t do so to the degree that they’ll become a distraction. As such, they can be a great addition to something like a mirror or picture frame. Especially if you’re going for more of a beachy feel in your room of choice, this can be a great way to get people thinking of the sun and sand. 

Desk sets

Shells often walk the line of dramatic and classy, yet cool and relaxing. They can certainly be that in any home office setting. Whether it’s filling decorative jars, using them as a catch-all bin or using them as classier paperweights, shells fill a variety of purposes in a workspace. So whether you’re looking for something that looks high end or just something fun to take the edge off, consider using seashells in your home office setting. 

Life in the clouds

Perhaps the best place of all to use shells as decorations is in the bedroom. There are so many ways to use them – from things like bowls for earrings or just a nice bedside accent. Some folks even like to get creative and turn them into jewelry. Shells can make fun earrings, necklaces and hair ties as well. Be sure to use them for whatever it is you’re looking to achieve. 

Hopefully, you found today’s blog helpful. If you’re interested in what shells can be used for or are in the market for wholesale seashells, give us a call today. Until then, enjoy life and good luck!