I like to use a lot of natural accessories around my house, things like rocks, driftwood and lots of shells. When you live close to the ocean, shells seem like a natural fit to use in decor. I definitely use many types, sizes and displays of shells throughout the house. My favourite is the large shell in the image above, I got it many years ago at an antique shop. It's one of my favourite things. It's heavy and so beautiful, here is a close up of it:
And a few on my mantel too, I have individual shells and smaller shells in glass vessels too. There are so many places you can use shells, and if you live close to the beach it can be fun to add to the collection.