Shells in the background

There have been plenty of times on our blog where we’ve discussed how you can use shells as decorations and many of the things you can use them for. While the right combination of shells can make for an amazing centerpiece or focal point – sometimes shells work best when they’re in the background – used to help bring other, more prominent items in your space to life. We’re talking about using shells as accents.

Today – we’re going to discuss some of the way you can use shells as accent pieces – not  as the stars of the show. Using shells in this way can really bring a coastal space to new heights. Let’s jump right in!

Book ends

One of the more interesting and subtle ways to use seashells as accents is to use them as bookends. If you’re looking for one of those compelling ways to really bring a beach-front common space together – using shells in this way and manner can really do the trick. Especially when you’re finding that there’s a lot of deadspace in your reading area – shells can be a spectacular way to add a stunning accent that also serves a functional purpose.

Seashell candles

One of the coolest ways we’ve seen shells used is as candles – large, small and otherwise! Yes, believe it or not you can fill and shell with wax and toss in a wick and what you end up with are killer looking candles that can be used anywhere. You can use them in a bathroom setting for a relaxing night of self-care, on the patio to really bring home that coastal feel or even on your dining room table to help bring ambiance to an otherwise hum-drum meal. 

Corks and bottle covers

Hard to think of anything more ‘beach’ than the good, old idea of the message in a bottle! And let’s be honest-  the bottle and the beach go hand in hand if you catch our drift. However one of the cooler things you can use shells for is – believe it or not – a stunning cork. A seashell accent with your cork will not only make them seem more grainy and authentic but also more functional. Shells serve as excellent cork holders and will make it a 00% easier for you to be able to get to the goods. Even if those bottles are simply decorative pieces – the right shell can really help the bottle pop!

Do you have any ideas as to what you think the best seashell accents are? We want to hear about them! Leave yours below and in the meantime, if you need discount wholesale shells and shell accessories – give us a call today! Until then – good luck!