Giant Clam Shell Decorating Ideas

Giant clam shells make great Bowls and Planters, and they look stunning by themselves as sculptural pieces. Here is a collection of clam shell decorating ideas for every room in your home.

Giant Clam Shell Coastal Decor Interior Design Ideas
Giant clam shells are over harvested from the ocean for food, decor and the aquarium trade. So make sure your giant clam shell is resin or stone cast. Luckily, most of the giant clam shells used for decor these days are cast clams.


Clam Shell Wall Mounted
This resin clam shell is anchored in a bathroom, hung on the wall over the tub and planted with Dendrobium orchids. Via HGTV.

Clam Shell Decorating Ideas Wall Planter
Close up of giant clam shell wall planter.



Giant Clam Shell for Coastal Decor Accent
Giant clam shells make impressive coastal decor accents anywhere in the home. Coastal room by Kate Jackson Design, placing a giant clam shell on the coffee table.

Giant Clam Shell
A giant clam shell decorating idea that draws the eye up.

Clam Shell Planter Decor Idea Fireplace
If you don't use your fireplace or have a non-functional fireplace fill the empty space with a stunning clam shell. Featured on Faux Clam Shell Bowls.

Ali Wentworth
In Ali Wentworth's Home in Washington DC, you find a giant clam shell owning the space in the fireplace.

Shell Decor
Filling the space underneath a side table. Via Martha Stewart.

Clam Shell Bowl Decor Ideas
You can make a giant clam shell the star of any vignette. From Pottery Barn.

Large Seashell Planter
A Clam Shell Planter helps soften a bedroom, designed by Phoebe Howard.


Tobi Fairley created a table center piece with a giant clam shell that holds a white Orchid.

Barry Dixon
Designer Barry Dixon placed a giant seashell in an enclosed shower.

Place a giant clam shell on the vanity counter top to hold the small stuff that you use daily. Coastal bathroom idea by Palmer Todd.

Shell Sink
A custom made giant Clam Shell Sink.


Another example of a stunning giant clam shell sink, featured on House Beautiful.


Clam Shell Fountain Garden Landscaping Idea Tropical Theme
And a garden fountain made with giant clam shells by Historic Garden Design via Houzz, featured on Coastal Beach Sen Garden Landscaping Ideas.

Giant Clam Shell Live
And here a few interesting facts about Real Live Giant Clam Shells via National Geographic:

The giant clam gets only one chance to find a nice home. Once it fastens itself to a spot on a reef, there it sits for the rest of its life.

These bottom-dwelling behemoths are the largest mollusks on Earth, capable of reaching 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length and weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg). They live in the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian oceans.

Giant clams achieve their enormous proportions by consuming the sugars and proteins produced by the billions of algae that live in their tissues. In exchange, they offer the algae a safe home and regular access to sunlight for photosynthesis, basking by day below the water's surface with their fluted shells open and their multi-colored mantles exposed.

Giant clams have a wildly undeserved reputation as man-eaters, with South Pacific legends describing clams that lie in wait to trap unsuspecting swimmers or swallow them whole. No account of a human death by giant clam has ever been substantiated.

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