A friend’s sister recently bought a beach house in Noosa (lucky girl), and asked me where she could find coastal decor for her new beach house.  She was thinking about shells, driftwood and a few other coastal touches.  So here’s what I found….


Coastal decor shell display

Image left – Home & Living   |   Shells in Jar – Nadine on Flickr    |   Assorted Shells – Alfresco Emporium

Nothings says coastal more than sand and shells.  Display a collection of shells in a simple glass jar, footed bowl or cloche.  You can use shells you have collected on the beach, or buy bags of mixed shells from stores – try Alfresco Emporium, Earthborn and even discount stores such as Overflow.


coastal decor driftwood

Driftwood Pelicans – Treasures of the Sea   |   Driftwood Lamp – Eco Chic   |   Driftwood Anchor – Eco Chic   |   Driftwood Spheres – Treasures of the Sea

Beautifully weathered and worn by the sea, driftwood pieces will instantly add a coastal feel to your beach house.

Sea Urchins & Starfish

coastal decor sea urchins and starfish

Starfish Cluster – Treasures of the Sea   |   DIY white painted sea urchins from Follow Studio   |   Sea Urchin artwork from Williams Sonoma   |   Set of 3 wooden starfish – Coastal Designs

Hang a starfish or starfish garland from a hook for some coastal whimsy.  Create a unique piece of artwork or decor using sea urchins.  Purple sea urchins are available from Coastal Fusion.

Other Coastal Pieces


coastal decor glass floats and crosses

Image left – Earthborn Homewares   |   Shell cross – Raw Treasures   |   Glass floats – Coastal Vintage

Add other coastal elements such as crosses, glass floats, replica boats and lighthouses and other nautical influenced decor pieces.

Coastal Artwork

coastal decor artwork

Oceana Collection by Driftwood Interiors   |   Aqua Sea Fan in frame   – The Beach Furniture   |   Natural Sea Fan in frame – Raw Treasures

Add coastal decor to your walls with either beach inspired prints or framed artefacts from the sea such as sea fans, coral, shells and starfish.

For more coastal inspiration, visit our Pinterest Board – Nautical & Coastal Style or check out Coastal Style in our book store.

Coastal Style book