Mix summer memories in with your holiday decorations this year by stringing sand dollars, starfish and shells onto narrow rope or twine. To attach the starfish, carefully drill a small hole near the end of one arm then slide the twine through. Just loop the twine through the hole on each sand dollar and attach shells either by tying them on or with a dollop of hot glue.
To create visual interest, the designers utilized extreme proportions and contrast. In this casual dining nook, oversized sand dollars make a splash on the dark gray walls. Red stools deliver a shot of energy.
This inviting guest room invokes the nearby ocean in a sophisticated way with the use of indigo blue and white tones in the bed linens. The motif is carried further with pillows featuring prints of sea life, coral placed on the nightstand and prints of sand dollars on the walls above the beds.
Framed sand dollars make for a unique piece of minimal art while also adding a subtle coastal element. Flower arrangements with lots of greenery provide a single pop of color in this beige-toned dining room. The beaded chandelier, jute vases and bamboo Roman shades introduce tactile texture so the room doesn't feel flat.