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31 Seashell Collection Display Ideas

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Whether your seashell collection is large or small to give it a dedicated space will make it stand out. After all, a hand picked seashell collection celebrates the sea and tells your story. So here are 30 display ideas to inspire you.

seashell collection display in bowl
This bowl holds quite an exotic seashell collection with finds from Zanzibar, Fiji, Maldives, and New Zealand. Seen at Sunset.

In order to create a cohesive and striking seashell display, there's one thing you want to keep in mind, and that is focus. If your seashell collection is randomly displayed, it can easily loose its importance, and might even come off as clutter. To quote Dorothy Draper, "Notice how groups of small objects, when they are well arranged, become important and effective." Well arranged can mean anything from sorting your sea shell collection by type, size, color, or even location.

seashell collection tray
A three tier tray that is usually used for food items, now works great as a portable display. Found here.

seashells in wire basket
A seashell collection featured on Decorating with Wire Baskets.

seashell display box
Even a tool box can be used to hold a seashell collection! Via I Love Shelling.

seashell collection shelf
A hand full of shells are lined up on a small wall shelf. Source no longer available.

display seashell collection in bathroom
Look for unlikely spaces. The seashell display on the shower stall ledge adds to the beachy feel of this bathroom by Jane Coslick, featured on Upholstering a Chair Coastal Style.

shell display in fireplace
Here a non-functional fireplace is filled with seashells. Via Apartment Therapy.

seashell collection on mantel
A collection of rustic shells are stacked up on a mantel in a Florida Beach Cottage.

seashell collection displayed on table
A small table is chosen to organize a grouping of beach finds. Seen in Martha Stewart's Seal Harbor Home.

Shells on Coffee Table Shelf
If your Coffee Table has a shelf, use it to display a seashell collection. Via Vicky's Home.

seashell collection on stands
An elegant display of a group of large seashells by Mary McDonald Design. To create different heights, some shells sit on Display Stands.

seashell collection in glass box
A seashell collection in a Display Box. And this is not your ordinary box. It's an aquarium.

seashells in antique awuarium
An antique aquarium. For fashion stylist Linda Rodin it was worth the hunt. Follow the link to view her extensive seashell collection, spread throughout her NYC apartment.

shell collection shadow box
A Shadow Box frame filled with a seashells is elevated with an ornate picture holder.

lamp filled with seashells
Fillable Lamps provide a great space for a seashell collection. Via Ideezine.

seashell collection in glass jar
Organizing and Displaying Shell Collections in Glass Jars seen at Country Living.

decorative glass jars with seashells
A great grouping of glass jars filled with different types of seashells. Original source unknown.

seashells in vases
Repetition is effective. Seen at Mondocherry.

To create a beachscape, simply arrange a seashell collection on top of beach sand, then add decorative grasses. By Cleverly Inspired, featured on Beach Style Summer Mantel Decor.

Glass Cloche with Shells
And not to forget cloches. They're charming. Via Simplicity in the South.

seashells in mason jar
Hanging Mason Jar, featured on Pottery Barn Knock Offs can hold a small shell collection. You could hang a whole bunch of them!

seashell display for wall decor
Seashell display ideas to decorate your walls. An ordinary woven basket is upcycled into a wall tray that showcases a seashell collection in a very unique way. Shells are glued to the basket. Via Hometalk.

seashell net wall hanging
Drill Shells and hang them within a net. Original source unfortunately unknown.

beach shell memory boxes
Take a scientific approach. To see and learn more about this great seashell display, read Beach and Sea Memories in Frames.

seashell collection in tray
View a few Stunning Shadow Display Boxes, from antique printer trays to drawers, they're all great option to spotlight a beautiful seashell collection.

gallery wall with seashell art
make Shell Art with your treasures. Follow the link for ideas how to frame shells and create a wall gallery. Via Traditional Home.

shell display bookcase
If you are lucky and have a collection of large shells, devote an entire bookcase or glass cabinet to your treasures. From a dining room makeover seen at House Beautiful.

shell collection in glass cabinet
To see more amazing examples like this, visit Organizing Sea Collections in Glass Cabinets. Via Wisteria.

shell table
An antique printer tray turned into a Coffee Table. Via My Home Ideas.

coastal porch
And lastly, take your seashell collection outside. In this Coastal Home on the Jersey Shore a shell collection greets you by the entry door.

seashell pot
Or top off a pot with seashells. Via Edenmakers, featured on Seashell Garden Ideas.

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