I have always loved the beach and sea shells! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a cottage by the beach? But if you don't, the next best thing is bringing the beach indoors by using sea shells in your decorating. Here are some ideas from Better Homes and Gardens...
In the photo above, a large shell is used in a bathroom as a holder for guest soaps...what a fresh way to display them!
Another great idea for a bathroom is to simply display shells in a bowl on a shelf...it adds a fresh seaside touch to a room.
You can also use large shells to display fruit or potpourri in other rooms in your home. It makes a nice display on a table or dresser.
Display your favorite shells creatively in interesting containers around your home. This beautiful, mostly-white display looks lovely against the blue walls of the living room.
I like this idea of using shells as a centerpiece for a summery sea-inspired table.
There are many more ideas at BetterHomesandGardens.com. Have you used seashells in your cottage decorating?